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ARE COTTON BLANKETS BETTER THAN POLAR FLEECE OR WOOL BLANKETS?

 

What's so special about the one blanket that everyone grabs for to snuggle on the couch? Put a plush cotton blanket, a polyester or acrylic fleece blanket, and a wool blanket side by side, and you'll have the answer. The feel of the cotton fibers makes all the difference; warm, soft and cozy, not thin, stiff and scratchy. Polar fleece, a synthetic fiber made from polyester or acrylic, is lightweight and has a tendency to generate static electricity and to attract/trap pet hair and lint. Polar fleece has the advantage of being cheaper, but cheaper is not always better. Wool is a natural fiber and is very warm and durable but is often stiff and scatchy. The need for dry cleaning and shrinkage are some other negative qualities of wool blankets.

Blankets made with cotton feel great!

Most people agree that high quality plush cotton blankets and throws feel soft and cozy. They are a comfortable weight and are versatile in color and design. Cotton fibers also breath, unlike synthetic fibers.  These winning features make cotton blankets the most popular blankets for virtually all uses.  But, wash a 100% cotton blanket once and you'll get matting, puckering and pilling, and that soft fluffy feel is gone.

ChappyWrap blankets are the best cotton blankets!

Combine the softness and coziness of cotton with the durability and washability of acrylic, and you have the perfect solution.  ChappyWraps are cotton blend blankets made of 60% cotton, 33% acrylic and 7% polyester. The cotton fibers are on the outside, next to your skin, and the acrylic and polyester yarns are in the fill.  The unique blend of fibers prevents shrinkage and pilling while maintaining a huggably soft blanket. These winning features plus their quality and their durability turn ChappyWraps into keepsakes that will be passed from generation to generation....everyday blankets for life! 

Comment on this blog to let us know what you think!

-Monica and Beth

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Comments

love the blankets and so do my kids! would love an orange and cream or brown option!
Posted @ Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:38 AM by Betsy Perry
Hands down for me are fleece blankets. I use them year round. Very hard to find these days. Love the softness of fleece. Love the weight of fleece, ie., no weight. Love the ease of cleaning/drying. Most cotton is not soft, can be scratchy and irritating, heavy, creates lots of lint, can get moldy in the summer, expensive to dry.  
 
My pets go for the fleece over cotton blankets too. Fleece cuts down my cleaning bills. Not to say I don't like cotton, I love cotton, but most of the cotton we buy today is loaded with chemicals. I notice when I buy cotton sleepwear I get very itchy and was told that was because of the chemicals in the cotton. I have to search hard and pay top dollar for good cotton.  
 
Since I have cats/dogs, I live in the woods, I live in the humid midatlantic, fleece blankets are important to me because of ease of cleaning, no mold, no lint, and can be used year round. 
 
But I just bought a cotton/acrylic blanket made in Portugal and LOVE it.
Posted @ Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:31 AM by debi
Cotton blankets are generally not warm enough for me and they don't have that comforting weight that wool has. I don't like any artificial fibres at all, and would avoid anything with synthetic content. The very best blankets in the world, IMHO are made from Alpaca wool. I bought 3 handwoven alpaca blankets in Bolivia and they are really the last word in blankets, SO soft and warm with a reassuring heft to them. Gorgeous.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:37 PM by clancy
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