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what is muslin?

one of the purest, simplest, most gentle and, in our opinion, most perfect fabrics in the world

Muslin refers to a finely-woven breathable fabric. It is believed to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages.* One of the purest, simplest, most gentle and, in our opinion, most perfect fabrics in the world, here at aden + anais we are big believers in muslin's long legacy of bringing caregivers and babies together.

What makes muslin so magical, you ask? First and foremost, its breathability. The open weave and lightweight fabric of muslin allows for airflow, reducing the risk of overheating. This quality helps keep your baby comfortable and safe, resulting in your peace of mind.

Muslin is also durable. Weaving a product in the natural fiber of muslin makes it a workhorse fabric, giving it the ability to withstand countless washes—a huge plus for parents. Not to mention it gets even better with age. All of our muslin is pre-washed, so it starts out soft and stays that way wash after wash. The delicate yet durable weave of muslin also evokes a stretchiness with a 'natural give', allowing a muslin swaddle to be tucked snuggly around your baby without being overly restrictive.


So, now the only question that remains is which one of our muslin materials is right for you and your little one?