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Natural Alpaca and Merino Wool Blanket | Sustainable Luxury

Natural Alpaca and Merino Wool Blanket | Sustainable Luxury

Regular price $164.99 USD
Regular price $164.99 USD Sale price $164.99 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly

The finest wool from Peru's Andes mountains is spun, woven and blended into a soft, warm and breathable blanket. Made in a family owned mill, it can be washed or dry cleaned for easy care.

Material: Alpaca and Merino
Color: Tan and Brown
Brand: Desert Breeze Distributing
Special Feature: Breathable
Style: Country Rustic

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When your current throw reaches the end of its life - consider an alpaca/wool blend blanket
  2. Wash in cold water on a gentle setting
  3. Enjoy the comfort of your wool blanket
  4. Dispose of in compost at end of life

EMBRACE

  1. Won't emit microplastics when washed or disposed of
  2. Is biodegradable
  3. Is incredibly comfortable and warm


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Polyester Fleece Blanket


AVOID

  1. Many fleece blankets are basically just plastic
  2. These textiles shed microplastics in the wash that end up straight in waterways and in our oceans
  3. Microplastic polyester fibers end up in the bodies of marine mammals and other ocean wildlife
  4. Don't buy this stuff!


Noteworthy Product Attributes

A combination of alpaca and wool blend fabric creates a unique and warm blanket. Sheep smell may take a few weeks to off-gas

Overall Sustainability Score - 70 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 8/10) - Not made close to its target market

Distribution (Score - 8/10) - Not made close to its target market

Cost (Score - 5/10) - Costs nearly 4X as much as a competing polyester option

Packaging (Score - 5/10) -  Contains a significant amount of plastic packaging

Effectiveness (Score - 8/10) - Very effective as a wool winter blanket - comes in a range of standard bed sizes

Lifespan (Score - 7/10) - Will likely last multiple decades with proper care

Fun (Score - 8/10) - Very cozy and easy to use - great for cuddling up on the couch or to put over a bed

Relevance (Score - 8/10) -  Perfect to keep you feeling secure and warm

Disposal (Score - 8/10) - Is biodegradable. Just throw it in the compost

Recycling (Score - 5/10) - Not easily recyclable in most municipal facilities