The Ocean Morning Kiss
62% Finest Egyptian Cotton, 32% Belgium Linen
I have recently been given the privilege of testing for a new woven wrap company called PinkNova. The owners, Judith and Ilse, are both beautiful women who have put a lot of care and thought into their wraps down to the packaging. There was such care to detail in the way it was presented, from the tissue paper, personal card with a wrap scrap attached, and a personalized canvas envelope housing for the wrap, making it a perfect little keepsake.
The linen is a light mint color on a white cotton warp. It is refreshing and summery and is a light enough green that it could go with anything. The kisses design is so fun and lively.
At first touch, the wrap felt rough, which is to be expected for a linen blend in loom state. After a wash, iron, and quick tumble dry, it began to soften up, especially on the “wrong”/cotton side, but was still a little rough and will require more breaking in. I immediately wrapped up my little 4 month old wrappee and he snuggled right into a FWCC. My 2 year old daughter instantly fell in love with the “kisses” on the wrap and of course wanted up as well. I tossed her up in a quick ruck and we boogied around the house. It didn’t budge, and she felt very comfortable. Throughout the rest of the week, we brought Morning kiss along with us to the grocery store, to the chiropractor, to the park, and even took her out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the ultimate test.
The words that kept coming to mind while wrapping are airy, bouncy, and supportive. It is not a smooth, cuddly wrap per se, but it performs wonderfully in hot, humid weather, stays in place, is fun to wrap with, and I imagine will become nicely broken in and softer as time goes on. While it doesn’t glide easily, it truly locks into place once tied. After a precisely tightened wrap job this lovely won’t budge, and will have a nice bounce on the shoulders. I think it would be the perfect summer wrap for those long, hot, summer days. I imagine bringing this along to the theme parks, summer cook outs, and pool parties. It really held up nicely and was breathable after 2.5 hours of wearing in 90 degree weather.
As this wrap breaks in I know it will become more moldable and softer, and I hope to one day see this wrap again in all its broken-in glory. It has been well loved on during its stay, and we are so sad to see it go. Both my 4 month and 2 year old have really loved on this wrap.
I cannot wait to see more of what PinkNova has in store, because as first impressions go, I am very impressed. These ladies know what they are doing.