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The Mockingbird

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Mockingbird by Tula Woven
Stocking Friday, April 11th at 9am PST

Details:
? 100% cotton
? Medium weight wrap (270 +/- 30 GSM)
? Special finishing process makes this wrap soft,
does not require any breaking in.
? High quality, 100% cotton with Öko-Tex
Standard 100 certificate
? Woven in Poland
? Available sizes: 2-7
? Price: starts at $150

Our first review is from Michelle from Dancey Pants Disco who did this beautiful artwork of the Mockingbird wrap.

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“I’ve never been too much of a wrapper (I have terrible rhythm. ha! That’s what happens when I try to be funny…), but recently I’ve really started to grow more interested in a few unique wraps. Of course my little boy is a giant almost two year old now, so I’m definitely looking for more supportive wraps. As soon as Mockingbird arrived, I put Odin up on my back for a walk. First wrap job and he felt so secure and comfortable right away. I’ve tried a 100% cotton wrap before and ended up selling it because I wasn’t a fan. The weave must be a little thicker on the Tula Wovens, because I didn’t feel like it was digging at all like my previous cotton wraps had done. I normally prefer my buckle Tula but this one was definitely equally nice on my shoulders.  It was also nowhere near as grippy as the previous cotton wraps I’ve tried. Super smooth and actually much easier to wrap with. Being fairly new to wrapping, the gliding but grippy bit is a huge bonus for me. Toddlers are wild little things and don’t like to sit still while their mamas tie and re-tie a carrier, so it really is huge.

About 75% of my wardrobe is a black or neutral, so not only is this wrap super comfy but it also matches everything that I wear! I also live on a little island known for it’s history with whales and the little whale tail-esque design is perfect for us. I’ve loved this wrap design since I first drew it out and now that I’ve played with it a bit, I love it even more. So gorgeous. Beautiful work, Tula!”

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 And our next review is from Kat Berling

“Since the Tula brand started selling its buckle carriers in the US two years ago, the brand has had a reputation for ergonomic, thoughtful design and style, beautiful craftsmanship, and personable customer service. So when Tula announced that they would soon release woven wraps, I waited in anticipation for what would be released, knowing that I would want one, sight unseen.

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Of course I wasn’t disappointed. Beautiful simplicity, just like the buckle carrier. I received the black and white Mockingbird in a size 4 to test. My preferences in a woven wrap are a simple design with no busy prints or whimsical designs; soft, sturdy fabric that is easy to launder; and enough width and heft to accommodate my 28-pound 2-year-old daughter. Tula woven ticks all of these requirements with flying colors. The design is to die for. I have been on the lookout for the perfect black and white wrap (the few that I’ve liked were either too narrow or not toddler-worthy). Mockingbird fits the bill for wearing every day or for the rare formal occasion. (I’m a mom, so I don’t get to do formal occasions very often! And especially not with my children.)

When I say that I need a wrap made of a sturdy fabric, that means no loose weave that may be prone to getting snagged, and easy to wash. This is an item that I use for my child, so it will get dirty no matter how careful I am with it. The fabric is smooth but gripped well enough in a multi-layer carry. It is not the grippiest wrap I’ve tried, but it is not the smoothest either. I wore my daughter in a single layer carry (ruck tied in front), and she sagged a little bit. So I’m not sure I would recommend this as a short wrap for a heavy baby. It is awesome in a Jordan’s back carry and in a hip carry with my size 4. I think it would be awesome for newborns because it is soft right out of the bag and unwashed. It will probably get softer after a wash.

I measured my size 4 as 160 inches (406 cm) along one rail, and 27.5 inches width, but it does wrap as a true size 4. I believe this may be due to the denseness of the wrap.

All in all, I would definitely recommend a Tula Woven as a “newborn to toddler” carrier for beginner to advanced babywearers.”

UNO – The Happiest Wrap on the Block

Happiest birthday to our little Leo! To celebrate our baby turning ONE we are so proud to release his birthday wrap ‘UNO’ ???

The UNO wrap will list on our website on Sunday, March 30th at 3 pm PST.

Details:
? 100% cotton and 100% happy
? Medium weight wrap (270 +/- 30 GSM)
? Special finishing process makes this wrap soft,
does not require any breaking in.
? High quality, 100% cotton with Öko-Tex
Standard 100 certificate
? Woven in Poland
? Available sizes: 2-7
? Price: starts at $150

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Tula Wrap Reviews

Some of our lovely new Tula Woven Wraps have been out adventuring in the wild with some different families and we’ve had some reports back on how they’ve been behaving. Here are 3 reviews of the wraps by three different mamas.

Priya by Christina Esler Pitts

“Tula Woven Priya is a dream to wrap with! The 100% cotton is soft and moldable right out of the packaging – no breaking in required! They come ready to wear and love. The medium thickness gives it a nice drapey effect, and it glides nicely yet has just enough texture so it’s not slippery. I got a perfect double hammock carry every time I used it!”

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Priya by Yazhi Smith

Priya means Beloved One in Sanskrit. And it is an apt name for this beauty of a wrap that has stolen my heart. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Tula brand and I was very much looking forward to seeing Tula Woven in action.

My first impression as I unwrapped it was that aside from being GORGEOUS in person, it was a nice weight. I’m a big fan of thicker wraps. Even though I live in South Texas (i.e. HOT weather), I favor a thicker, supportive wrap because I carry a baby and toddler. At 270 g/m2, Priya would be a medium-thick wrap.

And I’m a fan of details. Nice tag, Tula design team!

It measures 27 inches wide and my Size 5 measures 4.5m on the shorter rail so it’s a long 5 with short tapers.

I gave it a nice cold gentle wash with soap nuts and hung it dry overnight. No wrinkles in the morning so that’s great for lazy people like me who don’t really enjoy ironing.

Priya boasts a lovely jacquard weave that is more on the side of solid though not as dense as some existing wraps on the market. The weave gives it some nice texture but it’s still smooth enough to be forgiving for new wrappers. I love that it is grippy so there is no sliding around on my shoulders and holds a great knot but still smooth enough to make passes easy.

Priya has a little bit of stretch but not as much as some thinner wraps I own so it was really moldable and yielding for wrapping.

We did both a Front Wrap Cross Carry and a Rucksack Back Carry finished Tibetan and knotless. Priya impressed on both counts. Michael Jr was weightless in a single layer carry and the FWCC was extremely comfortable and not diggy or saggy (which can happen with thinner wraps).

Even after only one wash, it wraps beautifully. I can imagine it will get quite cushy and floppy with breaking in.

Summary:

•    Jacquard Weave
•    100% Cotton
•    Weight: 270 g/m2 +/- 30
•    Cold wash with gentle cycle with a mild detergent and hang dry. Can be ironed.

Priya is a gorgeous 100% cotton wrap woven in a jacquard weave reminiscent of beautiful blooms in shades of purple. She is a classy and elegant wrap of medium-thick weight and provides just the right amount of stretch to make wrapping easy but still be grippy enough to hold passes and be supportive. Moldable and easy to wrap with, she is sturdy and will be suitable for wrapping from small babies into toddlerhood. Single layer carries are extremely comfortable and multi-layer carries are rock solid! She is a keeper.

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Uno reviewed by Marisol Hernandez

I had the honor and privilege to take a Tula Woven for test drive, first impression was “whoa that color!” It’s a bold yellow, perfect reflection of our San Diego sunny days! Out of the bag, it’s SO soft, so not much breaking in needed, sturdy and easy to wrap with, supportive enough for my 30 lbs toddler, and not thick but also not thin or diggy. I was super impressed! I love the color feel and wrapping qualities! I love this wrap! Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 7.42.08 AM