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    Spring Forward: Seasonal Trends Malabar Baby Was Inspired by For Our New Organic Swaddles

    Spring Forward: Seasonal Trends Malabar Baby Was Inspired by For Our New Organic Swaddles

    We’re feeling the heat this season as we sprint into spring. At Malabar Baby HQ in Hong Kong, we’ve been gearing up for all things floral and garden-themed with the launch of our brand new organic muslin swaddles. Don’t worry, they’re the same fabric and quality you know and love, we’ve simply had a burst of inspiration for our brand new prints.

    Pantone: Color Trends for 2019

    Pantone’s color trends for 2019 embrace nature, with deep blues, pastel and lime greens. The “Color Play” palette is typical of springtime soft-hued shades, along with the “Innocence Palette”.

    Don’t forget Pantone took an environmental approach to picking their new color of 2019: Living Coral, a rich, warm coral hue, perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

    Hues of Blue: Malabar Baby's Spring Collection of Swaddles

    Hues of Blue

    Malabar Baby has taken color inspo from Pantone’s “Embracing Nature” palette for two of our new swaddles. We love the blue forget-me-not print, symbolizing true love… of course you’ll want to wrap munchkin up in in this striking medium-blue print. And the cornflower blue butterfly pattern signifies spring to a tee. 

    Full Bloom: Malabar Baby's Spring Collection of Pink Swaddles

    Full Bloom

    We’ve got a print of pink lotus flowers, symbolizing purity and beauty… perfect for our beautiful new born bubs! And when you’re wanting your cherub to get some shuteye in the early hours, remember that the poppy flower on our red swaddle symbolizes peaceful sleep. Maybe… just maybe, they’ll fall into a sweet slumber while tucked in this swaddle.

    Shop our organic muslin swaddles for USD $18 here.

    Organic Cotton vs Bamboo for Bedding, PJs and Towels… Say what?!

    Organic Cotton vs Bamboo for Bedding, PJs and Towels… Say what?!

    We’re all about creating hand-crafted, unique items for your bub -- you’ve seen our quilts, crib sheets and of course, our brand new pajama sets and loungewear. In this edition of our blog, we’re sharing more about our organic swaddles, pure cotton bedding and our use of bamboo fabric… which is part of an upcoming super secret product launch!

    Malabar Baby: Our collection of brightly-coloured and beautifully-patterned swaddles

    What makes our cotton so great?

    Our gorgeously-printed swaddles are made with soft, organic cotton. The threads are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means it contains a minimum of 95% organic fibres. But what does that actually mean? Put simply, the cotton threads are grown without pesticides and insecticides, in healthy soil and using safe peroxides. And THAT’S what we use in our items.

    Our quilts are hypoallergenic and breathable. They have a natural cotton filling (cotton batting), keeping your tot warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s just like having a natural, built-in thermostat. That's exactly why we've chosen to use Indian home-grown cotton, instead of any heaty polyester. 

    Malabar Baby uses high-quality bamboo for some of its products

    What’s the deal with bamboo fabric?

    Bamboo is way more absorbent than organic cotton, about 40% more absorbent. It helps to wick moisture -- or draw out and away the moisture -- from your skin faster, keeping you dry and comfortable.

    Ultimately, bamboo is a better renewable resource, as it grows much faster than cotton, and needs only ⅓ of the water to grow compared to cotton. It’s got a smaller environmental impact during the cultivation stages. However, it only remains sustainable if manufactured under the right conditions with limited use of chemicals. We use bamboo in certain select products, which we think have a lasting, positive effect on the environment… we're truly trying to do our best to keep things sustainable at Malabar Baby.

    Fun Fact:

    Bamboo fabric supposedly has antibacterial and antifungal properties, too. It’s not quite been proven, but allegedly, the bamboo kun (smack in the middle of the bamboo fibres) have antibacterial, anti-fungal and odour-resistant properties. All of this makes bamboo the perfect material to use for our super secret product, launching very soon… Can you guess what it is?

    Malabar Baby: The dyes used are free from chemicals

    Lastly, what makes our dyes awesome?

    It’s simple: our beautiful and gorgeous prints are made without harmful pigments in our dyes, known as azo-free dyes. So you’ll know that whether you’re wrapping your little one up in a swaddle after bath time or tucking them to bed with a quilt, your munchkin won’t be breathing in or coming into contact with any harmful chemicals. And to get even more technical, the technique in which we print helps keeps our products soft to the touch- never stiff or scratchy.

    Phew! And there’s more on the technical side of our products at Malabar Baby. Hopefully, we’ve managed to break it down easily enough for you to make a more informed decision when choosing the best products for your little one!

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