Mo dream Lagoon Sunshine Deep Love
100% mercerized bio cotton, heart weave, bordeaux weft
Mo dream is a new handwoven brand from Switzerland. The wraps are woven at a weaving mill in the Canton of Zurich, which currently has 4 handloom weavers and one apprentice.
At the moment they are weaving with mercerized bio cotton, they don’t want to use wool or other animal products for reasons of animal welfare. They are planning some hemp or linen in the future.
The wraps come in pointed twill or heart weave, every wrap will be one of a kind. The first wraps are already sold & I got a chance to try this heart weave wrap.
The mercerized cotton gives this wrap a beautiful shine, the colours work very well together. For me (personally) the bordeaux weft makes it a bit too red… (red is not one of my favourite colours 😉 ) The wrap feels pretty heavy in hand, without being thick, it’s very dense. It’s not fluffy, but textured. The selvedges are very neat and I didn’t spot any weaving flaws. Eventhough heart weave is mostly prone to pulls, this weaving is so tight that you won’t get pulls very quickly.
I have tried other handwoven brands with a heart weave before, Madhatter and Herzsturm by Kirsten Heine. They were both so different & Mo dream reminds me the most of the Herzsturm wrap. Tight weave, little stiff at first, very grippy, hard to tighten. The hearts give the wrap texture and making a second backpass & pulling it tight really was pretty hard. I couldn’t manage to make a double knot on my back because I just couldn’t pull it tight enough. Offcourse this also means that it’s perfect for knotless finishes and you could even finish with a half knot. Your carry (even the sloppiest wrapjob ever) will stay in place with this rocksolid wrap.
After some more wears the wrap becomes softer and easier to wrap with, it took me some time to find a carry that I liked most with this wrap. Normally a double hammock is my go-to carry, but because it’s so hard to tighten with this (very) grippy wrap I preferred a rucksack carry. Knotless tibetan was the perfect finish. Even on a long walk this carry will stay in place. This wrap is very forgiving, it will stay in place & won’t get diggy. It’s not cushy or fluffy on your shoulders, but still comfortable, even with a heavy toddler.
This wrap is a size 5, which is long enough for a knotless tibetan finish rucksack, a bit too short for a double hammock if you want to tie in front and a bit too long for a plain rucksack carry. If I had to recommend a size I would say don’t pick a size 7 with this wrap. It’s pretty heavy, it shines in single layer carries and takes some breaking in before you can tighten a double layer carry neatly. This is not the kind of wrap were I would practice fancy finishes with, although it would look stunning in a salt-water finish I think.
I would recommend this wrap for heavier children, it’s perfect for your toddler. Once it’s broken in I think you could use it with your newborn too, but because of the weight and the grip it’s not the softest & easiest newborn wrap 🙂 I don’t think it’s the best choice for a newbie wrapper, I would say it’s more suitable for experienced babywearers.
The price is (very) high. The wages are high(er) in Switzerland and the heartweave takes more time than a plain weave would take. Depending on the number of colours in the warp a wrap will get more expensive. For example a wrap with 9 colours in the warp, with heart or pointed twill weave, will cost around 1000euro for a size 6. Every wrap (or ringsling piece) will have another weft colour, so every wrap will be one of a kind.
There will be around 6 wraps (and/or ringslings) in every collection.
Is it worth this price? I think you can only judge this yourself based on your budget and how much you’re willing to spend on a (hand)woven wrap. The quality definitely is great, the weaving is flawless and it’s bio cotton.
Mo dream sells their wraps on Facebook, mostly by draw. This tester will also be for sale soon, so keep an eye on the Facebook page!