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Blanket | Recycled Wool | Silver
£40.00 – £60.00
Buy Back Value: £20.00 – £30.00
- DescriptionRecycling wool can be a challenge as the fibres can be too short to respin. Tartan Blanket's solution is to blend recycled wool with longer mixed fibres saved from landfill to create a soft and durable yarn woven in a dense twill weave and brushed for texture. All the benefits of wool in a sustainable blanket!
Ingredients / Materials: - 70% Recycled wool | 30% Mixed fibres saved from landfill
- About the Designer
The Tartan Blanket Co. was born out of a desire to create a real passion and real soul. Founders, Emma and Fergus, wanted to create beautiful, natural products that would bring warmth to people’s hearts and homes and positively impact the world around us.
Traditional Scottish tartan blankets are made of wool or cashmere, which means they are all-natural and fully sustainable, which felt really important to focus on, especially in today’s world of fast fashion and disposable products. Tartan Blankets wanted to take this sustainability element even further and travelled the world looking for mills in line with their ethics to join them in their vision of traditional Scottish goods with a contemporary edge. After exploring many different production options, they settled on two main partnerships in India and Inner Mongolia.
After years of nourishment and growth, they have become an elemental part of The Tartan Blanket Co. family. Their partner mill in India is run by a family team that uses 100% recycled materials and supports a community of women who hand finish the recycled wool blankets, creating much-needed jobs. The other partner mill is a family business based in Inner Mongolia that uses traditional, people-led farming methods, putting the animals’ welfare first. They also work with local dyers, spinners, weavers, and finishers, supporting the village community and maintaining end-to-end production transparency and control. Due to their climate and farming methods, this area has the softest lambswool and cashmere worldwide and allowed us to expand our range into the most beautifully gentle scarves and baby blankets.
- Care Instruction
How to Wash Wool and Keep it Soft
You know we’re all about self-care, and we’re all about wool care too! Here’s our approachable guide to washing wool. It’s easier than you think and can be done at home. Discover our best tips and tricks for keeping your blankets and scarves as beautiful as the day you bought them.
Caring For Wool:
Wool is naturally breathable, which allows any moisture it may pick up to dissipate. Lucky for you, this means you can get away with washing it less than other fibres, and less washing prolongs the lifespan of the material and is better for the planet. So before you try washing, have a go at letting your blanket hang outside for a couple of hours on a dry day to refresh your wool.
If your wool is stained in one place, try spot treating with a bit of wool soap. Wet the spot, then gently work the soap in the stained area. Remove soap and dirt with a cloth that does not leave lint behind. Instead of sponges and paper towels, try soft towels or an old pillowcase. Be sure to remove all soap by dampening the cloth and repeating the process.
When wool fibres become loose, they form little balls or pills. Pilling is a direct result of friction (which naturally occurs with movement), so the more you use your wool, the more likely it is to pill. The good news is, pilling is easy to take care of with a depilling comb (also known as bobble remover). Just glide the comb in one direction over target areas to leave renewed yarns behind.
Washing And Drying Wool:
Ideal for Recycled Wool. Possible for Lambswool.
Most wool can’t be washed in a machine because heat causes shrinkage, and spinning can cause loss of shape, but thanks to the 30% landfill-saved fibres in our Recycled Wool, the dense, twill weave stays tight and only gets softer with each wash. Ensure to separate darks and lights and add wool soap and fabric softener (optional) to the dispensing drawer rather than to the drum. Run the “wool wash” if your machine has one under 30ºC (or 80ºF for our friends across the pond). If not, run a 30ºC or less cycle with the lowest possible spin cycle. You want to avoid friction as much as possible. If there is a stain, let wool soap sit on the spot for 10 minutes before washing. We can’t guarantee every machine will be able to wash a blanket without problems, but when we tried it ourselves, they turned out just lovely.
Ideal for Lambswool. Possible for Cashmere.
Hand washing wool is pretty straightforward, and for the most part, you just let water and soap do their thing. Fill your sink or bathtub with lukewarm water (30ºC or less) and add some wool soap, which is a gentle laundry detergent specially made for washing wool and delicates. Mix it in well before adding your wool to the water. Submerge your wool into the soapy water, then let it soak for at least 10 minutes. We also highly recommend using this 10 minutes for a nice cup of tea 🙂
Next, give your wool a gentle swirl and give any areas that need particular attention a gentle rub with your hands. Avoid rubbing the fabric together, like you might do when you hand wash other fabrics. Friction is the key thing to avoid with wool, as that is what causes shrinking and bobbling. Remove the wool and rinse twice with clean water.
The safest way to wash any wool textile is to have it dry cleaned.
Now, this is the bit where you need to take the most care. The last thing you want to do is stretch your wool by wringing it or hanging it to dry. Instead, press the water gently, and lay your wool flat to dry. To speed up the process, lay it on clean, dry towels and roll your garment up like a swiss roll to squeeze out the excess water. Unroll your wool, reshape if needed, and lay flat to dry.
Storage: The best way to store your blanket is to fold it in a breathable container, like a cotton storage bag in a dark and dry place. Clean your blanket before you store it to prevent moths, which is especially important for cashmere. You can always pop some natural moth repellent into the container with your blanket, and rest assured.
- End of Life
Keeping our products off of landfills and incinerators is Kola Project’s main goal. As our consumers, we kindly request you help us as you play a key role in accomplishing this goal.
If you do not want this item anymore, please log into your account and request a return. We accept items indefinitely, at all stages of life, and for any reason. Depending on the condition of the item, you may be eligible for a buyback value that you can redeem for future purchases. To find the exact buyback value of this item, please check your order history in your account.
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