Type: Spiderweb Dew
Blend: 40% Hemp, 60% Viscose Bamboo
When Natibaby released a sample number of these wraps, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to buy one. The hemp and viscose bamboo blend sounded so intriguing! It arrived and my intrigue has continued, as I still can't decide what I think of this wrap!! The design is really funky, and the colour is lovely, although I slightly prefer the dusky appearance of the 'wrong', slightly darker side. Natibaby recommend washing the wrap before using it, so I duly put this wrap in the wash. Interestingly their washing instructions state not to let viscose bamboo be immersed in water for more than 40-50 minutes, so I had to set a timer and stop my washing machine when the time was up!
Once dry, the wrap was amazingly soft and mouldable immediately. The bamboo side is quite grippy, but the viscose bamboo side is very, very silky and slippy. This is the only feature of this wrap that I'm not keen on, as I feel that although it slides into place when wrapping, I'm finding that it slides out of place before I can secure it. However, when wrapped, it has a lovely cush on my shoulders. The only other thing to note is that the hemp side is covered in many slubs, which is often a feature of hemp and linen, but I was surprised at just how many slubs there were on this wrap.
I'm waiting to see whether the feel of the wrap changes with use and whether it stays as slippy. I will report back in the next few weeks after a bit more use.