CHOOSING THE IDEAL WINTER BLANKET

This winter, make yourself a promise to stay under the covers as much as you want without any guilt. First you will need to find your ideal winter blanket. We’ve made the decision a little bit easier for you with these blanket comparisons.

Sherpa

Sherpa fleece is a type of fabric made from polyester. It is a variant of stretch knit polyester fleece fabric. It has two distinct sides; one has a smooth knit side, and the other side has a texture intended to imitate the look and feel of a real sheep’s fleece.

Sherpa was named for its resemblance to the wool-lined clothing worn by the Sherpa people of Nepal.

Sherpa blankets and throws are comfy and warm, perfect for snuggling with on the couch watching the entire latest season of your favourite series.

Caring for your Sherpa blankets

Sherpa is made from polyester and so is machine washable. Choose a lukewarm to cool wash and never hot water. Don’t wash or dry with towels, jerseys or other fabrics that might pill or get fibres caught in your Sherpa fabric.

Tumble dry separately on low heat.

 Faux Fur

Faux furs are more popular than ever before. They have all the beauty of real fur without any cruelty to animals. Faux furs also tend to be softer than real furs making them the ideal cuddle accessory for your home.

In general a faux fur throw would be used for its decorative appeal, think thrown over the edge of your bed or sofa for that Scandinavian cosy style. That said, many faux fur blankets have the faux fur on one side and a snuggly Sherpa or fleece inner lining for extra warmth so if you want to throw yours over yourself while you are draped over the couch, go ahead and enjoy.

Caring for your faux fur throws

You can machine wash your faux fur but it is always best to check the care instructions first. Some faux furs may need to be dry cleaned. When washing, a top loader machine is easier. Choose a delicate cycle cold wash using a mild detergent. Do not add any fabric softeners.

Because faux fur absorbs so much water you may need a second spin cycle. Hang out to dry and do not tumble dry. Once dry give your throw a shake to fluff it out again.

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