What Is Muslin Fabric?
Muslin refers to a finely-woven breathable fabric, which makes it just the type of material you want to wrap your baby in. Said to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages, muslin fabric is one of the purest, simplest, most gentle and, in our opinion, most perfect fabrics in the world. And here at aden + anais, we are big believers in muslin’s long legacy of bringing caregivers and babies together.
One of the countless reasons we love muslin is that it’s uncomplicated and easy. If you’ve ever wondered: what is muslin made of? Well, the answer would be just as uncomplicated and easy. Though there are different types of muslin, the composition is virtually the same. Muslin is lightweight and breathable (and, as we mentioned, soft as a mother’s touch), credit to its makeup: a light, loose, plain weave cotton material.
Now, if you were to ask: what is cotton muslin? You will probably get a similar answer. Cotton muslin is very loosely woven. The thing that really sets muslin and cotton muslin apart is the fibers used to create the fabric, which can vary based on the type of cotton used to make it.
Muslin Fabric Properties
What you want to look for in muslin fabric properties are weight, softness, and durability. Just as history has taught us, muslin is and always has been a highly sought-after fabric. The keys to discovering the just-right muslin for you are always within reach: touch and feel will reveal natural muslin fabric’s inherently wonderful qualities.
How to Wash Muslin
Caring for muslin is a simple task, only adding to this fabric’s timelessness and likeability. Knowing how to wash muslin does not require any extra brain power or even a manual. Simply machine wash or hand wash muslin using cold water and gentle detergent. Hang dry or tumble dry in the machine on low.