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Royal purple linen

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A sophisticated, deep purple, rich and saturated, but still fun to wear. Linen may just be the best sling fabric there is. Before cotton was widely cultivated, linen was the go-to fabric for just about everything -- daily wear, bedclothes, accessories... if it was sewn, it was made with linen. It's strong, supportive, long-wearing, and is especially terrific for hot climates, since the fibers tend to wick moisture away and allow it to evaporate, rather than holding it in place as cotton tends to do. Soft but slightly crisp when you first open the package, it gets softer with every wash cycle, so do wash before using it for the first time. Its reputation for wrinkles is deserved, but that rumpled look is, after all, quite sought-after these days, and it can be smoothed out with a quick ironing if you're so inclined. I find it quite supportive in a single layer.

Recommended from newborn to around 30 pounds. The fabric and stitching will certainly hold up to at least 35 pounds, but becomes less comfortable for long periods of time with increasing weights. I have used one with my three-year-old, who weighed about 32 pounds at the time, and it was fine for periods of up to 30 minutes, which is generally all a toddler will want for that up-and-down stage.

This fabric can be machine-washed in cold water and tumble-dried on low. Your sling is cut a several inches longer than specified to accommodate the expected shrinkage. I recommend washing before wearing to remove residues left from fabric manufacturing, and to soften the fabric; while it is initially quite crisp, machine washing and drying will soften it considerably. Linen is prone to wrinkling if left crumpled in a heap, but a few minutes with an iron on low heat should be sufficient to remove wrinkles.

Linen is prone to "perma-creasing", where a sharp fold can result in a crease that is impossible to remove, even with a steamy iron. If a linen sling is stored threaded, the portion gathered within the rings can get creased so much that it can cause damage to the fabric over time. Usually this is on the scale of multiple years, not months, but if you plan to store a sling unused for more than a couple of months, I would recommend unthreading it, folding it around something soft (like a folded t-shirt) or gently rolling it, and store it in a well-ventilated place. Sealing in plastic for long-term storage is not recommended for linen.

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Colors can vary slightly from batch to batch, and may not match the photo exactly. If you feel very strongly about the color, please email me with your concerns.

 

Choices can be seen on the shoulder styles page.

 

Generally your snug-fitting t-shirt size. Click the Size calculator tab above for a calculator, or see the sizing page for more in-depth information.

Is this sling for a new user? 

Select Yes if you or the recipient has not previously used a ring sling. If you or the recipient is familiar with using a ring sling, select No.

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 Linen is prone to "perma-creasing", where a sharp fold can result in a crease that is impossible to remove, even with a steamy iron. If a linen sling is stored threaded, the portion gathered within the rings can get creased so much that it can cause damage to the fabric over time. Usually this is on the scale of multiple years, not months, but if you plan to store a sling unused for more than a couple of months, I would recommend unthreading it, folding it around something soft (like a folded t-shirt) or gently rolling it, and store it in a well-ventilated place. Sealing in plastic for long-term storage is not recommended for linen.
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