This is my wrap and the photos and opinions here are my own, there are some links to the company however I have not been paid to say nice things about this beautiful woven wrap. The selfies are taken with my Ipad and aren’t as nice of quality as the wrap photos taken with my for-real camera. I took them at different times throughout the day so you can see the nuances in the color in various lighting.
Pavo….if you’re a wrapping Mama then you know the name and may even be stalking a wrap release right now! If you’re just getting into wrapping then you’ll want to become familiar with this company…as I’m sure you’ll see them referred to in chat groups and from other wrapping parents.
Owned and operated by two babywearing Mamas, many Pavo wraps are released and gone before many even knew they existed! Releases are either by surprise, or announcement on their facebook page and sell out so quickly only those with ‘fast fingers’ can score one. This wrap was a pre-order which is how this country girl with a slow internet connection got one! Some even ‘flip’ wraps, meaning they purchase them at retail only to turn around and sell at an increase to someone who really wanted one but was unable to score…and is willing to pay a higher price tag.
The company is known for it’s design, patterns, quality and overall wrapping appeal. Pavo’s are the Tiffany’s of the wrap world, and those who love the company affectionately refer to themselves as Pavotees. Made in the USA and followed by a dedicated group of wrapees, Pavo wraps are highly sought after and cherished.
Pavotextiles is a Mom run company by not one…but two well educated ladies; Jennifer Money and Erin Arnason. J Money (as she’s affectionately known) has a PhD in Renaissance and Early Modern English Literature and Erin has a BFA in Textiles and previously worked deigning textiles for clothing (1).These ladies make up a textile power team that sources…weaves…and finishes wraps in the USA!! The wraps are woven on reclaimed looms and under constant supervision from weaving professionals. Employees of Pavotextiles are paid a fair wage and their mills are among the few still going strong in the USA. (2) With a combination of 9 years babywearing experience, these ladies produce not one…but two lines from Pavotextiles; Pavo Guild and Pavo Form.
Pavo Guild, or Pavo the original, was flourishing through the production of highly sought after artisnal wraps. Company owners wanted to offer a line that was playful and fun, while continuing to offer their more structured line. Maybe a Guild wrap is one you’d wear for a special occasion, and a Form is one you’d take to the playground or beach….but I’m sure you’d see a Form at a Wedding and a Guild at the playground. Pavo Form is a branch from the mother company that offers playful undertones; “Form is a relaxed and playful Pavo” (1).
The wrap photographed here is a Pavo Form IBC Tempe release Swallowtail in Violet Sky, size 6. This wrap was offered as a pre-order along with Dusk and sold directly at the conference as a company exclusive. Conference extras were released on their website and gone in a flash!
This wrap was soft right out of the box, is supportive for both my infant and toddler and if you’ve heard the phrase ‘strand by strand’…this wrap defines that! It’s very customizable to your carry and it seems as though every square inch is adjustable.
Pavotextiles also runs a FB group, Pavo Customer Appreciation, for customers to get service and ask questions. Pavo does ask that you preface questions with your order number, but there is general product chatter on there as well. It’s common to see Mamas thanking Pavo owners for making wraps…as they are that in love with the products Pavo produces.
It’s a nice width at 27.5″ and looks beautiful and sometimes nearly shiny in different light. Swallowtail consists of a ecru warp with a dark violet mercerized cotton fill, and is 100% cotton, approximately 260 g/m2 (3) according to the company, however individual wraps may vary. This wrap was also offered in Dusk, and you may see it pictured in nearly black/white as well although the cotton doesn’t have the mercinazation that violet does.
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Please make sure to visit Pavo on Twitter, Instagram, Pavo Form and Pavo Textiles/Guild on Facebook for upcoming wrap releases and information!
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