Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Blankets To Keep You Cosy

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Searching for a sustainable or ethical blanket to keep you cosy this winter? I’ve found seven blankets 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.

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 has never been more critical.

As a dedicated home worker for the last four years, I’ve developed many strategies to keep warm whilst working from, 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 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 & Eco-Friendly Blankets

Folded tartan blankets with a blue text box that says the best eco-friendly blankets to keep warm with this winter

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. Use the quick links to jump to a specific brand, or keep scrolling for the full post:


Woolroom blue check throw on a metal chair

The Woolroom has a beautiful selection of ethical and sustainable blankets, around the £70 mark.

This stunning Shetland Throw (£69.99) for example, 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.

Ethical Bedding

Four quilted blankets folded on top of each other.

Looking for a vegan-friendly alternative? Ethical Bedding offers a sumptuous range of eco-friendly blankets (around £59) made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, each blanket is made from 30 plastic bottles.

Coming in four colours – grey, wheat, navy and white – there’s a colourway to complement any decor.

Rather than being scratchy or crunchy, as you might expect a blanket made from plastic bottles would be, the blanket is super soft and hypoallergenic. It’s light, so isn’t heavy on your bed. Plus it can be machine-washed cold, to help keep it fresh.

The Tartan Blanket Co

Eco-friendly recycled herringbone blankets folded on a wooden chair.

Edinburgh-based The Tartan Blanket Co. (from £48) has a fantastic range of stylish recycled wool blankets, that would make a welcome addition to any home. To make your blanket extra special, you can even choose to have your name embroidered on it for an additional fee.

Available in chic herringbone patterns and classic tartans from a wide range of clans, these are all woven from a blend of 70% recycled wool and 30% mixed recycled fibres. On average, The Tartan Blanket Co. says each blanket saves six garments from landfill.

As well as looking good, the blankets are practical. Each blanket is machine washable on a cold wash.

What’s also to love about The Tartan Blanket Co. is that, through its Positive Impact Pledge, 2% of every purchase is donated to charities that protect the planet and give to those in need.

Florence & Lily

Florence and lily recycled wool throw with a check print.

These cosy tartan blankets (£45) from the Florence & Lily Etsy shop make a great sustainable choice. Made from 70% recycled wool, these soft blankets look and feel so luxurious.

Available in a variety of colours, each is machine washable at 30 degrees with a short spin. Plus each blanket comes in a cotton bag, making it a perfect gift idea.

Oxfam Online

Selection of colourful blankets and throws from Oxfam.

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. Here they employ artisans to make beautiful products using recycled fabric. This helps to provide for Indian artists and uneducated craftspeople who are in need of work and keeps traditional skills alive. 

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.

Got any other good sustainable blanket tips? Do share!

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