There are a wide range of blankets on the market today. The most common ones are wool, cotton, poly cotton blend and fleece. There are also a number of luxury blankets available and they are silk, cashmere and chenille.
We learned quite a lot about wool blankets in my last article. Now I will explain the composition of other blankets available in the marketplace today and help you in your search for a blanket or blankets that will satisfy all your bedroom needs Bed Blankets Purple Twin Size 60″x80″ B07DBYB1MC.
We will start with cotton blankets. Cotton has been around for thousands of years and is a major player in all bedding. Using cotton alone for a blanket really didn’t work well because it will not stand up to frequent washings. When synthetics were discovered it was decided to blend them with the cotton to add strength and durability for a better blanket. Fibers like polyester and acrylic will improve a cotton blanket, especially if you are looking for a blanket that will not wrinkle very much and can be washed quite often. But if you have allergies or sensitive skin a 100% cotton blanket would be better for you. For a heavier cotton blanket you should look for a woven cotton blanket in a herringbone mesh pattern or a basket weave pattern to keep you warm and will still be breathable and soft.
A fleece blanket is environmentally friendly and is blended with polyester. The polyester used for this blend is made from PET “polyethylene terephthalate”. PET is a resin that is recycled from soda bottles and used to make synthetic fibers. The fleece blanket is very soft and will keep you warm. Fleece also works just like wool when it comes to wicking away moisture from your body.
Chenille blankets are made from rayon, cotton, acrylic and a number of other materials. Chenille refers to the way the fabric is woven. Small lengths of filament are bound into two or more pieces of strong yarn. The short pieces give the chenille a soft and luxurious pile. It is recommended that you have this blanket professionally cleaned. If hand or machine washed and want to machine dry, use low heat or lay flat to prevent stretching because it is a heavy material.
Cashmere blankets are derived from the wool of domesticated cashmere goats. The wool is especially soft and is a light weight downy fabric. Cashmere blankets will keep you very warm but require special care. It is recommended that you have them professionally cleaned. This blanket is very luxurious and can be worth the time and care you put into it, and is on the high side as far as cost.
Silk blankets usually have a satin outer shell and are filled with high quality silk fibers. They are very fluffy, soft, smooth and comfortable. These blankets are elegant and are commonly used as baby blankets. They are a great choice to give as a present to a friend who just had a baby. If you are looking for one that is washable then look for 100% mulberry silk floss. You can also purchase a silk quilt. This product should be puffy, odor free and quite durable.
Poly cotton blend blankets offer a durable blanket that can keep you warm in the cold months, but can still breathe to allow air to flow through in the warm months. The blend of fibers will prevent shrinkage and pilling when washed and it will still maintain its shape. Poly cotton blankets are very reasonable as far as cost.
There are still more blankets available under other names such as down blankets/down comforters, duvets and the ever famous electric blanket