Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ecuadane - Authentic Native Blanket Review

at a park overlooking the beauty of Quito, Ecuador

For those who've been readers of my blog for at least a year, you probably know how near and dear Ecuador is to my heart.  I went on a week-long mission trip to Quito, Ecuador last September and it was life changing.  The people, the culture, everything...

When given the opportunity to review an authentic Native blanket from Ecuadane, I was on board!

First, the blanket laid on my recliner...

Ecuadane, a family company, centers upon discovering unusual, high quality products from all over the world, and sharing them with you.  The company consists of three sisters sharing the beauty of Ecuadorian and Danish culture through their fabrics, while celebrating the artisans who craft them.

Then, Rahjae got a hold of it and tried claiming it as hers...

Of the several blankets that Ecuadane offers, I received the TUNGURAHUA BLANKET POLK-A-DOT blanket.  It is manufactured in a small family-owned facility in Otavalo, Ecuador where the indigenous Otavaleno people have been weavers since pre-Incan times.  The Otavaleno culture seeks to coexist with the environment; Therefore, this blanket is created using only only high-recycled content material.  The throw is an Ecuadorian blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.

Me and Trader Jimmy won out.  Now the cat and I sleep with our Ecuadane blanket every night.

Like I mentioned before, I have a heart for Ecuador.  I purchased a blanket with alpaca wool when I was there so I'm familiar with the care of a blanket like this.  Some of the fabric does shed, and it's okay.  It's not so bad that it ruins the quality or image of the blanket.  This blanket should be brushed after it's washed and dried to maintain its appearance.  

I love so many things about the TUNGURAHUA BLANKET POLK-A-DOT from Ecuadane.  For starters, the southwest pattern matches my bedroom decor.  It is patterned on both sides.  For another, it's large in size.  It is Approximately 93” x 82”.  In other words, it will easily wrap around a person - or even two.  I don't have to struggle to keep one part of my body warm while another part stays cold.  This blanket isn't soft but it's not rough and itchy either.  I think it's super comfortable.  It's easily one of my favorite blankets I've ever owned.

Ecuadane not only got me with the greatness of their blanket, but I admit they pulled me even further in when I learned that $10 from the purchase of this blanket will be donated to Baca Ortiz Children's Hospital in Quito, Ecuador to provide care for children in the community.  

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Laura said...

What a nice blanket! That's great that they donate to the local Children's Hospital!