Wool from Nøstebarn
While most companies use wool that has been treated with chemicals, our wool is untreated. Our coloured products are dyed using environmentally friendly dyes, but they are not bleached. The wool is not treated with a moth repellent or chemically coated to ensure that it is approved for machine washing. This makes it extra safe for children’s clothes and underwear.
Safety and comfort
Our skin absorbs substances that it comes into contact with. Using untreated wool is therefore particularly important for underwear worn next to the skin and for baby’s and children’s clothes. It is ideal for use in nappy pants. Untreated wool also provides a unique feeling of comfort, as all the natural properties of the wool are retained. In combination with windproof clothing or rain clothes, it ensures great freedom of movement, and many combinations are possible. The garments are soft and stretchy and insulate against the cold and heat – even when they are damp.
Environmentally friendly from start to finish
Choosing untreated wool means that you need few garments that can be used a lot. Our wool takes the environment and people into account from start to finish – during production, use and when they are finally ready to decompose in the environment. IVN certification*), fewer garments and less frequent washing is good for the environment and good for us!
While most other environmental certification schemes only take parts of production into account, e.g. that the raw material is organic or that the end product is non-toxic, IVN certification applies to the whole production process. Good husbandry, safe working conditions, as little impact on the environment as possible and a safe end product. The products are therefore safe and environmentally friendly, and we are safe in the knowledge that no one has suffered for our children to enjoy the garments’ comfort.
Clothes for somersaults
Children are not small adults. They are supple and on the go practically all the time and therefore need clothes they can somersault and stand on their heads in. No one somersaults in jeans.
Nøstebarn – a brand?
Sometimes expensive goods are better, but people often pay more because a product is a recognised brand. Nøstebarn is not that kind of brand. With Nøstebarn, you pay what it actually costs to produce garments from safe, chemical-free wool in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner. That’s why we put the labels inside our garments.
We play safe
Creating clothes is a complex process. Preferably the garments should be both functional, comfortable, good looking and produced in a manner which ensures that both the environment, the animals and the people along the production line, are kept safe.
We value all these criteria, which is why we, when having to choose between pretty and safe, or between trendy and safe, always choose the safe option. This means that all of our clothes are dyed without the use of heavy metals. Creating a bright turquoise requires heavy metals, therefore we opted for the lovely ice blue color instead. Some times having to eliminate options results in a prettier solution than what we first had in mind.
Safe clothes is what matters the most.