Sherpa blankets offer a cost-effective and excellent alternative to fleece blankets. They are durable, soft, and comfortable. You can keep warm for years with a sherpa blanket or fleece blanket. Next, this blog introduces you to the difference between fleece and sherpa blanket, which will help you purchase and use blankets.
What is a sherpa blanket?
What is a fleece blanket?
However, we also called it a wool blanket because it looks like a sheep’s fleece. But, it is entirely artificial and made of polyester. You can add natural fibers such as hemp or wool to give the fabric a particular texture. Fleece can also be made from recycled plastics, making it eco-friendly. Malden Mills first developed the polyester fleece in 1970. Malden created the fleece blanket. So, you can use the fleece material to make jackets, sweaters, blankets, sweatpants, and other textile items. Because of its moisture resistance, fleece is ideal for athleticwear.
Fleece blankets can be as warm and durable as wool ones. They are lighter and softer than wool blankets, however. Although wool can be itchy for some people, fleece is synthetic and does not cause itching.
Similarities between fleece and sherpa blankets
- They are soft and warm, and breathable.
- Sherpa refers to a type of fleece.
- Sherpa blankets can also be called Sherpa fleece blankets.
- Sherpa and fleece materials are 100% synthetic but have the characteristics of wool.
Differences between fleece and sherpa blankets
|Sherpa Blanket||Fleece Blanket|
|Warmth||Although as warm and cozy as sheepskin, it is not meant to be used alone.||This coat is extremely warm and can be used alone or under a jacket.|
|Thickness||Lightweigh||There are many thickness options; it can be as light and thin as microfleece, or as heavy and thick as polar fleece.|
|Softness||Very soft, sometimes called velvety||Some people find it a little too scratchy. Also, the pilling can make it less comfortable.|
|Moisture Wicking||Very good||Very good-excellent depending on the type of fleece|
|Ease Of Care||Very easy, cold wash only||Easy; don’t forget the dryer|
|Cost||While it’s cheaper than real sheepskin and sometimes more expensive than other winter fabrics, it’s still much less expensive than genuine sheepskin.||Very low prices|
|Uses||Linings for coats, blankets, sweatpants and other garments||Coats, blankets, jackets, mittens|
How to wash sherpa blanket & fleece blanket
Step one Pretreatments
1. If the stain remains wet, this will absorb any moisture. Do not rub the blanket; gently pat it with your paper towel.
2. To let the soap settle, use a clean towel to pat it gently.
3. Run cool water over the stained area.
4. You may notice the area becoming flattened as it dries.
Step two Machine wash
1. Depending on your washing machine model.
2. As much as possible, choose the cold water option.
3. Place your wool blanket in the washer, but don’t add wool blankets. Non-dye fast items can also bleed color onto your fleece blanket.
4. Use a mild, liquid detergent. I do not recommend a sherpa fabric softener.
5. It can cling to synthetic fibers and cause matting. Powdered detergent is also not recommended as it could stick to the blanket and cause it to disintegrate.
6. Please turn on your washing machine, and let it run its regular cycles.
Step three Handwash
1. Use cold water to fill your bathtub, large basin, or kitchen sink. You may damage the fleece blanket by hot or warm water.
2. To ensure the fabric is thoroughly wet, you can gently rub it.
3. Only add a few drops of gentle laundry detergent to your water. Use your hands to mix the soap in the water until it forms soapy foam.
4. To expose the soap-treated fabric, fold the wool blanket in half. But, the sherpa throw should not be squeezed or rubbed too hard. So, you can gently tug the sherpa blanket through the water.
5. Drain the water. This step will leave you with a wet fleece blanket. To remove as much water from the sherpa throw as possible, lift it and press your hands against it.
6. Follow these steps to dry fleece blankets