Poe Wovens Harlequin Neige
warp: natural cotton / weft: Egyptian mercerized cotton
Poe Wovens started as Poésie Tissée in the summer of 2013. In 2014 the business evolved which leaded into rebranding (and renaming) the brand.
The wraps are 100% made in the USA, even the packaging came with a sticker ‘made in the USA’ and some maple leaf candy from Vermont. Very nice!
The mission statement says they want to
”support the local economy by consistently producing exquisite quality woven baby wraps in stunning designs, from locally sourced natural fibers, without compromising social or environmental consciousness.”
That sounds great, but lets get to the wrap!
Harlequin Neige is a ‘natty’ wrap. (= natural / white / ecru) Neige is french for snow and the name suits the colourway perfectly. The harlequin design is very subtile in this color and you will only notice it when you see the wrap up close. On many pictures you can’t even see the design. The wraps has a nice shine, because of the mercerized cotton.
Some people are scared of ‘natty’ wraps, they are afraid to stain them or just to ruin them because they look so delecate. I think a natty is something everybody needs, it suits every outfit!
With an all cotton wrap you don’t need to be scared of stains, throw it in the washing machine & you can even throw this wrap in the dryer (on low)!
This wrap is less white than I thought it would be, it’s more ecru with a bit of a warm jellow undertone.
The initial wash should be cold, you can tumble dry (on low) and finish with steam ironing. It came to me washed & ironed and it was already soft & moldable. I thought this pattern would be very grippy, but the passes slide in to place without any effort and because of the lack of grip I wouldn’t pick a knotless finish. Luckely the knot is nice & small. It’s very comfortable, cushy on the shoulders but it has more stretch & bounce than I expected with this pattern.
This is a nice wrap for beginning wrappers, it’s forgiving and it’s very easy to make high (back) passes. If you like thin wraps, don’t pick this one. It’s not ‘thick’, but the weave is dense and definitely not thin.
You might not like the bounce & stretch with a heavier toddler, but if you tighten properly this wrap will feel like an ace bandage, it molds around you & your child perfectly.
With a toddler I would recommend a multi layer carry, but with my little girl (almost 10kg) a rucksack carry was fine.
I can imagine this wrap being a great choice for summer / hot climates. It’s airy and the colour is perfect for a sunny day. We’ve been enjoying some sunny autumn days with the harlequin tester before it travelled to a very lucky winner 🙂
I’m hoping to try the Poe Wovens herringbone wrap soon, really looking forward to try that one!
You can buy a Poe Woven on their website. You can find more information about upcoming releases and colourways on Facebook.