Manufacturing & Quality
Production of a baby sling
The fabrics for our slings are produced in India – without any use of child labour!
Most fabrics originate from conventional farming, but a part of our product range is wittingly offered from controlled organic crop (COC cotton).
The modern dye works with which we cooperate are state of the art and only use high-quality, harmless and heavy-metal-free dyes. After yarn dyeing, which guarantees high intensity of colour, the yarns are delivered to the weaving works.
Until 2007, our fabrics were woven by hand; since summer 2007, we have them produced by machines due to the required volumes. However, the preproduction of patterns for new collections is still done in the proven workshops of our master weavers using handlooms. After a quality control in the processing facility, the endlessly woven fabrics are cut to size (including an addition for shrinkage). In the tailor shop, the piece of cloth is hemmed, equipped with a label and the HOPPEDIZ® baby sling is finished. A thorough end control of all slings is done on the light table.
Since May 2005, our partner has been certified international ISO 9001.
- in high quality
- ecologically valuable and mindfully
- for social justice
About COC cotton
Cotton from controlled organic crop is raw cotton from growers who do not use any pesticides or synthetic fertilisers on the fields. Since the cotton is picked by hand, the use of defoliants is unnecessary.
We purchase our COC cotton directly from growers in India in order to prevent unnecessary transport. The production plant is SKAL certified.
The broken twill weave of our fabrics made of high quality twined yarns is evenly stretchable in warp and woof in both diagonals. The sling keeps it shape and will not wear out. We use 100% yarn dyed long-piled cotton (i.e. natural yarns being dyed prior to weaving).
Non-irritating to the skin and saliva-resistant
Of course without heavy metals, non-toxic, without bleach and chemical agents.
After washing still in shape
Our baby slings are not pre-shrunk after weaving. This production step is dispensable as well as expensive, and causes unnecessary environmental pollution due to the resulting soap suds. For this reason, our slings are slightly longer than stated before the first wash, and only have the stated length after washing.
Useful even in the delivery room
The HOPPEDIZ® baby sling can also be used as an obstetric aid in the delivery room.