Orion Noosa: Part of the group exclusive preorder ‘Noosa/Victoria’, a group set up especially for this preorder, a reweave of Oscha’s Oceania II grad. The preorder features an organic cotton warp with a wetspun linen or Egyptian cotton/cotton weft. It strives to duplicate the original grad with green, yellow, orange and red. An ecru or black weft contrasts nicely with the sunset tones of the warp. For Matrix Noosa, the warp was paired with a black wetspun linen weft.
“A fade of burgundy and orange tones through sunshine yellow with a turquoise jade accent is complemented by an ecru weft for a fresh feeling wrap.
Organic wetspun linen weft brings a wonderful cushy support to this toddlerworthy sling, with a soft cotton warp bringing a lovely malleability. This wrap needs a little love to become fully broken in but will soften wonderfully with just a little wear.”
Qualities: Cushy, strong, malleable, needs a little love, supportive.
Care instructions: Wash at 30 degrees, avoiding bleach and fabric softener. Tumble dry warm. Hot iron.
Fabric composition: 49% organic combed cotton, 51% wetspun linen, 70cm wide.
Fabric weight: 324gsm approx.
Noosa/Victoria group exclusive
This group exclusive features eight wraps. These are Orion Noosa, Rei Noosa, Matrix Noosa, Laerad Noosa, Starry Night Victoria, Rei Victoria, Kasumi Victoria and Braid Victoria.
For the Egyptian cotton blends, a different yarn was used (an Egyptian cotton/cotton blend instead of a 100% Egyptian cotton yarn). Initially, there were two compensation offers for those who wanted to keep their items, and one for those who did not. Keep the item and get a 10% refund or keep it and get a 15% discount code for a future purchase. Or people could send it back and get a full refund. Later, this was amended to a 15% refund for those who kept the item or a full refund & 15% discount code for a future purchase for those who wished to return the item.
A 5% discount or a refund & a 5% discount code for a future purchase was offered to all. This was to compensate for the deep red of the end product not exactly matching the original (darker) colour. This was caused by differences in vibrancy due to the switch from TPX colours to TPG. The TPG colours are more environmentally friendly than the TPX ones.
A reweave was offered but due to a lack of interest this did not go through. The affected wraps are Orion Noosa, Laerad Noosa and Matrix Noosa.
Available products for this preorder: baby wrap, ring sling, cairis, coorie, strap protector, keyring, scarf, shawl, toy wrap, toy ring sling, wrap baby blanket, wrap blanket, 1m scrap.
Released after the successful Starry Night Pattern, Orion has remained something of an underdog compared to Starry Night. However it has gained its own fanbase and remains a steady presence in Oscha’s diverse range of patterns. A few have gained something of a unicorn status, mostly due to the blend, like Orion Argentum (Sea Island cotton, wool, silk and cashmere).
Originally named as a colourway for the Oceania II collection, the name has been adopted for this preorder.
Noosa Heads is a town and suburb of the Shire of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 136 kilometres (85 mi) north of Brisbane, the state’s capital. Source: Wikipedia.
It is widely represented that the name Noosa comes from the local Aboriginal word (Noothera or Gnuthuru in the Kabi Kabi language) for shadow or shady place. This is disputed by Dr Eve Fesl, OAM, CM Ph D, a Gubbi Gubbi Language speaker with a doctorate in linguistics. An 1870 map of Noosa shows the Noosa River as Nusa River. The word Nusa is derived from the Indonesian word for island. Source: Wikipedia.