There are many blankets available on the market today including fleece, wool, cotton, and poly-cotton blend. There are many luxury blankets, including silk, cashmere, and chenille. Cotton blankets have been used for thousands of years and are a key component in all bedding. 

It is not recommended to use cotton as a blanket alone, as it can't withstand frequent washings. Synthetics were first discovered and blended with cotton to make a stronger blanket. A blanket made from cotton is super soft & warm will last longer and be more wrinkle-resistant than one made of acrylic or polyester. 


A 100% cotton blanket is better for sensitive skin or allergies. A woven cotton blanket made from a heavier fabric should be considered. It can be in a herringbone or basket weave pattern. This will keep you warm while still being breathable and soft.

You can find many more blankets under different names, such as down blankets/down comforters or duvets, and the famous electric blanket. Layers of feathers from ducks or geese are used to make down comforters and blankets. 

Down is lightweight and has a high thermal quality. The amount of warmth you get will depend on the density of your down. Although down comforters are claimed to be washable, feathers can become clumpy when they are exposed to moisture. 

They are also susceptible to mildew. They can also retain odors. Professional cleaning is recommended. The electric blanket is perfect for colder months. The temperature can be adjusted to provide the right amount of warmth. 

New electric blankets are light and feature conductive tape instead of wires. To provide comfort for two, the larger electric blankets can be controlled by dual controls on either side. These blankets can be washed, but it is important to follow the washing instructions.