Linuschka Boutons with mulberry silk
48% ecru peruvian pima cotton 26% Mulberry Silk 26% Linen
One year ago the brand Linuschka was mainly known for high quality handwoven wraps. But with the release of high quality machinewoven wraps in great blends and nice designs, Linuschka made themselves well known as a machinewoven brand too. I’ve tested several Linuschka wraps before, in different blends, designs and weight.
Bouton is french for button, I’m not sure if that’s the reason for the name but I could see why. The design looks like circles, the circles are striped and this give the design a modern look.
This tester has Linuschka’s signature 100% peruvian pima cotton warp. Peruvian Pima cotton is an extra long staple (ELS) cotton, primarily grown in Peru. Pima cotton is shorter than egyptian cotton but it’s softer than normal cotton. The weft is a combination of mulberry silk and linen, which will be perfect for summer due to the heat regulating qualities of both materials.
It’s a darker green than the other Boutons tester I’ve tried (with wool/linen) and less soft from the start. It will need a bit of breaking in because of the linen percentage and it can show some irregularities (typical for linen yarn). This blend is very supportive , if I wouldn’t know the blend I would guess it has some wool in it, because it looks ‘woolie’. After breaking in this will make a great newborn wrap, it’s gets very soft!
It’s not only nice for your tiny newborn, but also comfortable with your toddler! This is one of those wraps that could accompany your baby during your whole babywearing journey, from the very first day up to the day they want to walk by themselves.
This will be a great summer wrap for your child. Airy, heat regulating, very supportive. No bulky knots, great grip and nice to wrap with. This is suitable for a beginner if you are okay with some breaking in. It will take a few wears to experience the true qualities of this wrap. Don’t judge it on the first try!
The first few wears might be a struggle, tightening neatly is pretty hard when it’s still a bit stiff from the linen. After breaking in it’s much more moldable and very easy to wrap with.
I even brought it along to my babywearing consultant course, because it’s a nice to practise new carries with this wrap. The passes glide in to place without effort, tightening is easy and the wrap has enough grip to stay in to place over a long period.
This tester is a size 4, which is perfect for a rucksack carry or a kangaroo carry, this wrap would make a perfect shorty. The blend provides a nice grip, but it glides too, perfect for a slipknot!
I expected a ‘raw’ look from the silk, but there aren’t a lot of irregularities. It has a beautiful deep green colour, I think I prefer the ‘wrong’ side (with the contrasting white colour)
I love carries that show of both sides of the wrap (kangaroo with shoulder flip!).