Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Solnce - Genesis Moonshine Review and... GIVEAWAY!


Over in the Netherlands, Olga Shevchenko is doing beautiful things with fibres. Her luxury range of Solnce wraps and slings comprise textile art, practicality, form and function. 


 Solnce archives reveals fibres as diverse as tussah silk, cashmere, mulberry silk, camel wool, merino, baby alpaca, diverse linens and cottons.

Of course, after I whipped myself into a lather of excitement over these beauties, I was delighted to open a box from Olga and pull out the glorious Genesis Moonshine. 


This is a tri-weave that's 80% Egyptian cotton, 20% linen. From the bag it felt reasonably thick, coarse and weighty. However, once unfolded,  I could see that 'thickness' was a result of texture and the way the ecru linen lifted against the cotton; the visual 'pop' is stunning and I threw it in the wash expecting great things.

I wasn't disappointed. Just hanging this out after a wash it felt different in hand; the pattern lifted even more but felt much more flexible and ready for use. Wrapping a heavier toddler/child, I like a wrap with texture that locks passes in place. No disappointment here. 

Wrapped against bare skin for the first time, this was... Exfoliating? The texture has quickly settled down with a quick iron (I am NOT an iron-er!) and translates into generous cush and unbelievable support. 

After a couple days use, we've road tested a variety of front and back carries with both Audrey (now about 30lbs) and a weighted doll (about 20lbs)- FWCC of course, FCC, DH with some different finishes and BWCC.

 Much like Pavo's Farrand and Sparkleberry, this is a work of textile art with wonderful wrapping qualities. Great give, wonderful cush, rock solid support and a stunning visual aesthetic.


The fibre blend (linen/Egyptian cotton) is grippy and breathable, and would make a wonderful shortie. 
I am utterly delighted to be able to give away one of these gorgeous boutique wraps in size 6 - to score a Solnce Genesis Moonshine simply make friends with the widget!

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

356 comments:

  1. Organic cotton and something I've never tried.. a rare one.

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  2. I want to try perhaps mercerized cotton and cashmere. I've heard great things about tencel too!

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  3. Not sure if it posted so merino and hemp :)

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  4. I'm curious about any kind of blend...I just like to try new things :-)

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  5. I've been lucky enough to try a lot of blends so far, but I'd really love to try a silk wool blend!

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  6. Organic cotton would be lovely
    Jose Lum

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  7. Wonderful! Luxury is this wrap!!!

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  8. Merino wool, hemp and Egyptian cotton :)

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  9. Organic cotton, cashmere and baby alpaca wool sounds lovely.

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  10. Something beautiful and soft like cashmere or merino combined with the strength of hemp would be lovely

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  11. I started baby wearing after my son was the months, so I haven't tried silk or bamboo yet. Would love to try them :-)

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  12. I'm too new to wrapping to even know what would be considered an innovative fiber combination! My younger son is 18 months old, and I'd love my own wrap while he's still a "baby" :) Something soft, breathable, and not super hot - he's a little furnace :)

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  13. I would love to know how Egyptian cotton and Cashmere feels like...

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  14. I'd like to try Tencel, so I guess a Tencel EC blend? I hope that would be amazing.

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  15. Something smooth and easy to handle with... i like cotton most since i have some kind of skin alergic...

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  16. organic cotton would be great!

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  17. Tussah silk and cashmere or merino sounds lovely :)

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  18. Lovely and I am from the Netherlands ;)!!!

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  19. i love the look..hoping to own one and review it myself :)

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  20. This is stunning. Enjoyed the review. Hope that someone gets one of these so I can have a play. :)

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  21. Not sure it posted so here I go again ... I wouldn't change a thing in blends as my fav is linen cotton

    Sharon kell ;)

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  22. This is beautiful! I had some knitting yarn partly made from nettle fibers and that was so soft! A wrap made from such yarn and perhaps linen would be interesting :)

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  23. I hope I can win this lovely wrap since I am deadly curious about Egyptian cotton and linen blend so that I can give review later.

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  24. I am not very familiar with all the blends but I would say silk for my baby boy, EC because I just love cotton and I am curious to know what Egytpian cotton feels like and maybe some hemp just because... I like the idea :)

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  25. I would like a blend with cotton, linen and stellina! Gotta love sparkle!

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  26. I wonder if anything has been done with llama?!

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  27. Moonshine! Oh would be a perfect legacy wrap! My baby girls middle name is Moon!������

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  28. I love the blend of linen cotton, i would love a longer linen blend for my big man (3yrs) who has decided up in the woven is where he wants to be! This looks like a gorgeous wrap!

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  29. I would love if there was a way to wrap with a flannel or fleece blend. I know it would never be safe and fleece would possibly suffice as a stretchy wrap, but those materials are so cozy.

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  30. Linen, mulberry silk, and bamboo would be fun.

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  31. Thank you for this great review and give away! I would love to test a blend with cotton, linen, hemp and silk. In my head it seems very soft and supportive.

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  32. I'm very new to wrapping so not familiar with all the magical blends available. I would love to try something that is super mouldable with a little stretch to get a really good seat but also feel very secure

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  33. Lotus and cotton blend. If I can dream.

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  34. i never try this blend and would like to this wrap is so beautifull!

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  35. I'd love to try something a bit more unusual, like alpaca or camel mixed with linen. I think it'd be really supportive and comfy

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  36. Dreams :) It would be super resistent.

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  37. Merino, organic cotton and tussah silk blend sounds so comfy and luxurious! (Claudia Ilie)

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  38. I'd like to try a wrap made out of an enviro fibre or recycled cotton :)

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  39. Innovative....I don't think it is but the softnes of merino wool and the stability of hemp would be a nice blend.

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  40. I am wondering if it would be possible to make a two sided wrap one side wool, the other bamboo on a base of hemp?

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  41. I'm not sure if it's innovative but hemp and silk might be interesting.

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  43. I'm totally new to the world of wraps but I guess something Eco-sustainable and comfortable at the same time would be my choice.

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  44. A wrap with cash, hemp and silk, no cotton at all, that would be pure luxury for me!

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  45. I've only tried wrapping with all cotton and cotton/linen blend so far. Would love to try Egyptian cotton & hemp blend. Wonder how it would feel ;) (Facebook: Mimie Abdulah)

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  46. I'd like to try a wrap made out cotton, silk and hemp.

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  47. I live in a colder climate, so I'd love to try a thicker blend, like wool. Though, I've not had the opportunity to try anything other than a linen blend

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  48. I would like to try a rich wool blend - merino, cashmere, alpaca... So I can wear my pretties outside my coat :)

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  49. I love so many materials that I'm not sure I can pick! Hemp, Linen, Merino and Silk :)

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  50. hemp and/or linen and egyptian cotton

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  51. Bamboo and hemp... Wonder what that would be like?

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  52. A silk merino blend would be devine

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  54. Hmmmm I would like to try a bamboo, hemp, egyptian cotton wrap..... If this works :D

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  55. Love solnce... and genesis wraps are amazingly beautiful! :)

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  56. I would love a cashmere wrap... that would be so good!

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  57. A cashmere linen blend would be sublime

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  58. Merino, Flax and possum fur :)

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  59. Very beautiful wrap, i love those colors!

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  60. You make this wrap sound like it is so perfect! It is absolutely beautiful and I would love to be able to try it for myself. :)

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  61. I only have a diy osnaburg wrap and tablecloth shorty, so I've only tried 100% cotton. I bet a cashmere/hemp blend would be lovely. I'm up for trying anything but wool because of a baaaaaaaad skin allergy.

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  62. I really like wool and silk blends, especially in handwovens

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  63. I like 100% cotton, that is the only blend I know, but I think I would love some cashmere, linen and hemp, not necessary all together.

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  64. I love hemp and would love to try a hemp / bamboo blend.

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  65. I liked the texture of this wrap, curious to see it in person!

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  66. I love linen/Egyptian cotton wraps

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  67. Merino wool and linen would be awesome!

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  68. Beautiful wrap, with an rare blend. Delicate for little squishes, strong enough for toddlerhood. This will stand the test of time!

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  69. Ohhh hemp and cashmere. Could that be a thing??

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  70. How about an alpaca wool blend for winter? I love alpaca more than sheep wool.

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  71. Cotton and modal? Satin? Something cool and refreshing against the skin.

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  72. Merino and hemp would be lovely!

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  73. egyptian cotton and hemp or cashmere (maybe all 3?)

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  74. High merino wool content would be amazing!

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  75. I like blends with wool, cashmere, linen and hemp

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  76. I'm hoping to get this being in America and all!

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  78. Hemp + cachemere, how would that be?

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  79. Anything with cashmere- I can't do wool,so cashmere it is!

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  80. Cotton and bamboo with a little cashmere thrown in for good measure!

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  81. I would like a linen/ cotton blend.

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  82. I like the idea of bamboo blends but haven't been brave enough to try anything but cotton so far.

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  83. I don't know much about blends but something soft that would also hold a tall 3-year old would be awesome

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  84. I would like to try silk or bamboo linen blend

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  86. This wrap is stunning! I wonder how wool and linen or silk would feel . . .

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  87. what about silk, cashmere and linen?

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  88. Céline Peigné

    bamboo/wool waaaaooooooouuuuu

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  89. I would like to see a Cashmere blend that would be super soft and supportive.

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  90. Solnce IS my definition of luxury!

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  91. Cashmere and Hemp would be an awesome combination!

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  92. Anything with baby alpaca sounds incredibly soft

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  93. Britteny Burlingham

    Cashmere/linen/EC blend would be delightful

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  94. A friend of mine has alpacas and we have been dreaming up what to do with the hair. I just discovered the bamboo love. So....alpaca/bamboo? Not sure it is possible, but it sounds awesome!

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  95. I'd love to try some HE wool.. But every linen (even my 60$ first buy budget wrap) has been a favourite here so I'd love to win this beauty!!

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  96. cotton/silk/cashmere is fantastic

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  97. lot's of cashmere, some linen and hemp...for a toddler soft but strong <3

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  98. egyptian cotton + hemp love!! but curious with silk/cashmere/egyptian cotton combo...

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  99. I'd live to try anything as I've not used anything other than cotton yet :)
    Alison Terry

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  100. I'd love to try a silk blend. And a wool or cashmere blend. So far I've been wrapping with cotton linen blends which I love for how solid they feel

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  101. I'm mostly about organic types of fibers. :)

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  102. I love baby wearing but I've never wrapped before so I don't know much about blends. I would love to win this, though, so I can start wrapping.

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  103. EC cotton and cashmere sound lovely

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  104. I'd love to try out a silk blend, or cashmere. Not sure how they would fare in Florida, but a girl can dream!

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  105. My definition of luxury is EC and Merino ;)

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  106. The fibre blend (linen/Egyptian cotton) is grippy and breathable, and would make a wonderful shortie. I would love to win this for my daughter and grandson, it sounds very sturdy, soft, and is very pretty.

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  107. Maybe merino, cashmere and hemp or linen :)

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  108. I've always wanted to try a wrap that has bamboo. I don't know enough about blends yet, I've only used cotton wraps! I've also been curious about linen but am not sure what it would be the best blended with.

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  109. I have been dying to get my hands on a woven wrap like this! My 10mo old loves to be wrapped and my 4yr old still likes to be carried when we are doing a lot of hiking or walking, this would be the ultimate for us!

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  110. Solnce is always a winner. I just can't get over how beautiful the Genesis pattern is.

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  111. Personally I would like to try a hemp and bamboo blend.

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  112. I'd love a bamboo and silk blend.

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  113. A silk blend or a wool blend would be nice.

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  114. My favorite if hemp blends for wraps, but I've never tried Egyptian cotton. I would love to see a blend of the two.

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  115. Maybe it is because I'm chilly today, but I'd love to see something in a cotton/cashmere/silk blend.

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  116. I've always loved the feel of bamboo cotton

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  117. I would love to try more tri blends, or maybe a quad blend. Cotton, hemp, cashmere, silk? I don't know enough about fiber interactions to imagine how that would feel though!

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  118. I'd love a wrap in superwash wool and cotton.

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  119. Oh my stars! It's just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and your description was wonderful. I'd be super super excited to wear my little one in it!

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  120. So beautiful! I enjoy your posts!

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  121. Never tried and woven wraps because of budget but have been dying to!

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  122. I love highly sophisticated wraps - the more sophisticated, the better! ;-)

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  123. Soft and supportive, perhaps hemp, tencel, and cotton

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  124. If love to see bamboo and silk maybe? :)

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  125. Organic cotton or a cashmere silk blend!

    Rheagan Kindle

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  126. I have never had a wrap before. But I am sure silk and Egyptian Cotton would be wonderful!

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  127. I've never tried anything but pure cotton but I'd love to test something with linen :)

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  128. I baby wear both my babies who are 3 and under with number three on the way. I love baby wearing but have never been able to afford abeautiful wrap like this. I absolutely love it though!

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  129. I've never wrapped before, but am a big fan of keeping it simple. Any natural fiber combination that will hold up under a lot of wear and tear, wash well, and feel super soft. Of what I've seen, I've been interested in Egyptian cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, and wool.

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  130. I would love to try some silk/merino blends!

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  131. Wool and linen! I wonder if anyone has ever made this

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  132. I am a big fan of linen, would wear linen plus anything :)

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  133. Would love to see more linen/cotton blends!

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  134. I've never had a wrap but anything with silk I'm it sounds amazing

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  135. The linen and Egyptian cotton sounds lovely!

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  136. I love the idea of bamboo and hemp.

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  137. The only wrap I have is a TC wrap, but I would love to try wool and bamboo.

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  138. I have never owned any kind of wrap as I'm very new to baby wearing or in my case toddler wearing. My son loves soft textures like blankets so I'd love to try something like Organic Cotton and Casmere or Alpacha and Hemp.

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  139. Willing to try any mix, I only have an Osnaburg and a linen wrap I know won't last when he gets heavier.

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  140. I like the idea of Tencel and Egyptian Cotton. But I'll take pretty much any combination! I only have one wrap right now, now counting a couple DIYs I made. :)

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  141. I like the idea of Tencel and Egyptian Cotton. I'll take any combination, though, sinc eI only have one wrap right now, not counting a couple DIYs I made :)

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  142. Bamboo, hemp and cotton organic and antimicrobial blend!

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  143. Id lovo maybe silk, cashmere and hemp.

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  144. I would love a cashmere, silk, and EC blend <3

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  145. Hemp and linen would be divine!

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