Philosophy & Materials


Elks & angels is born of a powerful thought:

A baby’s environment should be as natural safe and as comfortable as the one they just left.

The nature and spirit of elks and angels is based on simple and wholesome values: the highest quality of materials, inherent beauty and craftsmanship, the environment and the child’s comfort.

Materials

A baby’s world is a tactile one, where touch is a significant sense experienced on a baby’s day-to-day life.   For this reason, materials that contribute to the sensorial experience and child’s health and safety are a top priority at elks and angels. We give preference to materials that are natural, gentle and a  pleasure to touch, ensuring  that your baby is cocooned in only the most pure and natural of materials. Our products are manufactured to the superior standard you would expect from any premium brand.

Elks & angels wool

Elks & angels’ first collection “love, nature, etc” is inspired by the wonders of pure australian sheepskin: a material that is inarguably the best sheepskin in the world. It is renowned for its powerful benefits that help calm and nurture babies. We have researched and found what we consider to be the softest and silkiest sheepskin available.

So, why is elks & angels sheepskin so good for babies?

Perfect all year round

This miracle fiber keeps baby warm and dry in harsh winters and cool in warmer months. It is  perfect for every single season! It may seem strange to use sheepskin in summer but it really does not get hot and actually has a cooling effect. 

Natural

Mom will love that our sheepskin is made by nature and is far superior baby’s wellbeing than any synthetic fibers. Sheepskin, unlike synthetics:

  • Breathes,
  • Never smells,
  • Is flame retardant,
  • Is resistant to static electricity
  • Has excellent insulating properties.

 

To compare, man-made fibers such as polar fleece are carbon based fibers made from petrochemicals and are known for being

  • Clammy,
  • Smelly,
  • Highly flammable,
  • Static causing and are
  • Poorly insulating

 

All of which sheepskin is not!

Nurturing

Our snuggle pod provides a cozy, womblike cocoon around baby that will make her feel safe and secure, which means less crying, more sleeping (what a blessing!). In fact, research in medical journals suggests sheepskins help babies relax by having a soothing effect, resulting in better sleep and reduced stress.

Thermostatic

Sheepskin keeps a sheep warm in winter and cool in summer. The beauty is, it will do the same for your baby helping her maintain stable body temperature while responding to temperature changes. This is ideal as a newborn’s ability to regulate her own temperature (thermoregulation) is immature and does not tend to develop until the end of the first year of life.

 

This works by trapping baby’s own body heat in a microclimate around her and thus retaining the body’s own temperature rather than overheating. Sheepskin is nature’s most efficient insulator and is the number one fiber for thermoregulation and no man-made fiber can equal this.

 

In hot weather the air pockets keep her cool by transferring heat and body moisture away for a naturally cooling effect.

 

Dirt and bacteria resistant

We love that sheepskin is naturally anti-bacterial and has self cleaning powers due to its lanolin content. It resists dirt, bacteria and never holds odors and is considered by the medical profession to be hypoallergenic.

 

Super comfortable

Lying on sheepskin is like lying on a cloud. Its soft, dense, ‘springy’ fibers help swaddle baby and help her to lie in supreme comfort.

 

Earth friendly

Sheepskin is gentle on the earth. Made by nature, it’s better for future generations of children as it can go back into the mountains where it came from.

Sheepskin becomes available to us as a by product of the meat industry, so we feel it is our job to use this beautiful product rather than see it end up in landfill.