WHERE ARE YOUR RING SLINGS MADE?

True North Slings are made in Lethbridge Alberta by local mamas and papas. Majority of our materials are from Canadian businesses, and those that are not, come from the US.

 

ARE YOU RING SLINGS SAFE?

Yes they are! Our slings are made from top quality linen, weight and flammability tested in compliance with Canadian and American safety regulations. Our Aluminum rings are all weight tested to 220 pounds. Proper use of your ring sling is important to ensure your baby's safety. Please take time to watch our videos and read the instruction booklet and safety warnings that come with your sling. Most cities have local babywearing groups - a wonderful resource when it comes to learning how to wear your baby safely.

We are members of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) helping to improve safety standards for baby carriers. Our ring slings are compliant with the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) weight testing requirements as well as the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). We take safety seriously and ensure that even optional safety standards are adhered to.


WHY LINEN?

Linen is one of the oldest and strongest fabrics in the world. Because of its strength and loose weave it is cool, breathable and light weight. Linen has no stretch and doesn't stretch out over time. It drapes beautifully for an elegant look that you'll easily be able to dress up or down.


HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY RING SLING?

Linen is very easy to care for! Machine wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. While it’s not necessary to iron your sling, if you prefer, iron with steam at medium-to-hot. Store your sling in a cool dry place; avoid plastic bags, cardboard boxes and cedar chests.


HOW CAN I HAVE MY TRUE NORTH SWEET BABY FEATURED ON TRUE NORTH SLINGS WEBSITE / SOCIAL MEDIA?

We love to feature new babies, mamas and papas on our website and social media. We work with an amazing photographer from Greenway Photography who we highly recommend for any of your baby/family photography needs. If you are in the Lethbridge, Alberta area, drop us a note atinfo@truenorthslings.ca and we'll let you know when our next photoshoot is scheduled. Otherwise, feel free to tag us or email us your photos and we'll gladly share them with the world.


CAN I SEE TRUE NORTH SLINGS IN PERSON?

Visit our retailers page to see which shops carry True North Ring Slings. If you own a shop and are interested in carrying True North Ring Slings, please feel free to Connect with us and discuss a partnership opportunity.


WHERE DO YOU SHIP AND HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?

True North Slings are now available to Canadian and US parents! Most orders within Canada will be shipped the next business day and delivered within 1-7 business days of the purchase date. US orders will be shipped for for a small fee of $7 CAD via USA Air service and delivered within 5-10 business days. You will receive an email with tracking information once your ring sling has shipped. Be sure to check your spam filter if you have not received an order confirmation email as soon as you placed an order or if you haven't received a tracking number within 1-2 business days.


STANDARD, LONG, EXTRA LONG. WHICH SIZE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

All pictures on our website show moms and dads wearing a standard length True North Sling. If you are able to find a picture of a mom or dad who is similar to your body type you will see where the tail of the ring sling will stop on you. Length of the ring sling is really not associated with your height, but more with how broad you are through your chest and shoulders. Feel free to join our chatter page on Facebook to get additional feedback from our wonderful customers regarding what size is most suitable. You can also reach out to us directly.