Archive: Natibaby Flowerelli Lily (Silk/Ramie Blend)

Regular price $145.00

Flowerelli is the perfect sibling wrap to Fairytales and Elves. Whimsical fairies flitting through the air makes for a fanciful wrap. 

This is a jacquard weave woven in golden yellow and natural threads. This yellow looks to be the same yellow used in navy blue/yellow linden. 

68% cotton

19% ramie

13% silk

Release Date: 24 July 2015

I  really enjoy wrapping with the silk/ramie blends.  They are medium weight, easy with which to wrap, and the ramie cuts the smell and sheen of the silk. They tend to feel a bit dense and flat when brand new, but fluff up to be soft and squishy with breaking in. It offers good support and some cush on the shoulders, although it is not the cushiest wrap I have wrapped with by any means. 

What is ramie? Ramie is a flowering plant that is native to eastern Asia. It is commonly known as "China Grass." It has been used in textile production for centuries and has been found in the wrappings of Egyptian mummies (circa 5000-3000 BCE). It is one of the strongest natural fibers available and can be up to 6-8 times stronger than cotton, especially when wet (ramie is unique in that is one of the rare fibers that is stronger when wet) 

Ramie is most often blended with other fabrics because it increases the strength, absorbency, and dye affinity of the other fabrics in the blend. 

A unique advantage (or so I am told) of this particular silk/ramie blend is that the ramie cuts the silk smell a bit. I'm not sensitive to the smell of silk, so I cannot verify this. 

Natibaby silk is known for being fairly dense and thick. Out of the package, it can be bulky and awkward with which to wrap. But after breaking in, Nati silk wraps tend to be marshmallowy soft. Because of their thickness, Nati silk blend wraps tend to offer good support for heavier babies and toddlers.

These wraps are considered second quality. What does it mean if your wrap is second quality? It typically means it might come with some small weaving flaws such as small pulled or broken threads, skipped threads, a bit more nubbiness than normal or there might be some other flaw found on the factory flaw that might not be distinguishable to the general customer. These flaws are considered cosmetic and do not affect the safety of the wrap. I try to look over the wraps and figure out what exactly the flaw is before shipping. Large flaws are noted. 

These wraps will be shipping to MM the week of 3/4/13. It typically takes two weeks for wraps to arrive, barring any issues with customs. Please make note of this when placing your order.