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    Liora Rae Wovens Bloom

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Liora Rae Wovens / Bloom Fibre: 24% Egyptian cotton, 76% combed cotton Measurements: 396cm long, 67cm wide, 289gsm Key words: Stretch, bounce, recoil, cush, supportive     I should start off with a warning. If you’re looking for a measured review, with staid language and a modest description of this wrap’s qualities, step away now. This review is not that. Because I’m a tiny bit in love with Bloom.     I knew this was something special as soon as I pulled the wrap from its bag. Bloom has a texture unlike anything I’ve felt before. I spent a few days puzzling over…

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    Woven Bliss Romeo Wings

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Woven Bliss / Wings Fibre: 100% combed cotton Measurements: 506cm long, 69.5cm wide, 316gsm Key words: Supportive, solid, blankety, thick     When I first pulled Woven Bliss Romeo Wings from its postage bag, I thought it was going to be one of ‘those’ testers. You know, the kind of tester which, although great, is not your personally preferred wrapping qualities. The kind of tester you can objectively appreciate, but don’t feel too sad to bid farewell to. Well, it turns out I was 50% right. True to its initial in-hand feel, Romeo Wings is thick (that’s a nope from me), blankety (still…

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    Happy Fluffy Diamond Coal

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Happy Fluffy / Diamond Fibre: 100% linen Measurements: 542cm long, 73.5cm wide, 289gsm Key words: Glide / slippery, supportive, firm, cool     Exotic blends are pretty commonplace in the babywearing world these days. Baby camel hair, lyocell, banana viscose – where these once would have drawn comment, these fibres are no longer surprising. However, the blend of this Happy Fluffy tester is still  unusual enough to be intriguing – 100% linen. In a marketplace dominated by cotton blends, all-linen wraps are still few and far between. I had no idea what to expect from Diamond Coal!       I enjoyed Coal’s…

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    Lovaloom Petalon Elin

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Lovaloom / Petalon Fibre: 61% Pima cotton, 33% bourette silk, 6% seacell Measurements: 491cm long, 66cm wide, 341gsm Key words: Thick, supportive, grippy     Trying a new wrap brand is always exciting. I’ve been watching Lovaloom’s releases for a while now, and enjoying their aesthetic – so I jumped at the opportunity to experience one of their wraps in person.     The Petalon weave is a stylized flower petal pattern with plenty of movement in it. To me, it’s also slightly reminiscent of baroque patterns. The scale is nicely considered: small enough that the pattern is beautifully on show, but large…

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     Didymos Facett Tethys

    ​ AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Facett Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 499cm long, 67.5cm wide, 207gsm Key words: Soft, waffle, glide, thin     I’ve been curious about the Facett weave for a while, so I’m delighted I’ve had the chance to try one for myself. The first thing I noticed about Tethys – the moment I touched the wrap in the box, in fact – is that it was soft. Really soft. I was amazed that this was a loom state wrap! A wash and iron left it even softer still. This has to be one of the biggest advantages of Tethys, making it a very…

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    Didymos Domino

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Domino Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 489cm long (excluding fringes), 66.5cm wide, 230gsm Key words: Thin, mouldable, classy     When I first heard about the Didymos exclusive design for The Wrap Show, I wasn’t quite convinced. I just couldn’t picture it. A different weave at the tails and a fringe? It sounded complicated and, to be honest, fussy. And then I saw the preview photos of it. It was not fussy. It was elegant, it was classy. It was stunning.       To be honest, I’m not sure any photos quite do justice to Domino’s looks. I love the interplay of the…

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    Didymos Lisca Minos

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Lisca Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 489cm long, 66cm wide, 232gsm Key words: Soft, thin, stretchy, bouncy, snuggly I’m a longtime fan of Didymos’ lisca weave, but have only owned ‘thick’ versions (250+gsm), so I was excited to try a thinner lisca.     The colourway of is Minos really striking and grabs your attention immediately. From further away Minos appears a dark, saturated aubergine. However, close up it becomes apparent that there are 3 different colour threads – black, blue and pink. The blue and pink threads are very vibrant (almost electric) in their colour, and they really pop against the black…

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    Didymos Ada Natur

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Ada Fibre: 68% cotton, 25% hemp, 7% tussah silk Measurements: 479cm long, 67cm wide, 275gsm Key words: Supportive, textured, elegant, sheen, soft     Natties! Ah, possibly one of the most divisive colourways in the babywearing world. Some love them, some are terrified of them. I used to fall in the latter camp (the mud! The tomato sauce! The horror!) but having taking the plunge with a Natural Silk Prima, I have happily decamped to join the natty lovers. I adore the subtle elegance, the effortless goes-with-all-outfits style (and it turns out they’re not the stain attracting nightmares I envisaged).  …

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    Didymos Ada

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Ada Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 480cm long, 76.5cm wide, 214gsm Key words: Thin, smooshy, mouldable, stretchy, textured   This is a new weave for Didymos, so I was very excited to have the chance to test it out and evaluate the wrapping qualities. When I first took Ada out of the box, I was surprised by two things: how soft it was, even in loom state, and how incredibly intricate the pattern was. Of course, intricate patterns are nothing new for Didymos, but Ada is even more detailed than their previous offerings.       Ada is a wonderful mix of…

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    Woven Wings Northern Line

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Woven Wings/ Metro Tiles Fibre: 84% Egyptian cotton / 16% bourette silk Measurements: 533cm long, 61cm wide, 312gsm Key words: Blankety, grippy, supportive   The first word which came to mind when I pulled Northern Line out of its bag was “blankety”. As I hefted its weight in my hands I could feel it was a substantial, thick wrap, but it was also wonderfully soft and floppy. It was close textured and felt fairly smooth in hand. It was a pleasure to handle!     The aesthetic of the wrap is simple, understated but strong. The shapes are not at all complicated but…