Cotton blankets save you from the mild cold weather when you need to be guarded from the chill. From time immemorial, human has always needed clothes and fabric, to cover and save him from the extremes of the weather. After the Stone Age ended, and the evolution of man proceeded; clothes, fabrics of different kinds to protect you from different weather conditions were put into use. Industries and factories were set up to meet the increasing demand of the human body. One of the many forms of protecting you from the weather conditions, when your clothes are just not sufficient, is quilts and blankets. Blankets are a kind of bedding, or in general, a big piece of cloth, which is intended to keep you warm, more importantly when you sleep. Traditionally, the blankets were made of wool or synthetic material, but with the increasing demand for skin friendly materials and fabrics and the need to eliminate the heaviness of a woollen blanket, cotton blankets were started to be manufactured. Cotton blankets are categorised into many types depending on their construction, thickness and/or filling material. Woollen blankets earlier used to be very heavy and very thick, to provide warmth. They had natural properties of fire extinguishing. But with the demand of people and the modernisation of the industries, a need arose to manufacture and supply blankets which are softer and comfortable to the skin, irritation free, and also not as heavy as the woollen blankets. This paved the way for the use of cotton blankets.
Properties of a cotton blanket
The Cotton blankets are skin friendly and irritation free. In contrast to the traditional blankets made of wool, cotton blankets do not itch and are softer to the skin. They are very light in weight giving you a natural comfort and feel. They keep you warm all night long. Cotton blankets are woven, so they are breathable and keep you cosy. You can even use it in summers as a bed sheet cover. Keep in folded at the end of the bed and you just have to pull it up when the evening chill sets it. They are durable and long lasting. They come in a variety of designs, patterns and colours. They are affordable and come in different prices and ranges. High qualities, rich in colours and robust are other properties of it. Thus these blankets would soothe your skin for sure without any ado.
Uses of cotton blankets
As a ground cloth, If you want to sit in a muddy area on a picnic, you can spread out a cotton blanket and sit on it comfortably without spoiling your clothes. Movement of household goods- If you want to move your goods and furnishings from one place to another, you can make the use of the cushioning of your blanket. Keeping heat within the body as Cotton blankets offer just the perfect warmth that your body desire on a chilly summer night when it is neither as much cold as in winters nor very hot as in summers.