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The 7 Must-Have Qualities of the Best Faux Fur Blanket

November 30, 2023

The 7 Must-Have Qualities of the Best Faux Fur Blanket

Jump To: Recognizing Quality Faux Fur | Shopping For Faux Fur | Caring For Faux Fur

 

Does your obsession with high-quality faux fur start with a favorite hooded faux fur coat and end in the bedroom with a faux fur blanket? Does the thought of wrapping yourself up in that oversized super soft and cozy blanket have you looking up the latest shows to binge? We get it. A weekend snuggled up in a faux fur blanket and our favorite show is nothing short of a dream staycation.  

Faux fur is so on-trend and coveted that designers are playing with a vast array of colors and textures to create many different products. We live in a time where people are making choices that are eco friendly and sustainable. And there is more awareness and less tolerance for animal cruelty. In fact, in January of 2023 it has become illegal to sell real fur. And almost every major fashion house has joined the stance in going cruelty-free. Something that we believe is LONG overdue. We are so grateful that people have joined our long standing mission. 

As the technology to manufacture faux fur continues to develop, designers are incorporating it more and more in their fashions. And nowadays, faux fur looks and feels just like the real thing, leaving us wondering why anyone would ever use anything else?

Thinking about updating your style, consider faux fur for fur-forward products.

 Unique Faux Fur Products

  • Steering wheel covers

  • Home décor

  • Car décor accessories

  • Scarves

Faux Fur + Your Bedroom = Ultimate Luxe Comfort

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of faux fur in the bedroom. Does the thought of being surrounded in luxurious, high-quality faux fur get your inner animal spirit excited, but the effort of finding it, brings you down? Take a deep breath, we got you. You just continue inhaling and exhaling as we help make your search a bit easier. Read on. 

How Do I Recognize Quality Faux Fur?

Excellent question "seeker of only the best faux furs around." There is much to consider when on the hunt for a quality faux fur blanket or throw. Faux fur has come a long way in resembling real animal fur. We want to help you steer clear of making the mistake of buying real fur, or getting tricked. That's right. Now that using real fur is becoming widely illegal, many manufacturers will mislabel their products as faux fur, when they are actually real fur. So please beware. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the company that you bought your faux fur from and ask them. It's important that companies have full transparency.

And if you ever buy from us, you can trust that we are only using the finest 100% honest to goodness faux fur. We are not only in the business of keeping you looking fantastic, but keeping all of our planet's beautiful animals alive. We love animals. We don't want to wear them. We want to care for them. 

There are several factors to keep in mind when looking for fake fur.

3 Ways to Determine Faux Fur Quality:

  • Softness
  • Shedding
  • Resilience

When shopping for the perfect faux fur blanket, take a few moments to run your paws through the fur of the large blanket you are considering. Is it prickly or soft? Does it shed by the handful? Do the fibers bounce back into position after being stroked? Each of these is a sign of quality faux fur, and you will want to take notice as you are considering the purchase of your new soon to be favorite faux fur blanket.

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Shopping for a Faux Fur Blanket

We have a few pointers to help you choose the best quality faux fur blankets. There are so many varieties on the market and we want to give you a clear understanding of what makes the best onesWe hope our tips will help narrow down your hunt and help you pounce on the perfect faux fur for you.

7 Qualities That Only the BestFaux Fur Blankets Will Have

  1. Style
  2. Softness
  3. Realistic look
  4. Size
  5. Durability
  6. Versatility
  7. Animal-friendly

1. The Best Faux Fur Blankets Offer Timeless Style

Have a bland, beige bedspread? Add a Brown HuskyFaux Fur Throw, and you have instant color, texture, and warmth in the bedroom. Now your den looks fire, and you feel cool AF wrapped in timeless style. Yes, it’s just that easy.

Create an inspired office space by draping a faux fur throw over your office chair or ottoman. Your reading nook will instantly become the place you never want to leave when you snuggle down in an Grey Wolf Faux Fur Throw. Style your space in comfort and a call of the wild!

Faux fur blankets are an ideal accessory for blending and coordinating with any furniture elements you already have in place. A Golden JackalFaux Fur Throw in a wire chair immediately softens the modern look and feel of the metal frame. Whether your home décor style is rustic or modern, a faux fur throw brings softness with more than a hint of fierceness. 

Faux Fur has Flexible Style

Design style is usually very intentional, and if your intention is comfort, a faux fur throw is going to make all the difference. Place a Husky Baja Faux Fur Throw on a wicker chair, and instantly change a quintessential summer chair into your favorite winter reading spot. 

Faux fur blankets add a harmonious spirit to any space. Changing your color scheme or décor? No problem.  Faux fur throws blend with any décor to create a luxuriously comfortable feel for any room. For a plush and stylish room, your favorite oversized blanket will be a fashionable addition in any season.

2. The Softest Faux Fur Blanket is the Best

If you want your faux fur blanket to be a cloud of cruelty-free goodness, you want Tissavel. The best faux fur throws and blankets are made from this higher-density fiber, which results in the plushest faux fur. Ever. There is no need to sacrifice luxury or softness when you are working with a brand that hails Tissavel for its premium faux fur. Tissavel was created in France back in the 50's and has been the premier faux fur used by high end designers and us...SpiritHoods! 

Your weekend just got a whole lot hotter when you add the cool look of a Slate Leopard Luxe Faux Fur Throw. Its silky texture against your skin is like nothing you have felt before, and there will be no going back! Wrap yourself up in Tissavel once, and you will check every label for that little eight letter word for the rest of your life!

This coveted softness is exactly what you want in the best faux fur blanketAnd with a throw like the Arctic Wolf Faux Fur Throw, you will be convinced that no softer blanket exists!

3. A Realistic Looking Faux Fur is Ideal

Who wants a faux fur blanket that looks like something the cat dragged in? Quality faux fur has come a long way, (like I mentioned earlier), it's often getting confused with the real thing. Take your time to consider the look and feel of each oversized blanket before you bring it home to your den.

Faux fur is easy to clean, which is a great benefit when trying to keep your faux fur throw feeling realistic and looking good. It's as easy as a simple groom and fluff from time to time. Your Grey Wolf Faux Fur Throw will need little effort to stay well-groomed. You can't say that about your cat. Think about how much time your precious fur baby spends grooming itself. Feeling even better about this realistic faux fur now, aren’t you?

4. Size Matters for the Best Faux Fur Blanket 

The best-size faux fur blanket is the one that fits your intent perfectly. Do you want  an oversized blanket to fit your entire bed? Or a large blanket that is perfect for snuggling up and binging movies on the couch? Knowing what you want the faux fur blanket for is an important detail in picking the best one for you.

Size matters. A tiny faux fur blanket will not serve a purpose for comfort or warmth. Even your fur-baby would prefer his faux fur dog bed to snuggling up on a tiny, low-quality blanket. (You trained him right!) Be sure the size of the faux fur throw matches what you intend to use it for.

Throw down fashion and comfort in your bedroom with an oversized blanket like a Dire Wolf Large Faux Fur Blanket  that measures 69” x 88.” Or wrap up on the couch in the Brown Chinchilla Faux Fur Throw, which is perfectly sized at 56” x 67.” Each of these oversized blankets will have you prowling your den in your pj’s and wrapped up with movies all weekend.

5. The Best Faux Fur Blanket is Built to Last

Make sure the faux fur blanket you're eyeing will last more than one season! Your faux fur décor should be resilient and ready to keep up with all that goes on in your den. Whether your wolf pack is coming over to howl for a bit, or you are bedded down with the latest episodes of “The Crown,” your favorite oversized blanket must be ready to rumble.

Faux fur is essentially made from plastic. A blend including acrylic is used to create the fibers, which makes them both sustainable and animal friendly. This environmentally friendly alternative makes it both durable and beautiful.

Resilience pertains to how well the fibers of your large blanket bounce back after running your paws through the soft faux fur. A high quality faux fur blanket with the softest feel will have resilient fibers that return to shape immediately. This is a tell-tale sign of a high-end luxury product that will stay with you for many seasons. Much longer than the life of that binge-worthy show.

6. Must Be Fun, Portable, and Ready to Party

The bestfaux fur blankets are versatile. Not only are they great on the bed or couch, keeping you cozy and warm, but they are also perfect at the music festival! Throw a SpiritHoods throw around your shoulders and button at the neck to stay secure. That's right. Our blankets have custom buttons transforming them into a cape! A blanket that you can wear. It doesn't get much cooler than that. 

The next best thing to having the ideal oversized blanket readily available in your den, is to have one that is ready to go at a moment’s notice! Whether you are stalking the fridge during a commercial break or stalking the streets with your pack on a Saturday night, the best faux fur throw is on the move with you – and everyone is on notice.

Imagine prowling the next music festival wrapped in a luxe Nicobar Pigeon Faux Fur Throw, looking fierce AF. This large blanket is the perfect size to go it alone OR wrap up with a certain she-wolf. We just think it's the cat's meow, complete with a stash pocket where you can keep your cash, phone, and anything else necessary for a festival scene. When choosing the best faux fur blanket, all these features rank high on the must-have qualities list!

7. The Best Faux Fur Gives Back to Endangered Animals

Are you truly passionate about living in a fur-free world? Is it a stand worth taking? We work tirelessly to end animal cruelty and strive to live sustainably. Choosing SpiritHoods as your go to faux fur brand, ensures that not only will you purchase affordable luxury, but that you are helping move the needle in the pawsitive direction. The direction towards being 100% fur-free. We believe in the fight against animal cruelty so much that we donate a portion of our net profits to helping endangered animals and their habitat. SpiritHoods was founded on a commitment to saving the lives of animals, and every purchase you make furthers the cause. Spend your money where it can make an impact – in your life and the lives of endangered animals.

Caring for Your Favorite Faux Fur Blanket

Okay, so now that you have potentially found the perfect oversized blanket for your den. How do you take care of it so that you can cuddle up in luxe bliss for years to come? With just a little TLC, we will share how you can keep you faux fur blanket looking as fresh and luxurious as the day you bring it home.

First consider just a shake or two. Sometimes a good shaking out is all your faux fur needs to help loosen up any dirt or debris. 

If something more is needed, try a spot clean. We suggest using a very mild detergent and cold water on the desired area.

And if a full blown groom is in order, we suggest washing it by hand in cold water. Once the water runs clear, give it a tight squeeze. No wringing! The wringing will affect the fibers, just a loving and gentle squeeze is all it needs. And finally, hang it up so it can air dry. Remember to keep it out of direct sunlight and heat. Never ever use a hairdryer to dry. When it air dries, run your paws through the fur to help fluff up the fibers.

It's as simple as that! 

By choosing faux fur, you are proudly standing with a community that believes all of our Planet's creatures are entitled to a joyous and cruelty-free life.

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