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Boiled Wool Jacket - Charcoal - 18m-5y

  • £130.00


Traditionally felted alpine wool jacket with large centre pocket and signature zip.  Reversible design; can be worn back to front or front to back depending on child's age and treasure collecting needs.    Large front pocket is perfect for toting necessary precious things and off centre back zip will not squish little backs in their prams.  Front zip is bright and easy for little hands to zip up all on their own. Available in two sizes designed to provide extended wear over several years.   

Style details

      • 100% traditionally felted alpine wool
      • Zip-fastening at front or back
      • Large centre back/front pocket
      • Extra side pocket on size 3-4
      • Sized to provide extended wear; over sized through to true to size
      • Hand wash or gentle machine wash on cold wool cycle separately
      • Made with care in London UK

      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:

      Height (cm) Age        
      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

      Play is Work

      Our inspiration comes from many places. From tradesman's work wear to folk clothing - all functional, simple and robust. From Bauhaus philosophy and design to the Scandinavian aesthetic, Waldorf and Montessori beliefs to the ideas of modernist pioneers. It all feeds our eye and fuels our spirit.

      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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