In modern society, you may like to find fleece blanket manufacturers to create your own fleece fabric. But how are production blankets made? And how to make your own blanket? In a word, the process of production blankets can be summarized as follows:
You have a blanket design, and we help you make it into real fleece blankets.
However, in the production blanket end, we as a fleece blanket manufacturing factory have to consider lots of things such as:
- Blanket fabric choice, color accuracy, fabric knitting
- Blanket sizes, weight, prints, production lead time, blanket quality inspection
- Blanket packaging and shipping
- Import tax and VAT, international delivery, etc.
Right, you probably find it too complicated to understand, but don’t worry, one of the advantages of our company is the professional one-stop fleece blanket manufacturing which can make your own blanket much easier and get production blankets made. For every client, what you need is just to tell us your specific requirements and Zengbo fleece blanket manufacturer will do the rest for you! Come to Zengbo fleece blanket manufacturer, we make it easy for you to create your own blanket. Please follow the following guidelines and tell us your requirements!
Step1: Confirm Custom Fleece Blanket Design
If you find it difficult to custom fleece fabric design, feel free to contact us and our design team will give you a favorable solution based on your specific needs. And you will get perfect production blankets.
Note: Please pay more attention to your customized blanket packaging, because special packaging can help you to build trust and awareness of your brand. As a production blankets packaging supplier, it is recommended to present your company logo and slogan on the hangtags or band labels.
Step2: Confirm Order Details
Choose blanket fabric:
- Flannel fleece: Flannel fleece was a type of fabric made from polyester. Blankets made of polyester flannel fleece are easy to care about since the flannel blankets are anti-fade, fade-resistant, anti-pilling, wrinkle-free, and no shedding. Further, they have great elasticity to keep their shape for long and can stain better than others like the cotton blanket.
- Polar fleece: Polar fleece is a soft napped insulating fabric made from polyester.
- Sherpa fleece: Sherpa fleece is a type of fabric made from polyester. It is a variant of stretch knit polyester fleece fabric. It has two distinct sides; one has a smooth knit side, and the other side has a texture intended to imitate the look and feel of a real sheep’s fleece.
- Coral fleece: To some degree, the coral fleece is similar to the polar fleece, but the coral fleece is thicker and has a higher “pile” than the polar fleece. It is very necessary to finish the edges of coral fleece since the coral fleece sheds on the edges due to its furry texture and it tends to have more stretch than other fleece fabric.
Confirm blanket quantity:
The order quantity is a very important factor in whether cooperation ultimately starts is. As a manufacturing blanket factory, Zengbo has been long producing fleece blankets in big quantities, but now with the global throw blanket business growing and we have cut down on the MOQ to about 500pcs.
Further, the order quantity can influence the price a lot. The more production blankets you wholesale, the big discount you will get. The minimum order quantity varies with different fabrics and designs, So please confirm your ordering quantity for different fleece blanket designs and sizes with our sales team.
Confirm blanket size and color:
Tell us the throw blanket size and color you need. Color accuracy is one of the most important things in custom fleece fabric blanket manufacturing.
To ensure the fleece blankets are of the right color as designed, we suggest our customers send us a color swatch; But just telling us the Pantone number is also available if you are not strict with the blanket color.
Step3: Sampling & Approval
How do they make blankets? Fleece blanket samples will be made according to your design and sent to you for approval.
For custom fleece blanket manufacturing, a sampling fee will be charged to cover our cost of the machine and blanket fabric, but the quality blanket samples are always free of charge and only a delivery fee will be charged.
- Pay for the sampling fee, Paypal and wire transfer accepted;
- Zengbo custom blanket manufacturer will start sampling and it will take about 10 days;
- Sample blankets will be sent to you and we will wait for your approval;
- Revisions will be made if you are not satisfied with the sample blankets;
Step 4: Pay xx% upfront
Zengbo custom blanket manufacturer has very flexible payment terms for our existing customers. For new customers, if the order quantity is small and we will ask for full payment; if the order quantity is large and there will be a deposit of 30-50% of the total value should be paid upfront so that our production blanket factory can start preparing for bulk fleece blanket production.
We fully understand your risk to make a decision at this stage, to be frank, we have concerns, too. To build mutual trust and win together, we welcome you to visit our company and our blanket factory anytime.
Step 5: Bulk Fleece Blankets Production
Now, the bulk fleece blankets production starts and it will take 30-45 days. The fleece blanket manufacturing process is just like that in the sampling stage and here are some more details:
The polyester yarn has several forms, but the DTY (Polyester drawn textured yarn) and FDY (Fully Drawn Yarn) yarn are mainly used to make the fleece fabric. We will choose the most suitable yarn according to the client’s ideal blanket weight and size.
After choosing the right yarn the next step in step preparation is knitting the yarn. Our circular knitting machine will knit and bind the yarn into a continuous tube of fabric that is hundreds of yards long.
3. Dyeing/Printing Fabric
For solid color designs, we will use one environment-friendly dye to apply on both sides of the fabric equally. For printed designs, we will use screen printing or digital printing techniques according to the fleece fabric type.
4. Enhancing Appearance
We will finish the fleece fabric by brushing and other ways to enhance the feel and look. Once brushing is done, a blade is used to trim the fleece fiber of the blanket to give a beautiful, leveled pile.
5. Cutting for Size
Fleece fabric will be often cut in batches either by hand or laser cutting machine according to the custom size. This is a process that requires care to ensure that they are cut straight so that they appear good when folded.
7. Sewing and Hemming
Different types of sewing machines are used to sew and hem fleece blankets. They are hemmed in one of the kinds of hems to add durability and appeal. Overlock stitch is often used at the edge where the hems meet.
Cutting, brushing, shearing, and hemming fleece blankets create loose threads and this requires gentle vacuuming. This process ensures none of the threads remain on the blanket.
9. Quality Checking
The blankets are inspected for length, width, loose threads, dirt, stains, holes, poor stitching, embroidery, and printing. Any blemishes like spots or color shading are checked to make sure the customers get what they order.
Step 6: PAY THE BALANCE
Custom fleece blankets manufacturing is completed and it’s time to pay the balance and then your custom blankets will be shipped!
Step 7: SHIPMENT
You are supposed to choose the best way to ship your bulk blankets from China according to the order quantity and time.
Sea shipping is the most economical way for international delivery, especially for bulk fleece blanket manufacturing.
Special logistics line (by air) to UK and USA while taking care of import tax and VAT; 8-12 days of delivery time. $5.5-$6/Kg.
Train delivery to Europe and Middle-Asia. 1/3 delivery time of sea shipping, 1/4 delivery fee of air shipping.
If you’d like clarification about our custom fleece blankets manufacturing service or the process of creating your own production blankets, then we’d love to answer your questions.
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