Now that we know what a woven wrap IS-let’s talk about what they are made out of. Cotton, linen, hemp, and wool are fibers that can be found, as well as many others. Not only can a wrap be made of a single fiber type, blends of fiber types can be found too. Take a look at the infographic below for details on the individual fibers.
We know what a woven wrap IS, we just learned about the different fibers, now let’s talk about different brands of woven wraps. We will concentrate on looking at some of the wrap brands that can be found in the Lending Library of BWI of CLE but there are SO MANY out there!! Look on the far right side of this page for “Our favorite places to shop for babycarriers” which links up many different places you can go to browse and purchase!
Woven Wrap Brands
left: Didymos Day Owls-50% Cotton, 50% Hemp (Elyria Library)
right: Didymos Indio Sunshine- 60% Organic Cotton, 40% Hemp (Fairview Park)
Girasol: 100% cotton wraps handwoven in Guatemala
left: Girasol Cosmic Rainbow- 100% Cotton (Solon)
right: Girasol Phoenix-100% Cotton (Wickliffe)
Natibaby: Machine woven wraps from Poland. They offer 100% cotton wraps, as well as fiber blends.
left: Natibaby Henna Flowers-30% Hemp, 70% Cotton (North Royalton)
right: Natibaby Cogs Princely (dyed)- 70%
While this list of woven wrap fibers and brands is not exhaustive it is a good starting point! Please remember that BWI of CLE is always here to answer any questions you have and we look forward to chatting with you in the future!
Would you like to learn more about woven wraps? Check out our Pinterest or join us at a monthly meeting! Want to see everything in our lending library? Check out our current inventory!!
Written by Nichole Hoven, the Financial Coordinator and a VBE with BWI of Cleveland. She is mom to Lucas, wife to Ian, and full time engineer at a University. She became interested in Babywearing while pregnant with her son and started out with a Boba stretch wrap, and an Ergo SSC. Not being 100% sure on how to use the Ergo with a newborn led her to an internet search for a local Babywearing group. She found the Cleveland chapter and as they say, “the rest is history”. Her current favorite way to carry her son is using a woven wrap. She volunteers at the Elyria meeting and wherever else help is needed and her schedule permits.