When you want ultimate cush, clouds on your shoulders, gauzy layers of cotton, you want Arcadia. Arcadia Sage weaves thin layers of cloth together with green and cream yarns to create an amazingly comfortable baby carrier with dramatic texture. Arcadia showcases diagonal stretch that facilitates snuggly and supportive carries.
The Arcadia design, here woven in all cotton to be easy care, was created by a babywearer as a homage to the beautiful botanical treasures she found with her children in her backyard and on nature walks. May this woven help you explore nature more often and in more detail with your little ones.
Arcadia Sage has been sewn with the cream side dominant, and the green side on the "wrong side" (as far as the hems indicate, though of course how you wear it is up to you!). The color varies with the light. These stunning photos represent some of the looks Sage achieves. However, the color may be different in person than it appears on your screen. Width is 25-26".
When Arcadia arrives it is in loom state and NEEDS to be washed before wearing to prevent thread shifting. The weave will tighten up in the wash, yet remain breathable.
Photography by Wrapping the Moon.
If you do not know where to start, please read this page and also see our infographic for determining your "base" size HERE.
Woven wraps are long parallelograms of fabric. The size indicates the length along one rail (a long edge) as follows (all plus or minus 0.1 meters):
Size 2 = 2.7 meters // Size 3 = 3.2 meters // Size 4 = 3.7 meters // Size 5 = 4.2 meters // Size 6 = 4.7 meters // Size 7 = 5.2 meters // Size 8 = 5.7 meters // Size 9 = 6.2 meters // Size 10 = 6.7 meters
Which size should you buy?
Many people with a baby can do a front wrap cross carry (see the FWCC tutorial here) in a size 6 woven wrap, which means that person's "base" size is a 6. Larger frames, those with larger ribcages or busts, or those with big toddlers might be base 7 or 8 or 9, and smaller frames might be base 5 or occasionally base 4. However, any person can use any size woven wrap.
With a woven wrap, you can wear your baby or toddler in a variety of ways: on your front, hip, and/or back (instruction manual provided) -- and no need to "size up" as baby grows if you have a Bijou! We are also proud that any person can wear any size woven wrap Bijou makes (3 through 9, generally). The size simply determines the carries done by that person with that wrap.
There are hundreds of ways to babywear with a woven. A short wrap is nice for on-the-go. Long wraps are great for reinforcing passes that add support. Medium wraps are versatile; some love them for nursing in a front wrap cross carry tied under bum (see the FWCC TUB How To).
During its first bath your wrap will shrink slightly, which is normal. We cut the fabric so that it will shrink to the size that you ordered (within tolerances).
ENJOY! See the included instructional booklet for carries specific to your purchase, find the same instructions at the how-to link above in the menu, or watch video tutorials HERE!
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