Note: Blanket Shrinkage
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 54” wide, but weight and size can differ from blanket to blanket.
Classic Falsa / Studio no-tassels 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 tassels have 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 2.7 pounds and size usually runs about 78” long by 54” 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 were great for restorative yoga, but size and weight has diminished over the years making the blankets a lower grade Blanket size is 74” by 52” and the weight is now 2.2 to 2.6 pounds. But blankets can differ is size and weight. These blankets were designed by us about fifteen 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 blankets do have tassels, but will only contain white tassel. Today we off a newer version that offers the original size and weight that yoga teachers prefer, If you’re looking for a more substantial yoga blankets, try the new 3.8lb solid color yoga blanket. Click Here
These blankets are becoming a blanket of the past. 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 colors with the standard white coloring, blanket do have tassels.
One of the few that were still handmade has now become a machine made blanket and quality suffered. 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 2.2 to 2.8 pounds. Blanket pattern will now include up to forty 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
The striped blankets we use today in yoga are called the Falsa, these blankets are a machine made blanket, and were designed for the tourist industry about 40 to 50 years ago. The blankets are produced in a continues roll and later cut down to size and the tasseled ends tied.
Years ago the blankets were made form new cotton materials, but the cost of new materials began to rise and around the eighties the materials used changed to regenerated cutting and clippings from the large garment factories. Today with less and less garments factories or clothing being made here in the U.S and Mexico the materials have changed again, today's blankets are made with recycled clothing from sources like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
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Materials Used to Produce Blankets:
Today's Mexican blankets are made with 100% regenerated or what you would call recycled materials, these are materials from clothing that is donated to Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
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.
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