Before we ran our black Tencel warp, we had a number of Prototype baby wraps woven and sent them out for extensive testing with Oscha customers.
We had no idea what to expect from this new warp but the overwhelming feedback from our testers was that it made for a strong, supportive and soft wrap, great from newborn to about 2 years old, depending on the weft used.
Tencel is an eco-friendly yarn, stronger and softer than most cotton. Composed of tiny fibers which are great at absorbing moisture, this a soft, breathable fabric which is not prone to wrinkling. Tencel uses less water and land than cotton in its production and doesn’t collect as much odour or bacteria as other fabrics meaning it needs to be washed less.
Read on for a selection of customer reviews for our Tencel warp prototypes.
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Wrap Name: Nano Lavender, 58% tencel, 42% hemp
Soft Touch Finished: Yes
Wrappee Age(s): 10 months
Which carries worked well & which didn’t?:
We tried a FWCC, a reinforced kangaroo and a ruck tied Tibetan. The ruck was amazing, its by far the highest I’ve ever got Bailey, it held incredibly well and tightened easily, there wasn’t quite enough length for me to do the FWCC so it was difficult to tie off but it was easy to tighten the passes, the kangeroo was rock solid too, the grip of the pattern combined with the strength of the hemp make this pretty much unbreakable! I didn’t get chance to try with the toddler but it seemed very toddler worthy!
What makes this blend special?
The silky feel was really unique, hemp always feels quite rough and sturdy, but this was like the feel of wild silk with hemp underneath for strength, when I stroked Bailey in the wrap it was so smooth to touch but it was rock solid.
This wrap would be best for …
Anything extra you would like to add?
Compared to a normal hemp blend this adds a new dimension of softness with a nice shiney silky finish.