Caring For Your Blanket
Minky fabric is soft and delicate on the skin. This requires a gentle approach to cleaning in order to keep them soft and ultra snuggly. Nothing wears out a blanket faster than heat from laundering or fabric softeners. For best results follow our care guidelines to preserve all of that softness we love so much.
- Always wash in cold water, on the delicate or gentle cycle.
- Wash your Minky separately from apparel, towels, and other laundry. For adult size blankets, wash one at a time. Smaller blankets can be washed in multiples.
- Absolutely no fabric softener, this includes dryer sheets. Fabric softener is the enemy to these furry fabrics, and creates a harsh build up in the fibers. White vinegar is a fantastic substitute!
- I recommend only using liquid detergents when washing your snuggles. Laundry pods often have fabric softener in them. My personal preference is All Free & Clear liquid detergent.
- If using a heated dryer, use the low heat or no heat options. Hanging to dry is a great option as well.
- I personally prefer tossing them in the dryer for 10-15 minutes on the no heat setting to fluff up the fibers, then hanging to finishing drying.
From blanket forts, to dragging them everywhere kiddos go, blankets can take quite the beating. Every 2-3 washes, following normal washing guidelines of course, I like to do a vinegar only wash. I substitute all detergents for plain white vinegar to help bring it back to life. You don’t need a lot, usually 1/2-1 cup is plenty. I know I know, vinegar is not a friend to our noses, but the smell dissipates once your blankey is dry and ready for its next adventure. It’s totally worth it. For heavier soiled blankets, I occasionally take a wide toothed comb and gently comb out the fur to fluff it up just a little better once it’s completely dry.