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Archive: Natibaby Forest Natural (Hemp Blend)

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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 first hemp blend and goodness, it is a beauty.

This is a jacquard weave woven in Ecru and natural threads.

70% cotton

30% hemp

Release Date 26 March 2013

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. 

These are a wonderful departure for Natibaby and are quite thin and moldable. I am seriously honeymooning with this wrap. It is amazing and might be the first Nati hemp I use during the summer

Hemp tends to retain heat, so it can be warmer to wear in hotter temperatures.

Ring Slings are standard Natibaby ring slings with a pleated shoulder