Quality natural materials
Cotton is a soft, highly absorbent, natural fibre. It's lightweight, and breathable qualities make a fabric that is strong, durable, but still has good air circulation. Because cotton is a breathable natural fibre it absorbs moisture, keeping your baby cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Cotton is naturally hypoallergenic, and has limited association with any allergies so is perfect for your baby's delicate skin. Being 100% natural, cotton is therefore also biodegradable.
New Zealand wool
Our wool is 100% New Zealand grown. Wool is an all-natural, renewable fibre well known for it’s natural ability to insulate and regulate heat, wick away moisture and it’s antibacterial qualities. It is also fire resistant. Wool's natural ability to insulate and regulate heat, keeps you warmer in winter, and cooler in summer. The natural properties of 100% New Zealand wool make it the perfect material to provide a safe sleep environment without the need for synthetic fibres or chemical additives. Wool is also naturally hypoallergenic, and it is resistant to dust mites, which makes it a great choice for people with allergies.
Our baby hammock mattress stiffeners are made with compressed coconut husk fibre. It has a high lignin content and thus a low cellulose content, as a result of which it is resilient, strong and highly durable. It also has excellent moisture and air permeability properties which keeps the mattress stiffener internally dry. The fibres are compressed together with 100% natural latex. Natural rubber latex is made from natural rubber extracted from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, a renewable resource grown in Malaysia. Our coco fibre is not fumigated when entering the country because of its special but still natural production process.
New Zealand Beechwood is a hardwood grown in the South Island. A world leading MPI approved sustainable harvesting process that ensures protection of the natural forest state. Using systems that mimic what naturally occurs in nature, the trees are harvested leaving the big mature trees behind for the slow release of nutrients that feeds the new younger crop. Trees are that are competing for natural resources are hand selected and when harvested, create an opening to bring light into the forest floor so the younger trees can grow. Our Beech wood is lifted straight up through the canopy using a helicopter, so there is almost zero damage to the soils and ground in the area. The stumps remain in the forest which rot down and become part of the soil.
Beeswax is a by-product of honey production. It is renewable, biodegradable and 100% natural needing no chemicals to process. Beeswax offers a natural way of sealing our beechwood products, it's water-proofing qualities help protect it and give it a longer life. Beeswax is a sustainable alternative to synthetic and oil-based waxes or varnishes. It's non-toxic and edible so is safe around young children. Our beeswax is handmade at a small, environmentally-friendly company in Taranaki, New Zealand.
Our Certified Organic fabrics are free from harmful chemicals, safe for your baby and good for the Earth. They are produced in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. The best part is that it is grown without pesticides or insecticides and uses production systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility. Certified Organic 55% hemp, 45% cotton blend - proudly Certified by Global Organic Textile Standard Ecology & Social Responsibility 5.0. Certified Organic 100% cotton knit - proudly certified in accordance with the Australian Certified Organic Standard, in accordance with the ISO 17065.
The beauty of natural imperfection
Nature's Sway baby products are handmade from natural materials, and handmade items, by nature, have imperfections. Although we are thorough, there are sometimes inconsistencies in our materials, so each item can look a little different from the next. These natural and unique imperfections are only cosmetic will not effect the function or operation of your products, and are a nice reminder that your Nature's Sway product is natural and handmade with love.