Diva Milano – certainly an Italian you think, donˈt you? Wrong move! In fact, it is a pan-European concern (even outreaching to India) specialised on production of woven wraps, baby carriers, babywearing, nursing and maternal clothes with headquarters in Portugal. The design is born in Italy, the prototypes are developed and tested in Russia (which explains a lot because the style of some of their products appears rather Eastern European than Italian to me 😉 ), and the production takes place in Portugal, Italy, Russia and India.
As far as the wraps are concerned, although they are quite known to experienced wearers, they are not the flagship of the brand – according to Slingofest.com, they have released 179 wraps in only 12 patterns since 2011 (i.e. the year of Divaˈs foundation), which is not any extra amount. Mostly, there are romantic Renaissance patterns, with Essenza (beside even more romantic Veneziano) being perhaps the most popular one, and one can certainly say defining the brand as a whole. Good news for the lovers of Italian elegance – the wraps belong among those really affordable – the basic line of cotton wraps and even some low-weight blended wraps can be bought for c. 2,000 CZK.
By coincidence, we got two different Essenza wraps for testing – all-cotton one and one with linen. We thank very much for the opportunity to try them!