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    Girasol Nightfall Cuervo

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Girasol / double weft toddler twill Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 485cm long, 72cm wide, 291gsm Key words: Robust, supportive, comfy, vibrant     Let’s talk about friends. Friends, like wraps, come in all different kinds. There’s the been-around-forever, reliable, call on them first in an emergency ones (Firespiral Barnacle Seafoam RS in my stash). There’s the ones you don’t hang out with often, but whenever you do, you have a great time (this one’s my light blue wool Prima). Then there’s the ones which are a less perfect fit for you than they were originally, but your shared history keeps you together (first…

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    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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    Marisso Caver Sky Blue

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Marisso / Caver Fibre: 59% Egyptian cotton, 41% combed cotton Measurements: 478cm long , 65.5cm wide, 322gsm Key words: Soft, supportive, workhorse     I’m thinking of a spring day. The air still isn’t all that warm, but the sun is warm enough that you can lie on the grass outside. You put your head down on the grass, and as you breathe in its fresh scent, you look straight up at the sky. It’s not the brilliant blue of summer – no, it’s that light, slightly hazy springtime blue. Fluffy, insubstantial clouds are gently drifting around, and contrails are fuzzing out to…

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    Didymos Silva

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Silva Fibre: 78% cotton, 12% linen, 10% silk Measurements: 488cm long , 67cm wide, 324gsm Key words: Cushy, supportive     EEEEE! You’ll have to forgive me. I know, opening a review with a squeal is not ideal. But I have been so excited to get the chance to review this wrap! Didymos has previewed/teased Silva a number of times, and each time I have been intrigued by it. So, let’s find out: has Silva lived up to my expectations?     When you first handle this wrap, you don’t think of it as heavyweight. It has a gauzy texture and…

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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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    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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    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 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).  …