Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, the opinions here are my own, this is an awesome wrap. These are photos of this 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.”