Natibaby first released Forest in Red Wine Linen in February 2012. It wasn't exactly one of the more popular wraps, but over the past year it has gained a strong cult following making it one of Nati's more sought after wraps.
Forest has been released in linen, cashmere and silk blends. This is the second hemp run of Forest and it's just rad.
This is a jacquard weave woven in green and anthracite grey threads.
Release Date 29 July 2013
Weight: 190 gr/m2
Natibaby hemp has been running on the thinner side these days (swallows and delin plantino are the exceptions). Looks like these are no exception. They are lightweight and the nice thin hemp wraps we've been seeing this summer.
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.