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Darter Baby & Kids Balaclava - Merino Wool & Silk - Deep Ochre

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Perfect balaclava, soft and breathable. Wool is great as an inner layer because it helps regulating body temperature.  Measurements are approximate and taken in centimeters with the garment lying flat: Age/Size 6-12m 1-2y 3-4y 5-6y Height of Child 74-80cm 86-92cm 98-104cm 110-116cm Width 18.5 20 21.5 23 Length 24 26.5...read more

Product Description

Perfect balaclava, soft and breathable. Wool is great as an inner layer because it helps regulating body temperature. 

Measurements are approximate and taken in centimeters with the garment lying flat:

Age/Size

6-12m

1-2y

3-4y

5-6y

Height of Child

74-80cm

86-92cm

98-104cm

110-116cm

Width

18.5

20

21.5

23

Length

24

26.5

29

31.5


All the dyestuffs used are free from heavy metals and free from harmful AZO-dyes.

Please see product care section for how to care for your product.

To give an idea of this material's weight, this product is made from a yarn of 19.5 microns and the knitted fabric weighs approx 190 g/m².

Made from 70% Organic Merino Wool & 30% Silk, GOTS Certified.

Made by Engel in Germany.

 

Product Description+-

Perfect balaclava, soft and breathable. Wool is great as an inner layer because it helps regulating body temperature. 

Measurements are approximate and taken in centimeters with the garment lying flat:

Age/Size

6-12m

1-2y

3-4y

5-6y

Height of Child

74-80cm

86-92cm

98-104cm

110-116cm

Width

18.5

20

21.5

23

Length

24

26.5

29

31.5


All the dyestuffs used are free from heavy metals and free from harmful AZO-dyes.

Please see product care section for how to care for your product.

To give an idea of this material's weight, this product is made from a yarn of 19.5 microns and the knitted fabric weighs approx 190 g/m².

Made from 70% Organic Merino Wool & 30% Silk, GOTS Certified.

Made by Engel in Germany.

 

About The Brand+-

SISKIN

SISKIN is our own label of timeless clothing, designed in house and exclusive to us here at MamaOwl.

Launched in October 2019 and made sustainably using natural fabrics, it’s been created to last, and to be loved and passed on. Clothing that feels wonderful to wear while playing and exploring the world.

Anna talks about the inspiration behind SISKIN

The shades we have chosen for Siskin are some of my favourites, I went to a Waldorf school, which inspires my colour choices. These are colours that feel grounded and give a sense of comfort and warmth, perfect for childhood. The Siskin collection does not follow the high street seasons or trends. Instead, we’ve created the range to be timeless, to be unisex and to be long lasting. The pieces are trans-seasonal in that they work for Winter, Summer and everything in between, whether worn alone or layered for the colder months.

Why SISKIN? 

A Siskin is a small yellow songbird, my oldest child loves birds so we have been paying a lot of attention to them in the last few years. One day on Hackney Marshes, with my kids, we spotted an image of a Siskin on one of the information boards. I knew right away that was the perfect name for the brand. A friend of mine drew a two-tone Siskin feather for our logo and labels.  

The Materials 

Every piece in the Siskin collection has been sustainably made in Europe using the best yarns we could find. As with everything else we sell, we’ve looked for producers who have full traceability in their production process and who put ethics, quality and sustainability first. All our wool is from sheep who are guaranteed not to have been mulesed. 

Texture and Tone 

I’ve also been careful to make sure that the texture of the garments feels just right – it is all comfortable and comforting, not itchy or scratchy. All the kids on the photoshoot made comments about how the clothes felt soft and were really snuggly.  

Fit to Last 

All our garments are made with merino, lambswool and silk and we are introducing new fabrics and compositions each season.

Over the years at MamaOwl we’ve managed to learn a lot about fit when it comes to children’s clothes. So for Siskin, it was essential that every piece we created was not just soft, comfortable and durable but also a great fit. All the fabrics we’ve chosen for the range are woven to be comfortable and to have some stretch so you can move freely, dance and play.

We hope you and your kids enjoy wearing SISKIN as much as we enjoy creating it.

Product Care+-

You don’t need to wash SISKIN products before wearing them for the first time. After the manufacturing process, all fabrics and yarns are washed to rinse out any excess dye residues, in the first place, and secondly to remove knitting oils and dirt.

We recommend you follow the wash care instructions on the care label but follow the tips below. Even with our wool experience we still sometimes make mistakes!

Hand-washing
Briefly swirl around a little in plenty of luke-warm water, squeezing gently, using a mild detergent specially designed for wool, then rinse in water of the same temperature. Do not put in the tumble drier or on radiators as this will make the wool hard, brittle and felted. We recommend squeezing (not wringing) the products in a towel after rinsing, pulling them into shape while wet and drying them flat.

DO NOT: Rub, wring out or spin, expose to changes in temperature (first warm water then cold, or vice versa). Do not soak.

Machine-washing
Only if your machine has previously been tested to handle natural, untreated wools. 

Select the Wool Wash/Hand Wash programme. “Cold” or max. 30 °C in the machine. This will keep your wool garments soft, elastic and absorbent. With machine-washing too, it is very important that the temperature is the same for both washing and rinsing and that you check that a low spin speed is either part of the programme or can be set manually – max. 400-500 rpm. You should also use a wool-wash detergent for machine-washing, as silk and wool are protein fibres which should basically be cared for with products in the slightly acid pH range (below 7 pH value). These products do not remove the natural oil and protect the fibres at the same time.

Below are a few top tips for some of our most popular fabrics.

Organic Merino Wool Fleece
Only hand-wash fleece, even if the brand label suggest machine washing. Please look below for hand-washing advice on how to wash your fleece. 

Organic Merino Wool & Wool/Silk 
Washing by hand is recommended or possibly machine washing if you trust your machine to keep the same wash and rinse temperature throughout. In any case, you should use a wool detergent because these do not contain any enzymes (protease) and are pH-neutral. This is essential for your washing machine’s wool programme. However, a gentle baby shampoo can also sometimes be a good substitute when it comes to a quick hand-wash.

 

 

Size Guide

For specific product measurements please see individual product descriptions.

Standard size chart for SISKIN Baby & children:

Size/Age

Newborn

0-3m

3-6m

6-12m

1-2y

2-3y

3-4y

4-5y

5-6y

7-8y

9-10y

11-12y

Height of Child

50cm

56-62cm

62-68cm

74-80cm

86-92cm

92-98cm

98-104cm

104-110cm

110-116cm

128cm

140cm

152cm


Standard size chart for SISKIN Women’s Wool/silk and Wool Fleece:

Size/Age

UK

US

EU

XXS-XS

6-8

4-6

34-36

S-M

10-12

8-10

38-40

L-XL

14-16

12-14

42-44

XXL-XXXL

18-20

16-18

46-48


Standard size chart for SISKIN Women’s Knitwear:

Size/Age

UK

US

EU

S

10

8

38

M

12

10

40

L

14

12

42

XL

16

14

44


For specific product measurements please see product description.


Customer Reviews

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Audrey N.
Softest!

So soft sometimes my daughter wants to keep in on for hours inside after playing outside!

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Anonymous
Warmer than it seems

At first I thought I had been duped because it feels very thin. However it kept my 7 month olds ears nice and toasty paired with his regular snow jacket. It's nice because he can't always keep the hood up but I know he's always got a layer of protection. And, it's buttery soft!

K
Kate B.
Great quality but a bit thinner than I hoped

Great quality but a bit thinner than I hoped

C
Chantel
Baby Balaclava

It has become a daily essential! Lightweight and warm enough for a Canadian fall. Great material for a base layer in the winter. We’ll be buying more for sure!

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Fatma S.

Merino Wool & Silk Balaclava - Moss

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