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Oscha Vanilla Roses Tri-Blend Woven Wrap (Size 3)

By Oscha

£10.00
Please note: it will not arrive on this date






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This is a beautiful wrap, just perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding or christening. It's a unique tri-blend, made from 25% wild silk, 20% linen and 55% cotton, with the benefits of all three fabrics. It is a medium thickness wrap.

The design is called Roses. It is subtle and elegant, featuring the popular roses design which takes much inspiration from Rennie and Margaret Macintosh. Naturally occurring dark speckles in the silk thread give the wrap its name, Vanilla.

We adore this wrap!

Dimensions

Ideal for: newborns, younger babies, older babies, toddlers, pre schoolers
Suitable for: all sized people
Carries: front, back and hip
Blend: 25 % wild silk, 20% linen and 55% cotton
Width: approx. 60cm
Length: approx. 3.2m
Thickness: approx.17mm
Weight: approx. 240g/metre squared
Cost New:£100

Brand

 

A relatively new player in the wrap world, Oscha are a Scottish company began by offering beautiful grads on 100% Irish linen. They now offer wrap collections (limited editions built around a theme) in all cotton as well as silk, linen, and wool blends. Oscha has created quite a sensation for their high quality wraps and attentive customer service. Although there is variation among Oscha wraps, many are quite dense and lean medium to thick and some are very textured. The 100% linen wraps are quite thin. Oscha are most definitely a premium brand, and have a huge following.

To find out about other brands available, see our guide to woven wrap brands.

 

Blend

This wrap is made from 25% wild silk, 20% linen and 55% cotton. Wraps with a silk blend are, well silky. Thin, soft and shimmery ƒ?? they feel very luxurious. Silk is a beautiful, natural fibre and often features in wraps with stunning designs. Silk fabric has been produced since ancient times in Asia and Europe. The earliest known references to silk date from China circa 3500 BC. China and India dominate the modern silk market. Silk is produced by many insects, but the silk used in textile manufacturing is almost solely that of moth caterpillars.

 

Wild silk, which includes Tussah silk, is produced from cocoons gathered in the wild and is very labour intensive, as you can imagine! Commercial silk is produced from the cocoons of the silkworm pupae. They are especially bred to produce a smoother silk with no mineral deposits on the surface.

 

Silk is one of the strongest natural fibres, and is very supportive. Wraps with silk in them are suitable for both warm and cool weather wrapping. Silk wicks moisture which means it can keep you comfortable in warm weather. Silk also keeps warm air circulating close to the skin in cool weather due to its low conductivity. Silk has low elasticity, so lacks ƒ??bounceƒ?? and strength when compared to other blends available.

 

You need to look after your silk wrap, but if you want a supportive, thin, pretty, shimmery wrap, itƒ??s hard to beat silk!

Linen blend wraps are often recommended for those looking for a supportive wrap. Linen is amazingly popular, many of the most highly sought after woven wraps are linen blends. Linen has been cultivated for over 10,000 years and is made from the fibres of the flax plant. The longer the flax used, the finer and less coarse the linen will feel. Italy, Ireland and Belgium are all highly regarded for their high quality linen production.

Many linen blend wraps can be tough to break in, but they are worth it. They break in to be buttery soft and usually have a silky soft quality to them. Linen is a strong and supportive fibre, but it has poor elasticity, and can feel hard and diggy on the shoulders unless blended with another fibre. However, a broken in linen wrap can actually be amazingly cushy.

Linen is smooth and cool to the touch. Its coolness, and its ability to gain up to 20% moisture without feeling damp to the touch, makes it ideal for wearing in warmer weather. It is one of the few fibres that is stronger when wet than when dry.

Linen wraps are virtually indestructible. If you are looking for a sought-after, supportive and cool wrap, then linen is where itƒ??s at!

 

To find out more about other blends available, please see our guide to woven wrap blends.

Care

Always check the manufacturerƒ??s instructions, but I recommend that wraps that contain silk are best washed by hand. However, you are unlikely to encounter problems if using the silk or hand wash setting on your washing machine. It is best to use a silk specific detergent. As with all baby carriers and slings, it is advised to use liquid detergent that is free of optical brighteners, bleach or softening agents. When wet, silk should be gently pulled into shape and line dried out of direct sunlight. Silk should only be ironed on low temperatures.

Did you know that silk loses up to 20% of its strength when wet? Silk wraps are also easily weakened if exposed to too much sunlight.

Size

This wrap is a size 3 and approximately 3.2 long.

 

Size Length (metres)

Size 1 2.0 ƒ?? 2.2 m

Size 2 2.5 ƒ?? 2.7 m

Size 3 3.1 ƒ?? 3.3 m

Size 4 3.7 ƒ?? 3.9 m

Size 5 4.2 ƒ?? 4.3 m

Size 6 4.6 ƒ?? 4.9 m

Size 7 5.2 ƒ?? 5.4 m

Size 8 5.5 ƒ?? 5.8 m

Carries

What you can do with any particular size of wrap depends on your size, your child's size and your skill level. We love a ruck tied at shoulder with a size 3.

Video courtesy of Tanya Tougas.

Please see our guide to carries you can do with a woven wrap for more ideas.

Accessories

We want you to be able to get the most out of your sling hire, so we offer a large range of accessories available for you to add on to your sling hire. Only accessories appropriate to the sling or carrier you are hiring will be offered.

Check out our guide to available accessory add on options for more information on the choices offered above.

Rental Period

When you are renting a sling for the first time you will get 2 days added on to the end of your rental period to allow for posting so that you hopefully get the full amount of time requested, actually with the sling.

So, if you choose a 2 week rental starting on the 1st of the month, your hire end date will be the 16th (14 days plus 2 days extra)

The sling will be posted to you on the 1st, hopefully arrive (dependent on Royal Mail) the 2nd and you will need to post it on or before the 15th to ensure it arrives with us by the 16th.

If you are extending your hire then no extra days are added, so a 2 week extension means that the sling will be due back 14 days later than originally agreed.

How to Rent

These are the steps needed to rent this wrap:

1) Select a type of hire -you can choose from postal hire and extension of existing hire. Only use extension of existing hire if you currently have the sling in your possession.

2) Select a rental period - 2, 3 or 4 weeks. If you are extending your rental, you can choose from 1 day, 2 days or 1 week rental periods too.

3) Pick a date to start your rental, this is the date the sling is posted to you for a new rental or the first available date if you are extending your rental. Dates is dark blue are available to be selected, dates in light blue are not able to be selected. This may be because we don't post out slings on that day, the sling is already reserved for someone else on that date or the rental period you have selected is too long for you to start a rental that day and return it before it is reserved for somebody else.

4) Choose your rental options using the drop down boxes. The mandatory boxes are starred and you must answer these questions Find out more information about the available accessory add ons. Only accessories that are compatible with the sling you are looking at will be shown here.

5) Click 'add to shopping basket' button.


This rental will now be added to your shopping basket. You may go on to rent or purchase anything else on our site or checkout. If you wish to hire more than one sling, you are very welcome to. All rentals starting on the same date will be posted together and will be covered by a single fee for postage. If you select several slings to be posted out on different dates we will contact you to ask for the additional postage to cover the additional parcels.

When you check out, you will need to give us your contact details, just fill in all of the boxes. You will need to pay the rental fee and postage at checkout.

You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.

Deposits are wavered for members.

Delivery

Rental slings are sent out on the first day of your hire via Royal Mail 1st class recorded post, unless another service is selected. Costs for postage will be added when you check out.

Deposit

You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. We prefer PayPal for deposits but also accept direct bank transfer. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.

Deposits are wavered for members.

Membership

Membership of It's a Sling Thing postal loan service gives you access to a range of benefits and discounts across all of our services. The funds raised from membership are used to increase the sling library stock so that we are better able to help people in the future.

- No deposits when you borrow from the library

-£3 off every time you rent something from the library

- 10% off all new slings and babywearing accessories

- 10% off all workshops

- 10% off all sling clinic appointments (in person and by Skype)

 

Membership of it's a Sling Thing costs a one off fee of£25 and lasts for a lifetime. Become a member today.

How to Buy

We don't yet sell Didymos, but if you rent this wrap from us you will receive discount codes from several retailers who do. So, if you rent it and love it, you can buy your own and save money! How awesome is that?

Safety

Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.

Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.

TICKS Babywearing Safety Checklist

You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Instructions

Check out Oscha instructions here.

Question?

Please check out our frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

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