AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

WHAT IS MUSLIN?

Muslin is a soft, fine cotton fabric with a plain weave. In plain weave cloth, the warp and weft threads cross at right angles, aligned so they form a simple criss-cross. Plain weave is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves. This type of fabric can be both printed on and dyed to a specific colour. It is cool, comfortable and relatively inexpensive.

As with all products that are derivatives of cotton, it all begins with the cotton boll. When mature, the cotton bolls open to reveal the plant’s soft mass of white fibres. This bloom of white fibres was once picked solely by hand but today they can be picked by machine or by hand.
After the cotton is picked either by machine or by hand it must be cleaned of impurities such as seeds, plant fibre and dirt particles. This is done through a process known as ginning and it is performed in a cotton gin.
The end result is clean lint or fibres. The lint is then pressed into a large bundle or bale and then stored.
After the cotton is baled it is then transported a factory to be carded. Carding is the process whereby cotton lint is aligned so that the fibres all travel in the one direction

From there, the cotton is ready to be spun into thread. Machines are used to spin the lint into threads by stretching the fibres’ to a uniform thickness, thus creating a thread. This thread is now wrapped into bobbins.

The next step in the process of the creation of muslin cloth is the weaving process. The cotton thread that is on the bobbins is attached to a weaving machine A weaving machine is generally referred to as a loom. The cotton thread is set up in a particular way in which the weaver chooses as per the type of material that is desired.
For muslin, the vertically threaded cotton (the warp), is strengthened by adding sizing or starch. In the case of BellaBabyOrganic, the starching agent has been certified organically based. The warp is mechanically lifted, while a shuttle, threaded with additional cotton known as the weft, shoots across the gap produced as the wires of the loom lift and separate the warp threads.
Muslin is a plain weave without any pattern; the warp and the weft threads are identical.
We have carefully selected the thread count for our organic cotton muslin wraps and have settled on a light but durable 130 gsm (grams per square metre) that washes well and becomes softer the more you wash it.

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN

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