• Woven Wrap

    Didymos Prima Monochrome Hemp

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Prima Fibre: 75% cotton, 25% hemp Measurements: 438cm long, 67cm wide, 232 gsm Key words: Classy, airy, tough, mouldable     How can I break thee in? Let me count the ways… That’s an appropriate beginning really – for, though it may not sound like it, this is the start of a love story.     When Monochrome first arrived, that’s not what I thought I’d be saying. It was nice enough to look at, but as soon as I touched it – wow, you know it’s a hemp blend. It was stiff and rough – oh, so rough. After a…

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    Miloves Slings Rosette Midnight Pearl

        AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Miloves Slings / Rosette Fibre: 100% combed cotton Measurements: 490cm long , 67cm wide, approx. 293gsm Key words: Glide, soft, classy     For years I’ve admired the style of Audrey Hepburn. Classy, elegant and stylish – and yet still a little bit bold, not playing it too safe. In my opinion, it’s a winning combination, but one which it’s hard to capture. Yet that’s what Miloves Slings seems to have done with Rosette Midnight Pearl. The colour choice is bold: a true white with only the slightest cool, greyish cast added by the black weft. The white side catches any natural…

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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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    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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    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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    Accidental Loveliness

    I recently took a stash shot featuring the indios I currently own. It was a nice shot.   Then I set up a few of the indios for a taper comparison shot, since one has deeper tapers than unsual. (I really love geekery details like this!)     I was all set to bundle the wraps up and take them back into my house, when my eye was caught by the ‘messy’ edge of the wraps. I’d lined up the tapers oh-so-neatly, but behind that I’d pushed the wraps around any-old-how, letting them fold and drape towards the ground.   And actually, it was really gorgeous. One of the things…