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Didymos Acqua Fishies (Tussah Blend)

Didymos

Yay for another Fishie release! This one is just absolutely gorgeous. Deep shades of turquoise and acqua create a striking contrast to the natural colored fishies (although, they don't look natural in some of the swatches. They look more kind of vibrant, radioactive green. Another case of swatch blindness, perhaps?). But however they look, this is such a gorgeous wrap. So striking!

This is a jacquard weave woven in acqua blue and ecru threads

60% cotton 

40% tussah silk 

Release Date: 21 June 2013

Weight: 180 gm/m2 (Supah thin)

This wrap is thin and since it is tussah, a bit narrower than most Didy wraps. I have not had a chance to wrap with this one yet, but since it is thin, I am going to say that it is probably best for squishes and smaller babies. When I have one in hand and can give it a try, I can give a better review of how it wraps.

What is tussah silk and how is it different than regular silk? 

Tussah is often called wild or uncultivated silk. As opposed to cultivated silk, tussah silk is gathered from wild or semi-wild silk worms. The silk filaments are collected from the worm's cocoon after the moth has hatched. There are many varieties and shades of wild silk. As the caterpillars eat a variety of vegetation,  the silk can be anywhere from natural to beige to brownish toned. Tussah silks are wildcrafted and thus may be considered "organically raised." They are naturally tan, and generally are stronger and more resilient than cultivated "white" silks. 

As mentioned earlier, tussah blends do run narrow. Even when laundered per Didy's directions, tussah does shrink; this is not a flaw, but instead a natural property of the tussah silk fibers. 

 

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