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Cozy Up With Recycled Cotton Blankets From Evermore Living

by Elke Erschfeld

The cooler evening hours of fall are a great excuse to cuddle up with a nice blanket. Earlier in the year, I discovered the recycled blankets made by Evermore Living at a spa boutique in Vermont.

Initially the mid-century inspired designs and color schemes caught my eye. As always, my next inquiry was about the materials since I always try to buy sustainable materials such as bamboo, organic cotton, or recycled fibers. It turned out that the throw blankets by Evermore Living are made of pre-consumer recycled cotton in the U.S.A . Each blanket keeps approximately two pounds of waste out of landfills.

The way it works is the recycled cotton comes from unused cutting waste from large apparel manufacturers. Normally, it would just end up in landfills or incinerators. Instead, the waste is then sorted by fiber content and color. This process eliminates the use of any new dye, chemicals, pesticides or water to create new fiber. Next, the recycled fibers are blended with polyester and/or acrylic for strength, resiliency and color-fastness. They are then spun into the yarn that’s used in the products. The result is pretty soft and feels surprisingly luxurious.

The fabrics by Evermore Living combine modern design with environmentally conscious manufacturing. They are created in York, ME, in partnership with a multi-generational family business that operates their knitting facility just outside of New England. That means with every purchase, you support a family-owned and operated knitting facility. Another nice design feature is that all throw blankets have a reversible design that allows for two color options. This gives you a lot of flexibility to keep switching up the look of your living room or bedroom. The contemporary throw blankets can be used all year round and are machine washable. Each pattern is also available in pillows to coordinate with the throws.

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