What is the softest material for winter and summer blanket?

What is the softest material for winter and summer blanket?

In the previous blog, we discussed the differences between duvet, comforter and quilt. In conclusion, it's important to focus on the material and cleaning method used for different materials. Today's blog will discuss different materials and help you choose the best one based on your preferences. In the following article, we divide the blankets into winter blanket and summer blanket.

Winter blanket 

The most commonly used materials for winter blankets are wool, cashmere, velvet.

Wool

Wool comes from sheep. Special in structure and shape. First, wool particles are small and have many pores between the particles, which retain air and form a natural thermal layer.

Second, it’s soft and fits skin perfectly bringing a good touch impression. Additionally, it can absorb moisture to help the body regulate humidity and temperature. Therefore, wool is the optimal choice for people who like warm and soft material.

Cashmere

Cashmere grows on the outer skin of goats. It grows in the cold winter to resist the wind and cold, and falls off in the spring when weather warms up. Goats naturally shed cashmere in the spring, unlike wool which is obtained by shearing. So it is a rare material which known as "soft gold".

Cashmere is fine and soft with an average diameter of 15~16 microns and a length of mostly 35~45mm. Its softness and warmth are both better than wool.

Item  Wool   Cashmere 
Thickness Thinner  13-25um
length Shorter 30-40mm
Warmth Good  Super
Weight Heavier Lighter
Feel Rough Soft

Velvet 

Velvet is a weaved structure produced with cotton, polyester, silk, rayon, and nylon, etc. Pretty lustrous and soft.

The surface of the fabric has a dense, soft, and shiny velvety texture, and Europeans once knew it as "noble fabric." Soft to the touch, high gloss and long service life. However, it is expensive and may not be as warm as other fabrics.

Summer blanket

For hot summer, breathability, sweat absorption and light weight are key considerations. The common material are cotton, bamboo and silk.

Cotton

Cotton is stretchy and lets air flow through, creating a layer of insulation. Due to its hygroscopic, cotton absorbs moisture from the surroundings and maintains some in it.

Because of this feature, human body feels soft when contact with cotton fabric. More surprising is when the surrounding temperature is high, the moisture contained in it will evaporate. Therefore, cotton can still maintain a comfortable state for sleepers.

All in all, as a natural resource, it is human-friendly and does not cause allergies or irritation. This makes it ideal for people who have sensitive skin and suits for babies.

Bamboo

Bamboo fiber does not contain any chemical additives. It is a natural, environmentally friendly fiber.

Under a powerful microscope, bamboo fiber has hollow elliptical pores that create a strong capillary effect. That means bamboo can absorb and evaporate moisture in an instant. Breathability is 3.5 times stronger than cotton, earning it the names "fiber that can breathe" and "the second skin of human beings."

why bamboo fiber wick moisture

Bamboo fiber has a natural antibacterial substance called "Zhukun" that fights bacteria, mites, and odors. It can stop bacteria from growing, purify the air, and help with acne caused by sweating during hot summer nights. The pretty good point is the antibacterial function will not decay after repeated washing.

cooling bamboo blanket

Silk

Silk, a natural protein fiber, has good moisture absorption and breathability. Silk is delicate, soft and makes sleepers feel comfortable. It also beautiful with good luster and bright color. Not only a good bedding sets but also an elegant and textured decoration.

Arc-chill

Arc-chill cooling fiber is a new material which spends a lot of our experts' time and effort. Conductive cross-section fibers and jade particles make up the material.

Jade particles are used to produce an endothermic reaction that absorbs energy. Conductive cross-section polyester plays a role in speeding up moisture evaporation when the body perspires. This kind of combination can quickly absorb body heat and wick moisture.

Finally, it creates coolness and breathability for sleepers. When you cover yourself with a blanket with Arc-chill cooling fiber, the skin temperature can drop to 35.6-41℉ easily.

Five levels exist in the Arc--Chill cooling blanket. Materials in each level are not the same and different combination will lead to different cooling levels. The figure below shows the specific materials and grades.

 

cooling levels and blanket material and fabric

Conclusion

Every coins has two sides. Various materials have their own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is the best mainly depends on your preferences and needs.

Hope our blog can help you find the right one. In the next article, we will discuss how to clean these materials correctly. Please continue to pay attention.

 

 

 

 

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