|Cotton muslin is
one of the world’s oldest, most cherished woven fabric. It adorned the
members if the Indus Valley Civilization 7,000 years ago. It was used by
the Egyptians to both swaddle their babies and to wrap those who had
passed away. It graced the robes of ancient Greeks and Romans. It was
used for the elaborate petticoats of 17th century France and as garments
worn by the underprivileged working classes of medieval Europe. The
story of muslin is the story of civilization.
Muslin has protected its wearers from the heat and the cold. It has
swaddled countless babies from every land and draped the shoulders of
the wise and the elderly from every corner of the earth. It is a fabric
that binds us all together-- through out all time, all places, and all
It is the purest, simplest, most gentle, and, in our opinion, the most
perfect fabric in the world.
So when it came time to decide what fabric we would use in our products
and, especially, in our swaddles we turned to the traditional practices
of motherhood -- practices that transcend all boundaries of time and
culture -- and chose muslin. Durable and gentle. Soft and strong.
Breathable and comfortable. Time-tested and pure. Today, aden + anais is
the steward of muslin’s long legacy and ardent believers in its ability
to bring mothers and babies closer together.