Organic Silk & Merino Wool Stripy Top/Vest Blue/Green 18m-14y
Stripy long sleeved top in ocean blue and kiwi green from Engel. These are amazingly soft and breathable, made of 30% pure silk and 70% organic merino wool. They are very soft and very stretchy. Perfect on their own or as a layer. Also available in cherry red and orange stripes.
Wool and silk is great all year around. In the winter it can be worn as a thermal base layer, and on warmer days on it’s own. Wool and silk is also perfect for sleeping in. Wool is great as an inner layer because it helps to regulate the bodies temperature and it can absorb much more liquid than cotton, keeping your little one dry.
Size: Please note these come up small! Order a size bigger if you are in doubt! This is untreated wool, so if you machine wash these (always on a cold wool cycle!) they are likely to shrink a bit in the length, so again consider getting a bigger size! These come in sizes from 92 (18 months - 2,5 years) to 128 (7-8 years). The sizes refer to the height of your child in cm, so you can also measure to make sure you have the right size! For more on sizes and care please look at care section!
All Engel products are made of organic (GOTS certfied) virgin merino wool and produced in Germany. All the dyestuffs used are free from heavy metals and free from harmful AZO-dyes.
Sizes are given in cm according to your child's height. To choose a size measure your child! If you have any doubt please get in touch and I can measure the item for you!
Here are a breakdown of sizes:
|50 - 56||newborn - 1 month|
|62 - 68||3 - 6 months|
|74 - 80||9-12 months|
|86 - 92||18 - 36 months|
|92||18 - 36 months|
|104||3 - 4 years|
|116||5 - 6 years|
|128||7 - 8 years|
Engel is one of the original champions of untreated organic merino wool clothes. The wool comes from Merino sheep kept in their natural environment, organically farmed and therefore living a healthy and stress-free life. The usage of pesticides is forbidden both on pastures and on animals. All of Engel’s products are organic (GOTS certfied) and produced in Germany. All the dyestuffs used are free from heavy metals and free from harmful AZO-dyes. Please note that Engel is priced according to size. The merino is untested and needs to be hand washed or washed on a cold program in a machine you trust.
Wool needs a little extra care when washing! However it is not a fibre like cotton, it repels dirt and is self cleaning and does not need to be washed as often as cotton. Ideally wash it as little as possible. Often hanging it outsides spraying it with a little mist for a day will freshen it up. It can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!
Care - Untreated wool brands: Engel, Selana and Cosilana are made of untreated merino wool which ideally needs hand washing. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry.
Many people, including us wash untreated wool on a gentle cold machine washing on a wool or hand wash program. This is at your own risk and you need to be sure your machine actually washes and rinses at the stated temperature, and it is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch it lengthwise when it comes out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise.
Stretch the wool into shape when wet and dry flat. Never wring it! Especially wool fleece can be destroyed by wringing!
We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Again often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean.
Treated wool brands: Joha, Fub, Celavi, Misha and Puff can be washed on a cold wool program in the machine without any risk! Please use a wool detergent! Reshape and dry flat for the knitwear!
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