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What’s the Comfiest Fabric for a Weighted Blanket? Try Our Luxurious Chenille and Find Out

the Original Weighted Blanket in luxurious soft chenille

When it comes to choosing a weighted blanket, the first thing that you should be looking for is a design that evenly distributes the weight. This ensures that your entire body benefits from deep pressure therapy (DPT), which we have written about before. Of course, the benefits of DPT won’t do you much good if you never want to use your weighted blanket due to a rough or itchy fabric. As such, it is in your best interest to do some research and determine what type of fabric you might find most comfortable, especially when you consider that a quality weighted blanket can be somewhat expensive (not exactly something you want to have to throw out and replace after only a few uses).


So, for your consideration, the Magic Weighted Blanket presents its soft, luxurious chenille fabric. Chenille is the softest fabric that we use for our weighted blankets and is also, in our humble opinion, the most comfortable. But don’t just take our word for it. Fabric makers around the world love chenille for its unique combination of softness and durability.


Chenille is the French word for caterpillar, which is appropriate for the “fuzzy, caterpillar-like hairs” of chenille yarn, as described by Perennials. Perennials’ post about chenille fabric claims that their chenille yarn is one of their most popular because it is “used to make luxurious, soft fabrics and rugs with great depth of color and shading, as well as increased durability.” According to Wikipedia, chenille fabric is a relatively recent invention, dating back to 18th century France. The new fabric was soft and fuzzy, earning it the name “chenille” and immediate popularity as material for blankets, shawls, and even rugs/carpets.

 What Makes Chenille Special?

As its name implies, chenille fabric is very soft. The blog even notes that chenille fabric actually gets softer as you wash it (and, luckily for you, Magic Weighted Blankets are machine washable). That alone might be enough reason to choose it for a weighted blanket over other fabrics, but softness isn’t all that chenille has going for it. In addition to being especially soft, chenille fabric is also very durable. According to Decorative Fabrics Direct, “most chenille upholstery fabric has a tightly woven and stitched design, resulting in enhanced durability.” Indeed, our luxurious chenille Magic Weighted Blankets both retain their softness and stay in good condition, even after years of use and washing.

 What Makes Chenille Special?

The Magic Weighted Blanket has been making our signature chenille weighted blanket since 1998. As the original weighted blanket, we have a lot of experience both making and using weighted blankets. And we can say that we have yet to find a fabric that is as soft and comfortable as chenille. But don’t take our word for it, try one out for yourself. All Magic Weighted Blankets are made from 100% BPA-free, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic polypropylene pellets and come with a lifetime warranty. So, if there’s something wrong with your blanket, you can send it back for a full refund. Check out our luxurious chenille today at the Magic Weighted Blanket.

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