The concept of hygge is at the core of Little Auroras. We offer the softest OEKO-TEX certified merino wool, and the strongest, most breathable GOTS certified organic cotton. Nature-friendly, free of harmful chemicals and designed in Scandinavia!
Why GOTS certified organic cotton?
Organic food has been a growing trend for health-conscious consumers for many years, especially when it comes to our little-ones. We know that organic food is good for our bodies and our babies, but why does wearing organic textiles matter?
GOTS certified organic cotton is considered to be the gold standard of organic cotton because of the stringent standards and protocols that are followed in the production of these textiles. And, it is backed up by independent certification during the entire textile supply chain.
By producing cotton organically, the harmful impact of pesticides to the land is reduced. Soil fertility and biodiversity are greatly increased. Waterways are not polluted by chemicals, and aquatic life is maintained and unharmed by this cotton production.
The water used in the production is recycled after dyestuff is removed, so that unnecessary pollution is avoided.
In addition to the environmental standards, GOTS certified production standards respect the rights of workers too! The individuals who work to harvest this cotton enjoy freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Working hours are not excessive, child labor is strictly prohibited, and workers are paid a living wage.
Cotton is fully machine washable, but before you load up the machine, consider this:
To preserve the softness of your new garments, wash on delicate and use warm or cold water with a mild detergent that preserves both the colors and the natural fibers. Skip the dryer! Instead, dry your cottons by laying them flat on a towel to absorb any extra moisture.
Piece of cake!
OEKO-TEX® certified non-mulesed merino wool
While organic certification is all about how the raw materials of your fabric are grown, OEKO-TEX® certification standard guarantees that during the production process the wool is not dipped in harmful chemicals, which means that humans, animals, the land, and water supplies are not contaminated.
Many types of wool have naturally occurring anti-bacterial properties in the fiber, and are essentially self-cleaning. Yes, you heard that right! You actually don't need to wash your woolens as often as other textiles.
It's also a myth that wool needs to be dry-cleaned. Traditional dry cleaning is a highly chemical intensive process that can have a negative impact on the environment, your textile fibers and your skin.
If your garment only needs refreshing, just hang it outside for 20 minutes. You can spot clean the garment if only a small area needs to be cleaned. When washing your woolens, machine washing at cold temperature on delicate cycle (low-spin cycle) is actually preferable to washing by hand because wool needs to be a stable temperature during washing. If you run out of wool soap, just use hair shampoo, which is designed for natural fibers.
Skip the dryer and dry your woolens by laying them flat on a towel to absorb any extra moisture, while gently reshaping them.
You’ve got this!