You read and hear about it often, the term “breaking in” a wrap. But what exactly does that mean?
A wrap freshly woven from the loom is in “loomstate”, which means unwashed and untreated. The fabric is usually still a bit stiff or dense. Washing and using your wrap will stretch and move around the fibers, causing the fibers to break open and sink in. The wrap will become softer and eventually the wrap will be “broken in”. A wrap that comes out softly from the packaging has therefore not yet been broken in or broken in!
Washing alone also does not cause a wrap to be broken in. While there are several ways to treat a new wrap before use, such as dry cleaning or factory cleaning, this will only ensure that all production residues are eliminated and will also make the fabric softer. But still, although soft and ready to use, your wrap is not broken in.
Some fibers take longer to break in, for example hemp or linen.
What can you do to properly break in the wrap? Wrapjobs! Use your wrap, tie it as often as you want. This allows you to achieve the desired result the fastest. A wrap that has been fully broken in will be much more comfortable and softer and easier to use, so that you will experience optimal ease of use and the fabric will come into its own. It is part of the weaving, washing and use process for optimal results.