Wow, I am stunned that Solarveil has closed. I read on one site that the owners are retiring and closing the company. I am so surprised that nobody else in the textile world bought their business. Maybe it was never popular for anything but slings and so they didn't sell enough ? I have a Solarveil sling a friend made for me when DS1 was a baby. I no longer have a use for it, but it was the BEST sling, both for the water and just for summer. I had bought a water sling but hated it because it slipped so badly when dry. If I was going to start over and try to make a water sling that would also work well when dry and be as cool and comfortable and lightweight as the solarveil sling was, I guess I would look for a synthetic mesh-type fabric that wasn't slippery.