We absolutely pride ourselves on the quality of our products. In fact, Pognae has been producing baby carriers since 2005. We do everything in-house - from planning, development, design and manufacturing. Everything is done in our home base of South Korea, including production. We also produce our baby carriers according to international standards, including the International Hip Dysplasia Association, to ensure that our products are safe for the baby and the parent.
In the recent years, with hipseats gaining increased popularity, there had been a lot of other brands emerging in the market selling baby carriers that look very similar to Pognae. However, most of the cheaper "alternatives" have been massed produced at an extremely low cost in China. Some of the "copy-cat" hipseats have a very wide seat base, which may be harmful to a young baby's hip development. Many are also advertised with a maximum carry load of 20kgs, but because of its cheaply-made quality, the product is not as durable and may break or tear easily.
The founding father (now actually a grandfather himself) of Pognae, who has a keen interest in fabrics, continue to source the best material for our brand. We use certified 100% organic cotton whenever cotton is used on our baby carriers. All of our materials used have been tested for harmful substances (OEKO-TEX certified). The buckles and zippers on our products have all been sourced with industry-leading companies around the world. We refuse to take short cuts on safety.
At the end of the day, there is an abundance of choice for baby carriers out there across all price ranges. However, Pognae will continue to focus around quality to ensure we produce the safest, most comfortable & stylish baby carriers for parents and bubs!
All POGNAE hipseat baby carriers are manufactured under stringent quality control standards,and have been approved by the following global safety standards:
The CE mark stands for "Conformity to European" - a required certification in exporting products to the European Union. Products which have acquired the CE mark are ones that comply with standard qualifications in Europe in terms of safety and health for consumers, hygiene, and protection of the environment. POGNAE Hipseat Carriers have passed this certification. CE (EN71-3).
The SGS safety standard is an European test standard for detecting harmful chemical elements. POGNAE Hipseat Carriers have passed this certification. SGS (EN13209-2:2005).
Pognae hipseat baby carriers have been designed and manufactured according to the recommendations put forth by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI). The baby sits on the hipseat in the M-position where the thighs are spread around the carer's torso, with hips bent and the knees are at level with the buttocks with thighs supported.
Our No.5 and ORGA Hipseat Baby Carrier collections have been acknowledged by the IHDI as a hip-healthy product, when used as directed.
Be rest assured that POGNAE makes the safest and most comfortable hipseat baby carriers for you and your baby.