Review: Volare Ibis – Lalu Experiments With Combed Cotton

This is the second opportunity I have had to test a woven wrap by Lalu Wovens– an Atlanta based baby carrier company who burst onto the scene last year. This time they sent me Volare Ibis, a combed cotton white/grey beauty inspired by the feathers on the Ibis it is named for. The grey and […]

Toddlerwearing – A Primer on Toddler Carriers

    People always have something to say when they see me wearing my 3.5 year old daughter in a baby carrier. Some are judgmental in tone, others just inquisitive or slightly concerned for the both of us. I understand the curiosity. Toddlerwearing is not something that people are used to seeing in much of the […]

Review: Apple Blossom Wovens – Vintage Looms Creating Accessible, Wearable Art

A few months back, I saw a Morning Glory v.1 woven wrap pop up on my Instagram feed, and was immediately curious about this unique machine woven wrap that so closely resembled a handwoven in appearance. I reached out to Apple Blossom Wovens to learn more about them and their wraps, and was lucky to […]

Review: Olives & Applesauce – A Carrier To Grow With

Though many of you reading this may be new to Olives & Applesauce Soft Structured Carriers – these carriers are actually old-timers in this category. They have been collected and coveted as early as 2008… years before my daughter was even born. In June of 2013 Olives & Applesauce came under new ownership, and lots […]

Client: Smitten (Vena Cava)

Client: Smitten With Wovens Carrier: Vena Cava Photographer: Rachel Kathryn Date: April 2015  

Client: Smitten (Tala & QAR)

Client: Smitten With Wovens Carriers: Tala Seren & Queen Anne’s Revenge Photographer: Nichole Kain Photography Date: October 6, 2015    

Queen Anne’s Revenge – Unexpected Elegance in a Pirate Wrap

  When I first saw the mock-up for the Queen Anne’s Revenge woven wrap – skeptical does not begin to describe my feelings. Skulls are admittedly not my thing though I know lots of people are really into it. I just wondered if there would be a market for such a thing, and if it […]

Review: Vena Cava Crema – A Squishy Natty Ring Sling

Many months ago as Rachel (the mind behind Smitten With Wovens) and I were hanging out, she pulled this Vena Cava Crema fabric sample out of a box and asked me what I thought of it. What did I think of it?! What the heck WAS this? It was like someone bred an ace bandage […]

Review: Birch Blast – The Newest Eco2Cotton Release by Bijou Wear

I had the opportunity to try out another release from Bijou Wear, and I jumped at it. I am so interested in this Eco2Cotton yarn and what kind of potential it has in the woven textile world. Birch Blast arrived here a few weeks ago amidst the chaos of our recent trip abroad. I have […]

Review: Bijou Windmills – An Experiment in Sustainable Woven Fibers

This has been an exciting year for American Made woven wraps. I have been watching excitedly as more and more American mills are bursting onto the scene. When Bijou Babywearing offered me a Windmills High Plains Woven Wrap to test, I was really excited! Another U.S. company to check out, and they were experimenting with […]