Proverbs 31 Heart Ring Slings is a small family business created by a Mommy of four little loves, who has a heart for serving others. Her vision is to simply share love, encouragement, and hope with each family we meet. We strive to be a positive light and source of encouragement in communities worldwide. Keeping our little loves close to our hearts, to foster connectivity and that special sacred bond between parent and child. Join our Facebook Community Group HERE
Maranda was raised in rural North Carolina, where she learned to sew at the young age of three. Under the guidance and watchful eye of her Great-Grandmother, she began sewing small projects for others in the community. Serving others has always been of importance to Maranda, surrounded by strong beautiful women role models who taught her the value of hard work, kindness, and determination. With the birth of her children she became a baby wearing advocate, falling in love with different fabrics and textures all over again for a different purpose than before. Having a heart for serving others, living intentionally by spreading love and kindness to everyone in her path, Maranda's Proverbs 31 Heart Ring Slings journey began.
For Maranda, making a beautiful ring sling baby carrier is an intimate process. She thinks of the special family that she is creating this unique top quality carriers for. Deciding on the organic and all natural fabrics, she considers the design placement of the fabric and how it will look draped across the body of a beautiful mother or loving caregiver. She searches to find the correct softness and safely dyed fabrics, considering the feel and comfort of the fabric against the delicate skin of a newborn or giggling toddler. She inspects the weave, grain, fibers, and weight of the fabric, making sure the newly hand made ring sling will be strong, comfortable, and most importantly safe. Once she is ready, she cuts the fabric and treats it like the special blessing, one of a kind staple it will become in the life of a new mother, child, and family. She guides the beautiful fabric, tending to each step of the hand making process diligently down to every last tiny detail including the beautiful packaging and extra caramel treat included just for you. Maranda pours her love, expertise, and attention to detail into each ring sling she touches. Each ring sling is hand crafted and packaged for your family with intent and care, with the peaceful and calmness of the Blue Ridge Mountains providing endless inspiration just outside our window. Each sling is handcrafted from organic or all natural woven fabrics, chosen for their characteristics and origins based on safety and quality.
Each ring sling meets and exceeds the 2018 safety requirements established by the CPSC, CPSIA, BCIA, ASTM as well as exceeding the ASTM 2907 standard manufacturing quality and safety testing. Proverbs 31 Heart Ring Slings is a BCIA member as well as a insured small family business. Proverbs 31 Heart is approved by the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as a Small Batch Manufacturer. Thank You for supporting our Small Family Business!
The Thompson Family
Linen Collections Offered
The Super Soft Collection Slings-
The Super Soft Collection slings are a grouping of beautiful solid colorways. These slings are available in single layer and double layered options, lovingly handcrafted from all natural and chemical free linen. They are very soft, breathable, with a smooth feel, and a great beginner sling for families who may be new to baby wearing with ring slings. The single layer slings in this collection are light in feel making them perfect for wearing a sweet little newborn weighing (over eight pounds,) baby wearing in hot climates, and quick ups or shorter carrying time for larger toddlers weighing up to 35 pounds. The double layered slings from this collection are absolutely supportive goodness. They are two layers of the same super soft and breathable all natural linen which offer more support then any traditional single layer linen sling. The double layer option is wonderful for carrying toddlers or heavier little loves and also wonderful for families that wear their little loves for long periods of time each day.
The Harmony Collection Slings-
The Harmony Collection slings are handcrafted of heirloom textiles, of the highest quality. These lovely soft and supportive, all natural and chemical free slings are available in single layer form. The slings here are classified into a numbering system to better describe the wonderful supportive nature of each of them. “One” is assigned to represent a traditional single layer sling, where as “two” is assigned to represent a traditional double layered sling. The slings in the Harmony Collection are each rated as 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75. Each sling in this collection has been assigned a numbered rating to better help describe each sling’s unique supportive qualities.
The Serenity Collection Slings-
The Serenity Collection slings are available in single layer and double layered options. These beautiful slings have a soft and luxurious feel. Handcrafted from all natural chemical free heirloom linens, woven in small batches, in unique chambray patterns. A soft single layer sling in this collection is wonderful for wearing little newborn loves (weighing eight pounds or more,) or for wearing heavier toddlers for shorter lengths of time. A single layer sling in this collection is also a wonderful choice for a family new to baby wearing with ring slings, as they are easier to learn how to use. The double layered slings in this collection are more supportive for wearing toddlers and baby wearing for longer periods of time each day. Magnolia, Oliver, Remi and Ellis slings in this collection have a lovely beautiful coziness that is so very snuggle worthy.
The Organic Collection Slings-
The Organic Collection slings are available in single layer and double layered options. These beautiful organic linen slings are soft, with a light and elegant smooth feel. Very similar feel to the Super Soft Collection slings but not as floppy soft. The Organic Collection linens are each GOTS certified organic and made in very small batches. A single layer sling in this collection is a wonderful choice for a family new to baby wearing with ring slings. The soft double layered slings in this collection are more supportive for wearing toddlers and baby wearing for longer periods of time each day.
The Silk Matka Slings-
The Silk Matka slings are made of hand loomed, top quality silk. They are available in a single layer only. Being silk, they are lighter in weight and feel when wearing little loves. They are more supportive than a traditional single layered linen sling and not as supportive as a traditional double layered linen sling. They are comparable to the same support as the linen Harmony Collection slings. In “loom” state, (meaning the way they feel unaltered from the loom,) they are a bit of a different texture. This texture is often described as “sticky” or “squeaky" to some. Unique to Proverbs 31 Heart, is the “softened” silk matka sling option. This softened option lessens that initial loom state feel and create a softer feeling sling brand new. Silk matka slings are amazing for use in warm climates and baby wearing with heavier little ones where more support is wanted.
Handcrafted little pieces that are designed to bring joy and love into your world. These items are lovingly handmade from the same linens and textiles left over from the ring sling production process, helping to reduce textile waste. Little lovies are our first Earthies item, these little blankets are available with select ring sling releases starting in February 2019. New items are soon to come.
Gift cards and Dust Bags are available in the Shop Now section.
Ring Sling Lengths
Short- Any sling measuring less than 74 inches long from the top of the ring to the tail of the sling.
Standard- Any sling measuring 74-76 inches long from the top of the rings to the tail of the sling.
Medium- Any sling measuring 77-79 inches from the top of the rings to the tail of the sling.
Long- Any sling measuring 80-85 inches from the top of the rings to the tail of the sling.