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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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    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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    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 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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    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, 312 gsm 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…

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    Didymos Garten im Herbst

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Garten im Herbst Fibre: 60% cotton, 40% wool Pre-wash measurements: 453 cm long, 70 cm wide, 284 gsm Post-wash measurements: 444 cm long, 70 cm wide, 292 gsm Key words: Supportive, solid, robust     Woven exclusively for Natürlich Wachsen, Garten im Herbst (“Garden in Autumn”) intrigued me as soon as I saw it. It reminds me a little of Didymos’ existing bird weave, Vogels, but the addition of branches with angular foliage and the different style of birds makes for a more quirky design. This is one of those patterns which really comes to life when wrapped; the branches lie beautifully,…