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FAQs

We’ve answered a few of the most commonly asked questions about choosing and caring for our blankets.

If you have other questions please contact us – we are always delighted to help.

 

What size are the throws? Will they fit on my bed / over my sofa?

The dimensions of our blankets are clearly shown on the individual product pages. 

Sofas and mattresses vary a lot in size, so we recommend you check the measurements of your chosen blanket before purchasing. However, as a guide, a standard UK double mattress (4’6”) measures 135cm wide and 190cm long. 

 

Do the blanket measurements include the fringe?

Yes, the dimensions stated in the product descriptions do include the fringed edge, where shown. The tassels are usually about 10cm long.

 

Is my blanket machine washable?

In each product description you will find a 'Care Instructions' link with specific laundry information for that particular throw. It's important to follow the care instructions to keep your throw looking its best.

  • Pure wool blankets are machine washable on a cold cycle with no spin. We recommend that you use a mild detergent specially formulated for wool. Dry flat and do not wring. Never tumble dry as this will cause shrinkage. Blankets should be washed separately to avoid snagging.
  • Merino lambswool blankets cannot be machine washed and should be dry cleaned to ensure they always look their best.
  • Picnic blankets can be machine washed on a cold cycle, but without any detergent. You can also re-spray the backing periodically with a waterproofing agent (the sort designed for raincoats and tents) to renew the waterproof finish.
  • Alpaca blend knitted blankets are dry clean only.
  • Baby blankets are dry clean only.

With love and care, your blanket will last for many years.

 

What are armchair throws?

Armchair throws are smaller versions of our most popular blanket designs. The 70cm x 183cm size is perfect as a knee rug, around your shoulders, or as a runner at the end of the bed. Click here to shop Armchair Throws.

 

What is the FINEST collection?

These extra-special blankets are made from luxurious fibres, including super-soft merino lambswool and knitted alpaca. The FINEST collection at The British Blanket Company is your source of beautiful throws that feel gorgeous to the touch. These luxury throws are the softest in our range. Click here to shop Finest Throws, or look for the crown symbol.

 

Do you ship outside of the United Kingdom?

Yes, we deliver to most of Europe, USA and Australia. Please see our Delivery Page for full details of our international delivery destinations and prices.

We offer free delivery to UK mainland addresses.

 

Where are your blankets made?

We are very proud to say all our full-size woven blankets and armchair throws are made in the British Isles. We work with three fantastic woollen mills in Yorkshire, Wales and Ireland.

Our alpaca blankets are a special guest collection knitted in Italy.

 

Are your blankets made from British wool?

Not necessarily, our full-size blankets are made from blended yarns, containing premium-quality wool and lambswool from various countries including New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. Because of the harsh British climate, our native sheep tend to have coarse fleeces which can be too itchy for making blankets. Most British wool is used in the carpet industry where rougher wool is suitable. British wool is not necessarily ideal for making soft and cosy throws. 

 

Do you have a shop I can visit?

Not yet! However, we do regularly pop-up at markets and events throughout the year, including The Frome Independent in Somerset on the 1st Sunday of each month from March to December. Please join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay in the loop.

 

Other questions?

We’d love to hear from you and would be delighted to help you choose your perfect blanket. Please email contact@thebritishblanketcompany.com. You can also call 0845 474 2747 or 0845 474 1747 (9.30am – 5pm).