B Blankets are unbacked throw blankets made of seamless jaquard woven fabric. They feature luxurious wide hems, are perfect for snuggling for years to come, and measure approximately 54" to 58" wide (depending on the fabric) by 64" long. Super B Blankets are about 17" longer. There is some variation in the size also because we are striving to minimize waste and maximize the usefulness of this gorgeous small batch fabric!
Each is woven and finished in the USA. Thank you for supporting the textile industry in this country!
Adirondack Mountains' snow-capped peeks offer a dense weave with nubs and slubs that are characteristic of Bijou's signature EcoCel blend of recycled cotton, standard cotton, and Tencel yarns. Newport Haven, Cranberry Waves, and Majestic Mountains are also EcoCel.
Sandia Mountains are recycled Eco2cotton and standard cotton blend. As it and Majestic Mountains blankets will be custom made to order, please allow extra time for delivery.
Arcadia and Heartsong feature two layers of gauze-like cotton woven in such away it creates pillowy cushions of air between the layers in accordance with the artisan designs.
Decadence Skyline and Decadence Jet are all cotton "double weave" for a dense blanket with delightful microtexture from the design and the weave structures.
Harvest Windmills are soft from the beginning because of the small amount of Tencel in the majority-cotton fabric.
Why are some B Blankets noted (and marked down in price) as "seconds quality"? Bijou strives to produce nearly zero waste, recycling not just plastic and paper products, but also using every bit of fabric that is custom woven for us. Occasionally there is a gnarley bit of yarn, or a skipped thread, or a cosmetic mar because of which we kept this fabric aside when cutting woven wraps -- these are all reasons a blanket might be considered "seconds quality." Rest assured it will still be excellent for snuggling, and chances are you will never notice the flaw.
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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