production in the renowned mills of Turkey
Turkey enjoys an amazing worldwide reputation in the textile industry. That's why we chose to have our slings manufactured there under carefully supervised conditions. The social and environmental working conditions in our mills is just as important to us as the careful selection of raw materials and their processing. Our cotton seeds are 100% organic. The plants are fertilized organically and without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Pests are treated with natural solutions and repellents. When the cotton is ready, it is carefully harvested by hand. The cotton is processed into high-quality yarn, our raw material for our woven wraps.
Next comes the color. The yarn is dyed in the desired color, free from heavy metals and toxic substances such as formaldehyde. This means that our slings are particularly kind to the skin, and saliva and sweat resistant. We comply with the guidelines of the Global Organic Textile Standards, GOTS.
Through a complex weave called the Jaquard technique, beautiful patterns are woven into the slings. This is accomplished using the specially designed Jaquard weave chair. The wrap is diagonally elastic and thus adapts perfectly to the back of the baby. The Jaquard technique of weaving means that when it comes to design potential, imagination has almost no limit.
The fabric is then finished and subsequently heated mechanically. This has two advantages: due to the heating, the wrap is beautifully soft and cuddly and it is also less likely to shrink during washing. Next, the fabric is woven and cut to the appropriate length. Each Kokadi sling has double-fringed selvage (a self-finished edge) to provide extra stability when worn. The center is marked on each wrap with a top and bottom kokadi label. The width is 70 cm (≈ 27.5 in). This provides a secure carry even for older children. The long sides end in diagonal slants. This helps in knot tying. Your kokadi wrap can support a weight of approximately 100 kg (≈ 220 lbs).
Each woven wrap undergoes a careful quality control before delivery.
The bonded weave is a brand new weave on the woven wrap market. This was specially developed by the kokadi. What makes it special? Overlapping fabrics. The special advantage to the bonded weave is that the woven layers are only connected to one another at the points where the patterns comes together. This means that the colors of the pattern are uniquely clear and beautiful, and (as an extra bonus) it allows us to make our wraps much thinner before. Wraps woven in this style are incredibly firm, but still soft and cuddly, perfect for carrying larger children as well as infants. The fabric is diagonal flexible and well suited for wrapping beginners because the two layers balance out any unevenness that may happen during the wrapping process.
avant garde weave
The kokadi avant garde line represents a new type of sling design: striking and exceptionally unique, these wraps embellish mamas and papas because the avant garde designs are pure fashion! Because of the fine woven structure, they offer the security and coziness for your child that you've come to expect from kokadi. The wraps are thin, but incredibly grippy and stable, and still soft and very easy to wrap with. Bigger kids and newborns are equally comfortable and safe in them.
The jacquard weave is our classic weaving style. It is a special weaving procedure in which two different colors are used to weave patterns into the fabric. Because of this process you can see the pattern of the weave on both sides of the wrap in opposite colors. These wraps are soft and cuddly. This is a well proven weave that highlights our stylish patterns.
Cotton is a plant and belongs to the genus of the mallow family. It is a natural fiber. The hair of the cotton fiber is obtained from the seed and then spun into threads and yarns. Our cotton is organic and hand-picked.
Cannabis belongs to the genus of the hemp family. It is a natural fiber. Our hemp fibers are made from industrial hemp. They are extremely resistant to tearing. The fibers are then spun into yarns. Hemp is typically more durable than cotton.
Linen comes from thread made from fibers of the flax plant. Through a complex process, the fibers are first dried, crushed, swung, heckled and cleaned. The resulting long fibers are spun into high-quality threads. Linen has a very smooth, shiny surface. Since there is almost no air trapped between the fibers, pilling is minor. It is less susceptible to collect dirt and bacteria, and due to its air balancing feature, has a cooling effect in the summer.
Cashmere is a very soft and fine natural fiber. This is derived from the undercoat of the cashmere goat. It is one of the most valuable and most expensive natural fibers. Cashmere is very warm and light. The fibers are spun into fine yarns.
Silk is a very fine natural animal fiber. It is derived from the cocoon of the silkworm. These threads, spun while cocooning, are unspun and then several threads are twisted together. This thread is now processed into a smooth textile surface. Silk is highly tear resistant and acts as insulation against the cold as well as the heat.