Stewart Royal Tartan Recycled Wool Blanket
This is the tartan of Her Majesty the Queen and the best known of all Scottish tartans. The blanket is a rich and vibrant red color, mixed with green, blue black, yellow, and white.
It is made of 70% recycled wool and 30% mixed fibres or material from old clothing and other products that would otherwise end up in landfills. Some wool blankets are scratchy and uncomfortable, but this is soft and cozy. It is a nice weight, not too heavy but still warm.
Measures: 150cm x 175cm
Fringing measures approx. 8cm at each end
These amazing wool blankets are sourced from the Tartan Blanket Co, a family-owned business in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here is some advice that they offer on caring for your blanket...
Give your blanket a shake every now and again, especially if it’s being used in a high-traffic area like a living room couch or bed. Just shaking it once a week or so will help to assure it’s not collecting bits of dirt and daily debris - this will also make it much easier when it comes to washing it!
Don’t let stains lie. The longer you leave them the harder they will be to get out. Scoop up, blot and dab any liquid, don’t rub as this will just spread the stain. You can try using a cloth and some cold water to blot-out the stain. If this doesn’t work we recommend giving the blanket a full wash.
You can wash your blankets!
*To be on the safe side we put Dry Clean Only on the care label as it's easy to shrink or damage wool if you wash it incorrectly. You can machine wash your blankets if you have a gentle wool or handwash setting, making sure to use a speciality wool detergent and a low temperature (cold) setting. Heat and friction can shrink and distort the shape of the wool so you want to use the most gentle and coldest setting your machine has. As it is different from machine to machine we can’t guarantee every machine will be able to wash a blanket without problems, but we have tried it ourselves and they turned out just lovely. Ideally you want a handwash setting and a 20 degree or colder water temperature. Be careful not to just use the 'wool' setting - on our machine that's 40 degrees which is likely to cause some shrinkage.
Be sure to give your blankets a good shake before popping them in the machine to remove any loose bits of debris. Note, machine washing is not recommended for cashmere.
Drying Your Blanket
Some machines might not spin after a handwash setting but a short, fast spin is great for the first stage of drying your blanket. When you take it out of the washing machine, give it a good shake and reshape it if necessary. You can gently stretch or straighten wool as required to get it back to its normal shape before hanging it up to dry.
Remember that heat causes shrinkage so don't hang it over a heater or next to a radiator. When the blanket is nearly dry, we pop ours into the tumble drier on the lowest setting, ideally extra low (<20 degrees) or 'air dry' for 10 minutes and it comes out fresh and fluffy. Once your blanket is completely dry it's ready to get snuggled up in.
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