indio olivia, 25% wool, 25% alpaca

release date: 10/05/2012
limited release in size 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 149 € for a sz 6

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what a wonderful surprise ! on my daughters birthday we find one of the most amazing didymos wraps online. the name was suggested on facebook on the didymos page and it fits really good.

olivia is really on the thicker side with estimated 250 g/m2. i will try to add my measurements later, but when i compare the wrap with other indios i can see certrainly a huge difference. the first thing that i noted was right after the wrap was delivered: didymos had to use additional tape to close the package.

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the wrap had the same green that can also be found in yew or cypress with linen (on the pic ^^ you can see cypress, olivia and yew). but here it is combined with thick alpaca/wool threads in a dark brown. when you look from the side you can see that this is indeed a…well, hairy wrap. it does not feel soft at the beginning, and also after a first wash it is still on the rougher side. but i can remember that my other favorite wool indio (indio moss) did feel the same at first. indio moss got a lot of use and love and is so much softer, and i expect olivia to be the same.

lately we have been on vacation and olivia was one of the wraps i took with us for wrapping my girl. she has already around 18 kg and we used it also for longer periods where she fell asleep in it, and it was always very comfortable. it is hard for me to admit, but i might even prefer olivia over indio yew…but wait, i will just go so far and say that olivia is our green wrap for winter.

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indio pinus with 30% alpaca

release date: 12/20/2011
limited release in size 4, 5, 6, 7 and doll wrap
price: 129 € for a sz 6

what a surprise ! as a green lover i was more than just excited to see todays new release: indio pinus with 30% alpaca. this wonderful wrap consists of 30% anthracit baby alpaca wool and 70% green cotton threads. it reminds me a lot of 50% linen indio yew and i cannot wait to make some comparison pics with both wraps side to side.

didymos said that it is comparable with indio zyklam alpaca and as i know that this thin wrap still works great with my nearly 3 year old kid i’m more than optimistic that it will be a great wrap for us two green eyed girls.

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:

length:  m
width:  m
weight:  g
->  g/m
->  g/m2

and yes – a lot of english speaking people are having a giggle at the name. but let me tell you, that the ‘i’ in pinus is a bit longer pronounced and the ‘u’ is slightly different too…so there shouldn’t be any confusion…hehehe.

comparison with yew (on the right):

comparison with other green indios (indio tri-green, indio zeder, indio efeu, indio erba hemp, indio yew linen, indio pinus alpaca):

jules 45% alpaca

release date: 12/15/2011
limited release in size 6, 7 and doll wrap
price: 149 € for a sz 6

jules is a 45% baby alpaca/55% cotton double face wrap. the baby alpaca is a light powder pink and the cotton threads are anthrazit. it is the first alpaca double face wrap (the other double face wraps are with 50% linen or all-cotton).

unfortunately i cannot give a full review on this wrap as i only got a scarf aka doll wrap for me. i have washed it once and i’m surprised as it is not as soft as other baby alpaca wraps that have been released recently. but maybe it just needs some more use to get another supersoft wrap.

here is a comparison pic with another anthracit/puder colored wrap: jim anthrazit/puder with linen under jules

and jules with audrey with wool as a more recent release:

indio purple 30% alpaca

release date: 12/06/2011
limited release in size 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and doll wrap
price: 119 € for a sz 6

this tri-colored indio is the younger brother of indio lavanda. indio purple is made of 70% purple cotton and 30% light pink and dark anthracite baby alpaca wool.

right out of the box is already soft and it will soften up even more after the first wash. the color is really hard to capture on pics and i’m not totally satisfied with these pictures as well. it is a nice, dark and elegant wrap and it really depends on the angle you are looking at it and on the light. the purple is not that prominent like in other purple didymos wraps, but more toned down due to the anthracit alpaca wool.

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:

length: 4.86 m
width: 0.67 m
weight: 620 g
-> 127.57 g/m
-> 190.41 g/m2

comparison between indio lavanda and indio purple:

reindeer / rentiere with 45% alpaca

release date: 23/11/2011
limited release in size 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, doll wrap
price: 169 € for a sz 6

ok – before you continue to read be aware that i’m so freaking excited for this wrap, that i will spam this thread with everything: pics, my excitement and a little bit of the usual wrap geekiness.

the wrap was released yesterday afternoon and of course it has not arrived yet. so i don’t know how it feels and wraps…but i don’t care, i already love it to bits. this wonderful (rein)deer wrap has a very high amount of super soft baby alpaca wool: 45% in puder and anthracit, and 55% ecru cotton threads.

on the right side you can see small light pink deer – i don’t think that they have to be reindeer – surrounded with bigger deer in anthracit. to get this tri-colored effect you have on the wrong side a pink alpaca wool stripe with dark deer in it. a similar effect was already shown in the first labyrinth wrap.

i especially love that didymos did NOT chose seasonal colors (dark red, green,…) for this wrap, but neutral colors and mainly anthracit. so this wrap can be worn the whole year and is not a bit restricted to winter or christmas. i know, you don’t have to find yourself bound to a season, but personally i don’t wear the wooly snowflakes at the beach either.

now i really hope that this wrap will arrive tomorrow morning and then i will spam this thread so bad with pictures.

let the spam begin:

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:
length:  m
width:   m
weight: 740 g
-> g/m
-> g/m2

once upon a timed there was a mama deer (don’t correct me !!) and a papa deer. they loved each other so much that they had a tiny little baby deer. to everyones surprise baby deer was not grey like its parents, but had a beautiful pink fur:

the wrap is not as thin as i expected it to be, but nice medium thin/thick and already very soft. due to the three colors it sometimes seems to be more a brownish grey than anthracit, but i really love this effect.

ok, here is a rare action pic with this wonderful wrap. it hasn’t been washed before so this is not the tightest and best wrap job, but you might get the point why i looooove this wrap:

indio zyklame with 30% alpaca wool

release date: 05/11/2011
limited release in size 5, 6
price: 115 € for a sz 6

just a few minutes ago didymos put this wonderful indio with 30% alpaca wool and 70% zyklam cotton online. it is a test for indios with alpaca wool and it seems to be on the this side. i know many of you can’t see pink anymore, but i think it is gorgeous…and didy promised more colors next week for those who can’t do pink (anymore).

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:
length: 4.94 m
width: 0.64 m
weight: 520 g
-> 105.26 g/m
-> 164.47 g/m2

indio zyklame with alpaca is surely on the thinner side, but after the first wash it fluffed up a lot. on the rolled wrap pic above you can see it pre-wash, and here is the same wrap all fluffy post-wash:

i would really recommend to wash the wrap first (hand wash with wool wash or a mild baby shampoo) before you try it on. it dries quick over night and then you can wrap you lo in it. it’s making nearly always a small, but somentimes also a really big difference if you try on a wrap that is bnib or has been washed before.

this comparison pic is together (from top to bottom) with indio wildrose, indio rosé silk, indio zyklame alpaca and indio burgund:

and here you can see som recent pink releases from didymos alltogether: indio rosé silk, indio zyklame alpaca, pink polca dots wool and houndstooth pink:


today i had dd in a double hammock for her nap. i think this is like the ultimate test because she will be turning three in two months (hello ? where did time fly ?). the wrap is really thin and I had to wrap carefully. it’s just different to get a nice and tight wrap job with a little baby or with a bigger toddler, and although i wasn’t really scared to use it i wanted to be on the safe side.

i wore it for 1.5 hours and it still felt ok for us. dd wasn’t complaining like she did recently with other thin wraps like jim salvia and it was more comfortable than i expected it to be. it is still not a wrap that i would use for a hike or in a big hurry, but i can get a nice and tight double hammock with it. the knot is really small, the wrap is soooo soft and cushy…and the ugly wet alpaca smell is now gone from the house, too.

so in total: awesome wrap, must be the perfect wrap for a newborn and smaller babies. oh how i would love to use this with a new babe, it would be our wrap choice number 1. but i still love it enough with my 15 kg + girl for her naps. The wrapping qualities are not perfect due to the thinness and because it is so delicate…but the look and feel give enough points to justify it for some time in my stash.