Why Are Minky Blankets So Expensive?
We have a feeling that you are ready to indulge in the unbelievable softness and brilliant beauty of a Sew Sweet design, but that you still have one nagging question–why are minky blankets so expensive? The answer is in the high-quality, durable fabric, and the love sewn into every designer minky blanket.
What Makes Minky Blankets So Soft?
The materials of minky fabric are processed to make them ultrasoft, super durable, and extremely high quality. When cared for properly, minky blankets can last for years and stay just as supple and bright as the day you bought them. This material is silky soft, and soothing, making it feel upscale and luxurious, but its synthetic composition makes it much easier to care for than silk.
While durable to cuddle with, the delicate nature of minky fabric requires extra care when Sew Sweet Minky Design’s stay-at-home moms and grandmas work with the fabric to sew the blankets.
Minky blankets are incredibly beautiful and come in many different designs. They are often unique and tend to stand out. They have earned their reputation as luxury blankets and are easily identified by consumers as top-of-the-line items.
What Styles of Minky Print Fabric Are Available?
Minky fabric not only lends itself to maintaining vivid colors and patterns, it also is the perfect canvas for fun and fantastical prints. Firefighter Scarlet to Hardhat Royal, Hoffman Holiday Berries to Toolbox Snow, you can say so much with minky print fabric.
Are Minky Blankets Made From Mink?
Minky blankets may be as soft as mink, but there is no fur at all in this lush and lavish fabric. Minky has the softness of fleece (it is actually a derivative of fleece) with the cool weight and feel of silk. It is made from 100% synthetic materials and processed to the highest softness.
Perhaps the term “minky” is a tactile blend of its soft similarity to mink fur and its pacifying and soothing effect like a binky or pacifier. The bottom line is that minky blankets are amazingly cozy and worth every penny invested.
Are Minky Blankets Worth the Price Tag?
Less expensive blankets can meet an immediate need, but for long term enjoyment, the higher price of a minky blanket is worth it. But, let’s examine these pros and cons:
- Designer minky are more expensive than the average low-cost blanket, but “you get what you pay for” applies here.
- You get a silky soft blanket without paying the cost of actual silk.
- When cared for properly, minky fabric does not lose its softness over time.
- The thick, plush material remains thick and plush much longer than a regular blanket.
- The vibrant colors and prints remain brilliant.
- Minky blankets come in a variety of patterns and textures.
- Designer minky blankets make stunning room decor.
- Its super softness is ideal for people with tactile sensory issues.
- The weight of larger minky blankets is effective in helping calm and comfort anxious or restless individuals.
How Do You Keep Minky Blankets Super Soft?
These blankets are also relatively low maintenance; they just need a little tender loving care. The synthetic fibers do not like heat. It can cause them to melt, and while you may not visually see the change, you may start to feel a scratchiness.
You can wash your minky blanket in your non-agitating washer (friction can also damage fibers) on the gentle cycle in COLD water. Choose a detergent that is free of dyes and additives. Do not use fabric softener.
Your beautiful blanket can be air or line dried, or you can use a dryer on tumble dry with NO HEAT.
When laundering your minky blanket, keep it cold, and your blanket will keep you warm and stay soft for years.
Ponder the Price Range
Still not sure you are ready to take the big plunge into an extreme size minky? Start out with a smaller blanket, and then when you fall in love with it and need more, upgrade! You can never have too many minky blankets on hand. Sew Sweet can oblige with:
- Infant blankets (30 x 36) at $69
- Child blankets (36 x 60) for $119
- Adult Snugglers (55 x 65) for $179
- OMG Nicole’s (60 x 72) at $189
- XL Snugglers (55 x 80) for $199
- OMG Casey’s (60 x 82) for $209
- Extreme Blankets (82 x 114, approximately) for $399
Created With Care and Kindness
Sew Sweet blankets are not mass produced. Each piece is sewn with care by a work-from-home mom or grandma, so each blanket has that extra bit of love and tenderness sewn right in. Paying that little bit more ensures that you have a one-of-a-kind minky design that was made just for you.
Sew Sweet Minky Designs
Check out our incredible collection and find one you love today. You can choose from adult sizes, child sizes, and baby blankets so you can find soft and snuggly blankets for the whole family. If you have further questions or concerns, reach out to us with a message and we will do our very best to help.