How To Clean Your Faux Fur Blanket

How To Clean Your Faux Fur Blanket

Whether you’re snuggling up on the couch with your favorite book or spending a chilly winter evening watching movies in bed, few can match the coziness of curling up beneath a soft and fuzzy faux fur blanket.

From their squishy texture to their vibrant colors, these blankets add personality and style to any room – but if you want them to stay clean, then some special considerations and techniques must be followed.

Learn how to maintain the luxurious look of your faux fur blanket with our informative guide.

How To Clean Your Faux Fur Blanket

What Is Faux Fur?

Faux fur has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its versatility, affordability, and animal-friendly ethos. Unlike real fur sourced from animals and therefore subject to ethical and practical concerns, faux fur is made of synthetic materials such as acrylic and polyester.

The result is a manmade fabric that can be dyed in an array of colors and produced in different thicknesses. Due to its durability, faux fur garments do not require special care or complex storage procedures like those needed with genuine fur items. Furthermore, the cost of production for faux fur items is considerably lower than that of genuine fur accessories.

As a consequence of these advantages, more people are turning to faux fur coats, hats and other garments as an ethical alternative to real animal pelts. Additionally, the growing trend for using faux fur has helped reduce demand for animal products and lessen pressure on the international animal fur industry.

What Is Faux Fur

How Often Do Faux Fur Blankets Need To Be Washed?

Washing faux fur blankets, throws, and pillowcases is an important part of their care routine to ensure that they stay looking their best for years. Depending on the environment in which your items are being exposed to and how often they are being used, the frequency of washing will vary.

If your blankets are being used outdoors or constantly, it would be best to wash them more frequently. However, if it’s only used as an occasional decorative piece or not as often, you can reduce the amount of washing down to just once a year.

How To Spot Clean Faux Fur Blankets Before Washing

If you've had a bit of an accident with your faux fur blanket or throw, don't fret- we've got you covered! Spot cleaning can help to keep your beloved blanket looking as good as new.

First things first, you need to fill up a large container with cold water to put your blanket in. Add your blanket to the water and ensure it's fully wet. After dunking the faux fur into a container of cold water and sloshing it around to clean it, gently rub the areas that need cleaning together without wringing or pressing too hard.

Make sure to rinse thoroughly until all of the soap is removed from your faux fur throw. When done, remove the item and squeeze and press out as much water as possible without straining the fabric.

To dry, hang the item on a good-sized hanger in a well-ventilated area, then brush and fluff to reshape the fur. If no luck is achieved after airing out or spot cleaning with cold water, you may need to give it a full wash treatment.

How To Spot Clean Faux Fur Blankets Before Washing

With these steps in mind, you should have no trouble restoring your fake fur item back to its original condition without washing. However, if the stains aren't easily removed, you can use this process and then wash your blanket in the washing machine.

We will explain more about this in the section below.

How To Wash a Faux-Fur Blanket

When laundering a faux-fur blanket at home, it is important to follow the instructions on the care tag. If dry cleaning is indicated, then it should not be washed in a washing machine, since this could damage the delicate fabric.

However, if the care label indicates that the faux-fur blanket can be washed at home, it is possible to do so using a cold and gentle cycle with regular detergent. It is important to avoid any fabric softeners or chlorine bleach as these can damage the fibers of the faux-fur blanket and cause discoloration or fading.

When choosing a laundry detergent, it's important to make the right choice. We are here to tell you that it's best to opt for a laundry product from Tru Earth if you want to make the right decision.

Tru Earths' fragrance-free laundry detergent strips

Our laundry detergent strips are an ultra-concentrated and eco-friendly alternative to traditional laundry detergents. They are free of added dyes, parabens and phosphates and contain no chlorine bleach. Additionally, they have been certified hypoallergenic by independent dermatologists and are free of 1 ,4-dioxane, known as a potential carcinogen, as confirmed by independent laboratory tests.

The tiny pre-measured strips dissolve quickly in water to seek out and dislodge dirt molecules and stains, effectively cleaning your faux fur blanket. This makes your laundry washing chore easier, healthier, more economical, and much kinder to our planet.

Tru Earths' fragrance-free laundry detergent strips

After choosing an effective and safe detergent, (from Tru Earth, of course!), it is advisable to select the lowest spin setting or use a gentle option if one exists on your washing machine. After washing, lay the blanket flat or hang up in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight to air dry thoroughly before use.

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