Sjala – Rowan Viride – Review

Sjala - Rowan Viride - Review
Sjala is Sweden’s only machine woven wrap maker and they’re mostly known for fantastic elastic merino wool wraps that can be worn much longer than normal jersey wraps. Their first woven wraps came out in spring 2016 and they now have three different designs. Rowan is the latest and the one I received has been ...

Review – a love letter to Ruck n Roll’s Artemis

Review - a love letter to Ruck n Roll's Artemis
A love letter to Ruck n Roll’s Artemis Dear Artemis When you arrived I could have buried my face into your cloud like softness. I couldn’t believe it when Zoe told me you were 347g m/sq; you hide your weight well. You have a texture like cotton wool that is so gentle, so fluffy, I ...

Reviews in brief – Lawilde Elliott Verdigris and Artipoppe Original Leopard

Reviews in brief – Lawilde Elliott Verdigris and Artipoppe Original Leopard
It’s been ages since I wrote some reviews in brief but I’m lucky to have a lot of visitors pass through my hands and it’s a shame to not make some “tasting notes” of them. Lawilde Verdigris Elliott It’s been a long time since I got my hands on a Lawilde. I had shied away ...

Sjala – All Of These Lines Latte – Review

Sjala - All Of These Lines Latte - Review
Sjala is Sweden’s only machine woven wrap maker and they’re mostly known for fantastic elastic merino wool wraps that can be worn much longer than normal jersey wraps. They started producing All Of These Lines (AOTL) for spring 2016 in the form of pure eco linen. Latte is the first of the winter collection. The ...

Jacq and Rose – Tri Tanote Teal – Review

Jacq and Rose - Tri Tanote Teal - Review
Introduction Jacq and Rose (J&R) is a new British wrap company set up by Katie Meakin that focuses on the use of ethically sourced yarns and weaving geometric and naturally inspired patterns. I have had the pleasure of hosting one of J&R’s first testers as it has made its way around the country. It’s had ...

Liora Rae Wovens – Flow Caspian – Review

Liora Rae Wovens - Flow Caspian - Review
LRW is a new wrap company based in London, UK. I had seen the brand pop up on Instagram and was really taken with the Flow design. The owner, Natasha, has a background in fashion but seems to have found her feet applying her skills in wrap design and production. I was really pleased to ...

Two years

Two years

Coco-N Barbarian – review 2

Coco-N Barbarian - review
Coco-N Barbarian I introduced you to a rather interesting tester that I had land here last week. Barbarian is one of the first releases to come from Coco-N Fashion in Russia and you may recognise the owner as she also runs Mokosh. The wrap Barbarian is a quad blend of 65% Egyptian long-staple cotton, 15% ...

Coco-N Barbarian prototype arrives 1

Coco-N Barbarian prototype arrives
I am an unashamed brand tart in many ways. Not because I want to be all over the place when it comes to different wrap brands but because I am intensely curious about new designs, blends and developments in the babywearing world. I was really touched to be asked by a new company, Coco-N Babywearing ...

When you find your tribe

When you find your tribe
If I could turn back time (sorry if that landed you a Cher earworm) I would write my PhD thesis about the online communities and brands that are the wrapping world as I find the whole thing fascinating. Instead I’m doing something much more work applicable and making a few media shorts about it instead. ...

Punk McQueen: just open the box!

Punk McQueen: just open the box!
I’m in the midst of planning some audio and video shorts and really ought to get on with it. So I’m procrastinating in the best way possible; by faffing about making a sort-of-related video about the arrival of Punk McQueen. Well it did remind me of how I need to improve my voiceover delivery. We ...

Discovering Shaun Leane

Discovering Shaun Leane
It’s the 11th February 2010 and I’m sitting at my kitchen table working distractedly (always distractedly) on my PhD thesis. My phone buzzes and it’s a message from my husband, “have you seen the news?” What news? I turn up the radio from its usual background-just-for-company-hum and hear the headlines announcing that Alexander McQueen has ...

Haiku #42 by Taina K

Haiku #42 by Taina K
Handwovens have always interested me but I’ve somehow never known where to start. In my ideal world someone would say “this is the wrap for you” and I’d say “thank you very much, it’s perfect!” But that doesn’t happen and I know it takes people many tries to find a good one. So I have ...

Playing the stock market

Playing the stock market
I’ve written on and off about the reasons that I carry the girls. I was always clear in my head I wanted to carry and started off with a Close stretchy that was soon followed by various SSCs until we settled on a Madame Googoo. I started wrapping when our second child was about 4/5 ...

Sling Studio – Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent – reviews of sorts

Sling Studio - Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent - reviews of sorts
Time for some more reviews in brief because I’ve been lucky enough to holiday some beauties here recently and I just have to write about them. Here it’s the tale of two linen lovelies, Sling Studio’s Punk Greenday and Spots n Stripes Solent. When I was at Sling It recently Hilary of TigerPig Creations had ...