Pulls happen when sharp objects such as long finger nails, jewelries or any other object around you pick the yarns on your woven wrap. The list is actually endless in terms of how pulls can happen. We observed that some people are worried about the safety of use of their woven wrap when a pull occurs. A woven cloth is created by the interlacing of series of yarn threads according to the style of structure required so the yarns are not glued into the place but interlaced so pulls can occur. The tighter the weave, the less prone they will be to pulls. You will find that our past SMPs are less prone to pulls but the downside to them is that their weave being tighter needed more breaking in.
We want you to enjoy your woven wraps so we have created a looser weave as seen in our FOL and new SMP that will not need any inch of breaking in. We understand that loose weaves are generally prone to pulls especially if care is not taken so we've prepared for this by doubling up the structure of our weave so all our weaves are double/bonded weaves. So think of our double weaves as a weave structure with extra backing. We have also decreased the length of each floating yarn and adjusted the picks of our weave structure to ensure that when a pull occurs, they will not spread to other parts of the wrap easily. We have also added a complex structure where there are stitches at several intervals in your cloth. However, despite all we've put in place if a sharp nail picks your wrap, a pull is likely to happen because the movement of the yarns are essentially part of what makes your wrap a woven cloth.
So many processes have been put in place to produce what you have as your woven wrap sling so a pull is not enough to damage your wrap. We now source our yarns directly from the spinners so that we have control over the exact strength, quality and weight of our yarns. The loom dedicated to weaving our woven wraps is not used for weaving any other style of cloth so this ensures that the exact calibrations needed to produce a carrying cloth with the right tensile strength is adhered to across all our wraps irrespective of the design. Our weavers themselves are one of the very best in the United Kingdom. They have a worldwide reputation for weaving the finest quality English cloth. Hence, they have gained a global standing as a symbol of perpetual British quality. We are proud to work with our team of textile experts. They have years of experience in the weaving of fine and intricate fabrics. They are committed to quality control, in each weaving process. The entire weaving process from warping to the actual weaving is done in-house and the entire process is carefully monitored via frequent built-in checks. The finishing of our wraps is done in Yorkshire where an environmentally safe finishing process uses pure steam only, employing no chemical additives. In addition, rigorous tests for fabric strength, pilling and fire retardancy are carried in the company's laboratory.
Our woven wraps combines great strength with a lightness of weight (despite being a double cloth), and is woven in such a manner as to render it porous, making it both cool and pleasant to wear.
They are woven in such a way that air can pass freely, facilitating ventilation and ensuring comfort in the warmer climates. The porous nature of this range provides an outlet for heat to be wicked off from the body. The quality of our wraps makes them even suitable for wearing all year round giving our signature and innocence collection an unmistakable touch of luxurious elegance woven in comfort.
The complexity of the structure of our weave and all that we've put in place ensures that pulls cannot and never impact on the integrity of the weave structure. It would take a massive damage like a large puncture cutting though the weight bearing section of your wrap for your wrap to be considered unsafe to wear for babywearing. The fact that our newest weaves are super soft doesn't means that they are fragile in any way. We particularly invested our resources into hiring the expert textile technicians to develop this weave alongside our own years of baby wrap retail experience and babywearing consultancy knowledge.
Well, now that you know how more about pulls and that they do not make a wrap unsafe to use. How about how to fix them? Here's our tips:
Our advice is that you shouldn't worry too much about pulls especially after you've fixed them because your wrap need to be worn, washed and used for the fibres to get more and more settled. So putting your wrap away after noticing a pull will only rob you of the happiness you can derive from enjoying this amazing weave that we've taken our time to create for you and your little one.
So have you fixed any pulls on your J&J wrap using any other method that we've not mentioned? why not share it with us. The best discussions certainly happen in the comment section and we look forward to your comments
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 :)