Hello, my name is... Luminosa
This design was first glimpsed a year ago...so i thought (after slowing everything down by having a new baby) it would be fitting to release the first finished ones to celebrate this year’s Matariki, Maori New Year.
Luminosa is inspired by Arachnocampa Luminosa, the Titiwai, a species of glow worm that is unique to Aotearoa. These little larvae create stunningly beautiful galaxies of bioluminescence within caves and under sheltered ledges in our native bush and forests. The larval stage is the lengthiest phase of life for these little creatures can last around nine months. As you might agree, a lot of wonder can be made in that amount of time.
Luminosa depicts the silk lines the glow worms use to capture their food, zhuzhed up to emulate the starry sky effect of their glowing tails. As a child, I spent a lot of time at Lake Rotoiti, where there was a small glow worm filled alcove near the bottom of our driveway. A beloved evening ritual was to go for a walk and wish the glow worms goodnight. I made wishes on them sometimes and they filled me with the wonder of nature. I still find them utterly bewitching. Beauty really can come in such tiny packages. And it can be found in simple moments that become treasured memories. But if you’re a parent you already know this well...
This is a micro release, of Luminosa in our prototype colourway, with only a handful of pieces available. There will be two size 6, one size 5, and two ring slings available via draw this weekend.
Further details are yet to be announced ... they will magically appear **here** when the draw opens tomorrow!
Welcome to Aroha Textiles, a small Mum-run enterprise based in Auckland, New Zealand.
We are dedicated to sharing our love of baby-wearing throughout our beautiful land and far beyond. The comfort and convenience of woven wraps has become our passion - we love getting out and about in the glorious NZ outdoors, and equally we need to get things done around the house! It is our dream come true to create luscious and original textiles for you to carry and clothe your precious babies in.
Aroha wraps are conceived and created alongside family and friends, local artists and designers. Our range is inspired by the beauty of the South Pacific - from our unique wildlife and natural wonders to the rich traditions of pattern design and crafting of textiles.
We hope you enjoy wrapping your babies in Aroha, made with lots of love in New Zealand.