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Organic Silk & Merino Wool Short Sleeved Body - Natural - 0m-3y
Engel

Organic Silk & Merino Wool Short Sleeved Body - Natural - 0m-3y

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Engel’s amazingly soft and breathable short sleeved vest/body’s are 30% pure silk and 70% organic merino wool.  With short sleeves, an envelope-neck and soft and very stretchy, it's the perfect layer next to the skin all year round. Wool and silk is great all year around. In the winter it...read more

Product Description

Engel’s amazingly soft and breathable short sleeved vest/body’s are 30% pure silk and 70% organic merino wool. 

With short sleeves, an envelope-neck and soft and very stretchy, it's the perfect layer next to the skin all year round.

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: These come in sizes from 50/56 (newborn - 3 months) to 98-104 (2-3 years).  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. 

 

Product Description+-

Engel’s amazingly soft and breathable short sleeved vest/body’s are 30% pure silk and 70% organic merino wool. 

With short sleeves, an envelope-neck and soft and very stretchy, it's the perfect layer next to the skin all year round.

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: These come in sizes from 50/56 (newborn - 3 months) to 98-104 (2-3 years).  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. 

 

About The Brand+-

Engel

Engel is a family-owned company and has been making underwear and clothing for 85 years. By using untreated cotton in 1982 the company started to concentrate on natural textiles in an exemplary and consistent way.

Their collection covers underwear, clothing and outerwear for babies, kids and adults.

Besides organic cotton they use the finest organic merino virgin wool and natural organic merino virgin wool with silk. All the dyestuffs they use are free from heavy metals and have always been free from harmful AZO-dyes. They use only reactive dyes, which compound particularly well with fibre and stands out for its excellent fastness. They abstain from any kind of chemical finishing with their textile processing.

Engel stand firm that all agents used should be bio-degradable and must not pollute soil, air and water. All the materials used are nickel-free, and their buttons are made from natural, renewable raw materials. In order to guarantee their high quality level, certain requirements have to be met such as: light fastness, resistance to spittle, fastness to perspiration, washing and shrinking.

Engel is monitored at regular intervals by independent certified environmental laboratories and institutes to ensure they keep the highest standards for their products.

The brands philosophy, which they have pursued from the start, is to provide their customers with high-quality, ecologically compatible, feel-good products which can be bought with a clear conscience and out of conviction.

Renewable raw materials are used and Engel make sure that the finished garments contain no pollutants. They also avoid completely, the use of substances that are harmful to health or the environment during the entire garment production process. Waste is avoided wherever possible.

Engel are committed to fair, safe employment for a fair wage, not only in our own company but throughout all the production stages.

Their sustainable production concept also includes generating the power they need from renewable energy sources, such as solar and hydraulic power.

Their underwear is manufactured in Germany according to the highest ecological and social criteria. 

Most products bear the quality seal NATURTEXTIL- IVN ZERTIFIZIERT BEST or the Global Organic Textile Standard logo. This is particularly important for Engel.

As a founding member of the ‘Arbeitskreis Naturtextil e.V.’ and the International Association Natural Textile Industry e.V. as well as a main initiator of an international ecological textile standard, Engel continue to be committed to superior ecological quality – for your skin and for the love of our environment.

Sizing+-

The Baby's and Kid's sizes always refer to their body heights in centimetres. This means items in size 50/56 are suitable for babies with a maximum body height of 56 cm. The adults sizing refer to the standard European size tables.

Product Care+-

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

Engel recommend that you wash their wool and wool/silk fabrics as little as possible. Wool regenerates in oxygen-rich air of its own accord and so it can also just be well-aired.

Cotton- You can machine-wash all Engel cotton products at 40 °C. Do not use detergents containing optical brighteners, as the colours may fade or change. Apart from this, the whitening agents that build up on the fibre are said to have a harmful effect on contact with skin. In addition, they are not easily biodegradable. A mild or colour detergent is better for the skin and the environment.

Wool and 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.

Please always check the washing instructions or label to see whether hand-washing or machine-washing is recommended.

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 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.

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Great fit

Love these bodies from Engel. They go with everything and can be used both in summer and winter time. They are generous in size, so I by them a size smaller. On the negative side, they quickly become a bit dingy after a few washes with all the other clothes in our household, so you have to wash them separately with similar items, which is quite unpractical. But they are worth it.