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Archive: Natibaby Paissi Zuri (Hemp Blend)

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Nati hemp tends to run on thicker side, but their most recent hemp releases have been a bit airier and a little less dense. I have not had a chance to wrap with Ethno yet, but in hand it feels a touch thinner than the thicker hemp releases. It will most likely provide good support for bigger babies and toddlers.Oh my goodness--isn't this lovely? This is the fourth colorway of Paissi that has been released and it is a lovely neutral. The anthracite grey and ecru threads are striking and perfect for year round wearing.  

This is a jacquard weave woven in anthracite grey and ecru threads

70% cotton 

30% hemp

Release Date: 29 August 2013

Historically, Nati hemp has been thick and dense, but the most recent hemp releases have been airier and a little less dense. Paissi Zuri does feel thick, but the weave on it is a bit more open and airier. It does not have the same heavy feel of older Nati hemp. It does feel stiff and scratchy brand new, but it breaks in to be soft and floofy. 

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.

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