Muslins to wrap made from 100% organic cotton.
Made in Europe with GOTS certificate.
Available in natural white or in natural white with printed kittens.
For countless generations, mothers have swaddled, wrapped and cared for their children with natural muslin.
The benefits of wrapping
The ability of wraps or swaddles to soothe and calm babies has been known to mothers around the world for ever. This knowledge has been passed down by women for thousands of years and across every continent, but today we can turn to science for proof that swaddling is one of the most gentle, effective, and beneficial practices for mothers and their children.
In 2002, the medical journal Paediatrics published a study that explained why babies who are swaddled sleep more peacefully by preventing spontaneous movements (called reflex motion) from waking them up repeatedly during the night. The same year, the Journal of Applied Physiology wrote that swaddled infants stay in REM sleep (the most restorative, deepest sleep) longer than those who were not wrapped. There is growing evidence every year that swaddling may indirectly help prevent SIDS.
Swaddling is said to be as familiar to babies as it is to their moms because it recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb -- and using a swaddle or wrap made of natural organic muslin enhances that blissful feeling. Muslin is a delicate, yet durable weave. Muslin is stretchy, and therefore ideal for swaddling or wrapping, as the natural "give" allows the wrap to be tucked snuggly around a baby without being overly restrictive. Muslin is lightweight and open weave which permits air to circulate around the baby's body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. Muslin also stands up to repeated washings, becoming softer -- and better -- with age.
Of course, all the scientific evidence in the world is no substitute for the experience of millions of Mothers through countless generations: that swaddling in muslin is one of the most loving, gentle, restorative acts a mother can perform for her child.
About the company:
20 years ago we first opened the doors to the POPOLINO Windelhaus, our first own little shop in Vienna. Washable nappies were quite new and popular at the time and customers were very enthusiastic. Unfortunately we were not content with the available quality, so we decided to produce our own nappies according to our own personal quality standards. Starting of in Austria we now have our own production site, Bamiko, which is based in Hungary / Europe and guarantees highest quality standards, sustainability & fair working conditions. In the meantime we have additionally launched our own organic and GOTS certified clothing line iobio™ for children and babies up to about four years.
Our headquarters, "BMK Handels- & Vertriebs GmbH", is located in Vienna and has about 75 employees, 45 of them in production, the rest in wholesale and retail. Furthermore we run four shops within Austria (two in Vienna, one in Salzburg and one in Graz) and have three further partner shops in Berlin, Bologna and Paris.
Vision: starting a family is a unique, life changing experience that opens your mind to all kinds of new, interesting facets of life.
And so we realized the importance of healthy, contaminat free products- we didn't want pretty things for our little ones, we wanted the right things.
It was back then when we noticed how disturbingly large the pile of waste from disposable nappies was. So we began looking for alternatives. First we began making cloth nappies for our own personal use, after a while family members and friends started asking if we could make them some aswell. Before we knew it we had started our own small business. Nowadays, more than 20 years later our business has grown and we offer a much broader product range. Nevertheless the idea has stayed the same and has yet become even more important.
That is why we have decided to produce almost all of our products within the European Union- this way we can guarantee short routes of transport, fair working circumstances and highest ecological standards.
Natural, skin friendly material combined with product development in cooperation with midwives, mothers and employees with children aiming at children and parents actual needs have paved our route to success.
Production: located about 230 kilometers east of Budapest, next to the Tisza lies Tiszalök, where our small production site, Bamiko, is based.
The region used to be one of the most important within the textile industry, but with major companies closing their production and transfering it to Asia due to cheaper workfare many factories were forced to close their doors.
Therefore we were able to find a small skilled and motivated team to produce are products. Starting off with only eight employees two years ago we now have a team of 40 that produces all iobio™ productsas well as the majority of PoPoLiNi® products.
Certificates and quality standards
Our products and production facilities have to pass the approval of highly stringent eco audits every year. We can assure you that all our proclamations are backed by worldwide approved certifications.
Overview of our Certificates/quality standards:
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is worldwide recognised as the leading standard which defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Number of Certification for PoPoliNi and iobio products: IMO, CH N° 29701.
Read more: www.global-standard.org
All our products (including those with man made fibres) are certified according to Ecotex Standard 100 class 1 (infant) a guarantie that these products are free of harmful residues and thererfor safe.
Number certification for our own brands PoPoLiNi and iobio: ÖTI N° 46490.
More information: www.oeko-tex.com
Our own qualtiy sign for products made of certified organic cotton where our supplier could not provide GOTS-certification.