“The Oscha Braid pattern has become an Oscha classic. Although it may be surprising to know that this pattern was not originally designed in-house. Back in 2012, we were contacted by members of ‘The Babywearer’, which was the hub for US and international babywearing chat, to make an exclusive wrap. They wished to have a unique design made by members of the group, the winner was the ‘Tree of Life’ pattern. However Zoe and Mike were personally interested in another entry to the design competition by Jamie Vandeloo; Braid. They were drawn to the strong, simple lines. It seemed to fit very well with the Oscha style of design; timeless, classic and elegant.
The pattern became an instant hit, with colourways such as Obsidian, Mallo, Pine & Rosehip being much appreciated by Oscha customers.
Braid has since been woven in a multitude of colours, from soft Islay to bold Brighid. It also lends itself very well to the multicolour fades. Even though it didn’t play a part in the original Oceania collection, it has since shone through in the Winter Solstice collection with Braid Norse. More recently it has featured in the recent Northern Isles collection as Braid Reel. Both home in on the northern spirit of Oscha and Oscha’s Celtic roots.”
The first Braids (Rosehip and Harvest) were introduced on 11 September 2012. Modeled by designer Jamie Vandeloo they were presented as part of the Autumn Equinox collection: “This coming Collection has had help and inspiration from a few members of the wider babywearing community through two Oscha competitions so we’d like to start out by mentioning them.
Much of the collection was inspired by the winning entry of the Natural Mamas forum competition, which was to create a new theme for a Collection. Not sure if the winner wants to be mentioned here so I’ll leave that to her if she’d like to out herself!
Through the Wrapper’s Paradise Competition we saw a new design that we instantly loved and felt would fit really nicely with our current range, so it is featured in this Collection
Lots of pictures and info to come shortly, we hope you’ll enjoy it!”