The prestigious Australian Non-Toxc Awards celebrate only the highest quality products that work in perfect harmony with our bodies, our environment, and our society.
WHY THE EXPERTS AWARDED US WITH GOLD AND EDITOR'S CHOICE:
The fabric is beautifully snuggly and warm. I liked the feel of the fabric and the obvious quality of the product. The philanthropic nature of Snugbags is absolutely commendable. I love that they are giving back to the community and the fact that every order contributes to a Clean Birthing Kit for vulnerable mums really warmed my heart.
— Samantha Christian
Beautifully made and very cleverly designed, this is super snuggly and my son adores it and sleeps so well. Made from natural fibres, this bag is suitable for a wide range of temperatures and with the ability to shorten through poppers or have feet or tuck them in, it is incredibly adaptable. I think the large area of merino wool over the back, the ‘SnugSpot’, is the cosiest thing ever!
— Emily Fletcher
This is such a fun sleeping bag – my two-year-old loves poking his feet through the velour foot holes and waddling around like a penguin in the morning! Love the option to have feet in or out (bub keeps them in at night for extra warmth). It’s incredibly soft and snuggly and I love the soft marle grey organic cotton outer – feels like my favourite sweater. The merino fleece inner keeps bub both warm and cool.
— Emma Freeman
WHY ARE OUR SNUGBAGS THE BEST SLEEPING BAGS ON THE MARKET?
Safe – Made from excellent non-toxic materials. GOTS certified organic cotton knit (outer and inner lining). Australian merino fleece filling and ‘SnugSpot’. GOTS certified organic cotton/bamboo velour feet attachments. YKK zips made from recycled PET bottles.
Responsible – Every SNUGBAGS order contributes towards a Clean Birthing Kit containing basic essentials for a cleaner and safer birth for mothers in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world. For the last 5 years, they have partnered with Auckland-based charity ‘Give A Kid A Blanket’ and are a collection point for this charity who distribute preloved and new blankets throughout the less fortunate communities in Auckland.
The SNUGBAGS office and warehouse are carbon neutral (offset by EKOS) and the company is also a Native Forest Restoration Trust Silver Carbon Partner. SNUGBAGS is also a business member of the Keeping New Zealand Beautiful Charity. The company packages garments in re-usable calico bag packaging (no plastic packaging) and are posted using plant-based home compostable postage bags.
These Awards celebrate the safest, most ethical, sustainable and responsible products in Australia and New Zealand. "Our Gold, Silver and Bronze rosettes symbolise the best of the best in quality of ingredients and function as well as ethics in manufacturing and environmental footprint."
WHY DID THE JUDGES THINK OUR SNUGBAGS ARE THE BEST SLEEPING BAGS ON THE MARKET?
Emily Fletcher“The SNUGnGo FeetBag is the snuggliest, most beautifully made, cleverly thought out, adaptable sleeping bag I’ve ever come across. There are so many features which I love which make this sleeping bag an absolute stand out.
The FeetBag is generously sized and has press stud buttons to reduce the size of the arm hole and also the length, allowing this to be suitable from 6 months to over 2 years, or for the next size up from 2-5 years! I love how the length is adjustable and not just the arm holes, it really is a fantastic innovation.
The FeetBag has amazing warmth and temperature regulating properties due to the beautiful natural fibres used in its construction, making it suitable to be used for room temperatures between 17-22 degrees.
The FeetBag also obviously has feet! These are made from the softest organic cotton and bamboo velour. The feet attachments are long enough that warm air won’t escape from the bag whilst sleeping and they are stretchy enough that they are a small enough opening that a child won’t suddenly find their feet out in the night. They are however easy enough for an older child to pop their feet out when they wake up and it enables them to safely potter around whilst still all warm and snuggly in their sleeping bag! I love that the feet holes are open as I do worry about slipping when walking around with their feet covered in other bag options.
This sleeping bag also lives up to its SnugBag name with the SnugSpot. It is a large area of merino fleece on the back of the sleeping bag which adds extra warmth and snuggliness for a child’s back. It is so soft and cosy and such a great feature.
My 19 month old is so snug and cosy in the FeetBag. He sleeps really well in this bag and it is convenient to be able to put him in the sleeping bag early and pop his feet out of it so he can move around whilst I read him books before bed. I found this sleeping bag to have amazing heat retaining properties and when he did leak out of his nappy, the sleeping bag actually didn’t become cold like cotton bags do and he didn’t wake cold and upset.
A beautifully made sleeping bag made with the highest quality materials and with so many clever features. Highly recommended.”
Corrine Sultana“The SnugnGo bag is a gorgeous and clever bag. It has all the usual functionality of a sleeping bag but with the addition of feet opening for the child who likes sleeping with their feet out or who would like to get up and move in it. A 0-2 size bag so it will last many seasons. Organic cotton outer and merino inner dyed with organic dyes. I just love this bag. I think it looks really cool, feels amazing and has very fine, high quality sewing. The bag has closed shoulder seems, underarm poppers, a single way bottom to top zip and side poppers to decrease the length. This one has a Merino Fleece SnugSpot in the back inside – adding extra warmth and snuggly-ness. The only thing I would like to be added is a tag to show season / tog etc. as it’s not noted (size is ) I also love the manufacturing story: “All our cutting of garments is done by hand by master cutters locally in Auckland and sewn by highly skilled sewers that are mums returning to the workplace”. They have a huge commitment to some amazing charities and pride themselves on a high level of certification. I was quite taken with their company info. If they had an adult SnugnGo – I’d love one!
Material: Organic cotton outer, merino wool inner
Washing process: Machine washable
Australian Owned / Operated: No – New Zealand Operated
Australian Made: No – New Zealand made
Emma Freeman“The first thing that stood out to me about this sleeping bag is the design. This was orchestrated with baby’s comfort in mind; from the soft organic cotton inner layer to the bamboo velour feet openings and the beautiful circle of merino wool positioned against baby’s back to keep him warm or cool and help him dream that little bit deeper. The middle layer of merino wool keeps baby ‘snug’ in winter and cooler during spring and Autumn (this bag would most likely be too warm during the Sydney summer).
What I really love is the story behind how these bags are made. The bags, which are made with sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, are sewn by New Zealand mothers who are returning to the workforce, from the comfort of their own home in Auckland. And for every Snugbag purchased, a clean birthing kit is donated to a mother-to-be from a country where safe and clean birthing resources are scarce. Such a beautiful product!”
Roxanne Cambridge“Absolutely love the idea of the feet bags, this will be great for winter when baby starts to walk. Another beautiful product.”
Kim is the owner of SNUGBAGS - Merino for Kids. Together with her partner James and their little girl Neeva Rose, she lives in a little beach town called Piha on the West Coast in New Zealand. They love surfing, building sandcastles and all things natural and organic.