If you have purchased blankets from another vendor and the blankets have extreme shrinkage it is often due to the fact the blankets are considered a low grade value blanket, these blankets are generally sold to tourist in Mexico, these blanket will shrink more than 5%, and if washed improperly can shrink up to 10%.
Blankets now made in Mexico are made with 100% recycled donated clothing from sources like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
The Falsa or Traditional Yoga Blankets. Weight is Usually About 2.5 lb Per Blanket.
Classic Falsa / Studio yoga blankets. Available in Mixed Colors Only. These yoga blankets are usually a lighter weight style blanket, weight usually runs about 2.5 pounds and size usually runs about 76” long by 52” wide, but weight and size can differ from blanket to blanket.
Classic Falsa Plus / Studio Plus yoga blankets. Available in a verity of colors, blanket color will match if you buy one or one hundred. The Studio Plus is a Special blanket made just for us, the loose pattern known as the box or x-pattern has been removed, and the blanket is now considered a solid weave blanket. These yoga blankets are usually a lighter weight style blanket, weight usually runs about 2.5 pounds and size usually runs about 76” long by 52” wide, but weight and size can differ from blanket to blanket.
The Soild Color, Thunderbird and Diamond Yoga Blankets. Weight is Usually About 2.8 lb Per Blanket for the Thunderbird and 3.5 lb Per Blanket for the Solid Color and Diamond Blanket.
These blankets are great for restorative yoga, meditation or to lend support for yoga positions when a bolster is too large. Blanket size is 78” by 52” and the weight is 3.1 to 3.6 pounds. But blankets can differ is size and weight. These blankets were designed by us about ten years ago, we took the best of the single color of the Thunderbird and the size and weight of the Diamond blankets and created the single or solid color blanket. Our blanket do have tassels, but will only contain white tassels.
These blankets are great for restorative yoga, meditation or to lend support for yoga positions when a bolster is too large. Blanket size is 82” by 56” and the weight is 3.3 to 3.6 pounds. Blanket pattern will include one medium to large diamond pattern in the center and up to four little diamond patterns off center. Diamond blankets will have up to five color with the standard white coloring, blanket do have tassels.
These blankets are great for restorative yoga, meditation or to lend support for yoga positions when a bolster is too large. Blanket size is 79” by 52” and the weight is 2.8 to 3.3 pounds. Blanket pattern will include up to sixteen little bird patterns
The Thick & Soft Yoga Blankets. Weight is Usually About 3.5 lb Per Blanket for the Aztec Pattern and 4.5 lb to 5 lb Per Blanket for the Heavy Thick & Ultra Heavy Thick Blanket
These colorful, southwest pattern yoga blankets are made from 100% recycled fibers. These blankets are very heavy, weighing 5 pounds each. Blanket size is 82'' long by 62'' wide and do not have tassels. Available in Mixed Colors Only.
These colorful, Aztec pattern yoga blankets are made from 100% recycled fibers. These blankets are heavy, weighing 3.5 pounds each. Blanket size is 86'' long by 62'' wide and do not have tassels. Available in Mixed Colors Only.
These plaid yoga blankets are made from 100% regenerated fibers. These blankets are heavy, weighing about 5 pounds each. Blanket size is 80'' long by 62'' wide. Blankets do have tassels.
The Mexican Yoga Blankets
About thirty years ago, blanket made in Mexico were handmade, but with the higher demands from tourist and the American market the process had to change to keep up.
Today Mexico exports about twenty thousand Falsa blanket to the United States alone each month, this does not include the other blankets like the Diamond, Thunderbird the soft thick blanket, Serapes blankets and Falsa blankets being shipped all over the world.
There are a few blankets like the Serape and Specialty blankets that are still handmade but are now being automated as well
Today?s Mexican blankets are made with 100% regenerated or what you would call recycled materials; these are materials from the garment and textile industries.
Materials are delivered in large 800lb bundles of mixed materials including Acrylic, Polyester and Cotton; the bundles are sorted in to colors, once this is done they are put though a process three different times to basically shred the material back to an original fiber about an inch and a half in size.
The fiber is then ready to be spun back in to a rough yarn. The yarn is now re-spun in to a yarn that can be weaved in to the blankets you now see.
Acrylic, Polyester and Cotton Blankets Content:
The quantities of each clipping or cuttings fiber content is unknown, this is because materials are from different manufactures and vendors and are separated by color, not base materials. Some materials are a mixture of acrylic, polyester and cotton already, testing and calculating percentages for each blanket or blanket lot (color or style) would be costly and would drastically increase blanket cost.
So percentages are based on assumptions of manufactures and vendor?s product lines and their products fiber content 45% Acrylic, 45% Polyester and 10% Cotton. This assumption is a base for every blanket made in Mexico
Do to color variation and material content, blanket weight will and can differ from color to color.