No matter where you live, a great blanket is key to making it through the winter. Blankets help keep the thermostat down a notch or two and are a super easy way to inject a little style into a space. A quality blanket will last for decades, but if you're looking for some new throws, or need to stock up for expected overnight guests, be sure to check out this list of some of our favorite eco-friendly blankets.
1 Organic Rouched Throw by West Elm, $69: This is a great affordable, organic cotton, modern throw. We love the rouched texture and the neutral colors will fit easily into anyone's decor.
2 the BlanQuette by Yumi & Laurie, $60: This lightweight blanket is so soft plush and vibrant. The blanQuette is made from organic cotton and bamboo, is available in 5 different designs, and even comes in baby blanket size.
3 Soft-Map Quilts by Haptic Lab, $190-3200 : These blankets are so awesomely designed that you might actually want to hang them on your wall instead of actually using them... They're actually so great they won the 2009 Apartment Therapy Design Showcase! The Soft-Map quilts are available both readymade or customized to depict your desired city or neighborhood. They're made with cotton using a combination of machine and hand-stitching and can be machine-washed.
4 The HBC Point Blanket by Hudson's Bay Company: This iconic wool blanket is a favorite of the Apartment Therapy family. These blankets are such high quality that they're noted for being passed down in families and standing the test of time. In the US, the blankets are available from Woolrich, L.L. Bean and Getz.
5 Champion Organic Cotton Blanket by CB2, $59.95-69.95: This organic cotton blanket is lightweight, making it great for layering during the winter or used on its own during warmer months.
6 Eco-Wise Wool Worthington Throw by Pendleton, $98: Pendleton's Eco-Wise Wool blankets are Cradle to Cradle Certified, meaning the fabric is an environmentally friendly and naturally renewable fiber and can be recycled or composted. Pendleton offers several styles of this blanket, but we like the Worthington in particular for the herringbone pattern.
7 Quilts & Coverlets by Rajboori: Rajboori makes the brightest, most colorful and beautiful textiles with a very eco-friendly type of silk. "Peace Silk," or renewable and biodegradable silk that is extracted only after the silkworm has lived a full life and has emerged from its cocoon. The collection has an Indian influence, with appliques of geometric shapes and intricate stitching.
8 Tourne Woolen Blanket by Brook Farm General Store, $225: We love the simple single stripe of these Canadian-made wool blankets. The blankets are woven from the wool of locally raised sheep, and are made at a small family-run mill.
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