This is a new design for Nati and at first, I did not care for it very much. But now that we have it in hand, I rather like it. It reminds me very much of delicate pine branches. It's really quite lovely.
This was kind of a confusing release. Both the hemp and the linen blends were released on the same day. This listing is for the hemp blend.
This is a jacquard weave woven in black and ecru threads.
Release date: 24 October 2013
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.
Size 5: $160
Size 6: $180
Size 7: $190