A COSY throw from The British Blanket Company is the essential accessory as autumn approaches. These British-made blankets are made from pure wool and are the perfect extra layer on the sofa or bed during chilly evenings.
This seasonal round-up of autumn colours is inspired by falling leaves, in rich shades of red, russet, orange and ochre.
The British Blanket Company will be heading to the Wiveliscombe Street Market on Sunday, September 10. You can browse and buy blankets from their vast collection and take a look at the wonderful autumn range seen here.
As the temperature drops this is a perfect chance to choose one of their British-made pure wool throws to keep you snug on those chilly autumn evenings.
Bethan John, Co-founder of The British Blanket Company said: “We founded The British Blanket Company on our love of colour, passion for British manufacture and our belief that nothing makes a house a home like a cosy throw! 
My brother, Joe and I can’t wait to bring our blankets to the Wiveliscombe Street Market in the town where we grew up. A special price of £55 will apply to all our double-sized wool blankets on market day and it’s a great chance to see and touch the throws to help choose your favourite.”

Take a look at the whole range at thebritishblanketcompany.com

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Pictured: Bethan John and Joe John

Bethan John explains what makes wool so wonderful for blankets

It’s amazing when you think about it... all it takes for a sheep to make wool is a lovely field of lush green grass to chomp. To get scientific, wool is a protein fibre formed in the skin without any intervention from man. That’s why humans since the Stone Age have used wool to keep themselves warm and science has yet to create a synthetic fibre that can match its unique properties.

As long as there’s grass to graze, a sheep with grow a lovely soft new fleece every single year, making wool endlessly renewable. At the end of its life, wool biodegrades much more quickly than man-made fibres.

We all know wool is warm, but why? Well, that all comes down to its hydroscopic properties, which means it naturally absorbs and releases water vapour from the atmosphere. Heat is generated during the absorption phase, making wool a natural insulator. That’s why our wool blankets are so cosy and snug.

Did you know that a single strand of wool fibre can be bent back on itself 20 times before it breaks? This makes wool products very long lasting and, with a little care, a woollen blanket will last for many, many years. Caring for your wool blanket doesn’t have to be a chore either as our throws can be machine washed on a cool cycle and simply dried on the line.

Wool is naturally flame retardant thanks to its high water and nitrogen content, which means that it doesn’t catch fire easily. If a wool blanket did catch fire in an accident, it won’t melt to the skin as synthetic materials will, meaning the risk of burns is lessened. 
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