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Yaro Contra Weave

Posted by Jo McMahon on

Are you looking for a wrap or ring sling that will comfortably support the weight of your growing child? Take a look at the Yaro Contra weave range - these are thicker (denser) woven wraps which are cushy and soft on your shoulders. They do take a little bit of effort to break in (soften up) and can be a bit harder to manoeuvre at first, but your efforts will pay off quickly. Once they soften up these wraps are suitable for all ages, from newborns onwards. For extra "marshmallow" fluffiness, have a look at the Puffy wraps which feel...

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Fabric geekery: Repreve

Posted by Jo McMahon on

Repreve by Unifi is a 100% recycled polyester yarn made from both post-consumer and post-industrial waste.  It is used in a number of industries, including clothing and woven wraps.  Tekhni have been using it for a while, and now have now released a couple of designs made with this fibre. The main benefit of Repreve yarn in woven wraps is breathability and temperature regulation.  It has similar wrapping qualities to wool, including bounce and a cushiness on your shoulders. It is ideal for hot weather as it keeps both the wearer and baby cool. And the great thing is that it is low maintenance...

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