We plant 5 trees for every sling sold. Read more about our commitment to sustainability →
Anyone can use a wrap of any size – different lengths just = different types of carry. Many babywearers find it useful to calculate their base size – the shortest size of wrap that allows you to comfortably do the most popular beginner carry – Front Wrap Cross Carry (watch our instructional guide). You can find our full sizing guide here, but below is an approximate sizing chart which may help you.
Made from a blend of cotton (60%) and undyed Peruvian baby alpaca (40%).
We’re so happy to be bringing back this Sling Studio favourite – say ‘hello again’ to The Matriarch: a sumptuously soft, high percentage baby alpaca wrap, undyed on a stone warp, in a timeless herringbone pattern. This wrap was a sell-out when it was released in 2017, and it’s easy to understand why. Peruvian Baby Alpaca is an incredible fibre – a wool so soft, beautiful and esteemed it was once reserved only for Inca royalty and nicknamed ‘the fibre of the gods.’ As luxurious as cashmere but both softer and stronger, it’s hypoallergenic (no prickle here!), water-repellent, stain resistant, wind resistant, breathable and, whilst lightweight, is highly insulating – up to four times warmer than sheep’s wool! It’s also sustainable, ecological, and cruelty free – all of which are very important to us as a brand, and we know are important to you too.
The New Heritage range was all about taking inspiration from traditional techniques from the past and using lighter, modern yarns to produce something new. The Matriarch holds a special place in Alicia’s heart as it’s named after her grandmother’s place in the family, and we are so thrilled to be able to offer it in a small run once again. Perfect from the newborn days all the way through to toddlerhood, and in a minimalist design that will look good with absolutely anything, this is a wrap you’ll want to treasure forever.
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We are a small ethical maker, producing in limited runs. The 100% natural fibres we use in our products are either low impact (such as linen which derives from flax and requires little or no pesticides and relatively little water to grow) or fully traceable, cruelty-free renewable resources (such as non-mulesed wool and tussah silk). We also exclusively use OEKO-tex certified natural dyes - extra assurance that our slings are safe for both the skin and the environment.
After you purchase this sling, 5 trees will be planted where they're most needed in the world; once mature, they'll do their part to help reduce the effects of climate change and offset the damage done by deforestation (a practice which results in 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions!)
All of the above is part of our commitment to protecting the planet for our children, which you can read more about here.
Anyone can use a wrap of any size (different lengths = different types of carry), but some people find it useful to calculate their base size and to go from there. You can find our full sizing guide here. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by all the sizing information and unsure of which one to go for, it may be helpful for you to know that most people who carry their babies find size 6 to be a perfect starting point. A size 6 will allow you to get used to wrapping and to try out many different carry types to find out what you like best.
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