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Wild Slings Les ténèbres Nimbostratus and Nocturne La potion de la sorcière

What is the first thing that comes to your mind if a wrap is referred to as a "crazy thick blanket"? A high-weight Luluna? A puffy-weave Yaro? Something hand-woven? The first thing I think of is the brand of Wild Slings and their "towels", i.e wraps with "fluffy cloud cotton" as their manufacturer lovingly calls it. This fluffy cloud cotton is basically something like the good old chenille. Chenille is soft and hairy yarn that scarfs, sweaters or blankets are usually made of (in case it is still not clear, this is what Wikipedia says about chenille ;) ). I was not my first encounter with a WS "towel" - last autumn, I had the opportunity to try La forêt vierge Cumulus, when Iveta (Czech "Mrs. Wild Slings", the administrator of the Czech and Slovak WS/ROAR/DISO fan group and owner of many wonderful wraps from these [...]

By |2019-05-21T22:58:18+00:00May 19th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Loktu She Silvan Flos and Bird Garden Amber

Silvan Flos Composition: 75% combed cotton, 25% Tencel  Weight: 375 g/m² (declared by the manufacturer), 365 g/m² (counted by us) Size: 4 Rucksack carry  Silvan is the newest (oficially released) Loktu She’s design. The Tencel pinkie Flos has two brothers, green all-cotton Alpinus and brown-yellow merino Fall. All of them are intended for toddler-wearing, which you can tell from their weight after all.  There is no secret that there is only few wraps with Tencel I really liked - the green-pink Navis Amphitrite boats from Loktu She are one of these exceptions. Although they contain a loooot of Tencel their fluffy weave compensates for its tendency to feel somehow "flat" on one's shoulders. The pink Silvan contains much less Tencel, but the weave seems denser and the wrap overall tougher than I would imagine it to be after [...]

By |2019-05-11T23:04:05+00:00May 11th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Mum’s Era Utah

Composition: 100 % cotton Weight: 239 g/m² Size: 7 (537 cm measured by us, tips 47 cm) Back wrap cross carry, Tibetian knotless finish Let me summarize my impression from this wrap right at the beginning: a Russian kitchen towel. Really, the way it looks, the way it feels in one's hands and I dare say the way it behaves in the carry, too. I signed up for testing of this wrap because I liked the blue colour and the "zig zag" pattern, but when I saw it live, I must say I was quite disappointed. Some wraps can surprise you - you would not find them interesting when not tied, maybe even a bit ugly, but once you see them in the carry, they magically transform into completely something else! This magic usually happens in case of wraps with vertical stripes, but nothing like [...]

By |2019-05-05T22:36:12+00:00May 5th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Pabelle Slings Llama Biscotti, Blur Sorbet and Makia Porto

We introduced Pabelle Slings and their elegant Makia Ivory last autumn. Meanwhile, we had the opportunity to try several other Pabelle wraps - two all-cotton pieces, the violet Makia Calluna and the Christmas limited edition Kisses Under the Mistletoe, and another Christmas beauty, Eshweria Flaming Star with lurex, or the blue-black llamas Llama Wakatobi with tussah. None of the wraps disappointed us, on the contrary, they exceeded our expectations quite substantially - mainly the all-cotton ones (one of the factors being also their almost unbelievably low price) surprised and pleased us very much. But let's not get ahead of ourselves; first, we have a review of these three blended pieces for you! Llama Biscotti Composition: 54 % cotton, 41 % tussah, 5 % linen Weight: 369 g/m² (counted by us in a broken-in wrap) Size: 5 Rear rebozo reinforced rucksack carry [...]

By |2019-04-28T10:39:55+00:00April 25th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

NAMAK Night Flowers and Magical Song Hand Woven Wraps

Mrs Mária Nagy is simply a legend in the Czech-Slovak world of hand-woven wraps - once you enter it, it is virtually a must to own one NAMAK or at least try a few on your own shoulders. As I wrote in the article about the HamaMama wraps - every HW wrap is an original, usually custom-made and woven according to the requests of its future owner; therefore it is possible that its properties may not be the right fit for everyone. These two particular wraps were custom-made too, and hereby we want to thank their owner for the opportunity to try them. Right fit or not, in this case there is nothing to discuss - as to the properties, these two pieces are basically perfect, in (not only) my opinion. Night Flowers Composition: Tencel/bamboo Weight: 313 g/m² (counted by us) [...]

By |2019-04-11T20:44:22+00:00April 8th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

ŠaNaMi Brown Coffee (Hnědá káva) and Paisley Bordó

ŠaNaMi, acronym from the Czech ‘Šátky Na nošení Miminek’, meaning ‘wraps for babywearing’, is one of the oldest wrap and babywearing clothes manufacturers in the Czech Republic. For a long time, babywearing meant wearing ŠaNaMi or Vatanai in our homeland, and those few imported pieces from our western neighbours like Didymos or Storchenwiege meant the highest level of luxury. ŠaNaMi was founded by the Adamec family from Týniště nad Orlicí in 2004 (my estimate - I counted that according to the information from Slingofest; I was not able to find any official information). Their first wraps were the classical, legendary ŠaNaMi twill-weave stripes. This is what the brand was producing for so long as 10 years, before releasing their first jacquard wraps in 2014. ŠaNaMi are no wrap innovators and do not experiment, regarding both colourways and patterns - everything is more or less subtle classic [...]

By |2019-03-24T17:25:19+00:00March 20th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Didymos Pfau Junos

Composition: 60 % cotton, 40 % wool Weight: 205 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 275 g/m² counted by us Size: 7 Reinforced front wrap cross carry No woven wrap manufacturer is such a legend as the German Didymos, founded in 1972 by a mother of four, Erika Hoffmann. The story of Didymos (meaning ‘twins’ in ancient Greek) began a year before that when Erika's girls, twins Lisa and Tina, were born. Soon after that Erika found the best helper and companion in her traditional wrap from Central America. Do you ever feel like a freak when walking down the street with your baby in a wrap nowadays? Just imagine Erika with her twins almost 50 years ago in a small German village where they used to live! If you do something for 50 years and you are successful [...]

By |2019-03-19T20:12:46+00:00March 18th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Kindred Wrap Pāʻia Lilac

Composition: 55 % cotton, 45 % Tencel Weight: 297 g/m² declared by the manufacturer, 283 g/m² counted by us Size: 6 Back cross carry Do you sometimes have the feeling that basically all the wraps of the world are woven in Europe, too? And that the number of countries in which you can name more than one manufacturer could be counted on one hand? And that everything else is kind of exotic, including the USA? No wonder, Americans are massaged by the ‘dangler’ (i.e. non-ergonomic carriers) manufacturers such as BabyBjörn much more than any other nation. Even such a wrap ‘giant’ as Tekhni sells its products on Etsy. I have a slight notion about Kindred, but mainly thanks to this particular wrap that has been traveling among the Czech wearers from the group Nosíme děti (i.e. We wear our [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:46:15+00:00March 11th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

HamaMama Hand Woven Wraps Testing

One could say hand-woven wraps kind of live in the time and space of their own - they look different, their tying is different, their behavior in the carry is usually slightly different than in their machine-woven relatives. I do not consider myself an HW specialist (and I never will) - there are only a few people in this country that really know their way in the hand-woven world - the weavers themselves and a handful of super-experienced wearers, maybe. I was allowed to look under the hood last December when we published the interview with the weaver Erika Štěpánová, a.k.a. ‘Mrs. Honu’. However, every time an opportunity to try one of these unique wraps comes, I do not hesitate (for example, you can read our reviews of Hopity wraps here and here; an article about a NAMAK wrap, Russian Cotton Cloud or Columbian AYU wrap and ring sling). [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:29:45+00:00March 9th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Kenhuru Shevron Royal Red

Composition: 50 % combed cotton, 50 % linen Size: 6 Weight: 250 g/m² (counted by us) Variation of back wrap cross carry with a ring, front cross carry Attentive readers of this blog must have noticed that I love tsumugi (especially Kenhuru tsumugi) and tussah (again, especially Kenhuru tussah). And I also love Kenhuru merino which is supersoft and does not bite at all. I own a wonderful wooly Wedmid Navy which I bought back when just a few people in the Czech Republic knew about the Polish brand with a kangaroo in the logo. It is one of those wraps I will never sell - it is great, perfect in all the ways you could imagine; every one I lent it to fell in love with it instantly! But this Mr Incredible will never leave our home permanently. Oh-so-soft merino, [...]

By |2019-03-04T15:32:42+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Wrap Reviews|0 Comments
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