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John Atkinson blanket product information

See each John Atkinson blanket for individual details.

What material are blankets made from?

Cashmere Blankets

Cashmere goats are a type of goat, not a breed. Most goats produce a coat with 2 layers of hair. The top coat is a hard protective layer. The undercoat used in cashmere is much finer. To be called cashmere the undercoat has to extremely fine and many Cashmere goats undercoats do not qualify for this prestigious title.

Merino Wool Blankets

Merino sheep are a type, not a breed that originated from Spain. The wool from the merino sheep is much finer that ordinary wool and gives a much softer handle. For those of a technical disposition it is generally less than 24 microns in diameter.

Lambswool Blankets

Lambswool is wool gathered from a lamb / sheep during its first year of growth.

Wool Blankets

All John Atkinson wool blankets are manufactured from the wool of Australian and New Zealand sheep. The warmer climate help produce softer and finer wool than the slightly coarser Britsh wool which is primarily used for clothes and carpets.

What are the benefits of a wool blanket?

As a natural organic fibre, wool provides the perfect environment for natural insulating warmth and comfort. With it's unique breathable properties and durability, wool is also naturally flame retardant making it the perfect choice for John Atkinson blankets.

Wool is naturally hypoallergenic and so is perfect for anyone with allergies. Dust mites cannot survive on wool which makes a wool blanket ideal for asthma sufferers. It is also naturally anti-microbial meaning bacteria are unable to survive on a wool blanket.

Our current range blends the benefits of wool with classic styling, to create beautiful quality John Atkinson blankets which will provide years of comfort. Our woollen blankets are all available in the same colours, so can be combined for individual warmth and weight requirements.

Blanket sizes UK

These are the standard UK blanket sizes, however some of the blankets we sell have differing sizes so please go by the actual size detailed on the product page.

Single blanket 70" x 90" (180cm x 230cm)

Double blanket 90" x 100" (230cm x 255cm)

King size blanket 100" x 110" (255cm x 280cm)

Super king size blanket 100" x 120" (255cm x 305cm) or Super king blanket 110" x 120" (280cm x 305cm)

Caring for your new John Atkinson Blanket

How to wash wool blankets?

In honesty, we recommend that all our wool blankets are dry cleaned.

However if you decide to wash your blankets they should be washed using the wool Program of your machine at 30°C / 40°C.  You should use washing powders that are recommended for wool and certainly don’t use biological detergents with optical brighteners. Alternatively you can give them a gentle hand wash. The most important part of washing your woollen blankets is the drying process. Ideally a woollen blanket will be left out to dry on a washing line or similar. We do not recommend that wool blankets are put in tumble dryers as this will cause them to lose their softness and shape.

If there is any doubt, refer to the label on the John Atkinson blanket or take to a professional cleaner

Carefully looking after your John Atkinson blanket will ensure years of trouble free sleeping.