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.
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.
The thickness of a blanket will have an impact on the weight and how much space the blanket occupies. These attributes are important to keep in mind if you`re looking to buy a blanket for camping or hiking because you will be carrying that weight with you the whole trip. It also means the blanket will be harder to fold, the thicker it gets.
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