Which Fabric Blend Should I Choose?
Choosing a fabric blend that is right for you and your little one is important, however all of our fabrics are designed with comfortable carrying in mind – so you can’t really make a bad choice! Here you’ll find a little information about the wrapping qualities of our specially selected, high-quality yarns.
Considering a soft structured carrier? With this style of sling fabric blends are not as important – we suggest you go for a fabric you love!
Different combinations of yarns (or blends) will bring different wrapping qualities to your sling – our product pages will tell you the percentage of each of the yarns used in its construction this should give you an idea of how prominent the wrapping qualities of each yarn are in your chosen sling.
Cotton is the most common yarn we use here at Oscha, the majority of the bases of our fabrics will be made of 100% cotton or a cotton/linen blend. The reason we love to use cotton is that it offers wonderful wrapping qualities from newborn to toddlerhood.
✔ Soft & Strong
Wool is an incredibly varied yarn, with different varieties offering a wonderful array of properties for babywearers. From fine and mouldable Superwash wool to thick and textured Lambswool, we source all our wools from mulesing-free sources and ensure our yarns are responsibly produced. Depending on the type of wool used your sling might be perfect for all ages, or more suited to bigger kids.
✔ Supportive & Strong
✔ Temperature regulating
Strong, breathable and wonderfully malleable, silk blend wraps are perfect for all ages. A great yarn for beginners to look out for is Wild Silk yarns offer strength with little bulk meaning they knot & wrap easily while offering great support.
Bourette and Tussah Silks are great yarns for those who are looking for a little extra strength and support.
Hemp, Linen & Flax
Strong and durable, hemp blends need a little love and wear to become fully broken in but they will reward you with perfect support. UV resistant, temperature regulating and antimicrobial these blends are a great choice for toddlers.
Strong, and eco-friendly, linen blends need a little love and wear to become fully broken in. Breathable and supportive these blends will soften with time to become extremely versatile wraps.
We often use cottolin warps, which have a low percentage linen blend (c.14-16%) coupled with organic combed cotton, these have different wrapping qualities to a high percentage linen wrap. A cottolin warp offers strength and breathability with more moldability straight out of the bag, a higher percentage linen sling might need a little more love to become buttery soft.
Pure bamboo blends are super soft & breathable with a lovely cush for the shoulders. Organically and sustainably grown, this eco-friendly yarn is UV resistant, moisture wicking and odour resistant.
Bamboo Viscose blends are super soft & malleable, perfect for warmer climates. This yarn is great for carrying newborns, but also works well for toddlers if you are using multilayer carries. Organically and sustainably grown, this eco-friendly yarn is UV resistant, moisture wicking and odour resistant.
Tencel blends are strong & soft. Tiny fibres in the yarn are great at absorbing moisture, making these blends breathable & wonderfully wrinkle free. Collecting less odour & bacteria than other fabrics they need to be washed less often. Produced using less water & land than cotton, this is a great eco-friendly alternative.
Each woven product has its own unique character, from nubs and slubs to wonderfully flecked wild silk, the varied nature of yarns bring a distinctive look and feel to your woven wrap. Head to our blog to learn more about the natural characteristics of your woven sling.