All blankets are labeled hand wash and line dry, we know that this is not always possible, so if you follow the directions below your blankets should do fine.
If you can, we recommend hand washing with cold water or if a machine is used cold water and on the delicate cycle for first washing, blankets should be line dried but if using a dryer to dry blankets, AIR FLUFF ONLY, heat can and will damage Acrylic and Polyester materials, also excessive heat can cause damage to edges and cause fraying. Following these directions will extend the life of your blanket and cut down on the shedding that will occur during washing as this is normal on these type of artisan weaved blankets.
To help with shedding or lint use a clean tennis ball in the dryer and remember to clean your lint trap.
It will usually takes two washing and drying to remove most of the extra lint.
Do not use commercial washing machines; these commercial machines will destroy the waved blankets.
Tricks to help lint control:
Washing with a little warmer water will tighten the fibers up, but be careful not to use to much heat. Washing with a little fabric softener helps the fibers to smoothly pass over each other during the washing instead of rubbing against each other and pulling apart.
Drying - line drying help blankets to tighten after washing and helps control lint. If drying in a dryer, a little heat can also tighten fibers up a little, but watch the heat, heat can damage these blankets on the first few washing. Using a tennis ball in dryer can also help pull the loose fibers out of the blanket to quicken the shedding process to stop. Always clean dryer lint trap after drying.
Cotton Blanket Care:
Following the care instructions for Cotton blankets is very important, as these blankets are made from NEW recycled materials and will excessively shrink if directions are not followed.
Wash all new blankets in cold water for the first two washing to set the material (control shrinkage), line dry is the best way to help set the material (control shrinkage) , but a dryer can be used on AIR FLUFF ONLY. Once a cotton blanket has been washed a few times, washing can be done with low heat and dried in a low heat dryer.
NOTE: Blankets made with a blend of Acrylic, Polyester and Cotton.
Even after the first washing, NEVER USE HIGH HEAT TO DRY YOUR BLANKETS.
The different materials shrink at different temperatures, if too high of heat is used during drying, the blanket will shrink unevenly.
We are not responsible for damages incurred from washing and drying blankets incorrectly
Do Not Use Bleach & Do Not Iron
Materials Used For Blanket From Mexico:
All our blankets and ALL OTHER BLANKETS from Mexico are made from recycled old clothing and textile cutting, these recycled material like old clothing are cloths that were donated to companies like goodwill and the left over's from manufacturing of clothing, towels and bedding. The process is very simple, the cutting are separated into colors and are shredded multiple times to bring the textiles back to the original fiber size about an inch in size, once this is done the process is the same as new fibers, the fiber is twisted with other fibers to form a thread and then twisted with other threads to produce a yarn.
Mexico does not produce any blankets that carry more than 10% cotton, they stopped producing cotton blanket many years ago when cotton became expensive, all cotton is now recycled and reproduced into clean cotton clothing or other textiles
Mexican blankets will sometimes be labeled 100% Acrylic, this is only for Importation. Mexican blankets will contain Acrylic, Polyester and a small amount of Cotton.
Materials Used For Blanket From India:
All our blankets and ALL OTHER BLANKETS from India are made from new recycled textile cutting, these recycled material are the left over's from manufacturing of new clothing, towels and bedding. the process is very simple, the cutting are separated into colors and are shredded multiple times to bring the textiles back to the original fiber size about an inch in size, once this is done the process is the same as new fibers, the fiber is twisted with other fibers to form a thread and then twisted with other threads to produce a yarn.
India produces a lot of cotton, blankets produced with recycled materials will contain up to 25% of cotton and less Acrylic and polyester making the blankets more susceptible to shrinkage.
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