In this article we’ll go over everything you need to know about Clek’s new fabric, “Mammoth”.
In July 2021, Clek released a new line of fabric called the “Mammoth“. This is a new flame retardant free fabric option made up of Merino wool + TENCEL®. The wool and tencel blend are said to be softer and more durable than the 100% wool car seat fabrics.
Here is a close-up of the Mammoth (wool and tencel blend) fabric:
Clek still has (2) two 100% wool fabric options: Twilight and Full Moon. There is rumor that these will be discontinued, but are still available at most retailers.
Clek has discontinued a fabric called “Mammoth” or “Mammoth wool”. This was Clek’s original 100% wool fabric that they have kept in their line-up through the years. Many retailers are still selling the old “Mammoth” so you really have to be cautious when shopping so you know exactly what you’re getting. This can be very confusing. Below is a comparison between the old, 100% wool Mammoth fabric and the new 2021 wool & tencel blend Mammomth fabric.
The new wool and tencel blend Mammoth fabric is a charcoal gray color, though it looks like a dark navy blue on screen. Currently, this fabric only comes with a black base. (Check back as we ordered a Foonf in the new Mammoth fabric and will write a full review, including what the fabric actually looks like in person!)
According to Clek, TENCEL® is a natural cellulose, 100% plant-origin fiber that’s manufactured from renewable materials. TENCEL® is naturally soft, supple and breathable, with moisture absorbing properties that pair perfectly with wool.
The Mammoth fabric is the most expensive option of all the Clek fabrics.
For instance, the Clek Foonf in Mammoth costs $549.99. The other flame-retardant free options (100% wool) cost $509.99. This is a $40 difference. If you’re not interested in a 100% flame retardant free car seat, Clek offers other colors at an even cheaper price. All Clek car seats are free from halogenated (brominated and chlorinated) flame retardants, but not all added chemical flame retardants.
Only the Clek’s in the colors Twilight, Full Moon and Mammoth are 100% chemical flame retardant free. Wool is naturally resistant to fire and Clek is able to meet the required Federal safety standards without the use of added chemical flame retardants.
Clek’s new Mammoth fabric is available on most of their products: the Liing, Foonf, Fllo and Oobr. The Mammoth fabric is also available on the “Infant Thingy” accessory.
The new Mammoth fabric is not currently available on these Clek products: Liingo, Olli or Ozzi.
We were counting down the days to the release of Clek’s new flame-retardant free fabric ever since they announced it. Here’s some of the major reasons we love the new Clek Mammoth fabric:
Although we’re huge fans of the new Clek Mammoth fabric, there is some room for improvement in our opinion: