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Review of sakron Ring sling by World Of Wovens

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“To love the perfectly imperfect”

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REVIEW: LÖFT – SAKORN (mulberry silk)

” Okay, let’s talk Danish Löft again. I’ve gotten the opportunity to try the upcoming release Sakorn and since the release is this Wednesday (2017-05-24), I wanted to share my thoughts before that. Sakorn is made from 100% mulberry silk, and not just any mulberry silk. The women that makes these slings start by planting the mulberry leaves, they handfeed the silkworks (!) with the leaves before they can collect the silk. It is then dyed with organic vegetable dyes and finally handwoven to create the fabric for these ring slings. This is crazy cool, in my opinion. I get to have in my hand and wear my baby in a fabric that really has been cared for. So much time and effort that has been spent on making this. My first reflection collecting the package was how extremely light it was. I was even questioning had Signe really remembered to put the sling in there at all (really, no joking). Opening it, I saw this shiny piece of rosy pink. Signe from Löft told me to get out of my monochromatic comfort zone because well, summer, and sent me this pink and yes it feels like a summer compatible sling (but so does black, just for the record). The fabric is so light, and thin. Like a luxurious and elegant silk scarf. It has some structure though from the weaving which makes it not just a romantic piece but gives it a little edge. The sling I’ve gotten to try measures approx. 1.67 from the rings to the tails which is not the length that will be in the slings in the shop – they will be a standard length – but just a sample length.
This sling is recommended to be used up to 12 kg, and my Lo weighs… errr, somewhere around 9? The recommendations are purely based on comfort if my understanding is correct, and I can understand where it comes from. The sling is like I said really thin and light. It still feels supportive due to the silk, but I can imagine it being a little too thin for a heavy toddler. It has more glide than grip even though the pattern and weaving gives it a little structure. It is easy to tighten and to work with – no bulky feeling anywhere (of course) and it responds quickly and easily when you tighten. It might be a little glidey on the shoulders if you’re carrying a heavier baby – in that sense that the fabric will gather a little by the neck. Or maybe that’s just me not doing a great job tightening. The feeling is not entirely smooth, but still smooth enough to use on bare skin. A little breaking in might be good before using it on newborns, other than that – this is a perfect newborn sling since it’s so thin it won’t be overwhelming on that little newborn body. It’s great with both summer heat but also when it gets chillier. Only downside when it comes to newborns is that it’s not easycare. This is otherwise a perfect wrap to take with you, it takes like no place at all and weighs pretty much nothing. It’s also a nice scarf when you’re not wearing your baby. As with all handwoven slings from Löft, it does come with some pulls and thread ends and irregularities even though this sling feels tighter in the weaving and less pull prone than Bishnu for example. But if you know that you will stress about those things, then it might not be the sling for you. For me it is a great way of practicing to love the perfectly imperfect.”

Review of Bishnu from “World of Wovens”

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https://worldofwovens.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/review-loft-bishnu <– Please check this out, her pictures are stunning!

“So, in conclusion, if you are someone that cares about the world but also about how you look, and want to keep your baby close but in style without compromising with the comfort – then Löft has what you need. Especially if you don’t mind fixing a pull now and then. I am looking forward to what will come next from this promising company!”

I have gotten to try the upcoming release Bishnu from Danish Löft and I’m gonna tell you a little about it. Löft is a fairly new company that sell handwoven ring slings, produced in Nepal and northern Thailand by female artisans. The production is fair and by buying these ring slings you are supporting female empowerment and using your consumer power to do good. I mean that’s a great start, right? Now I have, like I said, tried Bishnu which will be released on April 21st but I also got a chance to play with an earlier release, Shiva, for a little little while. This is a brand that is said to focus on Scandinavian design combined with traditional weaving methods and that goal is fulfilled. Both slings I’ve tried has a classy, beautiful and sober aura. It’s the kind of sling that will improve your look in a subtle way. So let’s talk Bishnu. Bishnu consists of 30% cashmere, 30% silk and 40% cotton. It has a (terrifying) GSM of 380. My first impression opening the box was wow (which by the way was the same opening Shiva). It’s such a piece of art. Now I was afraid of two things when I expected this wrap, the heaviness/thickness and the high amount of cashmere. None of them has posed any problem. The high GSM – well, it is a handwoven wrap which makes it a little difficult to compare to machine woven ones regarding GSM. It is not thin of course, it is a fluffy and slightly thicker wrap but it is more of marshmallow than heaviness. I have not yet had any issues with the cashmere, impressively enough. The wrap does arrive with quite a few pulls and threads and a few weaversknots. These are informed about on the website and they are a result of the primitive hand weaving process – and I think that it is good to know about them forehand since it can take a little while to sort them out if you don’t mind them being there. The good part of it is that you get to know the weave pretty well which I find (oddly) satisfying. What I also appreciate is the personality you get from this kind of fabric. It really feels organic, living and vibrant in a way that machine woven fabric rarely does. It also do tend to be a little pull prone, being a fairly loose and airy weave. The ring sling is about 2 meters long and has black rings. Bishnu has black and white threads making it almost dark grey from distance and closer up you really spot the black and white. The width is 75 cm, so quite a wide wrap.
Now, I am team thin when it comes to wraps. I like my wraps thin and easycare, so this is like the opposite of what I should like. Regardless of that, I really like it. I like the idea of having an elegant sling that works beautifully both wearing your baby and wearing around the neck. Being a little thicker and fluffier makes it great for the shoulder, which is important when it comes to ring slings considering the uneven wearing. The width can however feel somewhat wide, especially in the shoulder area where all the fabric gathers. Comparing Shiva with Bishnu – Shiva is thinner and for me a little easier to use but Bishnu feels more robust and is still easy to tighten. It is pretty glidey which is good in a ring sling, in my opinion, but it still has some grip and it doesn’t loose tension whilst wearing. It has a little stretch (less than Shiva but still a little) and it doesn’t sag or bounce too much. It feels strong enough to wear bigger babies and toddlers but soft enough to carry small ones. Bishnu is really is soft right out of the bag, and requires a minimal effort breaking in. The weave is airy like I mentioned and it doesn’t feel overwhelmingly warm even though it is a little thicker and has cashmere in it. I would maybe not use it on the hottest of climates, but here in the north it rarely gets that hot that I wouldn’t be able to wear it. So, in conclusion, if you are someone that cares about the world but also about how you look, and want to keep your baby close but in style without compromising with the comfort – then Löft has what you need. Especially if you don’t mind fixing a pull now and then. I am looking forward to what will come next from this promising company! You will find their products at: https://loeft.dk/

Review of Bishnu from “Alisson Feeling Wraps”

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From http://alissonfeelingwraps.blogspot.dk/?m=1

Löft Ring Slings is above all a magnificent project!

This new Handwoven brand is Danish but the wraps are woven in Nepal and northern Thailand.
What a great idea to entrust this task to people with experience and expertise in carrying and weaving for generations…

What a great project from Löft to offer them a fair job!

This new company has two major goals: provide us the best to carry our children and improve the comfort of life of all these women.
And for the little story, know that Löft names the wrap after the first name of the person who wove it.

Now let’s talk about the wrap:

I discovered a ring sling so fluffy, soft, fluid, airy…
I can see some weaving imperfections when I look more closely to it, but the word “imperfection” is quite relative…
Personally I mainly see the craftwork of the weaver.

I just want to roll in it and yet this sling is new!
But unfortunately I have wash it first…
Unfortunately, because I will have to wait a little longer before wearing this beautiful blanket!

My daughter was sick the day of the reception, so I could not have asked for a better wrap for our cuddles!

Quick to wash, there is a little sun outside and a light breeze, it will only take an hour for the sling to be dry! And yes I told you it was an airy weave! This fabric wraps us like a second skin. So malleable and light in hand, I wonder where the 380gr are…
The fabric is easy to glide into the rings and the strand-by-strand tightening is perfect!

It’s now that I feel the gsm of the fabric.
My daughter is no longer a very small baby and despite that she weighs a little more than 10kg, this asymmetrical carry is quite comfortable!
The small rebound just perfect and allows my little wrapee to make one with Mom!

Sanne fra Slyngeskolen tester Biku

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Sanne fra Slyngeskolen.dk tester Biku, vi er så glade for hendes bedømmelse!
Sanne Skriver”Den her Biku fra @loeft_ringslings er for VILD. Jeg er så forelsket. Den er blød, den er stærk og den har det perfekte bounce”.

Hos Löft benytter vi kun uvildige testere, ofte uddannede slyngevejledere. De modtager ingen form for betaling. På den måde sikre vi vores kunder, en ærlig og uafhængig anmeldelse af vores slynger.