Middle Earth Collection

Hobbit™ Quest Design Development

Artist Cari Johnston tells us about the inspiration and unique elements in her winning entry to the Onering competition to design the next Oscha Middle Earth pattern.  This design shows a section of The Hobbit as the Dwarves and Bilbo travel to the Lonely Mountain (which you can see in…

Zoe Masters
Middle Earth Collection

Hobbit™ Quest Design Development

Artist Cari Johnston tells us about the inspiration and unique elements in her winning entry to the Onering competition to design the next Oscha Middle Earth pattern.  This design shows a section of The Hobbit as the Dwarves and Bilbo travel to the Lonely Mountain (which you can see in…

Zoe Masters
Sustainability

Top 5 Reasons Why Organic Cotton is the Best Choice for Your Baby Carrier

Cotton is known as ‘the world’s dirtiest crop’ because of the heavy use of toxic chemicals – accounting for 25% of the global use of insecticides. This not only affects the environment and the farmers but is passed all the way down the line to the consumer, in the case…

Zoe Masters
General

Warp, Weft & Weave Structure – Understanding How Your Sling is Made & Wrapping Qualities

What is a warp, what is the weft? How do different weave constructions and yarns affect my baby sling and carrier? You might have come across various weaving terms in your babywearing journey and are feeling a bit confused about what they mean and how it all goes toward creating…

Zoe Masters
Babywearing

Do Babies’ Legs Get Sore In The Sling?

“Are their legs ok in this sling?”, “why is the wrap leaving marks on my baby’s legs?” and “is itokay for my baby to wear a sleep suit in a baby carrier or sling?” are questions I often hear fromnew parents. It can be understandably concerning, particularly if parents are…

Jill Graham
Design

Gulls: Design Development

We are excited to release another new design for our baby slings and carriers on our gorgeous beach fade warp. Introducing Gulls, in collaboration with Scottish designer, Louise Oppenheimer. This beautiful design features a relaxing scene of swooping gulls over a seascape depicted through the use of clever line work…

Megan
Design

Kelpies: Design Development

Oscha’s Kelpies design was made in collaboration with the wonderful Pam Henkemans and features galloping horses emerging through clouds of rolling manes flowing amongst them. Our first release of this design is Kelpies ‘West Sands’, set against our gorgeous beach fade which makes for a wonderful baby sling or carrier.…

Megan
Babywearing

Can I Carry My Baby Facing Forwards in a Sling?

You might have seen sweet images of babies in wraps, ring slings and baby carriers facing outwards and want to try it, or perhaps you consider it a stage in the process of using a sling, maybe you think your baby is too curious and needs to face outwards. On…

Jill Graham
Middle Earth Collection

Imladris & Rivendell Pattern Development: The Middle Earth Collection

For our latest addition to our Middle Earth Collection, we explore the valley of Imladris, where the village of Rivendell is nestled. Rivendell was home to many notable elves, including Elrond, the Lord of Rivendell.  Rivendell was a peaceful, sheltered town located at the edge of a narrow gorge of…

Megan
Babywearing

What is My Baby Trying to Tell Me in the Sling?

What is my baby trying to say when being carried? What are baby cues and how can I recognise them? We take a look at what these early cues might look like in a sling and how babywearing can help you to notice these cues early.  Babies communicate from birth,…

Jess Hippey