Are you a fan of Steampunk? Then Natibaby's Gears is the perfect wrap for you. Interlocking gears churn across the length of this wrap evoking clashing images of anachronistic machines and steam engines.
This is a jacquard weave woven in natural and ivory colored threads. The Gears and Cogs pattern are often confused (I know I have done so myself). Cogs have more gears across the body of the wrap. Gears do not have as many gears across the body of the wrap.
This is a jacquard weave woven in ivory and natural colored threads.
Natibaby hemp has been running on the thinner side these days (swallows and delin plantino are the exceptions) and it looks like these are no exception. They should be lightweight and very much like the nice thin hemp wraps we've been seeing this summer. It has a lighter, airer weave and tends to be thinner and more moldable.
Many of us baby our wraps when it comes to washing. Hemp is one fabric that does not need to be overly babied. Hemp is dense and fibrous. It is an incredibly strong, durable fabric. If you want your hemp wraps to be buttery soft, you will need to break down the hemp fibers (because let's face it, that's what breaking in a wrap is--breaking down the fibers). Heat is going to do that. Many people prefer to wash in warm or hot water and tumble dry on warm or high heat. I do dry my hemp on medium heat and then remove it when damp to air dry. A good steam ironing will also help the breaking in process. Hemp is one of the few fibers that can take the heat and hold up remarkably well. You do not need to wash in warm water or do a warm tumble dry to break hemp in, but the heat is going to hasten the process without the typical wear.
Hemp tends to retain heat, so it can be warmer to wear in hotter temperatures.