Searching for a sustainable, eco-friendly, or ethical blanket to keep you cosy this winter? I’ve got seven blankets for you today, that won’t pull the wool over your eyes with their eco-friendly credentials. From recycled to organic, and everything in-between, at all budgets, there’s sure to be something that meets your needs.
I’ve written about ethical bedding before, but what if you are looking for an eco-friendly blanket to cosy up to on the sofa? With energy bills higher than ever, finding ways to keep warm without having your heating on 24/7 have never been more critical.
As someone who spends part of their working life freelancing from home, over the years I’ve developed a number of strategies to keep warm that don’t involve always having the heating on.
Whether it’s cosy ethical socks and slippers to keep my feet warm, or big cardigans, hot water bottles, and blankets draped over my knees to keep my core temperature cosy, I’m there! I may not look glamorous whilst I’m working, but coupled with some clever energy-saving tips, it really helps keep our energy bills down.
A cosy blanket is always my top choice though. Whether it’s keeping your knees warm whilst you work, draped over your shoulders whilst you watch a good movie, or something to cosy up to in bed, there’s a lot to be said for the humble blanket.
Where to Buy Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Blankets
If you are looking for a blanket to cosy into this winter, then I’ve got a great selection of eco-friendly blankets for you.
I’ve specifically looked for blankets made of natural fibres, eco-friendly organic materials, or sustainable recycled materials. Here are my favourites:
Florence & Lily Recycled Wool Blankets
These cosy tartan blankets (£45) from the Florence & Lily Etsy shop are available in a variety of colours. Made from super soft recycled wool, each blanket comes in its own cotton bag, making it a perfect gift idea.
Woolroom’s Made In The UK Eco-Friendly Blankets
The Woolroom has a beautiful selection of ethical and sustainable blankets, around the £50 mark.
This stunning Shetland Throw (£69.99) is designed and ethically made in Yorkshire, from 100% Shetland wool. Shetland wool is known for its durability and warmth, keeping you cosy on even the coldest of nights.
For extra peace of mind, The Woolroom only uses wool from farms which are independently audited to ensure the highest standards of care and animal husbandry. The Woolroom also strives to be plastic-free in all of its packaging.
Oxfam Online’s Eco-Friendly Blankets
Oxfam Online has a great selection of colourful ethical and eco-friendly blankets and throws – all of which are vegan-friendly.
The recycled Sari blanket (£39.99), the Kantha blanket (£49.99) and the recycled cotton blanket (£44.99) are all made by a family-run Fair Trade business established in Jaipur, India that employs artisans to make beautiful products using recycled fabric. They aim to work as a platform for Indian artists and uneducated craftspeople who are in need of work, in order to keep traditional skills alive through their products.
Meanwhile, the rainbow throw (£24.99) would be a colourful and cosy addition to any home. Made from a blend of recycled cotton and recycled polyester, it’s crafted by a Fair Trade group committed to the preservation and promotion of Indian handicrafts across the globe.
All purchases from Oxfam Online support Oxfam’s work fighting global poverty.
Recycled Wool Blankets From Shuttles & Bobbins
These recycled wool blankets, from the Etsy shop Shuttles & Bobbins, are woven from recycled wool fibres which have been re-spun to form blankets.
Made in Yorkshire, these cosy rustic blankets will help keep the chills at bay. Overall, they are a planet-friendly bargain at just £25.
If you’re looking specifically for a baby or kid’s eco-friendly blanket, or a small blanket to go over your knees, then Frugi’s cosy Fairisle blanket (£35) is a good buy. This blanket from the sustainable kids brand is ethically made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. Super soft, it will help keep even the youngest member of the family toasty warm.
Got any other good sustainable blanket tips? Do share!