There are fewer things more comforting than a blanket.
Charles Schulz didn’t just invent the idea of a security blanket – excuse the pun – out of whole cloth with Linus in the Peanuts cartoons. Children have long turned to blankets to provide a sense of well-being.
And while we may outgrow our need to keep our blankets – or teddy bears or whatever comfort objects we trusted – our need to sleep with a warm, comfortable blanket never goes away. Continue reading
The nights are cold by the ocean, even in the summertime. Your guests have been strolling along the beach, chilled by the salt air at their backs.
As they walk back to your place, the thought of nestling themselves under a soft thick blanket initiates the warming process in their mind.
Whether you run a bed and breakfast in the mountains or the seaside resort we described above, your guests will appreciate coming home to blankets that are warm, comfortable…and clean.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide on how to wash a blanket.
“It’s better to give than to receive.”
That little bit of wisdom tends to come up a lot during the winter holidays. It’s only after we get a little older – and gain some wisdom of our own – that we discover it’s true.
When we’re kids, part of the joy of Christmas comes from getting gifts. When we grow up, we discover the joy of giving gifts.
And while it feels great to give gifts to your family and friends, what if you could give a gift to a stranger?
This year, InnStyle is giving you the opportunity to do just that. Continue reading
In a recent blog post, we discussed a number of the different types of blankets we have for sale, including cotton, down-filled, and polyester fleece.
But we didn’t mention blankets made from a napped fabric, which are an important – and extremely comfortable – part of our collection, available for sale on our website.
Napped fabric refers to a process in which both sides of a piece of woven or knit fabric are teased and raised and/or sheared off to make them even. The raised fibers of napped fabric all lie in one direction, making the fabric look and feel different when seen or touched from different angles.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a guest, choosing the right blanket can be somewhat confusing.
There are many different choices to consider: What fill should I get? What fabric will be the warmest? The most comfortable?
And not every blanket will suit everyone. That’s why we’ve put together this short guide to choosing a hotel blanket.
What is the difference between a down blanket and a down duvet?
Generally speaking, down blankets are more lightweight. They use a sewn-through (or stitch-through) construction, where the top layer of ticking is sewn directly onto the bottom layer to keep the down evenly distributed. Down blankets are typically sized a bit more generously than a duvet, as they’re often used in lieu of a duvet, woven blanket, or coverlet. Many of our customers use a down or down alternative blanket as a third sheeting instead of a traditional blanket. It is a good choice for those who do “turn-down” service as it looks lovely when guests return to their room after dinner.
Waffle weave fabric is a woven fabric with a recessed square pattern resembling the look of the popular breakfast treat or honey bee comb. During the weaving process, the ridges outlining the squares or diamonds are raised on all sides by floating both the warp and the weft, and gradually decreasing the floats moving from the ridges toward the centers. The result is a versatile fabric, ranging in gauge from fine to coarse, that is very absorbent.
The adaptable nature of waffle weave fabric makes it a popular choice for many bath and kitchen accessories, including:
- Bath Towels: The waffle weave fabric is highly absorbent. It also allows air to flow through it so that it dries quickly, thus making it a perfect choice for towels. Waffle fabrics are made in a range of weights. Coarse or large gauge waffle weave material makes particularly luxurious, plush towels.
- Washcloths: The waffle weave design is engineered in such a way as to absorb soapy water and hold it inside of the specialty woven pockets.
- Dishcloths: The tiny squares are designed to remove large amounts of water away from the surface and reduce streaking.
- Bathrobes: The weave that makes fast-drying dishcloths and dishtowels also works well for a lightweight summer bathrobe. Medium gauge waffle weave has thermal properties and provides warmth that is a perfect choice for cozy cool weather robes.
- Blankets: Waffle weave has thermal properties that provide warmth and insulation by trapping body heat and forming a warm layer next to the skin, thereby increasing heat retention. In addition, waffle weave fabric is highly absorbent and available in a variety of weights. These features make this fabric perfect for blankets.
InnStyle carries a wide selection of towels, blankets and robes in comfortable, cozy and absorbent waffle weave. Browse the website and take a taste of your favorite waffle today.