Product Information & Safety
Currently all my printed products are hand pulled screen printed here at home using non toxic, water based and eco friendly textile inks sourced here in Australia – during 2017 i will be producing a range that is made offshore by a fair trade/ethical and GOTS certified organic supplier – i am excited to be working on this exciting development and it will be clear in the product description where the product is made for your reference.
After printing the fabric is left to dry and then heat set so the resulting design is either machine washable (on specific products – mainly playmats) or at the least hand washable (baby toys etc). I print on a base of usually certified ivory organic cotton (or coloured organic cotton)or pure cotton – this will be noted on each individual product. Please note that dark colours MAY fade a little with washing – just like regular dark/jeans colours etc. Ironed at the cotton/hot setting to eliminate wrinkles after washing and to maintain ink longevity on play mats/rugs.
My soft blocks are usually printed on hemp/organic cotton or a thick plain cotton fabrics as it is alot thicker and holds the cube shape really well.
The fringing on the play mats is 100% cotton and if washed will fluff up a little bit at the ends in particular – a characteristic of cotton. If you don’t think this is desirable then please select the binding option instead for a smooth, edgy finish. If you do not wish to have the fringing quite so fluffy then just hand/spot clean.
Wooden Teething Rings: wood rings used are organic and all natural. They remade from beech wood which is more shock resistant than maple wood and are naturally antibacterial. They have also been tested to comply with AS/NZ8014 toy safety standards.
I am a licensee of the Australian Toy Safety Standards as i am passionate about making products that are made to last and also safe for babies and kids. I hold Product and Public Liability Insurance on all my products.
Toy/Cushion Filling: the filling i use is 100% recycled PET toy fill – it is Australian Made, Washable, Soft, Resilient, Anti Bacterial and Hypoallergenic – For every 1kg of fiber used, around 70 water bottles are saved from ending up in landfill.
All Babee & Me products are currently locally handmade in Byron Bay, Australia – however during 2017 i will have a range that is made offshore by a fair trade/ethical and GOTS certified organic supplier – i am excited to be working on this exciting development.