Nothing compares to the luxury of 100% alpaca throws and blankets. We work with designers and artisans to produce some of the finest alpaca blankets and throws. The blanket is thought to be named after Thomas Blanquette, a Flemish weaver who lived in Bristol in the 14th century. Before that, people would sleep under mounds of animal skins. Thomas pioneered a heavy woollen cloth, the eponymous “blanket,” and grew his workshop into a thriving business. This seemingly basic and everyday necessity provided warmth and comfort to its users, while also having a myriad of histories and meanings across cultures.
Blankets are meant to stay in one place – the bed. Alpaca bedding blankets add a boost of warmth to your sleep, stacked on top of duvets, quilts or comforters. Today's range of alpaca blankets add a pop of colour and style, and during warmer months the blanket can simply be the top-layer and accent in any bedroom. Solid, plaid, saddle-stitch-trimmed, or simply a fringe along the edge – The Chetwyn Farms alpaca blankets are a fashion-forward addition to any bedroom.
The throw is a casual, usually smaller version of the blanket - meant to be a casual alternative to a blanket, perfect for afternoon siestas and winter naps, or to throw over an armchair. These smaller covers are best used outside of sleep time, and offers a lot of style to your home. Alpaca throws are perfect due to the lightness and warmth of the fibre without the bulk. Snuggly and soft, alpaca throws are both sophisticatedly elegant and cozy warm.