Vanamo Ahven Utu woven wrap contains 65 % Bourette silk and 35 % Merino wool. The misty grey silk and natural creme wool bring out the beautiful classic herringbone pattern! Bourette silk is very lively and bumpy, and it gives a lovely texture for the wrap. Merino wool is superwash quality, soft and not itchy at all!
The Vanamo Ahven baby wrap combines all the good qualities of natural silk and wool. Wool gives the wrap softness, fluffyness and a great bounce - silk on the other hand makes the wrap more solid and supportive. Silk and wool help keeping you and baby comfortable in both hot and cold conditions. They absorb great amount of moisture and direct moist away from your body keeping the skin dry.
The Ahven weave is diagonally elastic and the baby wrap gives optimum support for the baby and feels comfortable for both the wearer and the child. The weight of the wrap is about 290 g/m2 but Vanamo wraps often feel thinner in hand than the weight suggests! This thick wrap is great for heavy babies and toddlers as well. Wool-silk wraps are quite soft already when new and they require very little breaking in.
"Ahven" is a Finnish word for a perch fish and it is the perfect name for this lovely weave. Herringbone weave works great for baby wraps because it is easy to tie and molds well around the carrier and child. The weave is also quite porous and airy.
Sizes: 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8. The measurements for each size and tips for choosing the correct size can be found here.
Please notice: Bourette silk is a stuctured yarn and it makes the fabric look bumpy and a little rough. Ahven Utu wrap contains small slubs, knots and short ends of thread. The irregularities are characteristic for this wrap.
65 % Bourette Silk (England)
35 % Merino Wool (Superwash, Germany)
Weight: 270 / 290 g/m2 (loom state / post wash)
Manufacture: designed, weaved and sewn in Finland
How to care for your Vanamo wrap: Hand wash in cold water (30 celcius), use detergent suitable for wool and silk, hang dry, ironing with low heat. NO tumble-drying!
PLEASE NOTICE! We recommend washing the wrap before starting to use it. The weave will tighten up and obtain the final dencity & thickness. Each wrap includes some extra length to compansate chrinking.