Wrap up in Reed – Reed Family Linen

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Wrap up in Reed

Most of us have wonderful memories of being bundled into soft, scented blankets, build-ing magical forts with every spare blanket and sheet we could find and wiling away winter days, watching movies cocooned from the drizzly world outside.

Blankets predate sheets bed linens, they were originally made from animal skins and latter sheep’s wool in the 15th century when wool farming became the equivalent of the computer tech industry today.

When it comes to buying a blanket, you might think there’s not much to it, just choose a colour you like in the right size for your mattress and you’re winter ready.  Although choosing the right blanket is fairly straightforward, there’s a little more to it than that.

The best blankets are made from fine Merino wool. The problem with woollen blankets is that they are not washable, and are dry clean only. Which is far from environmentally friendly and gets costly when you have multiple blankets that need to be kept clean during our long winters.

Many of us will still remember the smell of mothballs on ageing blankets when you stayed at your grandmother’s house as children, long before duvets were common place. Those blankets had often lasted a full generation without a good washing and were slowly being eaten away by the winter moths.

Our Reed blankets are different and made from 100% Egyptian cotton with a brushed finish and heavy weight (460 gsm) which can be laundered in a domestic washing machine unlike it’s Merino counterpart.

Our Grandeur blanket is an alternative to wool, one which is more hygienic and more vegan.

The problem with woollen blankets is that they are not washable, and are dry clean only. Which is far from environmentally friendly and gets costly when you have multiple blankets that need to be kept clean during our long winters.

Cotton Blankets are ideal for all seasons and can also be used for additional warmth in cold weather. If you’re looking for bedding that you can layer for extra warmth during the extreme cold of winter or to offset a summer night’s chill, Egyptian cotton blankets offer luxury and durability because of the extra-long, high-quality fibres, known as “staples.”

Cosy up with our soft Reed blankets this holiday season, they’ll keep you both cool in the summer and warm on cooler nights, making for the perfect year-round blanket and Reed inspired Christmas gift. Each blanket is bound with cotton webbing to ensure minimal fraying during its lifetime, and ensuring they are extra durable for machine washing.

You may want to incorporate these soft blankets of ours as an extra layer of winter bedding or use them as decorative throws on sofas and chairs in the living room. If your purchase is for the bedroom, measure your bed and buy a blanket large enough to cover your bed generously.

Whether you use them as throws or as part of your core bedding, Egyptian cotton blankets naturally integrate into a space, adding plushness and visual contrast. Our neutral tones complement a variety of interiors and different spaces in your home. Choose from classic white, earthy taupe or cool glacier grey to suit your interiors.

Luxurious blankets give your most private spaces a feeling of quality and rest-fullness. They wash better, last longer and offer an overall better experience.

You are able to launder your Reed blankets at home, wash with a mild, liquid detergent, with your washing machine set to a cold, gentle wash and rinse cycle, to prevent the blanket from shrinking. When it’s time to dry, set your dryer to “delicate” and dry on a medium heat.

Nothing welcomes guests like baskets of rolled up Egyptian cotton blankets throughout your home to lounge with and extra blankets in guest rooms for chilly evenings.

I have had our Grandeur blankets in soft taupe, monogrammed for house guests that will be staying with us for Christmas this year, they’ll be neatly folded at the end of guests beds, with a note to say, enjoy and take home.

Luxurious blankets give your most private spaces a feeling of quality and rest-fullness. They wash better, last longer and offer an overall better experience.

Our blankets make for wonderfully luxurious Christmas and hostess gifts, delivered in our distinctive green Reed gift box, it’s the perfect treasure for under the tree this year.

Give the gift of REED Family Linen with an effortless yet utterly luxurious digital gift card. Our e-gift vouchers are the perfect gift for anyone who loves beautifully made things that will stand the test of time, and can be used across our collections of made-to-order bed linens, table linens, and more.

You can choose to have an e-gift voucher sent directly to the recipient’s email on a specific date, or to yourself to print at home and present to them in person. Simply choose your amount.

As a thank you, by sending to a friend and introducing Reed you will receive 10 Reed Rewards points to spend on future products.

Happy Snuggling,

Karen Reed.

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