If you ask us, fake fur—sorry, faux fur, to use the fancy term—is the way to go. For a long time, wearing real fur was quite a status symbol. It was a way to prove you were wealthy, classy, and sophisticated.
Fortunately, most of us have realized that the suffering of animals wasn’t quite worth the prestige. And that’s partially the reason we have fabulous faux fur blankets available to us today.
Today’s faux fur blankets are affordable and don’t put any animals in danger. Plus, they make a wonderful addition to the decor of your home. That sounds like a win/win/win/win (sorry, too many wins) to us!
What Is Faux Fur?
Faux fur was introduced to the fashion markets in 1929—yup, the same year the Great Depression started! The world was definitely ready for material that was more affordable and just as comfy as the real thing.
The first attempts used alpaca hair. Today, faux fur is created from knitted synthetic fabric made up of a blend of acrylic and polyester fibers. So any faux fur blanket you might have or will have in the future can be created to mimic just about any type of animal fur.
And if you happen to have a long-hair cat, your faux fur blanket will probably end up covered in real, ethically sourced animal fur, too (whether you want it to be or not).
Using A Faux Fur Blanket in Your Home
Nothing says comfort and luxury quite like the right blanket styled in the right way in the right room of your home. And blankets aren’t just for snuggling either! Faux fur blankets can also be used in the following environments:
- Area rugs
- Throw blankets
- On the bed
- Chair cushions
- Bench decorations
A faux fur blanket strategically and artistically placed in any of these areas of your house will create an atmosphere of comfort and style. Depending on what time of year it is, you can decorate with multiple blankets to provide a warm, comforting atmosphere, or just use one or two for a minimalist, chic look (although we’re sure you’re plenty chic, no matter what).
The Best Faux Fur Blankets With Minky
Not all faux fur blankets are created equal. Some are going to be more soft and luxurious than others, just by the nature of the materials used to create them.
The very best faux fur blanket is going to be as soft as it is realistic. And when you’re looking for a soft, snuggly blanket, you absolutely can’t beat a minky. Of course, when you’re wrapped up in a minky blanket, you’ll be too content to consider beating anything—except maybe an egg. Sorry. We skipped breakfast.
At Sew Sweet Minky Designs, we offer a range of highly realistic animal-print blankets that are sinfully soft, including the following:
- Arctic Lynx Ice Taupe
- Zebra Black/White
- Mamba Salt/Pepper
- Siberian Leopard Creme
- Fawn Metal
- Bobcat Taupe Black
- Ocelot Graphite
- Zebra Graphite
- Snow Leopard Ivory Beige
- Leopard Black
- Zebra Cappuccino
- Cheetah Beige
All our colors and patterns mimic the real fur of real animals—without the pointy bits you’d run into if you tried to use a real ocelot or cheetah as a throw blanket. You’ll enjoy the exotic feel and soft luxury of a minky blanket while knowing that you haven’t endangered or hurt any animals in the process.
The Flexible Option
Some faux fur blankets tend to be stiff and difficult to arrange due to how they’re created. Not only will our minky patterns make you feel like you own the real deal, but you’ll also enjoy a level of use and flexibility with our creations that you won’t get from other blankets.
That’s because our minky blankets have a thinner, more flexible backing. This allows you to drape and arrange your blanket to your heart’s content.
And yes, you can totally wear them as capes. Trust us. We’ve done extensive research.
Minky Blankets Are Pretty Much the Softest Ever
Don’t believe us? Well, just try to prove us wrong! Buy one of our animal print minky blankets today and discover for yourself how wonderfully soft and realistic they are.
Just see if you can resist touching it and wrapping yourself up in it at least once a day (just to be clear, there’s no prize for self-restraint here—and we’re really too cozy to care too much). Try styling it in your living room and see if it doesn’t add a level of class and sophistication to your decor.
No matter what style of animal print minky you prefer, Sew Sweet Minky Designs’ handmade blankets will definitely fit the bill. Get yours today!