When Nancy contacted me to say that West of the 4th were going to offer an accessible line of machine woven wraps alongside their custom and handwoven offerings, my first response was YESSSSSSS - and the results have been amazing. "New Beginnings" was my first encounter and if she hadn't told me it was machine woven I would have second guessed it.
This has quickly become one of my favorite teaching and lending wraps - the rainbow makes it the perfect learner, but the plain weave, easy care cotton and floppiness straight from the box make it a wonderfully simple to use wrap. Rails are hemmed very finely which helps alleviate the "stretch" which can confound when wrapping with a looser sett wrap.
As you can see, it's a rockstar in a variety of carries. Nails a ruck, feels great on the shoulders, never balks a reinforcing pass.
Another year, another accessible to try! "Dusk" is a stunning monochrome grad and it's become my car wrap - the reliable, not too short, not too long size four that lets me ruck, fwcc tied in front, and - if I'm careful- dH tied at shoulder.
It has the same reliability and versatility I really prize - flat and floppy in hand, easy to spread reinforcing passes, a good sense of give making a seat but no sagginess.
Dusk tips the scales at approx 270 gsm and about 70 cms wide - plenty for a good seat even with a four-year-old!
What's my verdict? Perfect for newborn and weathering heavier weights beautifully, an accessible wrap will get you through your babywearing career in easycare cotton and plenty of comfort.