We absolutely adore the Wha Sweater. In Maori 'wha' means four, but we think this one scores a ten!
The spots were inspired by the spots on leaves of the New Zealand Pohutakawa as they age. Its a somewhat dense knit and is really warm. The inside color is the exact contrast to the outside. We recommend buying up a size and folding the sleeves up for lovely contrast cuffs, then folding back down as your child grows. Dress it up or wear it with a pair of jeans, it looks great how ever its worn. Wooden buttons on a front opening offer an easy way to slip it over small heads.
Made from 100% GOTS organic merino wool the Wha Sweater is soft, warm and durable. It's one you wish came in your size...
The Wha Sweater is one of our nui KNITS.
We LOVE our Nui merino wool KNITS. Made with love and care they are beautifully soft, heirloom quality, functional treasures. Made from the finest quality 100% GOTS certified organic merino wool that is as soft on the environment as it is on your baby’s skin. We aim to harness the beauty and intelligence of merino wool in styles that pay tribute to yesteryear while being just as relevant to today.
Where possible we design for longevity. Fold up cuffs, adjustable lengths or long bodies all allow garments to be worn by your child for as long as possible before being handed down to sibling or friend.
Nui KNITS are NOT the scratchy itchy sweaters of your Grandparents era. People are always delighted at just how soft they are. Plus, our organic merino has been treated with a GOTS approved wash to enable them to be easily and safely washed by you. Quick drying, the KNITS are easy care and long lasting.
NUI MERINO MAGIC | PROPERTIES
100% GOTS certified Nui KNITS use GOTS certified organic merino treated with an approved wash to enable easy care. Nui merino is socially and environmentally responsible for the health of your child AND their world.
Temperature regulating The perfect insulator, millions of tiny air pockets in the merino create a micro-climate keeping baby warm when its cold and cool when its hot. This means no overheating and a calm comfortable baby.
Soft & Breathable Merino breathes, wicks excess moisture away from the skin and stays warm when its wet. It’s also hypoallergenic and so very delicate on sensitive new skin. The superfine, long fibers of nui premium organic merino mean it is itch-free, light and soft to the touch.
Fire resistant Yet another reason to love merino. There’s no chance it will catch alight near winter heaters or fire places, unlike synthetics which are flammable and melt onto the skin.
Durable & Fast drying Nui merino does not hold smells like other fibers so needs less washing. Do not soak or bleach. You can hand wash or if you have a delicate wool cycle you can use that on low temperature using a wool safe wash liquid. To dry, simply hang on a drying rack out of direct sunlight. They dry pretty fast.
NUI MERINO MAGIC | CARE:
- Hand wash or Cool Machine wash on a delicate/wool cycle
- Squeeze excess moisture out (do not wring) and dry on a rack out of direct sunlight.
- We recommend a gentle wool safe detergent
- Do not soak or use fabric softeners, bleach or harsh detergents
WHAT IS GOTS CERTIFIED?
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental, social and humane criteria that must be met along the entire organic textiles supply chain, ensuring compliance with the rigorous requirements for certification set by GOTS. We’re proud of the fact that Nui organic merino wool is 100% GOTS certified.