Designer of the Week - Snugbags!

We’re big fans of Merino sleeping bags here in the KID independent household and are just delighted to share these soft, sustainable, Snugbags with you today! Each bag is lovingly handmade in NZ from high quality, eco-friendly, and supremely comfortable fabrics. Check out our review below, meet Kim (the brains behind the operation), and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Snugbags Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bags

The Product Review

So here’s what we love about the Snugbags range. Firstly, baby and toddler sleeping bags are a must-have item for bedtime. So convenient, so secure, and so safe! I have a preference for natural fabrics and love that Snugbags work exclusively with Merino and organic cottons.

The organic cotton & merino blend Snugbag is perfect for spring and summer and features a soft layer of pure NZ Merino against bubs skin to help absorb or release moisture and circulate air. The outer is made from unbleached and undyed organic cotton – making this sleeping bag a truly natural product.

As far as the fit is concerned, I like how there is ample space around the arms for breathability, and secure snap clips on the shoulders. There’s tons of leg room to allow for growth (and comfort) and Kim from Snugbags reports that the natural fabrics make this a great choice for bubs with sensitive skin or Eczema.

The verdict… a sound investment for a safe nights sleep!

Snugbags Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bags

The Indie Label

Kim took her first step into the world of baby and toddler sleeping bags while on the hunt for the perfect cocoon for her daughter. She explains, “While searching for a baby sleeping bag, I came across Snugbags and bought both the Winter Duvet bag and the 3 Season bag. I was very happy with the design, the quality, and the warmth of the bags, and the fact that all the dyes are eco-friendly. So happy in fact that I approached the owner to see if I could distribute them in Europe”.

“We got talking and it turned out she wanted to sell the business and I was very keen to buy it! I took over in April this year and have since then changed the overall look and feel of the brand and also changed the logo. I have also introduced the 100% untreated and chemical free Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bag”.

Snugbags Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bags

The Creative Mind

Kim is mum to a little girl named Neeva Rose (2.5 years) who is mama’s helper (from modelling, to wrapping up sleeping bags, to going to the post office to post them – she loves being involved). Kim lives with her family live in a small beach town called Piha, on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand. She loves the outdoors and is very into all things natural and organic. She says, “It only made sense to design an Organic Cotton and Merino sleeping bag that was truly natural and without any chemicals”.

“I am very passionate about Natures wonder fibre called (NZ) merino. Its unique temperature & moisture regulating properties are amazing and it really is the safest fibre to dress your little one in. All merino we use is 100% untreated – unbleached and undyed. The result is an exceptionally soft fabric that feels beautiful against babies delicate skin”.

Snugbags Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bags

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Kim (in her own words):

  1. I am from The Netherlands and fell in love with New Zealand in 2001 and decided to move here.

  2. I speak 5 languages and I am addicted to RAW foods and make a delicious RAW chocolate cake and RAW berry cheesecake!

  3. I love surfing, going for bushwalks and making sandcastles on the beach!

The Handmade Collection

The Snugbags range is available in three designs, the 3 Season Merino Sleep Bag, the Winter Duvet Merino Sleep Bag, and the Organic Cotton and Merino Sleep Bag. You can shop online with free worldwide delivery available on orders over NZ$159.

Snugbags Organic Cotton & Merino sleeping bags

Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win an Organic Cotton and Merino sleeping bag from Snugbags (size 0-2 years)? To enter, simply visit Snugbags and tell us which feature is your favourite! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 4 December, 2014.

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