Linuschka Petite Sirène Paon
100% Peruvian Pima cotton 235 g/m²
Linuschka is mainly known for high quality handwoven wraps, but they have been designing some machine woven wraps, too. Last year they released ‘Machaon’ (butterflies) and they are starting off 2014 with two new designs: owls and mermaids. At first, I didn’t fancy the mermaid design very much, but the first action pictures made me reconsider my thoughts. These mermaids were already released, but I think there are more colourways coming. The releases are very limited, they sell on www.linuschka.de and are announced on their Facebook page.
Petite Sirene Paon is a 100% peruvian pima cotton wrap. Peruvian Pima cotton is an extra long staple (ELS) cotton, primarily grown in Peru. Pima cotton is shorter than egyptian cotton but still it’s softer than normal cotton.
The wrap arrived unwashed, it was a bit crunchy but already soft. After a quick wash it got even softer. I hesitated to buy these mermaids at the release, mainly because of the design. The naked ladies look much better when they are wrapped and I love the light blue colour. It will be a perfect colour for summer! This blend is the least expensive blend (145 euro for a size 6 wrap).
The tester was a size 3 wrap (3.2m) and I can tell you it rocks as a shorty! I tried different carries, RRRR (knotless and with CCCB), HJBC, RUB, Ruck TAS, a Coolest Hip Cross Carry, even a kangaroo carry. Can you tell I love shorties? 😉 This wrap will be nice in every length, but I would pick a shorty to take with me in my bag for my little girl who just started walking.
These mermaids will make a perfect newborn wrap, soft from the start, very moldable and cushy. This wrap is supportive enough to use with a toddler, but it’s on the thinner side so you might prefer a multi-layer carry. It’s very airy and light to wear, with a perfect density and softness. Thinner doesn’t mean it will be diggy (at all!), but with a 15kg toddler I did need to tighten my wrap job properly if I wanted to wear her in a single layer carry. Because of the stretch it would be saggy if I didn’t tighten it carefully.
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