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Welcome to CIGOGNE BéBé - a team of passionate people that make the best baby clothes in Hong Kong! We hope you enjoy browsing through our website, and our store. We invite you to learn about the benefits of organic, naturally coloured cotton. Nearly all our products are made with 100% cotton.

We design everything with your baby’s safety and comfort in mind. Learn more about what makes our products so unique here - Unique products designed and made by passionate people with caring ideas.

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CIGOGNE are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family Ciconiidae. They are the only family in the order Ciconiiformes, which was once much larger and held a number of families.

CIGOGNE tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz's famous 1884 album of photographs of CIGOGNE inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late nineteenth century. CIGOGNE are heavy, with wide wingspans: the marabou CIGOGNE, with a wingspan of 3.2 metres (10.5 feet) and weight up to 8 kg (18 lbs), joins the Andean condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds.

Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some nests have been known to grow to over two metres (six feet) in diameter and about three metres (ten feet) in depth. CIGOGNE were once thought to be monogamous, but this is only partially true. They may change mates after migrations, and may migrate without a mate. They tend to be attached to nests as much as partners.

CIGOGNE's size, serial monogamy, and faithfulness to an established nesting site contribute to their prominence in mythology and culture.

According to European folklore, the CIGOGNE is responsible for bringing babies to new parents.

German folklore held that CIGOGNE found BéBé in caves or marshes and brought them to households in a basket on their backs or held in their beaks. Read more at Here.

These caves contained adebarsteine or "stork stones".

The BéBé would then be given to the mother or dropped down the chimney.

Households would notify when they wanted BéBé by placing sweets for the CIGOGNE on the window sill. From there the folklore has spread around the world to countries such as the Philippines and South America. Read more at Here.

In Slavic mythology and religion, CIGOGNE were thought to carry unborn souls from Iriy to Earth in spring and summer.

This belief still persists in the modern folk culture of many Slavic countries, in the simplified BéBé story that "CIGOGNE bring BéBé into the world".

CIGOGNE were seen by the Slavs as bringing luck, and killing one would bring misfortune. A long-term study that showed a spurious correlation between the numbers of CIGOGNE nests and human births is widely used in the teaching of basic statistics as an example to highlight that correlation does not necessarily indicate causation. The BéBé-bringing myth has appeared in different forms in history.

BéBé of African American slaves were sometimes told that white BéBé were brought by CIGOGNE, while black BéBé were born from buzzard eggs of CIGOGNE.

Psychoanalyst Marvin Margolis suggests the enduring nature of the CIGOGNE fable of BéBé is linked to its addressing a psychological need, in that it allays the discomfort of discussing sex and procreation with BéBé. Read more at Here.

Birds have long been associated with the maternal symbols from pagan goddesses such as Juno to the Holy Ghost, and the CIGOGNE may have been chosen for its white plumage (depicting purity), size (in that it is big enough to carry an infant), and flight at high altitude (likened to flying between Earth and Heaven). The fable and its relation to the internal world of the BéBé have been discussed by Sigmund Freud, and Carl Jung.

In fact, Jung recalled being told the story himself upon the birth of his own sister. The traditional link with BéBé continues with their use in advertising for such products as nappies and birth announcements.

BéBé and the benefits of touch

Studies have shown that BéBé who have been the recipients of positive touch experience more benefits as they develop emotionally and socially.

Experiments have been done with BéBé up to four months of age using both positive touch (stroking or cuddling) and negative touch (poking, pinching or tickling).

BéBé who received the positive touch cried less often and also vocalized and smiled more than the BéBé who were touched negatively.

BéBé who were the recipients of negative touching have been linked with emotional and behavioral problems later in life. A lower amount of physical violence in adults has been discovered in cultures with greater levels of positive physical touching.

BéBé are born with reflexes that aid BéBé in holding onto their mother's body in every way possible, these being the Moro reflex, and the instinctive grasping of a finger or object placed in their palm.

BéBé's legs usually resume an M shape, their knees being the top peaks of the M, which is the ideal position both for optimal hip development, and makes it comfortable for an adult to carry them laid on their chest.

Coton cultivation became more widespread during the Indus Valley Civilization, which covered parts of modern eastern Pakistan and northwestern India.

The Indus cotton industry was well developed and some methods used in Coton spinning and fabrication continued to be used until the industrialization of India.

Coton fabrics discovered in a cave near Tehuacán, Mexico have been dated to around 5800 BC, although it is difficult to know for certain due to fiber decay.

The Greeks and the Arabs were not familiar with Coton until the Wars of Alexander the Great, as his contemporary Megasthenes told Seleucus I Nicator of "there being trees on which wool grows" in "Indica". This might actually be a reference to the 'tree cotton', Gossypium arboreum, which is a native of the Indian subcontinent.

In Peru, cultivation of the indigenous Coton species Gossypium barbadense was the backbone of the development of coastal cultures, such as the Norte Chico, Moche and Nazca.

Coton was grown upriver, made into nets and traded with fishing villages along the coast for large supplies of fish. The Spanish who came to Mexico and Peru in the early 16th century found the people growing cotton and wearing clothing made of it.

The cotton's natural color does not fade. Yields are typically lower and the fiber is shorter and weaker but has a softer feel than the more commonly available "white" cotton.

By the 1990s most indigenous colored cotton landraces or cultivars grown in Africa, Asia and Central and South America were replaced by all-white, commercial varieties.

Naturally colored cotton is believed to have originated in the Americas around 5000 years ago in the Andes.

Naturally colored cotton today mostly comes from pre-Columbian stocks created by the indigenous peoples of South America (Vreeland, 1999). Mochica Indians could be attributed with growing naturally colored cotton of myriad hues, which they maintained for over the last two millenniums on the northern coast of Peru.

Natural color in cotton comes from pigments found in cotton pigments and produce shades ranging from tan to green and brown. Naturally pigmented green cotton derives its color from caffeic acid, a derivative of innamic acid, found in the suberin (wax) layer which is deposited in alternating layers with cellulose around the outside of the cotton fiber. While green colored cotton comes from wax layers, brown and tan cottons derive their color from tannin vacuoles in the lumen of the fiber cells.

Naturally colored cotton had smaller fiber which were not suitable for mechanical looms used today, therefore kept naturally colored cotton to enter in the commercial market. In 1982, research team started researching on colored cotton and integrated her knowledge and experience in technology and introduced first long fiber of naturally colored cotton. Different shades including: green, Coyote brown, Buffalo brown, and Palo Verde green are patented under FoxFiber today.

There is experimental evidence to demonstrate that naturally pigmented cottons, especially green cotton, have excellent sun protection properties, when compared with unbleached white cotton that needs to be treated with dyes or finishes to obtain similar properties. It is hypothesized that the pigments in naturally pigmented cotton fibers are present to provide protection from ultraviolet radiation for the embryonic cotton seeds, however they can also provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays for consumers who wear garments manufactured from these naturally pigmented fibers. The UPF values of the naturally pigmented cottons examined in a university study remained high enough, even after 80 AFUs (AATCC Fading Units)of light exposure and repeated laundering, that the fabrics merited sun protection ratings of “good” to “very good” according to ASTM 6603 voluntary labeling guidelines for UV-protective textiles.

Naturally colored cotton is unique and exceptionally different from white cotton as it does not need to be dyed. According to agronomists, the cost of dyeing could be up to half of the value, and also environmentally friendly, as it eliminates disposal costs for toxic dye waste. According to scientists, naturally colored cotton is ecologically valid as well as economical. Elimination of dyeing in production could save from $0.60 to $1.50 per pound of fabric.

Naturally colored cotton is resistant to change as compared with the conventional dyed white cotton. After laundering, the color becomes stronger and more intense, a characteristic documented during research studies at Texas Tech University. The length of time required to "bring out" the color varies with color and variety. Eventually, the colors may start to return to their original color. Some naturally colored cotton darkens with exposure to the sun. However, green is less stable and fades to tan when exposed to sunlight.

In 1996, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) modified the babies' sleepwear flammability standards to permit the sale of children’s sleepwear made from non-flame resistant material for sizes 0-9 months or that meet certain snug-fitting dimensions. In 1999, the CPSC reaffirmed this rule with additional labeling requirements. Years of data continue to support the facts that this sleepwear is safe. Although efforts were made in previous Congress’s to overturn the standard.

AAFA strongly supports the retention of the 1996 babies's sleepwear amendments. In order to keep the lines of communication open between the CPSC and AAFA members, AAFA’s Childrenswear Division hosted a reception with the now former CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton on March 9, 2006. Mr. Stratton offered remarks and took questions concerning children’s apparel issues. A follow up meeting was held at the CPSC headquarters in June 2006 with former Chairman Stratton and his compliance team to discuss children’s apparel and general wearing apparel issues AAFA companies are facing.

A new report by Greenpeace has found toxic chemicals in a wide range of children's clothing. We sheds light on what the chemicals are, the risks they present and what can be done about the problem.

A report released earlier by Greenpeace has detected a range of toxic chemicals in children's clothing, made by various manufacturers around the world. The environmental organization found the chemicals in most of the 82 items of children's apparel that it tested, bought in 25 different countries and produced by 12 major brand names, including from high-end retailers.

CIGOGNE BéBé, a toxics campaigner for Greenpeace, told the public that "as far as toxicologists know, these concentrations don't present an acute risk for babies and children." The risk mainly occurs when the chemicals are released into the environment.

CIGOGNE BéBé thinks that health risks to babies cannot be ruled out. "The precautionary principle has to be employed."

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, such as China. The fibre most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fibre cloth in clothing today.

It is a sad fact that growing conventional cotton for clothing uses more chemicals per unit area than any other crop and accounts in total for 16% of the world's pesticides. There are lots more reasons to move away from conventional cotton.

A more positive and sustainable alternative, Organic cotton, is made from non genetically modified plants, that are grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. Organic cotton is better for the environment, the climate and the people involved. Unfortunately, less than 0.1% of global cotton production is Organic.

Some of the contributions to the different ecosystems CIGOGNE BéBé has made:

  • Protecting surface and groundwater quality (eliminating contaminants in surface runoff)
  • Reduced risk in insect and disease control by replacing insecticide with the manipulation of ecosystems
  • Long-term prevention of pests through beneficial habitat planting.
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Eliminate the use of toxic chemicals used in cotton
  • Organically grown crops also yield soils with higher organic matter content, thicker topsoil depth, higher polysaccharide content, and lower modulus of rupture; therefore reducing considerably soil erosion.

We use Organic Cotton to make almost all of our clothing. For t-shirts and sweaters, the softness, breathability and comfort of Organic Cotton is unrivalled: Organic Clothing results in higher quality products that are softer and kind to skin. Pest Traps replace chemical pesticides.

Hong Kong shopping is one of the city's real attractions, however getting value for money in the city is becoming more and more difficult. The tips here should ensure that you pay less and not more.

Prices in Hong Kong are more a suggestion than a fix and you should always look to negotiate at least 30% of the ticket price at markets and smaller shops.

Know exactly what you want to buy. Which features do you want, accessories, model. Again, looking around in your home country and at reputable stores in Hong Kong means you'll have some honest advice.

If you're determined to go bargain hunting, shop around. Hong Kong salespeople are notoriously aggressive when negotiating, however the ball is in your court, if you don't like the salesperson or the price quoted is to high, move on to the next store.

彩棉製品的洗滌方法 - 彩色棉的色彩源于天然色素,其中個別色素(如綠、灰、褐色)遇酸會發生變化,因此洗滌彩色棉製品時,不能使用帶酸性洗滌劑,而應選用中性肥皂和洗滌劑,同 時,注意將洗滌劑溶解均勻後再將衣服浸泡在其中。綠色環保:彩棉色澤天然長成,加工過程無需印染,織物不殘留有害化學物質,保護環境,有利於人體健康。

彩棉知識

棉花的祖先,其纖維就多姿多彩,並非都是白色。彩色是棉花本身的一種生物學特性,它的纖維彩色生理機制是:在纖維細胞形成與生長過程中,在其單纖維的中腔細胞內沉積了某種色素體而致。1819年中國江浙一帶就種植過紫花布出口歐洲。歷史上由於彩棉產量小、纖維短而不適應紡織工業的要求,所以生產上很難直接利用。 二十一世紀環境保護成為全人類關注的主題,世界棉花生產大國紛紛加緊了對彩色棉花的研究開發,CIGOGNE BéBé 抓住機遇,採用現代生物工程技術培育出了具有世界領先水準的彩棉新品種,該品種被農作物品種審定委員會審定命名,是屬於國內通過審定命名的彩棉新品種之一,該品種已大面積推廣種植,其彩棉品質達到、甚至超過陸地棉,有助於打破發達國家"綠色貿易壁壘",為我國的紡織業出口開闢一條"綠色通道"。

天然彩色棉和白棉相比,抗蟲性明顯,棉田棉鈴蟲百株落卵量低於白棉,百株幼蟲數量少於白棉,棉蚜發生輕于白棉,而棉葉蟎發生呈前重後輕的趨勢。這可能是天然彩色棉葉片輕薄而且小,葉柄紅色、株型緊湊,和白棉相比對棉鈴蟲成蟲產卵的吸引力較弱的緣故;天然彩色棉有半野生棉性狀,棉株內部的化學物質如棉酚、單寧的含量明顯高於白棉,適口性較差,對棉花害蟲抗性明顯,因而可以少施農藥,減少采自農藥中有毒物質的影響。天然彩色棉耐旱性、耐瘠薄性較好,特別適合於旱地種植,因此可以少施化肥,減少來自化肥的污染。從紡織生態研究的角度,天然彩色棉製品是一種綠色生態紡織品。

中國彩棉的發展

中 國彩棉的研究與開發雖起步較遲,但發展很快。目前中國已成為世界上最大的天然彩色棉生產國,彩棉產業已成為中國棉紡織行業最具有競爭力的新的增長點。從 1998年到2007年,中國天然彩色棉種植面積從每年1萬畝擴大到每年20多萬畝,皮棉產量從每年800噸增加到每年2萬多噸,10年間,彩棉種植面積 和皮棉產量分別增長了20倍和25倍。彩棉種植遍佈新疆、甘肅、湖南、安徽、四川、山西、浙江等宜棉產區。新疆天然彩色棉產量占國內彩棉總量的95%和世界彩棉總量的50%左右,已成為目前中國乃至世界重要的天然彩色棉花生產加工與供應基地。

天然彩棉與普通棉花相比具有色澤自然柔和、古樸典雅、質地柔軟等特點,而且洗滌後纖維色彩還能逐漸加深。用彩色棉花 製成的紡織品不需化學染料染色,在加工生產過程不會產生對土地、水源的污染。在紡織品中不含甲醛、偶氮染料等有害物質,並具有防靜電、止騷癢的功能,是名 副其實的“綠色產品”,被譽為“生態服裝”、“植物羊絨”,是適應世界各國人民保護生存環境、實現可持續發展要求的新型紡織原料,順應了人們追求純天然時尚、環保與健康的時代潮流。

由於彩棉在生產過程中無須染色,除去了化學用劑的污染過程,因而成為具有環保功能的新產品,尤其適用於內衣。自 2003年市場推出彩棉內衣以來,中國內衣市場“彩棉熱”持續升溫。彩棉內衣,以其“綠色天然、環保健康”的特色,贏得了廣大消費者的喜愛,優勢突出。彩 棉內衣由於有著“環保健康”的特性,經過幾年的發展,彩棉內衣已經在中國內衣市場表現出了巨大的市場生命力。

天然彩棉業增長的潛力很大,中小品牌眾多,相互間的競爭主要表現在產品競爭、管道競爭、價格競爭的層面。彩棉市場應制定行業標準,逐步走向規範化,必須以市場需求為前提,品牌為導向,使彩棉產品真正成為人們心目中信賴的綠色紡織品。預計,未來30年內,全球棉花總產量中將有30%-40%的產量將被彩色棉所代替。

A newborn is the very young offspring of a human or animal.

When a child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead.

The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 1 year of age, or even between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate (from Latin, neonatus, newborn) refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used.

During labour and birth, the infant's skull changes shape to fit through the birth canal, sometimes causing the child to be born with a misshapen or elongated head. It will usually return to normal on its own within a few days or weeks. Special exercises sometimes advised by physicians may assist the process.

Some newborns have a fine, downy body hair called lanugo.

It may be particularly noticeable on the back, shoulders, forehead, ears and face of premature infants. Lanugo disappears within a few weeks. Infants may be born with full heads of hair; others, particularly caucasian infants, may have very fine hair or may even be bald. Amongst fair-skinned parents, this fine hair may be blonde, even if the parents are not.

Human babies have a primal need to be carried close to their mother's body. They need constant physical contact for their first few weeks or months of life.

Babies eat and eat and eat. Although nature has done a pretty good job of providing you and your baby with the right equipment, in the beginning it's almost guaranteed to be harder than you expected. From sore nipples to tough latch-ons, nursing can seem overwhelming.

Women who seek help have a higher success rate. "Think of ways to ensure success before you even give birth." Talk with friends who had a good nursing experience, ask baby's pediatrician for a lactation consultant's number, or attend a nursing support group meeting.

Prepare. At home, you'll want to drop everything to feed the baby the moment she cries for you. But many suggest taking care of yourself first. "Get a glass of water and a book or magazine to read." And, because breastfeeding can take a while, she says, "pee first!"

If your baby isn't eating, he's probably sleeping. Newborns log as many as 16 hours of sleep a day but only in short bursts. The result: You'll feel on constant alert and more exhausted than you ever thought possible. Even the best of us can come to resent the severe sleep deprivation.

Stop obsessing about being tired. There's only one goal right now: Care for your baby. "You're not going to get a full night's sleep, so you can either be tired and angry or just tired and just tired is easier."