Fleece Blankets: the Perfect Corporate Gift or Promotional Product
September 27th 2012 · 0 Comments
As promotional items, logo embroidered fleece blankets have become very popular over the past few years with many businesses where customers might get chilly; caterers, ski or hunting lodges, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, charter fishing boats, ranches and restaurants with outdoor seating to name a few.
There are many reasons for this, including their softness, comfort, high insulation value, light weight, and the ease in which they can be customized to promote a business or products.
Besides providing warmth, fleece blankets can easily double as a pillow or cushion at home, in the car or at an outdoor event.
They can also come with travel straps and fold to a compact size to easily take anywhere. These are the same reasons why so many companies are using fleece blankets to effectively promote products and logos, along with the fact that – when compared to cotton or wool – they’re very inexpensive.
To get the best price, use your favorite search engine to find a company that sells wholesale fleece blankets.
Fleece blankets are made from Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers and can also be made from recycled PET bottles, as well as recycled fleece. The blankets are lightweight, warm, soft, and hydrophobic, holding less than one percent of their weight in water which allows the blankets to retain most of their insulating powers even when they are wet. They are washed in the washing machine, dry rapidly and are also very breathable.
Even though fleece blankets can also be described as “fleece throws” or “fleece throw blankets” there is actually a difference, which is the dimensions. Fleece blankets are made in dimensions that correspond to bedding dimensions; king, queen, full, twin and baby.
Fleece throws or fleece throw blankets are usually smaller than a twin blanket (but bigger than a baby blanket, which is actually the perfect size to “throw” over your legs or shoulders. Fleece throws are well-known at outdoor sporting events, particularly when customized with a team logo or mascot, which explains why fleece throws are occasionally described as stadium blankets.
Despite the size, the terms “fleece blankets”, “fleece throw blankets”, “fleece throws” or “stadium blankets” are used interchangeably.
Fleece blankets come in various weights which are usually labeled in ounces or grams per linear or square yard. The thicker the blanket is, the heavier the weight.
Don’t assume all fleece blankets are the same; before you buy one, find out what the weight, dimensions and what the fabric is made out of.
Embroidery or embroidered patches are commonly used to decorate and personalize fleece blankets. Embroidery thread comes in a wide range of colors, so that the colors in the design or text can easily coordinate with any color fleece blanket.
When fleece blankets get dirty, they usually can be shaken out or spot cleaned, but occasionally it is necessary to do a full cleaning. To thoroughly clean them, they should be machine laundered in cold or warm-cold water on the gentle cycle. Vigorous agitation from normal or high spin cycles can cause pilling and shorten the life span of the blanket; for optimum results only wash with other fleece products. Normal laundry detergent may be used however bleach as well as fabric softer really should be avoided as they can harm the fabric.
Air drying is superior to machine drying. Line drying will not scorch the fleece and definitely will produce less static than using a dryer. If air drying is not possible tumble dry on the coolest setting, being cautious not to over-dry the fleece. Don’t ever use an iron on fleece blankets as it is possible to burn the fabric and then leave permanent marks.
With minimal care, fleece blankets will last for many years.
By Joseph Ford