Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Competition Features Amanda Searancke for NUI Organics™
Posted Aug 19 2009 5:47pm
Organic New Zealand Merino wool is truly the finest and purest wool in the world. The characteristics of wool alone make it a natural wonder. It insulates, is incredibly warm in winter, cool in the summer, and breathes. Every climate can appreciate wool.
Wool is the most hydrophilic of all fibers and wicks away excess moisture, drying quickly. It’s a natural fire retardant that can resist flame without chemical treatment and wool is a renewable resource that regrows on the sheep after shearing. It is biodegradable and kinder to the environment than oil-based synthetics that contribute to global pollution. Wool is durable, remarkably elastic for growing children, and is free of dust mites.
Nui Organics ™ utilizes Merino wool for baby apparel that is 100% certified organic from farm right through production. Garments are made in New Zealand without harmful chemicals or dyes to harm a baby’s sensitive new skin. The colors of cream, silver and cocoa are entirely natural from the Merino.
Certification is from BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency, dedicated since 1983. Because New Zealand Merino is already super-soft, there are no conditioners added. I loved learning that the wool is stored with herbs to deter moths.
Designer Amanda Searancke explains that in Maori, the native language of New Zealand, ‘nui’ means big or important. Hence the name Nui Organics™. She believes a clean start is a big thing for a little one.
Amanda further explains that nothing is added to their organic wool. That means no conditioners or chemical moth proofing. These pictures display the quality of Amanda’s designs, attention to detail, and with rich natural colors.
I encourage all readers to submit a vote on behalf of Amanda Searancke as the Best Eco-luxury Infant Clothes Designer. Chic Eco contest votes are welcome until September.
You may read about the recent Best Sustainable Footwear Designer winner Cliff Drill, with the new competition instructions that follow. Feel free to comment or send queries below.