Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Erizo baby slings linen - review


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post inasmuch as the wrap reviewed was a gift from the artist. However, all thoughts are my own; my opinions are not for sale. 
In December I received a message from Janelle, owner and artist at Erizo Baby slings, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a maker and dyer of 100% Irish linen wraps, she asked to send me 
a custom-dyed wrap to test out and show off.
 I poked around www.erizobabyslings.com and was impressed by her grad dyes and the high quality of her linen, so I requested a cobalt/orange double grad and TA-DAH! As if a fairy godmother had waved her wand, a gorgeous Canadian package arrived only a few weeks later. 

The dye job is impeccable and the colors are exactly as I expected- a stormy cobalt fading to a mandarin orange hat glows beautifully. The linen is still a little stiff from the dye process, but the weave is surprisingly cushy and I haven't found the usual quantity of slubs and nubs I would expect in a linen wrap. This is really gorgeous stuff and it will get a great workout in our Australian summer. 
Straight out of the bag it's surprisingly manageable and forgiving to wrap with- a  supportive and firm grain in the fabric makes it easy to tighten and tweak so a comfortable and long-wearing wrap job can be achieved. 

This is a ruck with knotless finish and an 11kg (24lb) 20mo. I love this carry for its torso support, but a lot of Audrey's weight still sits in the ruck straps. We rocked this carry for about two hours (well, she fell asleep, I wasn't about to risk waking her by taking her down!). 

It's no secret I LOVE linen. I think it's fantastic for toddler carries and warm climate-friendly. It requires precise wrapping and I think that's a good thing- learning to wrap with really good technique ensures you can keep carrying your child as long as they want to be carried, safely and comfortably. 
 We're thinking about a trip to canada next year... I might just have to put in another order!




230 comments:

  1. Ooh I'd love a beautiful hand dyed linen wrap! I don't have any wraps that aren't jacquard yet!

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  2. I havent ever tried a 3 or a dyed wrap! I love the colors!

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  3. So beautiful! I would love to use one for my baby due in April!

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  4. I would love to win. I do not own any wraps yet and would really like to give it a try

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  5. I would love this for my new squish coming in may with 6 kids ages 9and under ill need to be bwing all summer !!!!!

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  6. I am a really short lady so a 3 would be nice to try! Especially one so beautiful!!!

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  7. my 6m old EBF daughter is 23lbs.shes gettting hard to carry by hand! never mind walk and Breastfeed by hand! i need a wrap!

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  8. I would like to win one of your wraps because they are goegeous and hand dyed beauties are the best

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  9. I don't currently own any wraps other than a Moby. I absolutely love the look of a woven! Hubby doesn't understand that our baby girl is getting too heavy for the Moby. Plus I'd love to be able to do back carries! !

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  10. Ooooh! I LOVE linen wraps - so supportive but cool and the colours of this one is goooooorgeous!!

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  11. I've never tried a linen blend before nor do I have a dyed one. Id also love to help build our local babywearing group stash that I just found today! =D

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  12. I really want to try linen!! I have read so many good things about it!!

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  13. Wow, so.gorgeous! Would love 1 to wear my little girl in.

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  14. I've never used a woven wrap, and would love to try!

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  15. Its beautiful! !! I would love ug for my first wrap!!!!!!

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  16. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I would love to win one! My 2nd is coming in the spring and I will need a cooler wrap for summer. I'd love a linen one!

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  17. I would love to donate this to our babywearing group here in Phoenix, AZ!

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  18. I would love to try out a wrap! They're beautiful!

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  19. Such a beautiful wrap! I'm not new to baby wearing, but new to wraps! I'd love to win this one!

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  20. This is beautiful! I would love to try this!

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  21. I don't have any wraps as of yet, but I'd love to try one!

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  22. I love Erizo Baby Slings! I tried the one that is in our local lending library and I really would love one for myself :)

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  23. I have been trying to find a 3 I like and would love to try something new! I have my mei tai, but am looking to get back into wrapping!

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  24. I would love this wrap because I don't have one and have been looking at buying one but just can't afford it right now.

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  25. Omg i want this. I am dying for a handwoven. 3s are my favorite size aaaannndd i prefer linen!

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  26. I like that you said, "It requires precise wrapping and I think that's a good thing- learning to wrap with really good technique ensures you can keep carrying your child as long as they want to be carried, safely and comfortably."

    I told a mama that linen isn't diggy if you take the time to really tighten everything . . . she got sort of offended (I think) and said, "It's not about how good you are at wrapping." I told her I agree (no need to argue with someone who has the claws out), but I do think precision makes linen more comfortable to wear. :)

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  27. Great review. I'd love to try linen, I have a didymos linen blend but would love a full linen to carry my hefty 10mth old boy. I dream of grad dyes and this one is divine!

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  28. I would absolutely love to win one of these beautiful linen wraps!

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  29. I'd love to own a rainbow style wrap that isn't too bright and this one is just devine

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  30. So beautiful. I would love to wear this :]

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  31. I want it because it is pretty and I don't have any that size.

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  32. Because I have an almost three year old who often wants up and down often. We have, and love, a long 5. It is amazing when she stays up but I need a shorty to save us on those fiercely independent days :)

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  33. I wish I had a hand dyed. It is breathtaking. :')

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  34. I love keeping my baby close! This is a gorgeous wrap that would be wonderful here in South Texas!

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  35. I'd just love a wrap, especially linen that is nice for wrapping a toddler. None of the SSC I have seen are quite tall enough to cover her whole back, and a wrap would solve that problem!

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  36. I would love this for our new babywearing library!

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  37. I haven't got any linen wraps and want to try one!

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  38. I have no linen anymore and need some for our upcoming summer with my hot blooded babies

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  39. I have always wanted a wrap, It would be nice to be able to wear my little squish due in September!

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  40. I am new to wrapping and have never tried linen or a shorty. Would love this!

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  41. I just received my first wrap and it's cotton. I would love to have a linen one and these are gorgeous!

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  42. Love love love the colors! Would love to try this blend as well. Just beautiful!

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  43. I'd love to try a beautiful linen wrap!

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  44. I think this would Be a lovely addition to my small collection of wraps. The colors are amazing. I would feel so Lucky to own this wrap

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  45. Ooh it's gorgeous! I'd love a woven linen wrap, especially after the heatwave we had here in Vic!

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  46. What a beautiful wrap! With baby number 2 on the way… what a colourful way to keep snug! :)

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  47. I have been shopping around for a wrap (I have a mei tai in my stash). We have two children and getting ready to move so a second wrap would be amazing!...not to mention tomorrow is my birthday :P

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  48. I would love a linen wrap! All my wraps right now are cotton :-) And the colors are so pretty!

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  49. Linen and grad dyes are my two favorite combos! and your dye jobs are stunning! Beautiful work!

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  50. I'd love to try a hand dyed wrap!

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  51. Two running around... one on the way... My 1 year old likes to be on my back... but no way to carry him... and want to be able to be hands free after #3 is born... Never used wraps before... but I think I'd be hooked.. My friend already has me hooked... watching baby wrap videos online constantly!!!

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  52. Gorgeous! Awesome dye job! I would love to have this!

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  53. I haven't bought my first wrap yet. I've been looking and coveting all the wraps though! <3

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  54. I'm still researching a woven wrap so to read posts like this is great for my first purchase.

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  55. I'd love to win since I've never even felt a gorgeous Irish Linen wrap before!

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  56. I don't have a wrap yet and I could really use one!

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  57. I would love to have this wrap for this coming summer! I only own one wrap and it's really thick and we love it, but it would be nice to have this one for our hot summers. :)

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  58. This wrap looks amazing! I have one wrap now but my baby doesn't like it very much. He has acid reflux and always wants to be close against me. Would love to have this. I love the colors

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  59. Wow! It's just beautiful. I love linen too!!

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  60. I love this! The only way my reflux-y baby sleeps is wrapped up with me! Love to try this one out, she is currently in love with our Mei Tai (as am I!)

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  61. I would love to move on to a wrap like this. My 6 month old is getting too big for the stretchy wrap and I think this would be perfect,

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  62. I would love a hand dyed wrap. I am due this Sunday with a baby boy. :)

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  63. Oh I have been dreaming of a toddler worthy linen and I can;t think of a more special one than a hand dyed!!! I would be so in love!

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  64. That's a lovely dye job and it looks so comfy. My 23lb 10 month old loves to be worn with a back carry and this would be a wonderful wrap to use.

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  65. I don't own a wrap, I have a ring sling. I would love to give the wrap a try!

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  66. I've never wrapped and would love to. I've been told linen is great for the southern states summer because it's breathable.

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  67. I would love to try one of these. I'm a ring sling girl but have recently been very tempting to wrap my bub!

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  68. I love linen for our Hawaii weather and size 3's!!!

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  69. Love this!!!! So beautiful for spring!

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  70. This is so gorgeous! I love the colours <3 I've already looked at buying my own custom! Thanks for the review :)

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  71. I would absolutely love this for my big buddah boy who LOVES to be carried but because of his fat little legs ( He's 8 months ) the circulation on his legs gets cut off by the ergo baby :( I miss so much carrying him but i've never tried a wrap of this type before and my husband doesn't want me to spend the money on one in case our boy doesn't like it. Winning this would make me and my boy so very very happy !

    I couldn't get my current wordpress account to work with this app :( my current account is here knitforlife.wordpress.com

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  72. I would love to try a linen wrap! And size 3 just happens to be my favorite size!

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  73. I have been wanting a size 3 wrap for quite a while and LOVE the color of this! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  74. Incredibly beautiful! I would love a linen wrap like this!! Thank you so much for posting. :D

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  75. This is beautiful. I would love to win this so I would be able to carry my grandkids more comfortably. My back has issues.

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  76. I would love another carrier. I bought one, and it's all I've been able to afford. This one is beautiful.

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  77. Such a beautiful colour, i adore grad wraps.

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  78. Such a beautiful color, i would love to try a linen wrap. right now i have one wrap in my carrier collection and i would love to try to add more.

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  79. would love b/c i don't own a wrap of my own. would love one for my six month old baby girl! :)

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  80. Great prize thanks for the chance all done xoxo

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  81. im new to babywearing and i have been using the hug-a-bub. i would really love to win this woven wrap though. colours are beautiful. im sure to get noticed wearing this :)

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  82. love this and i need a new 3 in my stash

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  83. Simply beautiful... I don't own a wrap like this. I am new to babywearing and I own a stretchy wrap but would love to own a woven wrap. This wrap also is my favorite color and would look perfect carrying my son. Thank you for this opportunity and chance to win...a lovely linen wrap!

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  84. I'm off to Bali soon with my 7 month old and three year old. It would be fantastic to have something cool and supportive to use while there, and even better to have something as beautiful as this to use always! It's just spectacular.

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  85. I used the wrong carrier before bought by my hubby. He even didn't know that the carrier is not ergonomic. Pity our baby..no wonder me myself and our lo feel uncomfortable..would love to have erizo baby sling linen to keep calm and carry him..

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  86. I would love to wrap my squish in this!

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  87. That looks beautiful! I'm so definitely wanting a linen wrap for these hot days down here in the Caribbean. Your review was very helpful. I'm definitely going to look into Erizo baby now

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  88. And I'd love to win, to carry my toddler!

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  89. I want it because I don't have a wrap yet and I haven't tried a size 3 and IT'S SO PRETTY!

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  90. I have been wanting to obtain our first wrap. I was looking for a linen and this beaut would be great for snuggles with my little one!

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  91. Oh, I'd love to win one of these for our fledgling sling library. Thank you so much for the opportunity

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  92. I would love to win for my very first wrap! I've been dreaming of one forever and it just hasn't happened for us. Thanks for the chance! It's lovely!

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  93. It's linen, for starters! The soft colors make it easy for those days when not feeling too "loud"…when one just wants to be pretty but not "out there" for everyone to take notice. It blends softly with the environment, as well as our skin tones. Hope to use it with my grand-babies!

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  94. Gorgeous! I'm in love with this wrap.

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  95. I NEED a non-stretchy wrap for my rapidly growing babe!

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  96. Would love to try linen for my new summer squish (and w/ my toddlers)!! Beautiful wrap :)

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  97. I would love to win this to help my nanny wearing collection. I have one lati fish and one infantino mei tai and i would love to expand my collection to give the little ones i care for and my future little ones the snuggling and one on one time they deserve.

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  98. Oh...this is so pretty. we've been looking for a shorter wrap to do back carries with our twins...trying to to a FCC and then adding a back carry with our current inventory (2-5's and a 6) is a lot of wrap to deal with. a shorter length would be awesome

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  99. I would love an #erizo wrap to build up my new collection!

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  100. I've never worked with a linen wrap before but this looks and sounds fabulous.

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  101. I'm expecting our 5th and am new to baby wearing. Would love such a beautiful linen baby wrap to learn with! This mama needs her hands free!

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  102. We are currently setting up a local lending library, and I would love to win this for us!

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  103. I'd love this for the hot summer months! It would be much cooler than the knit wrap I have. And its gorgeous!

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  104. been wanting a wrap for awhile, would love to win. Thank you for the chance it is a beautiful wrap.

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  105. I haven't tried a linen wrap before. Plus, these look gorgeous!

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  106. I have yet to own a wrap as they are out of my budget for now but would love to give it a try to wrap my 5 month old!

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  107. Baby #4 will be here any day and I have NO wraps!

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  108. I'm hoping for a new baby this year and this would just be gorgeous to wrap him/her in <3

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  109. I am expecting March 18th. She is my 3rd Girl and 4th Child (5th if you include my beloved BF's little girl who calls me Mommy) I have no wraps, but really want to wrap with this one. ^_^

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  110. Gorgeous dye job on this wrap, and Irish linen is so nice! Would love to have this to share in our group's lending library.

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  111. I would love this... looking for a linen wrap to help survive Texas summers.

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  112. It looks so pretty and I will need a light wrap that is not my Bali for when I have to trek a toddler around in a scorching hot Ontario summer.

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  113. Love your color choices! We need a linen wrap...It gets hot in the SoCal desert.

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  114. I would love to win this as it is GORGEOUS colours and should be good and strong for quick back carries, while still being cool enough for carrying my summer-born babe expected to arrive any day now!!

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  115. Because the wrap is beautiful and I'd love to wrap my kids with it ♡

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  116. Beautiful, this would make a great addition to my starting collection (I have 1 wrap only so far)

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  117. I have anew little one coming and would love something new just for him <3

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  118. I just got my first woven wrap recently and love it! I would love to have a linen wrap to use when it gets warmer!

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  119. Also have a new squish coming to join us any day, my first girl after two boys! Would love a pretty wrap like this for her :)

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  120. It's gorgeous! And I love linen!

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  121. would love a beauty like this of my very own! plus i love linen for the florida summers!!

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  122. This is beautiful! We would love to have the chance to own such a beauty and try out linen!

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  123. I would love this! I love babywearing and dont have a woven yet!

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  124. This is gorgeous. I need some bright colours for my new babe due in a week!

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  125. Absolutely beautiful. Would love to be able to carry my daughter but don't have anything as yet. What a great start this would be

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  126. Would love a sturdy and beautiful linen wrap to carry my toddler.

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  127. This is very pretty. I would like to get a cheerful wrap for my new baby sunshine. :)

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  128. Super pretty! I would love to try a linen wrap, All I have tried so far for wraps is gauze

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  129. I've been wanting to try a 3 and recently had to sell 85% of my wraps because I needed the money for something else. I'd really love a new wrap

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  130. I would SO love to win this on the giveaway. We just recently moved and are completely flat broke. Ive been eyeing wraps for months now. Just cant afford it. Perfect colors!

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  131. We would love a hand dyed linen. We would love to have something to show off. (: Most of my carriers are "boyish" due to my dh. I want something for me. (:

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  132. I would love this linen wrap as I need something that is lightweight for the spring and summer!

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  133. These are beautiful. I'm still looking for the perfect wrap. I hope this is the one for me and my little girl

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  134. I have never worn linen, but this beauty is SOOOOO tempting! I loved your description "stormy cobalt fading into mandarin...." Thank you for the opportunity to win this wrap! Truth be told, I would wear my little man in this a couple times, but its forever home would be with my dear friend expecting a squish in a couple months.

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  135. Would love to have this as my first wrap and I would love to buy one for my sister she's due in march Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  136. I. LOVE. Linen!!!! It's AMAZING. I must have this wrap!! It's so stunning as well <3

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  137. Love this :) I have twins so carriers are my best friend :)

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  138. I've never tried Irish linen, so I'm really curious!

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  139. I love linen! I've tried it once and now I need one!! My LO is a chunk!

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  140. Would like to see the difference between a linen blend and a pure linen wrap...great competition!

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  141. It is sooo pretty. Would love to add a shorty to my stash!

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  142. This wrap is gorgeous! I am dying to try out a 3 but being so patient so as not to overextend my bank account. Going to drool over her website now...

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  143. All I have owned is cotton wraps. I would love to be able to try linen but don't have the money to get one :(

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  144. I would love it as it is simply pretty! Linen is fantastic for Sydney summer, and if I won I would RAOK one of my wraps :)

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  145. It's beautiful! I would love to win it and share.

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  146. It is beautiful and sounds perfect for the hot weather in Houston. I have spent months looking for something like round here and have had no luck. I hope to own one soon!

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  147. I'd love to try a linen wrap, and a size 3 would be awesome to ruck my toddler in.

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  148. Thrilled to be able to support Canadian wovens!

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  149. Thank you for the review! I'd love to try my first 100% linen and then pass it along to my bw'Ing group lending library for others to try out :)

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  150. Beautiful wrap and it sound like what we need here at our home! 2 boys to carry around can get to you and i would love to be able to carry my toddler! Love the colors and how it can do good in warm weather because humidity is awful here

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  151. beautiful wrap, sounds perfect for summer. i'd love to try it

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  152. I have never tried a size 3 and would love something quick to toss my youngest up in around our house.

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  153. Oh this is a beauty! As a Canadian, living in Germany, I'd love this little piece of home to wear my baby in! :)

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  154. I'd love this! It's absolutely gorgeous and I love wovens!

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  155. I'm in love with linen, the shimmer, the wrapping quality, everything. I have quite a sturdy kid for the reference, so this would be lovely for the squish planned for the next spring-summer!

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  156. this is beautiful would love it for my dd

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  157. wow/. this is stunning! the colors are just breathtaking! I would love to add a size 3 to my small collection. more to learn and love with!

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  158. I would love to try this because I don't have any wraps yet!

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