Introducing the SMP Mini
' Guess what? We have a giveaway for you further down this blog post! Enjoy x '
You've seen this happen to our beautiful feathers pattern and connected. These two designs have undergone some sort of textile makeover. Its 2018 and we think it is the SMP's turn for its own makeover. How did we decide on the SMP?
Last year at a Scottish babywearing event, we had an interesting conversation with a creative mum who is now one of our brand ambassadors and she asked if we have ever considered weaving our popular SMP pattern on a smaller scale in terms of the size of the skulls.
We've have had this in mind for a while so when this lovely mum chatted with us about this; we knew it was time for us to creatively disrupt the SMP pattern haha! That opportunity came when we started planning to weave our custom blankets / throws. We started by tweaking the design and the size of each of the skulls was reduced. The pattern repeat was also altered as well. The idea of reducing the skull size is to give a whole new outlook to the beloved SMP design. When you wear a typical SMP wrap, approx. two or three skulls can fill up a chest pass so with our reduced skull pattern, you get more skulls within a certain area of your wrap. The whole idea is that you can immediately tell that it is an SMP wrap from the first glance.
As with any textile design and weaving experimentation, there is a risk that the result might not be exactly as anticipated. However, on this occasion, we screamed with delight the first time we saw the SMP mini on the weaving loom. Our initial SMP mini appeared slightly abstract (SMP mini silhouette) so we decided to utilize our 2014 double weave which is famous for its bold and sharp outline. Our bold SMPs are the sort of wraps that never age, they never fade and they simply get better with age like fine wine. That’s the sort of vibe that we’ve infused into our latest SMP minis.
Did we hear you ask for the abstract SMPs (named SMP mini silhouette)? Lets take this one at a time! We will release those after the 5 SMP minis have been released. Please note that because the SMP mini is a completely new concept , we wove a super limited number so we only have two wraps for each colourway.
The following are the colourways available for sale:
Jet black and natural undyed cream (Dudu)
Navy blue and natural undyed cream (Azul)
Fiery red and natural undyed cream (Pupa)
Goldish yellow and black (Flavo)
Dark purple and greenish teal (Ewe)
Blend: 60% combed cotton, 35% linen, 5% ethically sourced wool
Care info: Machine and hand washable. If machine washing, endeavor to use the lower heat setting and avoid spinning because it can generally reduce the lifespan of woven textiles. If you are unsure of your washing machine settings, please consider hand washing instead.
Design: New SMP mini
Designed, woven and tailored here in the United Kingdom as with all our wraps
Super- sturdy, Strong, Loomstate, Mid weight, Suitable for carrying babies and toddlers
Like our older SMP wraps, these wraps were woven to perfection and the structure of our double weave has been deliberately engineered to give you a wrap that will last you for many years to come.
Size 6, Extra large , 4.6m, £210
Size 7, Extra extra large , 5.2m, £225
(Prices above are exclusive of your shipping fees)
The SMP minis will be sold via a draw to buy form which will open on the 7th of March. The 'enter draw' button below will be active from 12 noon on that day. Please note that we will appreciate that you only enter this draw for yourself. This will save us wading through tons of email entries! (Thank you)
Time to get up-close to each of the 'minis'
Guess what? To celebrate this special limited edition release of our SMP minis, we are giving away a lovely scrap pack that will comprise of a mixed variety of taper off-cuts from each of these stunning SMPs. Our SMP scraps are very popular when it comes to crafting so we want you to be the first to own this! Plus, we will also throw in some of our popular goodies like our dear new babywearer book and Aviation style babywearing keyfob. ALL FREE and we will cover your shipping fees to wherever you are in the world!!! Wow....To win, simply comment on our main Facebook page and tell us which of these 5 minis is your fave. Easy peasy right? and PLEASE share, share, share the SMP MINI news because after-all, there is love in sharing (wink wink). Your friends will thank you. We will chose a lucky winner next week Saturday which is two days after the draw opens. Thank you xx
Hello, my name is Bisi, babywearing consultant (SoB CIC), mother to two cheeky & very special kids (Joy and Joseph). Our 3rd baby has been christened Joy&Joe baby wrap slings! and we loveeee babywearing :)