'Wild Swans' Baby Muslin
Printed onto double layer muslin, this hand-painted illustration by Forivor's Alice Ruby Ross is a love song to the swan and our human connection to them. Inspired by the poem 'Wild Swans at Coole' by W.B. Yeats, the artwork evokes the many tales from mythology to folktales that often explore the idea of women and swans turning into one another. Babies can be wrapped in the special muslin and it can then be kept and even framed as a memento of those special first moments.
I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
And now my heart is sore.
All’s changed since I, hearing at twilight,
The first time on this shore,
The bell-beat of their wings above my head,
Trod with a lighter tread.
Excerpt from Wild Swans at Coole, by W.B. Yeats
The artwork is part of Forivor's Sunday Poem series which began in lockdown as a way to create times of reflection, love and hope by illustrating a selected poem and posting them on instagram each week.
Our soft muslins have been designed with an abundance of uses, making sure it will be a firm family favourite for the nursery, through to the junior bedroom and the great outdoors. A perfect lightweight blanket to use as a swaddle, nursing cover, burp cloth, baby change cover and tummy time mat - the small size blanket has a multitude of uses and makes an extra special gift for a newborn.
Once washed the fabric will naturally crinkle. You can iron the muslins if you prefer a flatter look.
Muslin is one of the world’s oldest fabrics and has become synonymous with babies because its lightweight but durable construction is perfect for ensuring little ones do not overheat.
Measurements: 70 x 100cm
Machine washable at 30 degrees, please hang to dry if possible to protect the planet. We recommend spot washing wherever possible and only machine washing when absolutely necessary, this increases the life span of all textiles and reduces carbon emissions and water use.
The factory we partner with in India works to negate all harmful aspects of production. The GOTS certified organic cotton used in our bedding is primarily rain-fed and the factory is working to reduce their production water usage by 20% each year. The dyes used in our digital print are organic approved avoiding producing any harmful by products. Only bio-degradable packaging is used to ship the bedding safely from our supplier in India to us in the UK.
Housing is provided for around 50% staff with free water and electricity with plans to increase this to 100% in the next few years. Importantly, during the Covid Pandemic they continued to pay their staff 100% of their salary.
Forivor is committed to doing more as we become a more viable business, moving from a fledgling company where we were ourselves finding our way to understanding where we can have an impact and what we can change within our own products and supply chain to have a more positive impact.