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Mess Designs Scout


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Compassion Project: Mess Designs

Mess Designs for Sakura Bloom. A part of our zero-waste initiative, the Compassion Project.

3 boxes of textile scrap “waste”
1 quilt artist
20 one-of-a-kind Sakura Blooms

In her 1st iteration, our quilt artist, Merrill O'Malley (Mess Designs), has outdone herself, creating one-of-a-kind art from what most would call nothing. Textile scraps pieced anew, quilted masterfully, and handcrafted into 20 Scouts.

$50 from the sale of each carrier will be donated to Every Mother Counts to aid in their dedication to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.

*All Compassion Scout Sales are FINAL.

We care where our scraps end up.

Since 2016, we've been working hard to give back and create art, all while bringing new life to our scraps of silk, linen, bamboo, and cotton. In her first collection, Merrill has taken these scraps and stitched them into 20 individual quilts whose beauty can only be imagined through photography.

Once quilted - we cut and stitch them into carriers back at our San Diego workshop. Lined with our fan-favorite Basics linen and paired with our signature Whiskey leather, this collection is for the lover and coveter of all things natural, with a vintage edge.

Scout Details

Each Compassion Project carrier is hand quilted and stitched to our Basics linen and paired with our signature Whiskey leather.

Basics Linen. Crafted from the softest linens, hand-dyed and tumbled dry in LA, this collection is perfect for all seasons. Our Basics have a classic linen texture and are pre-washed and tumbled dry making them soft and floppy. 

Scout Carrier

A sleek, ergonomic carrier for babies 7-45lb, and in all stages of development - perfect for all your daily adventures.

  • One size, adjustable
  • Wear baby on your front or back
  • Great for all body shapes and sizes, and wearing while pregnant
  • Great for breastfeeding and feeding on the go
  • Certified Hip Healthy by the IHDI
  • Comfortable, custom fit every time
  • Compact, low profile + easy to pack
  • Removable sleep/sun hood included
  • Leg padding for little ones just starting to be worn legs out
  • Made in California

Compare our Scout carrier with our Onbuhimo here, and with our Ring Sling here.

*All Sakura Bloom baby carriers are certified hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and have been lab-tested to comply with all current US government, ASTM, and CPSIA safety standards.

Care

Caring for your Scout is easy, both leather and no leather. When it’s time to wash your carrier, just follow the instructions on our site here. Need some tips on removing a stain on your carrier? We've got a video for that, too. Just keep scrolling!

Washing Your Sakura Bloom (leather too!):

Tips for Removing Stains on your Sakura Bloom:

Video Instructions

Scout Front Carry: Newborn Legs In






Scout Front Carry


Scout Back Carry: 6mo+

Taking Baby Out Of Your Scout

How To Use The Hood

How To Breastfeed In Your Scout

Shipping + Returns

We offer Free Global Shipping on all orders. Returns and exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase. Read our policies here.

Behind Sakura Bloom

Intention and love. It's what we infuse into everything we create and do. In a preemptive effort to keep our waste to a minimum and our attention to detail high, we craft in small batches in San Diego, CA, partnering with local artisans and family run businesses like our own who employ the same slow fashion, full circle ideology. Learn a little more about our journey here

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