Wool Blankets are a Smart Choice for the Summer Weather
Do we have you doing a double-take by suggesting you pack a wool blanket during the summer? For decades, Wool blankets developed a bad reputation. Whether it’s the connection with your Grandma’s old, scratchy blanket, the rigid wool blankets used in the military or a number of other negative associations that have carried over the years, our team at Biddy Murphy is on a crusade to help Irish wool blankets get the accolades they deserve as a wise choice for cover in summer months.
Yes, you are probably familiar with the fact that Irish wool is an excellent material to use when you want to keep warm in the cold weather but what is less known is the fact that wool blankets are also brilliant at keeping you cool. Because wool is an active, natural fiber, blankets made with a high wool content naturally adapt to the temperature. The wool is a breathable material that won’t trap in moisture. In fact, wool blankets regulate your temperature and wick away sweat so they are perfect as a ground cover when you are camping or having a picnic in the warm months.
If the closest you plan to get to camping this summer is your backyard fire pit, a classic Irish wool blanket will keep you comfortable while you are watching the sunset, gazing at the stars and enjoying s'mores alongside a toasty bonfire. ScienceDirect says Wool makes an excellent choice because it is naturally flame retardant. It does not ignite easily and offers a greater level of fire safety than other fibers. In addition, wool does not melt, drip or stick to the skin if it does start to burn. You will have a completely different experience with a cotton or a blanket made of synthetic materials. And although some struggle to choose between a cotton or a wool blanket for the summer months, Wool is a considerably better choice because of its significantly longer lifespan. Wool blankets are much more durable than cotton. Plus, wool is easy to care for!
Our Irish wool blankets are not only functional, because they are smart choices for year round use, they are also gorgeous and comfortable. When Irish wool is combined with Cashmere, like our Cashmere Merino Wool blend throw blanket, you not only get a beautifully designed blanket, it’s ultra soft as well. The Cashmere fibers have a higher loft, which makes it softer and when combined with Merino Wool, gives you a luxurious feel. The herringbone design gives it a classic style, so together you have a blanket that will feel good and look great for many, many years.
Planning a picnic? Coordinating a camping trip? Just sitting by your bonfire or gazing at the stars above? Don’t forget your Biddy Murphy Irish wool blanket!