The colors and weave are absolutely gorgeous. It is definitely quite stiff, and will need a lot of use to break it in, but it will be worth it; it's such a beautiful sling. I almost wish I needed to wear my son somewhere fancy; this sling is black tie affair worthy!
I'm only carrying around a three month old, but the fabric feels very supportive and I anticipate this getting a lot of use in the toddler phase, too.
The colors are stunning in person. I have it hanging in my son's room when not in use so I can stare at it. I feel like it shrunk a little after its first wash but still plenty long. Very pleased with this purchase.
The colors in the picture do not do this sling justice. It is just beautiful. It was fairly soft after the first washing, but even with just wearing around the house a little during the day, I can already see how it is beginning to break in.