A Quick Guide to Summer Fabrics

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baby carrying in the heat which fabrics to choose

Ice Cotton

Ice cotton is an innovative yarn that, through advanced spinning technology, makes a cool to touch and breathable fabric. It is made with 100% Supima cotton (the finest American Pima cotton) with no synthetic fibers, and is free from harmful chemicals.

Ice cotton’s unique cooling composition makes it perfect for summer carrying – we have an amazing range of wraps finished with our soft touch technique for the perfect summer wrap, ready to use straight from the bag.

Browse our Ice Cotton Slings

100% Organic Combed Cotton

Cotton is always a great all-rounder for any weather; it is soft, strong, breathable and easy to care for.

Our organic cotton is softer and stronger than most normal cottons, produced ethically this cotton is grown with care and without chemicals keeping the land, and farmers, healthy.

Learn more about our responsibly sourced and organic yarns.

Browse our 100% Organic Cotton Slings

Tencel

Tencel can be a great choice; it offers breathability and is moisture-wicking. It is soft and feels cool against your skin.

Low impact and produced from wood pulp using a closed loop system, Tencel is a great, ethical alternative to cotton and offers silky softness, strength and a wonderful shimmer. Softer and strong than most cottons it also uses much less water and land making is a great eco-friendly alternative.

Browse our Tencel Slings

Linen

At Oscha we love linen and offer a range of choices. It is a very popular blend for summer slings, being light and airy yet supportive, linen blends tend to do well in single layer carries.

For more information on our linens see our blog post.

We have a variety of linen blends to choose from, linen is a strong and breathable fabric and combined with other softer yarns it can make a great wrap for all ages. Choose a lower linen percentage for a breathable carry perfect for smaller kids, or a higher linen percentage for added strength and breathability: great for carrying all way through to toddlerhood.

Browse our Linen Slings

Wool

Wool is often underrated for hot weather and is mistakenly believed to be too warm to use. However, wool is great at regulating body temperatures and is naturally moisture-wicking making is perfect for carrying in the heat.
Our customers have told us that they enjoy using our thinner woollies for the heat.

Read our blog post by Oscha Model Yun, who told us all about how she loves to use woolie slings in the Hawaiian summer.

Browse our Wool Slings

Silk

Many of our customers have told us they have found our silk blends wonderful for hot weather. Silk is temperature regulating and great for keeping cool this summer with its naturally breathable composition.
We currently have a range of silk blends in stock, which are easy to wrap with, offer great support and cush for children of any weight.

Browse our Silk Slings