what is muslin?


one of the purest, simplest, most gentle and, in our opinion, most perfect fabrics in the world
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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 becomes even softer each time you wash it. 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?


         *swaddle love (2009)

classic muslin

Made from 100% cotton muslin for comforting
breathability, touchable softness, and the ultimate in versatility. Click here to view the full collection



radiant red
classic swaddle
£15.00

silky soft muslin

Combines the breathability and versatility of muslin with rayon made from bamboo for off-the-charts softness. Click here to view the full collection



midnight 3-pack
silky soft swaddles
£38.95

organic muslin

Made from GOTS certified 100% organic cotton thread. Click here to view the full collection



£20.00

stretch muslin

made from natural cotton muslin with a smidge of spandex for comforting breathability with just the right amount of one-way stretch. Click here to view the full collection



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