Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pavo Textiles - Farrand Turquoise/Amethyst review and GIVEAWAY!

I should start by admitting I'm a total nut for Pavo Textiles. I've tried Penumbra and Etini (Magnolia, Holly and Poinsettia), Unicornio, Parterre, Ama, Swallowtail, Hearts (LOTS of hearts!), Zebra, Cheetah, Gotham (Brick and Parakeet)... and I haven't met one I dislike yet. Their designs are diverse; cute hearts, playful mermaids, whimsical unicorns and folklore - geometric and structured; swallowtail, hanakotoba, and harmony... and then grand, like the incredible intricacy of etini, the parterre patterns (with their garden walls) and oh yes - Farrand.
This is like the love child of Parterre and Sparkleberry. The tri-weave makes you THINK you're looking at purple, turquoise, or gold, but when you look closer you see the elements of the colour  (Or as Audrey says; "Blue, red, PURPLE wrap!") and appreciate the density and cush this creates in the texture.


In the bag, Farrand Amethyst is dense and weighty, all substance and no play. This is a serious piece of textile art, y'all. I took it out, frowned at it, did my best not to be intimidated and threw it in my friendly front-loader. Then we had to go out, which was good, because left to my own devices I would have obsessively petted and patted it until tolerably dry.


Moving forward, this wrap just keeps getting better. It was a BEAST new, and I spent some spare time working out (twisting, untwisting, running through rings and banging it against the floor) until BOOM. There it was. The pattern lifted with washing and then worked back in, the whole thing fluffed out and I swear I could carry a seven-year-old without strain. I also love that the wrong side (as seen below) is just as epic as the right... 


 Farrand has this weird way of being very present in the hand (heavy, tactile, dense) and then fluffing up into a cloud that supports your child's weight (12 kilos, in my case) effortlessly. The pattern locks passes in place and makes me feel glamorous. Not sparkly complicated glamor, like etini, but blow the doors off the hinges, this is THE ONE. This will be pried from my cold, dead hands.

Notice how I'm emphasising the progression of this wrap? The move from holy shit, that's an immoveable slab of thread to OH MY I just want to roll around in it? That's so you won't be scared when Turquoise arrives on YOUR doorstep, brand new in bag and ready to roll. Yup, Pavo Textiles have given me a size 6 Farrand to send to one of YOU! Obviously you will need to do some clicking... and get ready to be rewarded!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Please note that I have not been paid to write this review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own. 

231 comments:

  1. Stretch and softness
    - fb name Amanda Pearse

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  2. First : the comfort , and second : the design ;) (fb name : Charline Le Jean)

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  3. Softness, support, and comfort. It doesn't hurt if it's gorgeous like this one!

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  4. a little stretch and cushy on the shoulders (FB name: Kate Marr)

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  5. super vain answer but the print/design! (softness is also good)

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  6. douceur, soutient et la beauté de l'écharpe
    nom fb : Sarah Damiens Lingrand

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  7. Design and cush on my shoulders!

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  8. I like soft, squishy, moldable, yet supportive

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  9. Design is number one, quality of weave, followed by softness/moldability.

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  10. I haven't tried a wrap yet, so I'm hoping to win this one! But I think versatility is what attracts me the most to try out wraps

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  11. To feel my son is well supported and is comfortable and of course beautiful! (JamesandBrendaPridgen)

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  12. Light/thin fabric and color/design

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  13. softness, strong, support, nice pattern, etc. etc.

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  14. I don't own a wrap yet, only RS's. :)
    I think I'll be looking for the same qualities: soft, supportive and beautiful.

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  15. Moldability, weave, cush, and design. Oh! Can't forget, just a little bit of stretch. :)

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  16. Cushy & supportive plus attractive design will melt me away..huhu

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  17. Touch of cushy. Touch of stretch. And long enough to be forgiving.

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  18. I don't own a wrap yet but hear wonderful things. I own a ring sling and a ssc but would love to have a woven too to feel that comfort I always hear about.

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  19. I don't own a wrap yet, but comfy support would be awesome. (FB: Jeniffer Sheriff Smith)

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  20. Ease of care.

    Fb name Courtney Nardelli Metz

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  21. Comfort, design and colour. ..and good to carry around all the time...
    (Fb Adilla Legacy )

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  22. I love easy to use, soft wraps. Bonus if it's gorgeous too!

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  23. Babywearing is a lifesaver! I've never owned a wrap, but I hope to soon!

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  24. I would say comfort, ease of use and pattern I like :)

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  25. I would love the wrap to be cush, supportive, airy and of course have nice design n colors.. I love wrapping so much..
    FB Name: Nur Yani DKhaw

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  26. I'd consider it as a kind of luxury if id win this beauty. I love this one.

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  27. Strength and support is important to us as my baby has turned into a giant toddler. And I also like it to be soft on his face when he snuggles in. FB: Erin Eatherly (I have absolutely no idea why Momma Mouse pops up!)

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  28. Color, length, versatility (wrap a squish and a heavier child)

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  29. Comfort, strength and safety, and look.

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  30. Color, comfort and if it can hold my ever growing little buddy. :)

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  31. I like texture, interesting designs, and vivid colours. Pavo has yet to disappoint!

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  32. I want them to be soft and strong, safe and good looking. Love beautifull fabrics. I wear my stepdaughter with pride and love and i want my wrap to show that.

    Fb name: jessica van der Pligt

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  33. I love the design and how lovely soft it sounds. I don't own a wrap yet but can't wait to start my collection. :) I just love babywearing so much!
    FB name Megan Eagan

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  34. I love enough length and strength to tandem wear my 12 month old twins. FB: Kate Stebinger Bradtmiller

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  35. Support, cushiness, moldability, and a little bit of stretch. Oh and beauty of course. All found in Pavo!
    Fb name JoAnna Sablan Marcroft

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  36. Comfort has to be a good snuggler supportive and a gorgeous print to rock

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  37. Not too grippy or too slippy, support but cushy

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  38. Toddler support and comfortable on the shoulders!

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  39. I have never been able to see a Pavo wrap but hear wonderful things about how toddler worthy and gorgeous they are!

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  40. Support, softness, versatility, blend, pattern, colour. Still searching for my legacy wrap. :-)

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  41. I love this pattern!!
    FB name Michelle moore

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  42. Cush on shoulders and toddler supportiveness!

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  43. Cushy on the shoulder, feel weightless even when carrying a toddler, not that grippy, medium thick, and an elegant design. Can compliment any dress you put on.

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  44. The intricate colours and fluffy, soft properties!
    Fb name:kirsty wiffen

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  45. Toddler support, softness and comfort!

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  46. Softness and support at the same time. I love turquoise and purple wraps

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  47. Turquoise is the most gorgeous Farrand of all!

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  48. I love Cush for my hubby's shoulders for when he wears her. Also I love mold and hold for my squirmy squish!! I love how this pattern has multi colored threads! I want it for my first real woven wrap!

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  49. Comfort, color, design,...
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My name in FB is Bea Giga.

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  50. not sure if my comment went through, so i'll go again! :) i need my wrap to be easy to manipulate and soft yet sturdy enough for me to feel like my baby is safe.

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  51. I love Pavo, each of their wraps impress me on a new level.

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  52. In a wrap, I appreciate unpretentious good quality, affordability, and accessibility.

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  53. Support, comfort & beauty!
    Fb Alysa Synovec

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  54. I have never tried a wrap so would probably go for something like my rs, supportive, strong and pretty :)

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  55. Supportive, cushy soft and gorgeous design

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  56. For a wrap, I need something supportive (because my hubby STILL doesn't believe wraps are secure...silly man) and beautiful. I absolutely love my wraps and would love to have one a bit thicker for winter time.

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  57. I love cush and stretch, but it must be supportive as well!

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  58. This wrap is absolutely gorgeous! I love lightweight wraps, my babies always seem to run hot. Soft and stretchy is a must as well!

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  59. (I'm sorry, I don't know if my original comment went through.) I like my woven wraps to be supportive, comfortable, breathable, and reflect my personal style. I've never owned a Pavo, but I've heard great things about them. I would love to own one!

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  60. I think my original comment didn't get through so I'm commenting again. For me, design is going to be the 1st factor. I'm more likely to use to wrap if I love how it looks (and I super-love how gorgeous the Farrand is! ;)) Next is the cush and the third factor would be the support it gives!

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    1. Anyway, my FB name is Mimie Abdulah ;)

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  61. Material comes first (terrible wool allergy), then support, then design (both sides have to be lovely, like this one!!!)

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  62. Fb name: dani Earsman

    I look for Cush and supportiveness for my big baby! Then design as I like pretty wraps and colours

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  63. Softness, versatility, classic colors and patterns.

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  64. Softness design and usability
    FB Klára Boldizsárné Kormos

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  65. Must be supportive and comfortable. Then the design must look good! X

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  66. Wrap qualities that are important to me are weave density, fiber, supportiveness for my toddler and myself (not too stretchy, with enough Cush for the shoulders), color and beauty. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty, I absolutely love the sophisticated pattern of farrand.

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  67. Support, softness, and beauty ��

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  68. Support and cush! I have picky shoulders!

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  69. breathable, softness, color and design. :)

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  70. Stunning color, magical support - love!

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  71. Libby Kreusel on Facebook- Cush, support, and beauty. This is why I need a Pavo in my life. <3

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  72. Snuggly,strong and colours....turquoise and 'amethyst' (my birth stone...) yum!

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  73. The cushioned and the support... I swear, if I have a Pavo, I would back carry obsessively my 11 kilos baby girl!

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  74. Colors and comfort with wearing and feel :)

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  75. Softness and support for my heavy dude.

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  76. Has to be in a color I will reach for, a size I like, and honestly something that matches my clothes :) I like a little bit of grip as I'm a new wrapper and a lot of forgiveness if I mess up!

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  77. Support first and foremost! The glides, grips, and craftsmanship. Lastly the beauty :)

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      weelittlelass21@yahoo.com

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  78. Softness, support, and high quAlity

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  80. It needs to be strong and fluffy, so, easy to knot and strong for heavy duty <3

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  81. Cushy but supportive and beautiful is my dreamy wrap... Should i just say farrand is my drea,y wrap? :-)

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  82. strong and supportive yet soft and cushy

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  83. Thanks for the helpful review and hosting the giveaway. I love the wrap for it's versatility.

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  84. Beautiful patterns and supportive wrap.

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  85. Soft with easy to spread passes.

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  86. Everything I need in a wrap, Pavo has it.believe me

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  87. strength and support, while being soft and comfy! and a gorgeous print :) (FB Jessica Pea-James)

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  88. Gorgeous colors and patterns, soft and comfy!

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  89. Strong but soft fabric with amazing colors.

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  90. Supportive, easy to care for, indestructible, colors/patterns I love, good for hot weather and supportive.

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  91. Soft and supportive! The one you can wear your baby without noticing her weight!

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  92. Thin, grippy, supportive, and pretty to look at!

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  93. Soft and supportive, pretty and bright with lots of sleepy dust

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  94. Oh and I like high contrast colors! -Sara Stobart on fb

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  95. I like a soft cushy wrap that isn't diggy even when the wrap job is slightly sloppy due to being in a rush or a fussy baby being wrapped up

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  96. I love the fact that it supports the weight of a bigger child, so it last longer. The softness is really positive :) The colour and patterns are truly amazing, they make me dream about exotic places (but that's just me). I would love to carry my bundle of joy in it :)
    Greetings, Miekske Dingens!

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  97. I like confort, softness and support!!!!

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  98. I think comfort and support are first and foremost! My name on Facebook is brianna Joyce goforth :)

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  99. We need serious support these days! My FB name is Ariel Gabriel ;-)

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  100. I have no idea as I havent used one yet but I sure would like to have a go :)

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  101. I love grippy wrapa that hold my toddlers in place.... Need Pavo

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  102. I loke softness and support. Fb name Suzanne Hunter

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  103. Softness, support, and ease of care/cleaning.

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  104. stretch, moldability, softness.

    FB name Elliana Gilbert

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  105. Oops, better out my FB name for the comp: Jules hyde. Love support, passes that glide but stay, and cush,

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  106. Moldable with the perfect amount of glide

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  107. I love softness and cush. When I hug it, I want it to hug me back!

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  108. i want my baby to feel weightless when wrapped

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  109. Not having owned a wrap, ease of use is probably most important to me at the moment. Colour & pattern will be what hooks me in though!

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  110. That when I reach for it, it will enable me to love on all my kids more :) Naomi Green

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  111. I've only used a stretchy wrap so far, so I dint really know what to expect from a woven, but I guess I'm looking for a supportive and beautiful fabric. Facebook name: Rushika Gadani

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  112. Moldability without too much stretch! Just enough to have a gorgeous silhouette, not so much that it's saggy after a few minutes of walking about!

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  113. Support comfort and of course safety. The close up photos of the weave are absolutely stunning - FB name Leah Harden

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  114. Wraps are best when they are soft and comfortable for the baby and cushy and supportive for the wearer :-)
    Connie Chai McKenney

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  115. It has to have some substance, support and cush, but I'm a sucker for looks, too!

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  116. Softness, support and texture are things that I look for in a wrap. :)

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  117. i love the softness, grippy and support!

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  118. i have picky shoulders so a farrand would make me very happy!

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  119. I love supportive wraps with some bounce/stretch - toddler worthy is a must!

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  120. First would be versatility. ..I want to be able to wear it for all types of occasions. Second would be comfort...I have a big boy so we both need to be able to be comfortable for a long time.

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  121. Softness and coolness (sweaty baby)

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  122. Absolutely beautiful! Am dying for another turquoise wrap!

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  123. softness would be a huge comfort factor, I'd think (I haven't really wrapped before)

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  124. Support, cush, and a gorgeous design that makes me feel good wearing it!

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  125. A beautiful design is wonderful but I love strong support and cushy shoulders. :-*

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  126. Supportive, cushy, and cool for our warm/humid climate but also beautiful so I'd feel good wearing my daughter in it. :)

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  127. For me it's important that my little one feels warm, save and cosy. And of course I like beautiful wraps. Just like that above. That's gorgeous!!!!!!

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  128. I love a wrap that is soft, support and also beautiful!

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  129. Softness, supportive and color! (irene bonci)

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  130. I've never used a wrap, but I'm drawn to them by the beauty and versatility of them.

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  131. Luxury is sleeping more than 6 hours per night! ;)

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  132. That wraps are just beautiful!!!

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  133. This is so beautiful! I have a 6 from the swallowtail pre-order and otherwise can't seem to catch a release! I'm blaming it on my slow country internet connection, but I would love to add this beauty to our stash! I'm impressed with how floppy our swallowtail is, right out of the box, and the wraps are all so beautiful!

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  134. support, softness, comfort, pattern/colours (Ruxandra Ioana on FB)

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  135. With a heavy toddler, I guess what I treasure most in a wrap is support. :) Looks don't hurt obviously, and Pavos are just stunning. :)

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  136. By the few wraps that I have tried, I like them to be soft and supportive. Would love to be able to try a Pavo :).

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  137. Strong, and yet soft; breathable and malleable.

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  138. softness and comfort for the baby, support and something pretty for my toddler daughter. Facebook is christine bartkowski.

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  139. I've never owned a woven wrap, and that's why I'm trying to win one, but in my mind, I like the softness and comfortable support for both me and baby. So we can both be close and comfy at the same time.

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  140. Softness, support snd beautiful designe:)
    fb Anna Ewa Jankowska

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  141. strong, secure, soft against bub's skin, easy to wrap, and beautiful fabric that won't fade or stretch..

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  142. Support, moldable and Cush on the shoulders.

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  143. Versatility! So many different carries possible :)

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  144. Beautiful color, amazing quality

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  145. So pretty! Love pavo! Thanks for this awesome review!

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  146. I love me some pretty patterned, cushy on the shoulder wraps.

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  147. I love pretties that mould around you effortlessly. Those ones that just feel so right straight away...

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  148. Colors I enjoy and a design I love are helpful too!

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  149. I like cushy, floppy wraps and am not a fan of stripes.

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  150. Stretch, grip, cush, soft, textured are my favorite wrap qualities.

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  151. A wrap, should be soft for both the baby and the wearer, comfortable, easy to wrap and of course ... beuatiful ! :)
    Marina Nicolae

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  152. I like wraps with texture and grip, so l like it when the pattern covers the whole wrap. I also like rich colours :)

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  153. I like wraps with a little grip and extra width. I'm wrapping a small tank, so wraps that won't slip once I get them in place have a little magic in them for me.

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  154. Since this would be my first wrap, I would appreciate something that would carry both my 30 lb. 3-year old and my 22 lb. 10-month old as I will most likely be tandem carrying from now on.

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  155. Sturdy, shimmery color, cushiness with sleepy powder!

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  156. Comfort! + stretch, support, and pattern :)

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  157. support and comfort, and some pretty too for the win! :)
    Sally Soliman

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  158. Comfort, a wrap that doesn't slip, and something that is nice on the eyes.

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  159. Monochrome, ace bandage strech, thick cushy clouds on my shoulders, soft but textured.

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  160. The design and craftsmanship, oh lala! The sturdiness makes me more confident to carry my 17lb infant and my 27 lb toddler.

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  161. Call me a sloppy wrapper, but I love cush! Oh, and a bit of stretch and bounce.

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  162. Qualities I look for in a wrap are design, bounce/cush, stretch/moldability, and support for my toddler/preschooler.

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  163. I look for wraps that offer plenty of support for my toddler, are comfy and also are pretty :-) With how often I use them, I want them to look nice!

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  164. Soft, supportive and just dang comfy! I wanna carry my baby and not feel like I'm carrying her at all!

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