harlequin blankets

by Grace Bonney

I may have just swapped out my wool winter rug for a striped summer rug, but I find it impossible to resist a good wool blanket. Will I use it much between now and November? Probably not, but come on- that harlequin print is awesome. These soft wool blankets from Tina Ratzer come in a wide range of colors and are now available at Fine Little Day online. And they have free delivery worldwide– sold and sold. Click here to check them out in more detail and order online. xo, grace

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  • Thanks for the post! I absolutely love huge blankets – no matter what’s the weather like! :) There’s nothing more relaxing and comfortable than wrapping yourself in a big, cosy and soft blanket and enjoy your own quality time… I’ll surely introduce them to our readers on http://www.styledenker.com.
    Have a wonderful day!

  • I’m still pulling a wool blanket up over me on chilly nights. We already have quite the collection, or I’d hardly be able to resist the urge to pick up one of these as well.

  • I didnt know this until recently so this isnt a judgement but I thought you may want to see this as well and it might change your perspective on wool like it did mine. Here is a blurb from the PETA website on the Wool Industry,

    “Sheep are gentle individuals who, like all animals, feel pain, fear, and loneliness. But because there is a market for their fleece and skins, they are treated as nothing more than wool-producing machines.

    If they were left alone and not genetically manipulated, sheep would grow just enough wool to protect themselves from temperature extremes. The fleece provides effective insulation against both cold and heat.

    Shearers are usually paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages fast work without regard for the welfare of the sheep. Says one eyewitness, “[T]he shearing shed must be one of the worst places in the world for cruelty to animals … I have seen shearers punch sheep with their shears or their fists until the sheep’s nose bled. I have seen sheep with half their faces shorn off …”

    In Australia, where more than 50 percent of the world’s merino wool—which is used in products ranging from clothing to carpets—originates, lambs are forced to endure a gruesome procedure called “mulesing,” in which huge chunks of skin and flesh are cut from the animals’ backsides, often without any painkillers….

    Read more here on the Peta Website:

  • Good for you, Natalie, for posting on the sickening under-belly of the wool industry. Balance that against the absolutely wonderful MAN-(and woman) made fibers which are available to us today. The softest throw I have ever encountered is made from such a fleece fiber, and made by Sagaform, bought from Huset, on-line. I could never put it away for summer! It is so lightweight and luxurious.

    Also, bear in mind that fibers and cloths made by humans mean JOBS!!!

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