ISSUE 6  |  The French Connection

Baby Blankets for the Royals

February 07, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Amara Holstein

Wrap a baby in the same exquisitely soft wool used for kings and queens with these Liberty Born blankets from Scarlet & Argent.

Scarlet & Argent is the new retail arm of Hainsworth, a British company that has been spinning its fine products since 1783. Hainsworth fabrics can be found in fashion lines like Paul Smith and Pierre Balmain to Princes William and Harry's uniforms for the recent royal wedding. Just a few months ago, Hainsworth started Scarlet & Argent to add elegant wool goods to its designs. Made in the Pudsey, Yorkshire mill that's been in the Hainsworth family for seven generations, the line includes everything from throws to cushions. But we especially love the idea of silky newborn skin snuggling up to these warm blankets, made out of 100-percent lightweight Merino lambswool and trimmed in delicate floral borders of Liberty cotton lawn.

Above: The Liberty Born Blanket is available in two sizes: "pram" for strollers and a larger "cot" for cribs. Shown here in pram size; £90.

Above: Detail of the Liberty-printed pink trim.

Above: In addition to pink, the Liberty Born Blanket is also available with blue trim. Shown here in the larger cot size; £105.