My husband says I have an obsession with blankets and throws, especially considering we live in Southern California where the average low is still depressingly high. But weather aside, my love for throws is not just for their warmth, but for their versatility.
I always keep a throw in the car for spontaneous park trips and picnics and a small throw in Lew’s bag for diaper changes. I throw blankets down on our wood floors for an instant play rug. I throw them on the couch to cover its hideousness. I throw them on the bed for a pop of color.
Throws curled in a basket make any space look cozier. A warm blanket tossed over a chair is an invitation to sit, to stay, to have a cup of tea, to read a few minutes longer.
So maybe my husband is right, I have a bit of an obsession. But another reason I adore throws is because finding ethical throws and blankets is actually possible. Below I’ve listed a few of my favorites pieces all under $100. And make sure to follow my Pinterest for even more ethical throw inspiration.
This Rainbow Stripe Beach Blanket is handmade in Mexico. I love this blanket because it would work just as well as a beautiful table cloth as a fun beach blanket.
The Adventure Blanket. Keep this one in your car for those spontaneous picnics and outings.
These stunning quilted blankets are made from reclaimed sari cloth. I adore that each one is completely unique. Wouldn’t these make a gorgeous wedding gift?
This Tassel Throw is artisan-made in El Salvador. The neutral color and simple design gives this throw timeless appeal that could work with every style.
Fair-trade Turkish bath towels are amazingly versatile. Use as a light throw on chilly nights, a table cloth or a towel. The options are endless and they get softer with each wash.
I love West Elm’s selection of fair-trade goods. These chunky yarn throws are handwoven by skilled artisan and oh so cozy.