Recenzija tkane marame i slinga: ISARA Philodendra i Diamonda

Isara “fluffy mail” (op. a., eng. kalk. “paperjasta pošta”, tj. “mekani paket”; odnosi se na paket u kojem je tkana marama ili neka druga nosiljka iskrojena od tkane marame. Neki razlikuju “fluffy mail” i “puffy mail”: bilo koju pošiljku koja dolazi u koverti sa zračnim jastučićima).

Prije nekoliko dana na recenziju mi je stigao jedan tajni paket iz Isare. U njemu su se nalazile tkana marama i sling od tkane marame, svaki u svojoj vrećici s prepoznatljivim porukama i logotipom, knjižica i poruka.

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Ne moram ni naglašavati da me čekalo nekoliko vrlo uzbudljivih i užurbanih dana…

Fotografije “cvjetanja marame” (eng. from loom to bloom): prije pranja (gore) i nakon pranja i peglanja (dolje).

Tkana marama Diamonda i sling Philodendra teški su 280 g/m2 prije pranja što se nakon prvog pranja popne na oko 320 g/m2, a s peglanjem stabilizira se na oko 290 g/m2. Oboje su tkani od 100% organskog pamuka i široki 72 cm.

I sling i marama su već odmah iz kutije bili izuzetno meki. S prvim pranjem su malo očvrsnuli no s prvih nekoliko nošenja povratili su prvotnu mekoću.

Isara Philodendra sling (ring sling, RS) sašiven od Isarine tkane marame.

Philodendra sling je veličine 1; dug 195cm/ 207cm (duga strana). Prava strana je zelena no budući da se može nositi s obje strane bijela “kriva strana” vrlo lako može biti i prava. Zabavan i zanimljiv uzorak s kružićima i listovima ponavlja se kroz cijeli sling i izgleda jednako zanimljivo s obje strane.

Uspješno uspavljivanje u Philodendri. Neke marame stvarno dolaze s “čarobnom prašinom” (eng. sleepy dust).

Nabrano rame je vrlo udobno, odlično sjeda i prati kretanje tijela. Sling se i bez lomljenja vrlo lako zateže i glatko prolazi kroz prstene. Gusto tkanje tešku guzu drži na mjestu bez rastezanja i propadanja u džepu. Tkanina je sjajna, satenasta, i pod rukom laka i baršunasta. Kao i na marami rub je rezan ukoso kako bi tkanina ljepše padala.

Uputa i upozorenja za američko tržište otisnuti su na tankom mekom tekstilu i nalaze se ušiveni uz porub marame. Ispod istaknute markice s Isarinim logotipom nalazi se lijepa poruka koja podsjeća na ono najbitnije u nošenju: “Zahvalna/an za svaki trenutak proveden s tobom”. Ovo se nalazi i na tkanoj marami.

Isara Diamonda tkana marama.

Diamonda marama je u vel. 6 (4,6 m). Također je gusto tkana no ne toliko da izgubi mekoću i izvrsnu dijagonalnu elastičnost. Gotovo da nema nikakve rastezljivosti što je čini odličnom maramom i za teškaše čak i u jednoslojnim vezovima. Vrlo se lako plisira, meka je i laka na ramenima, ne urezuje se ni pod vrlo velikim opterećenjem ili lošije zategnutim vezom. Radi mekoće Diamonda je odličan izbor i za novorođenčad. Vrlo lako se veže, zateže i sjeda na mjesto i u višeslojnim vezovima. Odlično drži beščvorne i završetke s prstenima,  te klizne čvorove. Laka je u ruci, i usprkos gramaži vrlo gipka, tekuća, viskozna i daje manji čvor no što bi se na prvu očekivalo. Ovo ne iznenađuje budući da je Monica Olariu, dizajnerica i glavna žena Isare, godinama tražila savršeno tkanje, tkaonicu i niti za svoje marame.

Diamonda u vezu “Taiwanese Carry”.
U vezu “Taiwanese Carry”.

Jako kontrastne strane s upečatljivim geometrijskim uzorkom i puna draž marame najviše dolaze do izražaja u vezovima gdje su obje strane vidljive. Po dužini je porubljena tako da su obje strane prave i vidljivi porub iskače zbog konstrastne boje. Ovako je početniku vrlo lako razlikovati gornji rub od donjeg.

Isara Diamonda marama tijekom motanja veza “DHwCCCB” (“Double Hammock with Candy Cane Chest Belt”).
CCCB (“Candy Cane Chest Belt”).

Vezanje olakšavaju i dvije lako vidljive oznake sredine; markice s istaknutim Isarinim logotipom, svaka sa svoje strane označavajući sredinu marame. Vrlo lako ih se može i napipati budući da su ušivene oko poruba tako da donji dio markica viri zbog čega ih se lako može osjetiti pod prstima.

Isara Diamonda tkana marama u vezu RBC (“Ruckless Bikini Carry”).

Uputa i upozorenja za američko tržište otisnuti su na mekom tekstilu i nalaze se uz porub marame, ne može ih se lako odrezati jer su ušiveni na sve četiri strane. Ne ometaju vezanje ni na koji način jer prate gibanje tkanja. Ukoliko Vam ušivene uputa i upozorenja smetaju vrlo bi ih se lako moglo isparati bez oštećivanja marame no morate znati da skidanje oznaka spušta cijenu tkane marame. Prepoznatljiv je već i standardizirani kroj strojno tkanih marama za nošenjeu obliku paralelograma: sami krajevi marame rezani su ukoso kako bi tkanina ljepše padala.

U jednoslojnom vezu “Xena’s Ruckless Back Carry” s prstenom za nošenje L vel.

Budući da Isara već proizvodi odlične oblikovane nosiljke i elastične marame ovakav sam potez stvarno trebala očekivati. Kretanje s proizvodnjom vlastitih tkanih marama i konverzija od vlastitih marama jedini je logični korak dalje. Diamonda i Philodendra su odlične marame pa očekujem da će Isara uz osvojeno zlato u kategoriji Baby Products na European Product Design Award 2017. i srebro na International Design Award u Los Angelesu 2017. osvojiti još koju nagradu.

 Isarine tkane marame i slingovi u 2 vel. dostupni su za svega 80€ (sling) do najviše 123€ ako kupujete tkanu maramu veličine 8. Tkane marame su dostupne u 7 veličina.

“Thankful for every moment spent together”.

Translation

Translated with the help of Lidija Turić

A few days ago I received a secret package from Isara. It contained a woven wrap and a wrap conversion ring sling, each in their own bags with the well-known logo, a booklet and a note. Clearly I had a couple of exciting and busy days ahead of me.

The woven wrap Diamonda and the ring sling Philodendra have a pre-wash density of 280gsm. Post-wash it rises to about 320gsm, and after ironing it settles at about 290gsm. Both are made of 100% organic cotton and 72 cm wide.

Both the ring sling and the wrap were very soft to begin with. The wash made them a bit harder, but after a few uses their softness was restored.

The ring sling Philodendra is a size 1 with a length of 195cm/207cm (reverse side). It is reversible, with a green “right” side and a white “wrong“ side. Philodendra has a fun and interesting pattern with philodendron leaves and circles. The gathered shoulder is very comfortable, fits great and follows the body movement. Even before it is broken, the ring sling tightens easily and passes smoothly through the rings. The dense weave holds a heavy toddler bottom in place, without stretching or forming into a deep “pocket”. The fabric is shiny and silky, while being lightweight and velvety to the touch. Just like on the woven wrap, the hem was made diagonally (tapered) so the fabric would drape nicely.

The instructions and warnings for the American market are printed on a thin soft piece of textile and sown onto the ring sling next to the hemline. Under the Isara logo is a nice message reminding wearers of the truly important thing about babywearing. The same message is on the woven wrap: “Thankful for every moment spent together.”

Ring sling back carry. A fast carry for toddlers in the soft, cushy, supportive, high quality and affordable Isara ring sling.

The Diamonda woven wrap (size 6; 4.6 m) has a dense weave that nonetheless enables softness and excellent diagonal stretch. It has almost no stretch, which makes it an excellent wrap for toddlers, even in singlepass carries. It is self-pleating and very cushy on the shoulders, and forgiving in a sloppy wrap job. Due to its softness, it is a great choice for newborns as well. It glides into place in multipass carries thanks to the velvety texture of the black side and the soapiness of the white side. It holds slipknots, knotless and ring finishes in place without slipping. The Diamonda feels light and very fluid to the touch. The knots it produces are smaller than one would expect from a medium high density weave. This is not surprising since Monica Olariu, the designer and woman in charge at Isara, had been looking for the perfect weave, loom and threads for years. 

U Isara tkanoj marami vel. 6 (4,6 m) u vezu RBC (Ruckless Bikini Carry) s mojim malim gegavcem (2,5 g.)

This wrap shows its full charm in carries where both of the strongly contrasting sides with a striking geometric pattern are visible. It is hemmed lengthwise in a way so that both sides can be right, and the contrasting visible hem helps distinguish the upper edge from the bottom one. Visible middle markers with Isara’s logo are easy to feel under the fingers. The instructions and warnings for the American market are printed on soft textile and placed along the hemline of the wrap, and can not be easily cut off because the label is sewn on all four sides. The big label does not interfere with wrapping in any way because it glides with the weave’s movement. It could  easily be removed without damaging the wrap, but you must know that the removal of labels will lower the price of your wrap on the second-hand market. The ends of the wrap are diagonally trimmed (tapered) for a smooth drape of the fabric, which is a standard for most machine woven wraps.

Since Isara had already produced excellent soft structured baby carriers and stretchy wraps, this expansion should come as no surprise. The only logical step forward for their business was to start producing their own woven wraps and wrap conversions. Diamonda and Philodendra are great wraps and I expect Isara to win another design award after already being the Gold Winner in the Baby Products category at the European Product Design Award 2017, and the Silver Winner at the International Design Award in Los Angeles in 2017.

Izvor: http://www.facebook.com/ISARAbabycarriers

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