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Tekhni Meandros Chai Tussah Silk and Cotton Review; NOT your Grandma’s Silk

This is not a sponsored post, the opinions here are  my own, this is an awesome wrap. These are photos of this Tekhni Meandros Tussah Silk tester and it is even better in person. My 9 m/o enjoys this wrap so much he is literally jumping up and down in the photo directly below.Tekhni Meandros Chai Tussah Silk Woven Wrap Review, thoughts, experiences, photos and a good idea of whom this wrap would be appropriate for. It’s beautiful, I reach for it often, and everyone who sees it loves the pattern, sheen and overall appeal of Tekhni.


Our first Tussah wrap was carefully selected for a relative’s wedding and I wanted something ‘fancy’ to carry baby in. When it arrived I took great care washing it, followed the cold wash, no spin, air dry instructions and hoped it came out okay! It’seasy to see how delicate our Didy Tussah Cherry Blossoms presents…and I feel as though I have to be extra careful when wrapping with it. The weave is most loosely bound, it’s ultra thin and can’t even be ironed…it even arrived with 3 pulls. It’s in the stash for special occasions but honestly I feel as though it’s too delicate to use…. then along came this….

I love Tekhni woven wraps! When I was given the opportunity to try this Meandros Tussah Silk and Cotton blend in Chai I was so excited!! This is NOT your Grandma’s silk… The weave is tight, the grip strong, and support amazing. It’s comfortable for me after 2 hours and typically after 15-20 minuites my 9 m/o is sleeping peacefully. It has a soft sheen that changes with the light giving this wrap a very unique character and appeal. All around it’s an amazing wrap.
Although I was not the first tester for this wrap and can’t account for it’s initial length, it arrived to me at 1055g, 25″ (.635m) Wide, 190″ (4.826m) Long, making this a whopping 344 g/m2!! Yes..I said 344 g/m2…Woohoo! Did I saw awesome? Yes. Awesome.

What is Tussah silk?  Tussah silk is prized for its “rich texture and natural gold deep color.” It’s considered a forest crop because it’s found and harvested from the wild. Cocoons are collected and boiled to retrieve silk which is often used to make saris and other fine fabrics. Tussah silk is more textured then mulberry silk, secondary to having shorter fibers, and thus may be less durable…but is sought after for it’s beauy. The bulk of Tussah Silk production is in India. (thanks Wikipedia). It’s presence is stunning and the sheen it produces when the light hits it just right really gives this fabric it’s own identity.
How do you care for a Tekhni Tussah Wrap? The company recommendations in the etsy shop include an “…initial wash in warm water with low spin is recommended with subsequent washes on a gentle cycle with cool water. Use of natural detergents without any optical brighteners will also help keep colors from fading. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners, as these can break down the fibers. Wraps can be tumble dried on low, followed with an optional steam iron to reduce wrinkling and soften up after a washing.”

 

     I was asked to describe this wrap in 3 words. I would have to say; Strength, Grip, and Comfort. Okay, wait 3 isn’t enough…I also have to give attribute to the sheen this wrap has. It’s the oooooo ahhhhh kind of sheen and you don’t always see it…but when the light hits right the character is stunning. This is a strong, dense wrap yet still has moldability. The first few times I wrapped with it I noticed crease marks (diggy marks) under my son’s knees. This wrap is teaching me to be a better wrapper! After some attention and smoothing post-wrap I haven’t seen them again.

 

     This wrap has a notable knot. In combination with the grip it’s sometimes challenging to tie. However, that shouldn’t deter anyone from giving this wrap a try. It’s really impressive and definitely worth adding to your stash.
     This wrap is a game changer for silk. It’s certainly not the thin, transparent silk I grew up with…making up fancy blouses, unable to be really used. This silk is strong, thick, grippy and still somehow moldable and certainly beautiful. Would I recommend this for wrapping a newborn? I would. I believe that whatever wrap you start with is a base for learning. Weather it’s a stretchy cotton knot wrap, or a beefy Tekhni Tussah learning is still learning.
     As always thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed reviewing this wrap!! As always thanks for stopping by as always I appreciate a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and love to network on Google.

 

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