Starlinghouse Buta Vilasita
linen/cotton – 230g/m²
Last year I hosted my first Starlinghouse tester, a linen/viscose blend. I wanted a more supportive and less slippery wrap, which is exactly what I got with this one.
Buta Vilasita is darkbrown & yellow, with hints of grey and green (yes 4 different colors yarns are used). It’s a thin wrap in a special double-face jacquard weave.
Starlinghouse wraps are woven on automatic hand looms and unlike other wraps they are made one by one (instead of making more lenght and cutting it in to different wrap lenghts).
Because these wraps are made one by one, the design is made to fit this lenght (5m) and has borders at the tails.
If you don’t like the length, you could chop it but it would mess the placing of the design up. I wouldn’t recommend that.
The distinctive look won’t be for everyone. At the first looks it reminds me of a scarf mostly and the fringe is not my thing at all, but when worn it isn’t so bad at all.
I love the contrast between the two colours. Due to the weave this wrap doesn’t have a wrong side.
This linen blend is soft from the start, after a wash it’s softer and fluffy. The wrap is airy, perfect for hot weather, I think the yellow side will look great on a sunny day in summer!
All Starlinghouse wraps are thin, you might need to wrap carefully if you’re wrapping a heavier child but I feel like this linen/cotton blend is more supportive and less saggy (compared to the viscose/linen tester).
If you’re not sure what to do with the length: try a rucksack carry with scarf finish. Start like a normal rucksack tied at shoulder and you will end up with one long tail which you can wrap around your neck like a scarf.
Perfect to keep yourself (and your baby) warm on an autumn day. Even in a single layer carry this wrap was comfortable with my little girl. I wouldn’t recommend the wrap for heavy toddlers, but if I wrapped really neat in a multi layer carry, it was no problem carrying my 15kg toddler. I wouldn’t pick it for a long (1hour+) walk, but after a short forest hike it was still comfortable on my shoulders.
This wrap isn’t very grippy, I wouldn’t use it for a knotless finish. It glides in to place without any effort and wrapping with it is really easy.
If you’re an experienced babywearer and love thin wraps, you can handle this wrap with a heavy child. If you’re more of a sloppy wrapper, don’t do it!
Starlinghouse really created something different and unique. I had the joy of trying this wrap as a wrap conversion carrier too, I will try to post a review on that one soon.
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