April 14, 2019 2 min read

Weighted blankets, a new trend – Iconic Welsh Blankets, a traditional Solution

Much has been written recently of the benefits of sleeping under a ‘weighted blanket’, sometimes described as a ‘gravity blanket’. So, what are weighted blankets and what are they for?

Supporters of this new type of blanket claim;

  • weighted blankets are manufactured for the purpose of relieving stress and anxiety.
  • they give the sensation of being hugged or embraced.
  • these blankets should weigh up to about 10% of body weight.
  • small square sections of the blankets are filled with glass micro-beads, which allows the weight to be distributed evenly.
  • weighted blankets contribute to the improvement of mood and help to achieve a restful sleep throughout the night.

Sounds great?

Welsh blankets – Natural Traditional Handmade

Welsh blankets

The weaving of Welsh Blankets was historically one of the most important industries in all parts of Wales. It was at its most prolific during the latter parts of the 19th and 20th century.  The iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets have been woven in Wales for well over 100 years.

Welsh blankets are large heavy blankets, almost guaranteed to keep you warm on all weathers. These blankets are made using a traditional double-cloth construction that hasn’t changed much since the mid-1880s. This double-cloth structure creates practical, hard-wearing blankets and bold reversible patterns that Welsh Blankets have become famous for. The reversible nature of the blankets means it's like having two blankets for the price of one! Whilst not as heavy as these new weighted blankets, by any standards Welsh blankets are considered to be a heavy blanket.

Environmentally Friendly Product

Sheep produce wool each year

Welsh blankets are not manufactured, they are traditionally woven by hand on Dobcross looms. They contain only wool, a fully sustainable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly product. As we all know, wool grows each year on the back of a sheep!!!

Benefits of Heavy Blankets

Assuming that the claims for improved sleep are true by sleeping under a heavy blankets, the natural way to achieve this is by investing in an iconic, traditional Welsh blanket. Looked after and cared for well, it will last a lifetime...


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