100% Gots certified organic cotton
ca 255gr/m² and ca 285gr/m²
KindsKnopf is a new machine woven brand from Austria. They use organic cotton and also plan using other materials like linen, hemp and tussahsilk in smaller quantities (most wraps will be cotton).
They don’t want to use materials like wool und normal silk for reasons of animal welfare. The wraps are woven and hemmed in Austria. KindsKnopf wraps come in a nice packaging, I love those details. On Facebook they recently posted that it’s possible to order a second middlemarker for the DH (off center). I’m really curious if it really works to have a second middlemarker. Please let me know! 🙂
The first design is called TulpenStern (tulipstar) and I have received two testers. One in turquoise and a darker blue.
I will write one review for both wraps because the wrapping qualities are very similar eventhough the weight is a little bit different.
I couldn’t say I prefer one over the other, maybe the darker blue one because of the colour.
They are both 100% (twisted) organic cotton, the turquoise TulpenStern is heavier with 285gr/m².
With 64cm it’s pretty narrow compared to other brands, but it didn’t bother me when wrapping.
They are both soft after the first wash & iron, easy to wrap with and with a tight weave.
Little stretch, almost no bounce, surprisingly supportive.
TulpenStern feels very ‘flat’ on the shoulders, is doesn’t have a lot of cush but also doesn’t dig in your shoulders.
I have tried the wraps in different carries and I have to say it rocks the kangaroo carry. Making the shoulder flips neatly was very easy, it’s easy to tighten properly with this wrap.
It’s a smooth wrap, doesn’t have a lot of grip and slides in to place without any effort.
I think it would make a great slipknot and it’s easy to practise new carries with this wrap.
There’s only one thing I would like to change about these wraps: the rails! I would love it if the wrap doesn’t have a ‘wrong’ side, so it would be great if the top and bottom rail would be on different sides (front/back) of the wrap. In my opinion the design doesn’t have a wrong side so it would be nice if the wrap wouldn’t be hemmed with one wrong and one right side.
Kindsknopf has changed this with the released wraps, so they won’t have a wrong and right side. Yay!
All in all this is an allrounder, suitable for a newborn, but also supportive enough to use with heavier children (I do prefer a multilayer carry!).
If you’re new to wrapping, this is a great wrap to start with. It softens up quickly, glides in to place easily and makes a nice small knot.
It shines in a kangaroo carry (perfect for a newborn!), but other carries will be fun to learn too with this wrap!
With a heavier child it’s less forgiving, but luckily it’s easy to tighten properly.
It’s hard to say which size would be the best. I think every size has it’s own features and it has a lot do with personal preferences…. I would pick a size 3 for a kangaroo carry or a (inside out) coolest hip cross carry.
For heavier kids trying different double hammock finishes will be fun with this wrap, so I would pick a size 6 or 7.
You can find KindsKnopf on Facebook, there have been a couple of wraps released through draws and you can see sneakpeeks of upcoming colorways, designs or testers.