The linen we use to make our playmats is woven from a high quality flax which is carefully sourced from its growing region in France. From there it is sent to China to be woven, cut, pre-washed and sewn into Warren Hill playmats and carry bags. In order to create cushion in our playmats, inside the linen goes a layer of soft, polyester filling that provides comfort and support for your babies and children. All of this work is done by our socially-accredited manufacturing partners in China.
The stone-washed linen we use is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified, which means that the materials, dyes and finishes have been tested by independent textiles regulators and have been certified for maximum product safety, ensuring that each and every material component is free from any potentially harmful chemicals or processes.
As well as being wonderfully soft, linen is naturally hypoallergenic, extremely durable, and one of the most sustainable materials to harvest and produce in the textiles industry. This is due to the industrious nature of the flax plant. Flax requires less water and fertiliser to farm than most other fibres and every part of the flax plant can be used (from linseeds, flaxseed oil to flax for linen and more). In fact, the botanical name for Flax, Linum usitatissimum roughly translates to mean “the most useful”. Beloved since ancient times, flax is supremely versatile. We’re simply in awe of its outputs.
The provenance of the materials we use and the ethical production methods we engage with are of the utmost importance to us. If you have any other questions about the materials we work with or how our products are made, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.