About DIVA Milano
DIVA Milano is a comfortable and ergonomic baby carrier, for newborns to toddlers. DIVA Sling gives you mobility and freedom, for an active life after the birth of your baby.
DIVA Milano Sling is designed and produced in Italy, a heart of the world fashion industry. High-quality cotton, optimum thickness and thread count, patterns and colors developed by professional designers in Milan - these features make Diva both a comfortable baby carrier and a fashion accessory to look fabulous every day.
The factory that produces the Diva Sling has a 30-year history of making domestic fabrics for many world-famous fashion houses (Versace and Armani among others).
Diva Milano produces collections 2 times a year, with different patterns and blends. Most popular patterns are: Reticella (a nice 'lace' flower placed in a chess order across the wrap); Merletti ('lace' stripes along the wrap); Veneziano ('lace' placed all-over the wrap); Barocco Lions.
The DIVA Woven Wraparound Key Features
A unique, diagonal-weave fabric of optimum thickness and thread count, specially designed for carrying children.
European design and production – all models and colors are developed by professional designers in Milan: the factory that produces the DIVA Sling has a 30-year history of making domestic fabrics for many world-famous fashion houses.
Made from high-quality cotton and other natural materials, fully compliant with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 quality testing. Only Egyptian cotton is used in production of Diva Milano wraps. This is the finest and most expensive type of cotton with extra-long staples, usually produced by luxury brands' bed linen and clothes, often mixed with silk. This cotton plant produces long, thin fibers that won't pill. Threads are light but strong, silky and soft. With proper care, baby wraps from Egyptian cotton will last several decades, which justifies a higher price tag.
Extensive choice of colours, designs and fabrics.
Softness straight from the box – gentle enough to cushion a newborn, but made from a specially designed embossed fabric to ensure full support for heavier children.
Perfect ‘breathability’ for full comfort right through summer.
Surface density of Diva Milano fabric varies around 200-220 g/m2, depending on the collection and blend. Please note that due to lighter weight of Egyptian cotton Diva Milano provides better support vs. similar density fabric with normal cotton.
Diva Milano Wrap features >>>
Diva Essenza is a medium-priced line of wraps designed in Italy and produced in India.
Diva Essenza is baby wraps and ring slings with:
- winning designs developed in Italy;
- permanent stock of regular models and wide choice of colors;
- sustainable quality from a carefully selected ISO-certified manufacturer;
- affordable price.
The product is of great quality, produced from a high quality Indian cotton, colored with AZO free dyes, at the ISO-certified factory which has a 30 years old history (just like our factory in Italy).
The fabric is 100% cotton of medium-thickness, with special mechanical pre-treatment to make it soft right out of the box, suitable for both newborns and toddlers. This is the right product for those who seek for "one wrap for all the babywearing period", for affordable price.
Surface density of Diva Essenza 100% cotton fabric 250 g/m2, cotton/linen is 255 g/m2.
The Diva woven wraps from 100% cotton are universal and sutable for all ages:
Diva Milano wraps are produced from Egyptian cotton, the finest and most expensive type of cotton with extra-long staples, usually produced by luxury brands' bed linen and clothes;
- Diva Essenza wraps are medium-thick, with special mechanical pre-treatment to make it soft right out of the box, suitable for both newborns and toddlers;
- Diva Basico wraps are the economy line of carriers with slightly higher density and simple package.
The Diva Basico mei tai is a simplified construction without a hood and cords. It has a bigger mei tai back vs. original construction, and is produced from Diva Basico wraps.
Mei Tai Sizing and Features
Diva Milano mei tais are produced from Diva Essenza fabric (regular stock), and sometimes we produce mei tais from Diva Milano fabric (by a special order).
The dimensions of DM mei tais are common for the industry:
- mei tai back is 45cm (17,7") high (not including the hood) and 40cm (15,7") wide;
- upper straps are 2,2m (86,6") long and 25cm (9,8") wide;
- lower straps are 90cm (35,4") long and 8,5cm (3,3") wide.
Mei tai body and straps are unpadded.
Diva Milano mei tais can be used with:
newborns (with a hood used as a headrest and mei tai body base reduced in width by special cords with stoppers); you can also reduce the height of the back panel by slight tucking of the belt;
most babies up to 12-18 months with the upper side of the mei tai back ending under their head (the baby should be properly positioned without excessive sagging in the back, with a mei tai back properly pulled up);
toddlers up to 2-3 years with their shoulders and sometimes arms outside.
A baby on the left side is a big boy 12 months old. A doll on the right side has dimensions of a 1-2 months baby.
All mei tais have hoods which can be fixed with 2 half-rings on each shoulder strap. You can use a hood as a headrest with 2 possible positions. When the headrest is fixed in the upper position, it serves as a mei tai back extension so can be recommended especially for toddlers.
Regular mei tai dimensions are suitable for grown-ups wearing sizes up to XL (app. 16 US/18 GB or 46 (F), 52 (I)). Grown-ups with sizes L-XL will have the upper straps' knot on their back. Grown-ups with lower sizes can have a knot in front, under the baby's bum, as per our instructions. Lower straps are suitable for a waist up to 160cm.
Size L can be produced by request, with a slight mark-up (please contact us by e-mail email@example.com for details).
MEI TAI PACKAGE AND INSTRUCTIONS
Diva mei tai have a nice carton pack and an instructions leaflet.
MEI TAI CERTIFICATION
The Diva mei tai was tested in 2016 according to the US and EU standards:
- meets ASTM International Standard F2236-14, approved January 2014
- meets European Standard EN 13209-2, approved August 2005.
MEI TAI FEATURES
- adjustable base (20 to 40cm) to provide the correct 'M'-shape leg position even for newborns;
- a rollable hood which can be used as a baby headrest in 2 positions (high and low);
- wide shoulder straps made of Diva Essenza wrap fabric, for a great carrying comfort;
- long straps at the hood to lift easily the headrest when using for back carrying.