This webshop helps you to source your Rebozos (the Mexican name) aka Mantas (the Ecuadorian name) aka ‘baby wraps’ which are used for baby wearing, for wrapping around or underneath your pregnant belly for support, for support in labour, in Spinning Babies work in labour, for wrapping your pelvis/hips postpartum, for wrapping your pelvis when menstruating, to help with endometriosis pains, to use after a hysterectomy, during & after a miscarriage, for Closing the Bones work, Rebozo massage, or just as a beautiful colourful shawl!

Rebozos (or their counterparts in other South American countries) have been part of pre- and postnatal South-American culture since pre-Hispanic times.

I offer a 5% discount if you order 5 rebozos or more, and a 10% discount if you order 10 rebozos or more (the Chakra/Rainbow coloured open weave sets don’t count towards the 10 as they are already discounted – order the rebozos separately if you want the 10% discount on your entire order). Use coupon codes 5%on5 or 10%on10. Not applicable on sale items.

Postage within the UK is FREE (2nd class postage – if you want 1st class or signed for, please contact me). I now also offer FREE tracked & signed for postage to Europe for any rebozo & faja orders OVER £160.

I offer FREE SECOND CLASS POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK. For any other postage options (first class, tracked, signed for, guaranteed next day delivery, …) please contact me – you can then just pay the extra charge.

I now also offer FREE tracked & signed for postage to Europe for any rebozo & faja orders OVER £160 !

(Please contact me prior to buying from overseas for international postage fees – we will arrange your order directly via email instead of over the webshop and use Royal Mail International Signed for & Tracked Postage. Also note that for international parcels, you will in most cases be asked to pay import duties, customs formalities, VAT and courier fees before receiving your parcel (e.g. in the EU you have to pay import charges on parcels entering from outside the EU). If you refuse to pay those fees or miss the payment deadline, your parcel will either be sent back to the UK, destroyed or held in customs, depending on the receiving countries’ customs policies. Refunds will not be made in case of a customer’s refusal to pay customs charges as it is legally the buyer’s responsibility to inform themselves about such charges before any purchase, which can e.g. be done through a country’s national customs service’s website.)

You can also contact me for different lengths or other colours of specific rebozos when mentioned in the product description that this is possible.

 

These woven shawls (I only stock cotton ones) are regarded as deeply sacred. They are referred to as “an extension of loving hands“, and the weaving of it can take up to a month. For me, the humble Rebozo or Manta symbolizes both the fabric and the tight weave of Sisterhood or Brotherhood: it provides support, comfort, softness, the feeling of being held; it can put us back together or keep us together during times where we feel ourselves unravelling or need to physically feel that support of others around us, and it offers a chrysalis-like space for transformation. Being rocked and wrapped in a Rebozo helps a person to find their own self and center again and seals up any energy leakages, just like being in a circle of kindred spirits can do. For women specifically, just like a Red Tent provides a protected space for menstruating women, a Rebozo holds you during your times of bleeding (menstruating, postpartum, miscarriage, …).

A rebozo typically consists of two parts: the woven part made on the loom, and the fringe. The woven part is usually made by men, the fringe by women (although this can differ according to the area where they are made). The process to create a finished piece can take from a couple of days up to an entire month, depending on the intricacy of the pattern and the tassels. It starts with the thread being dyed, the cloth being woven and then finally the fringe being knotted by hand. The fringe is often unique to the weavers’ family or village and can act almost like a signature.

I also often describe a Rebozo as “the fascia (connective tissue) outside of the body“, as in many ways it takes over the function of our fascia, allows a deep release of tension from the connective tissue when worked with, and allows for a deep energetic feeling and connection to develop between the one offering the rocking and massaging with the rebozo, and the one receiving it, to the point that it almost becomes like a ‘dance’ between the two.

I offer beautifully woven rebozos that are 100% non-stretch cotton, hand-made on Mexican pedal looms, with gorgeous colours and different patterns. I stock and offer different sizes (both different lengths and different widths), as well as different types of woven structures (referred to as “close weave” or “tupido” and “open weave” or “deshilado”). They are sourced from different villages and weavers communities from around Mexico – you can read about them in the descriptions.

Through your orders at a fair trade price setting instead of a high street pricing, you help to provide work for entire villages to preserve this sacred ancient weaving trade, while also allowing a percentage to be donated to local independent midwives through whom the art of Rebozo gets carried on into our time and our societies.

If you are looking for a Rebozo for baby wearing, please get a close weave that is min. 2.5m long. I can provide sling rings too, plus guides/videos for using rebozos for baby wearing – I can also teach you in-person or on Zoom a few ways of baby wearing using sling rings or a slipknot.

Washing instructions:

  • please first soak your rebozo (especially the open weave ones) overnight in water with a cup of salt or vinegar added to it, to help the colours to set
  • wash before first use
  • hand wash or use a hand wash/delicate cycle setting
  • 30° / 40° max.
  • use a mild detergent – I use a natural detergent, such as ivy leaves
  • ideally dry in the shade to protect the colours
  • don’t bleach
  • don’t tumble dry
  • protect the fringes by tying them together or tying a sock around them when washing
  • or use a laundry bag for protection

Return policies: you can contact me for returns within 14 working days after receiving your parcel as long as your item is unused and rebozos have not been soaked or washed yet. Return postage is covered by the customer, and refunds will be made upon receipt of the returned item. Returns are only possible for rebozos that were already available on the webshop – if you have asked me to order rebozos directly for you from the weavers cooperatives, I cannot take them back. Please note that colours may vary depending on what screen you view them on, and that rebozos are individual handwoven and hand-dyed pieces, with no 2 ever being the exact same. Handwoven rebozos might contain some weavers knots, pulls, … – these are not damages but signs that they are handwork. Slight changes in colour or size might also be due the change in the thread lots and as the rebozos are handmade by various artisans. Each rebozo, in the end, is a completely unique piece.

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