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Recycled Blankets Make Great Eco-Friendly Gifts

December 06, 2021 4 min read

It’s becoming increasingly important to be more and more sustainable these days, and that counts for gifts, too. The gift market and the busy holiday periods can easily lead to a high amount of waste, carbon footprint, and lack of sustainability. This can happen through last-minute gift shopping, getting a gift that’s not quite right and might end up being wasted, or expediting fast, high-street deliveries through online shopping.

By switching to more eco-friendly gifts, you can not only spend more time thinking about what would be perfect for your recipient but also what can benefit the environment. That means a great gift for someone else and a little good karma in your pocket at the same time!

Choosing a recycled blanket is just one fantastic option if you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift this year. If you’re certain that a blanket is the perfect gift for someone special, then why not make it a sustainable blanket instead?

Why are Eco-Friendly Gifts a Good Idea?

Eco-friendly gifts never mean that you have to compromise on the thought or quality of a gift, so switching to sustainable doesn’t mean you ever have to lower the quality of an item or invest in something different than what you would like. There are plenty of sustainable gift options out there and companies doing their part for more eco-friendly gift-giving — which includes the team at My T-Shirt Blanket!

Sustainable gifts are even better when it comes to the thought and personalization behind them. This is because it shows that you’ve taken the time to think of something truly special that will benefit the environment as well as something your recipient will appreciate — and if your special someone is a huge supporter of more eco-friendly living, then they’re going to love you even more for it!

How Does a Recycled Blanket Work?

When creating a t-shirt blanket with us, you’re giving a new use to old clothing items that would otherwise be wasted. Not only does this give new life and purpose to old clothing items, but it also results in a blanket that’s just as comfortable, warm, and of the highest quality as any new blanket would be.

A recycled blanket works by putting together a collage of all your old t-shirt, whether this is treasured memories from your child’s upbringing, old school t-shirts, or anything which you want to show off and display, such as memorabilia t-shirts. These t-shirts are then paired with dependable polyester fleece to create a toasty blanket that’s going to be the perfect eco-friendly gift.

The blanket we will create is also 100% machine washable, so it means you or your recipient can enjoy your sustainable blanket time and again while keeping it fresh and cared for — again reducing waste by ensuring the life span of your product!  

With this in mind, you can also apply this to your everyday living. If there are any old clothing items or old materials that are cluttering up your home, or you’re worried about adding to the world’s waste pile, then you can always take to the sewing machine and create your own recycled blanket to give new purpose to old items and create the perfect gift!

A recycled blanket also makes a gift more personal and sentimental. If you’re using old materials and t-shirts to create a new gift, you’re combining all the memories and joy that come from the old items with a new exciting item to love.

Top Tips for Improving Sustainability with Your Clothes and Blankets

If you’re looking to improve your own sustainability as a whole, as well as with gift-giving, here are a few ideas for you in relation to clothing and materials.

  • Shop second-hand.There are plenty of clothing gems to be found in second-hand thrift stores and charity shops. Some items may even be like-new, with labels still attached or never worn. You can find some old and unique items in these kinds of shops, too, so perfect for the eclectic clothing collector! Shopping second-hand helps to reduce waste and the carbon footprint associated with purchasing brand-new clothing. Thrift stores and charity shops might even stock bedding and blankets.
  • Donate or sell old clothing items or blankets. If there are any clothes that you would like to get rid of and they aren’t suitable for turning into a recycled clothing blanket, be sure to check how you can donate them or sell them instead of throwing them out. This will help to reduce waste, and also means that someone else can love the clothes just as much as you have! The same applies if you have any old blankets — certain charity shops may be looking for items like that.

Other Options for Old Clothes and T-Shirts

It’s always exciting to think about what craft project you could concentrate on with old items and materials. If you’re looking for other options alongside sustainable blankets and using your old t-shirts for a new item, then here are some ideas for you.

  • Cushion covers.Old t-shirts could make for the perfect decorative throw pillow, with text or images on the front!
  • Curtains.You may have an old dress with material that’s perfect for curtains — maybe even luxurious! If you have any formal attire you know you’re simply never going to wear again. This could be the perfect length, style, or fabric type to make a simple curtain or two. This is made in exactly the same way as your t-shirt blanket is made, with your clothes and then poly fleece on the back.

You could even attempt making your own t-shirt quilt!

Create Your Own Recycled Blanket with Us

We’re here to help you improve your sustainability and provide an amazing eco-friendly gift option with our recycled t-shirt blanket. We have plenty of options in terms of material and sizing, and you can even customize your blanket to create the perfect gift, just as your recipient would like! Our blankets are also perfect for any time of year, whether it’s a cozy Christmas blanket, a summer birthday throw, or the perfect wall tapestry for a celebratory event.


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