Sekai Berlingot: Part of the group exclusive preorder ‘Péché Mignon’ by the Facebook group ‘Fanas d’Oscha (et autres raretés)’, this is a lovely soft wrap with a cottolin warp and a viscose bamboo weft. This gorgeously vibrant pre-order wrap will bring a pop of joyful colour to your day! The sweetie inspired warp fades beautifully between rich purples and pinks, through warm coral tones to a stunning orange. Sekai features a pale pink weft.
Sekai Berlingot has an estimated weight of 300gsm.
Fanas d’Oscha et autres raretés Facebook group exclusive
This collection, named Péché Mignon (which can be translated as ‘guilty pleasure’ or more literally as ‘cute sin’) contains 5 wraps. All wraps were named after sweets/desserts: (Alto) Bergamote, (Starry Night) Melba, (Kasumi) Mistral Gagnant, (Matrix) Sucre d’Orge and (Sekai) Berlingot. The entire warp was used for this group exclusive, there were no Oscha releases that shared the same warp (which would have made it a preorder instead of an exclusive). A few leftovers were posted on the website eventually.
The group exclusive was first mentioned to celebrate 1000 members in the group on 15 July 2014. The original aim was to have a new, exclusive design. When that didn’t work out (a definitive post was written on 14 January 2015, officially calling a halt to the proceedings so far) new polls were set up and four patterns were chosen: Starry Night, Alto, Sekai and Kasumi. Later, Matrix was added as a bonus pattern. Orders were opened on August 9th and closed on August 25th; the list was sent to Oscha on August 29th 2015. The first wraps were sent out on February 18th 2016.
More than 1500m of fabric was ordered, making this one of the most successful group exclusives.
The collection features a multicolour organic cottolin warp; the wefts feature camel/silk, viscose bamboo, organic combed cotton and hemp.
First introduced in the hugely popular Oceania Part One collection, Sekai has since become a steady favorite. Sekai, believed to be derived from the word ‘seigaiha’ (meaning ‘wave’, source: Immortal Geisha) is often also interpreted as ‘dragon scales’ or ‘WiFi signals’. It was first seen on the border of the Okinami and Kasumi patterns. A variation on this pattern is SekaiLove.
Berlingot is a traditional confectionery from Carpentras in the southeast of France. It’s a small hard pyramid shaped candy with thin white stripes, originally made from the syrup left over from conservation of fruits. Source: Wikipedia, labergamott.fr
The collection was named Péché Mignon (“Cute” or in this context more accurately ‘Sweet’), all items were named after a type of candy.