This was one of ‘those’ wraps for me. I saw it, I had to have it. Perfect colours for us, and the silk content promised a lovely, supportive blend. I managed to nab a shorty direct from Sling Studio HQ, and I was very excited when it arrived (with a little personalised sticker too!). Straight from the box it was beautiful, soft and supple, with that gorgeous colour and very slight silk texture. I was immediately impressed.
Falling Feathers Juniper is one of Sling Studio’s famous feather designs – beautiful in its simplicity, yet intricately designed when looking closer. Woven with 25% Italian bourette silk and 75% cotton, it was soft and cushy straight from the box, and the silk gave it a lovely feel in hand. This silk texture also gave this wrap a lovely amount of grip – passes slid nicely into place and stayed there. At around 230gsm, it felt like a nicely balanced medium weight wrap, which I found it easy to tighten and knot – it made a fabulous shorty and was comfortable in both front and back carries with my heavy boys. The need to handwash, due to the silk, was a bit of a pain compared to my bung-it-in-the-wash wraps, but if I’m honest the cush and support of this wrap made it totally worth it (not that I wash my wraps that often anyway!).
A British company, Sling Studio are certainly making some gorgeous wraps. I would definitely consider them to be a high-end brand, but it is worth noting that part of the cost of every wrap they sell goes to the Tommy’s charity (www.tommys.org). I would definitely recommend this wrap to anyone, it’s both squish-worthy and pre-schooler strong, and I can’t wait to try more Sling Studio wraps in the future.