Archive: Natibaby Swallows Edel (Hemp Blend)

Regular price $170.00

Natibaby's swallows are a classic Nati pattern and it is arguably the first highly sought after Nati pattern.

This is a jacquard weave woven in dark purple and pink threads. The purple thread is the same as in plum clovers.

70% Cotton

30% Hemp

Release Date: 20 January 2014

Weight: 220 gm/m2

Natibaby hemp has been running on the thinner side these days (thinner than the old Nati hemp) and it seems like these will be no exception. The newer hemps have a lighter, airer weave and tend to be thinner and definitely 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 many people do not prefer to use it during warmer temperatures, or if they do, they prefer to do single layer carries. This is subjective though as some people prefer hemp during the summer.