All of the wraps in our Signature Line are made from fabric woven by a very small, family-owned textile mill in the United States. This mill uses a vintage loom from the 1930's that is capable of weaving 27" wide selvage cloth. The beautifully woven selvages mean that the rails, or long edges, do not need to be hemmed. While it is a matter of personal preference, unhemmed rails are often considered more comfortable both for the wearer and the child, since they are less likely to cause "digginess" on the wearer's shoulder and the child's legs.
Another advantage to the vintage loom, in addition to it being an incredible working piece of textile history, is its ability to weave with a variety of fiber blends without the extensive recalibration required for modern looms. So far we have sampled linen, hemp, wool and Tencel blends with rave reviews for all of them.
The only downside to this loom is the yardage limitations - the back beam can only hold enough yarn for about 600 yards per run. While exact release quantities are not usually announced, Signature Line release sizes are usually between 15-25 wraps per weft. At this time, due to the complexities of the design process, colorways will not be rewoven. This policy may be changed in the future depending on changes to the process, but that decision would not be retroactive (we still would not reweave Morning Glory, Evening Flame, or Secret Garden).