Weighted Blankets, like any other blanket, can be made from different types of fabric. While cotton is the most popular type of fabric for weighted blankets, there’s also been an uprising in demand for minky blankets, and for good reason.
Minky fabrics are made from 100% polyester and are thicker and softer than fleece. For comparison, this is the type of fabric you’d expect to find when feeling all the baby blankets in the store (you know you do that). These soft blankets are perfect for people with sensitive skin because they are silkier than a traditional fleece and thus less irritating.
Minky Weighted Blankets are especially well suited for cold weather, but not so great for the heat (cotton weighted blankets are a better bet there). The texture of the minky fabric is well designed to keep in warmth and the poly pellets inside the blanket provide extra comfort on cold nights. Also, in case you’re worried, minky fabrics are easy to wash and are often machine washable. My favorite place to buy weighted blankets is Mosaic Blankets and they have tons of blankets made of minky fabrics. Check them out here!
Have you ever been curious if it’s possible to find Organic weighted blankets? We were too, so we did some research to try and see if we could find weighted blankets made of organic fabrics. Here’s what we found:
While many companies are moving towards the green movement and encouraging individuals in their pursuit to return to all-natural products, weighted blanket companies, for the most part, haven’t embraced this trend. Organic Weighted Blankets should be made from all natural fibers preferably responsibly sourced and glass beads should be used in place of poly pellets. This is a great option for people with allergies or those looking to avoid excess exposure to plastics and other man-made chemicals. Unfortunately, organic weighted blankets are a rarity in the pre-made weighted blanket world. One company you can try is https://www.sensorygoods.com. I don’t know too much about this company, but it does look like they have good reviews on their organic blankets. If you would rather, Etsy also has sellers who will make a custom organic weighted blanket for you. Using Etsy is a great opportunity to be super specific about your needs. However, you’ll typically have to wait awhile for custom made products.
Weighted Blankets are made from different fabrics, mainly cotton and polyester. The more common and widely used of the two is cotton. Cotton Weighted blankets are softer and more breathable compared to the other one, most companies use 100% cotton when making their weighted blankets, this is because cotton is strong, durable and versatile. Plus, Cotton doesn’t retain odor and is easy to wash.
Cotton Weighted Blankets are filled with poly pellets, which cools down with the temperature in the room. It is perfect for warm weather and hot summer days. Also, Cotton Blankets are a good choice for children with Sensory Processing Disorder(SPD).
My favorite weighted blanket company is Mosaic Blankets, and you can click here to see their cotton options.
Full Sized Weighted blankets are perfect for couples or families needing that comfort and therapy weighted blankets provide. Full size are great for getting extra snugly on the couch or for your bed. In some cases, people find that King or Queen size weighted blankets fall off the bed at night. A full size weighted blanket might stay on the bed easier because it doesn’t drape, so that’s an option as well. As with all weighted blankets you can choose the weight of your blanket depending on your own body weight and preference. Full sized weighted blankets come in a variety of colors, designs and fabrics. The one below is my favorite and you can get it in a variety of patterns and colors.