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At Vanessa Bell our guiding belief is to create sustainable, generational pieces. The collection stands the test of time. We don’t need more of the same, we know disposable fashion is harming us.

Landfill, incinerators and plastic clothing are at the expense of our environment. None of us want this, and yet we still want to enjoy beautiful pieces without sacrificing design or style.

Merino wool is nature’s original eco and performance fibre. It is as directional and desirable as other textiles. It outperforms every other fibre (natural or manmade). It is especially beneficial for babies aiding in sleep and relaxation.

Merino wool is naturally occurring, renewable, sustainable and 100% biodegradable.

The simple act of knitting with it heals. The simple act of choosing it reduces micro plastic pollution in lands and oceans. 

Vanessa Bell is a luxurious, modern collection with a sustainable design ethos.

Each baby blanket is unique. With careful laundering your blanket will enjoy a long shelf life. A treasured yet practical family heirloom.

We use only the finest of materials and high-quality craftsmanship. We remain respectful of the environment at every stage of the farming and design process.

Our blankets are keepsakes, hand knitted in 100% Australian Merino wool.

If you show your blanket a little care, it will love your family for generations to come. Merino wool has a naturally protective outer layer, which resists wet and dry soiling minimising odours. This means it doesn’t require frequent washing.

It’s static free and attracts less dust and lint. What’s more, Merino wool contains lanolin which is naturally antibacterial preventing colds and flu.

Caring for your blanket is easy, but there are a few things you should know. 


  • Warm machine wash on a short gentle cycle (use a wash bag).
  • Use an approved wool detergent.
  • Warm rinse well; gently squeeze out excess water and dry flat in shade.
  • Wool has a memory so stretch gently back into shape and use a warm iron if needed.
  • Dry clean your blanket. 


  • Don’t use hot water cycles as it will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t use normal washing powder as it strips the lanolin from the fibre and will ruin the finish of your blanket.
  • Don’t tumble dry as you will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t dry in the sun as it will scorch and discolour the wool.
  • Don’t hang your blanket on the line it will stretch.
  • Don’t bleach.


We use high quality Merino yarn to reduce pilling however you might find with age, some pilling is inevitable.  To prevent this, wash the blanket when you notice loose fibres.  If you notice pilling use a sweater comb to remove.  


To deter moths, store your blanket with Red Cedar and Huon Pine as a safe alternative to the highly toxic naphthalene moth balls.  Seal your blanket in summer months for storage.