Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby
Heirloom Ruby

Heirloom Ruby

Regular price $115.00
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Heirloom Ruby is a blend of 55% unmercerized cotton and 45% mercerized cotton. This is the first time we've sampled mercerized cotton, and it's just lovely! It's a bit thinner at 275 GSM and the mercerized cotton adds a bit more glide than the unmercerized does. This fantastic review by April & October compares Ruby to Sapphire, in case you'd like to know how it compares to the other cotton Heirloom wraps. 

Due to the higher cost of mercerized cotton yarns, this will likely be the only run with this fiber combination.

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This Heirloom weave structure has a fascinating history that has been passed down and preserved for over 200 years. As far as we know, it was first woven by a woman named Patience and her daughter Peace who lived in Massachusetts in the late 1700s. Using linen and wool from their farm, they wove fabric for their family's blankets, bedspreads and other assorted items. When Peace got married, she took along several weaving drafts that she and her mother had designed. They were brief notations scribbled on small scraps of paper that were passed down for several generations until they were donated to the local historical society and deciphered into modern weave drafts.

The name on the original draft was simply "Summer and Winter", which is now used to classify an entire group of weave structures. To prevent confusion, we are calling this design "Heirloom" which the Miriam Webster dictionary defines as "something of special value handed on from one generation to another". All of our products are designed, woven and finished within the USA, and truly are heirloom products that can be used to snuggle and hold your babies, and then be passed along to the next generation.

Heirloom will be woven in very small batches of over 20 different color and fiber combinations, with small releases of wraps beginning in January 2017. We will occasionally be offering limited releases of throw blankets, cowls and infinity scarves as well. All upcoming releases will be announced on our Facebook page, so make sure to follow along for updates!

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Width: 25" (after shrinkage)

Fiber Content: 100% cotton (55% unmercerized, 45% mercerized)

GSM: approximately 275 (after shrinkage)

Care: Your wrap will be shipped in loom state. It is absolutely necessary to wash and iron your wrap before using it. If you wrap with it before washing, even just briefly, you can cause thread shifting which will lead to weak spots in the cloth. The fabric needs to be washed in hot water and given a hard press to set the weave before it can bear any weight.

Instructions for the first wash:

  1. Wash in hot water on the delicate/gentle cycle using a detergent free of optical brighteners. If your washer does not allow that combination, then wash in warm water on the delicate/gentle cycle. Do not use bleach.
  2. Tumble dry on low heat.
  3. Give each side of the wrap a hard press with an iron set to the "cotton" setting and high steam.
After the first wash, use these instructions:
  1. Wash in cool water on the delicate/gentle cycle using a detergent free of optical brighteners. Do not use bleach.
  2. Tumble dry on low heat.
  3. [Optional after the first wash, but it will soften your wrap and smooth some of the texture if you prefer less grip.] Give each side of the wrap a hard press with an iron set to the "cotton" setting and high steam. 

     Photography by Sayeh Marie Photography

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    Liability

    Apple Blossom Wovens is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur as a result of improper use of our products. Before using your carrier, be sure you understand and follow the safety precautions outlined here and printed in the booklet that was packaged with your wrap. If you are not sure how to safely use your wrap, you can find instructions for a Front Wrap Cross Carry both here and printed in the booklet that was packaged with your wrap. 

    The strength and integrity of the fabric is dependent on you following the washing and pressing instructions before using your new wrap. Care instructions can be found here and are printed in the booklet that was packaged with your wrap. We are not responsible for any thread shifting that may occur if you use your wrap before washing and pressing.

    We are also not responsible for any pulls, broken threads, or other damages that may occur while you use your product. And while we have requested that you contact us with any questions about repairing such damages, that does not mean that we guarantee to fix any such damages. 

    Layaway

    We are now offering a layaway option, so you can pay half now and half next month. Here is how it works:

    1. During checkout, enter the discount code "LAYAWAY". This will reduce your total due to 50% of the retail price plus shipping charges.

    2. We will set aside your wrap or ring sling and reserve it until the balance has been paid. You will receive an invoice for the remaining 50% balance. That invoice will be due within 30 days of the original payment, but you can always pay it off early if the funds become available. Make sure to check your spam folder, just in case the invoice gets sent there.

    3. Once the final payment has been made, your item will be shipped to you!

    If you are entering a draw-to-purchase and would like to use the layaway option, make sure to indicate that when entering the draw. Your intention to use the layaway option will not affect your chances at winning the draw, but the layaway code does need to be entered before we send you the invoice. 

    Any layaway cancellations must be communicated to us by email info@appleblossomwovens.com. The refund will be processed within 2 business days, and a 20% administrative fee will be withheld from the refund amount. 

    Two days before your invoice is due, we will send you a reminder. If your invoice for the remaining balance is not paid within 30 days, your layaway will be cancelled and a 20% administrative fee will be withheld from the refund amount. 

    Quality

    Because of the old looms used to weave the fabric for these wraps, skipped threads (will be repaired before shipment), weaver's knots, loose threads from bobbin changes, and other irregularities within the fabric are considered normal. Before each wrap is sold, it is carefully inspected and any necessary repairs are made. Any irregularities left within the fabric are cosmetic only and do not affect the safety of the carrier. Tutorials are included here to show how to identify these irregularities.

    When you first receive your wrap, please inspect it carefully. If you have any questions about the quality of the fabric, send pictures and a written description of your concerns to info@appleblossomwovens.com. 

    If you have purchased your wrap second-hand and have questions about your wrap, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

    Returns and Refunds

    If you are dissatisfied with your product, you will have 7 days from delivery confirmation to contact us and arrange a return. Returns will only be accepted on products that are in new, unwashed, unused condition and must include all original packaging. You will be responsible for paying the return shipping costs (including full insurance and signature confirmation). Once the product has been returned, we will inspect it to ensure that it is in new, unwashed, unused condition with all original packaging. If it is, a refund will be issued for the purchase price minus all initial shipping costs and processing fees.

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    Pick Pass

    A pick pass (or right-to-buy) means that you may purchase, at full price, any available wrap before release. If you would like to use your pass on an upcoming release, please fill out this form at least 3 days before the scheduled release. The request form will be updated regularly with the colorway/weft options that are available to use your pick pass on. Once wraps are finished and packaged for release, the pick passes will be fulfilled in order of request, depending on availability. If there is not an available wrap in your requested colorway, weft or size preference, you will be contacted by email. If there is an available wrap, you will be emailed an invoice. Invoices will need to be paid within 48 hours, and wraps will ship within 3 business days of payment.

    Pick passes are given to everyone who tests a sample wrap and writes a review for ABWovens, and to everyone who models for a product photo shoot. They are also sometimes given as prizes in various contests or fundraisers. 

    Pick passes are transferable as long as both parties confirm by email the intent to transfer. 

    Release by Draw

    Some of our releases will be by draw; these releases will be announced ahead of time, and at the scheduled time a form will be posted on our Facebook page. Just to clarify - the winner of the draw does not win a free wrap, the winner merely wins the chance to purchase a limited wrap.

    The rules for a release by draw are as follows:

    • Only one entry allowed per person; duplicates will be found and deleted.

    • If a friend is entering for you, the friend must enter his or her own information.

    • Any entries submitted after the time announced for the form to close will be deleted.

    • Winners of the draw will be selected by random and will receive an invoice within 24 hours. 

    • The person who wins the draw must be the person who completes the purchase. The name drawn must match the name of the person completing payment and the name of the person to which the wrap will be shipped.

    • Once invoices have been sent, winners will have 24 hours to pay their invoice. After that time, unpaid invoices will be cancelled and another winner will be drawn and invoiced.

      Website Stocking

      Any release through our website will also be announced ahead of time on our Facebook page. Please note: our website is powered by Shopify which does have a 5 minute cart hold. HOWEVER, the cart hold does not work for the last item in each category; you will need to proceed through the checkout as quickly as possible until you reach the order confirmation page. 

      Cancellations

      Any order cancellations (after payment and before shipment) must be communicated to us by email info@appleblossomwovens.com. The refund will be processed within 2 business days, and a 10% administrative fee will be withheld from the refund amount.

      We reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason, including but not limited to: shortage of stock, suspected fraud, unverified shipping address or any other reason, at our discretion. If we cancel your order, an administrative fee will not be withheld and you will be refunded the full amount.

      Contact

      We can be contacted in writing at:

      Apple Blossom Wovens LLC
      5299 Ponderosa Drive
      Columbus, Ohio 43231

      Or by email at:

      info@appleblossomwovens.com

       

      Updated November 2020

      Shipment will only be provided to the address given as the 'shipping address' during payment.

      The buyer will be responsible for any and all customs fees incurred. If the buyer refuses to pay the customs fees and the item is returned to sender, any fees incurred will be deducted from the refund amount as well as a 10% administrative fee for processing the return. ABWovens staff will mark customs forms as "merchandise" and will list the full purchase price as the item value, as required by law. 

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      If you live in central Ohio and would like to pick up your order in person, please select "local pickup" as your shipping option and then email info@appleblossomwovens.com to make arrangements. 

      Shipping Charges: Woven Wraps and Ring Slings

      • Free domestic shipping with insurance and tracking on all orders over $50.
      • International shipping will be provided through DHL at a flat rate of $20, and includes insurance, tracking and signature confirmation. 

      Shipping Charges: Throw Blankets, Baby Blankets and Shawls

      • On orders less than $50, shipping within the United States will be provided through the USPS at a flat rate of $8.50, and includes insurance and tracking. Free domestic shipping with insurance and tracking on all orders over $50.
      • Shipping to Canada will be provided through the USPS at a flat rate of $20, and includes insurance and tracking.
      • International shipping will be provided through DHL at a flat rate of $20, and includes insurance and tracking.

      Shipping Charges: Mugs, Cowls, Key Fobs and Necklaces

      • Shipping within the United States will be provided through the USPS at a flat rate of $4, and includes insurance and tracking.
      • Shipping to Canada will be provided through the USPS at a flat rate of $12.50, and includes insurance and tracking.
      • International shipping will be provided through DHL at a flat rate of $20, and includes insurance and tracking.

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      Testimonials

      ★★★★★

      The wrap and ring sling that I ordered were both beautiful.
      Shipping was very fast too. Love it!

      Rosa H.
      Los Angeles, CA
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      Not only are the wraps gorgeous?! The Apple Blossom Orchard community is amazing and so is the “small shop” customer service! Everyone needs an Apple Blossom Woven in their life!

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      Pembrooke Pines, FL

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