BB-SLEN Rocks My World

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The wrap company Babylonia used to be on the top of the heap. Back in the dark ages, when I started wrapping, my babywearing leader recommended BB-SLENs, and the company’s Turkish Delight colorway was fiendishly HTF and HSA. BB-SLEN was…

Hoppediz El Paso: More Cultural Appropriation

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It’s happened again. A mainstream European wrap company has co-opted Native American imagery and patterns. Hoppediz named the wrap “El Paso”, but the pattern is clearly stolen from western Native American textiles. Not only have they stolen cultural heritage, however.…

My Kids Went to #TakeItDown

As the thermometer hit 95 degrees, we loaded up our kids and headed out to the July 4th #TakeItDown anti-Confederate flag protest. From the twenty month old on up, we wore matching Captain America shirts, because there’s no Captain Confederacy.…

Bijou Wear High Plains Review

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Newcomer Bijou Wear is testing out some brand-new fibers this summer with their mid-range ($165 for a size 6) High Plains Windmills. The wrap uses eco2cotton, a trademarked brand of recycled cotton. It works like this: fibers and clippings are…

Baie Slings Element Airlie Review – Budget Wrap!

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Baie Slings is known for its intricate designs, its traditionally Celtic and English designs, and its mid-range pricing. Many of their wraps are hard to find, and devotees stalk coveted wraps all over the internet. But Baie Slings is more…

Glow2Go Self-Tanning Towelettes Review

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I was super psyched to get my Glow2Go Self-Tan Towelettes in the mail. I’m chronically pale and couldn’t wait to maybe not blind innocent passersby at the beach. Glow2Go comes in the form of tanner-saturated towelettes; you wipe then on, wait ten…

I Hate the Beach

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I hate the beach. I know, it’s heresy. I’m supposed to love sandy toes and salty kisses, sun and surf and waves. On a sweltering day, I’m supposed to troop down to the water’s edge with an umbrella and towels…