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    Happy Fluffy Anna

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: HappyFluffy / handwoven Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 370cm long (plus 6cm fringes), 69.5cm wide, approx. 226gsm Key words: Thin, airy, mouldable, vibrant     You may recall that I recently tested another of HappyFluffy’s wraps, Diamond Coal. Proving that HappyFluffy can boast variety in its wrap offerings, Anna is substantially different to Coal – always a nice experience!     Anna is a handwoven, with a very pretty weave – pleasantly detailed and intricate. The weave pattern provides nice visual texture and is a good counterpoint to the simple stripe colour pattern. The striking black fringing adds extra elegance and I found myself…

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    Didymos Gold Silk Flames and Silver Silk Flames

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / flames Fibre: 60% cotton, 40% tussah schappe silk Measurements: 394cm long, 66cm wide, 218gsm (measurements taken from the Gold Silk Flames wrap) Key words: Lightweight, strong, nubby, solid, mouldable     The fabric lies on your hands: just enough weight to make its presence known. You move your hands and the fabric glides across them; a gentle whisper moving softly. You hold your child close to you and gather, pull, and tie. The fabric is crisp in your hands. It holds closely to you, an extension of your arms around your child.       My reviews are not normally marked…

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    Sensimo Slings Maxima

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Sensimo Slings / heart weave Fibre: 70% combed cotton, 30% repreve Measurements: 562cm long, 70cm wide, 280gsm Key words: Supportive, cool, vibrant     I’ve always noticed that wrapping older children draws attention. The number of people who openly stare or turn their heads as they pass by (motorists included, argh!) still surprises me. Howver, when I was testing Sensimo Maxima I knew it wasn’t just the older children passers-by were noticing. To say this wrap is vibrant is an understatement! The gorgeously saturated jewel tones pop and almost glow in the sunshine. The black weft picks out the heart weave with a…

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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 two…

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    Stash Shot Saturday: The Dresser of Delights

      Stash Shot Saturday: The Dresser of Delights I do love to take stash shots – there’s something very calming about folding carriers neatly, and it feels so satisfying to set up a nicely composed shot. It’s been quite some time since I last took one – I’m glad I got around to it today! Of course, when I set up a SSS, I never take just one photo 😉 Don’t these ring slings look just lovely hanging over the edge of the drawers?     These dark blue/neutrals are so classy. I was lucky enough to win the baby booties from Red Stitch Blue Stitch designs. I’m really impressed…