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’What is a Cotton Throw?’ and Other Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a cotton throw is, and why people buy it, you’re not the only one. Many people love cotton products, but don’t know its benefits and its downsides as well. Whether you’re looking to invest in new cotton throws or just way down a deep-knowledge research hole, we’re here to answer all of your cotton throw related questions.

In Australia, cotton farms can be found in the inland areas of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. However, cotton can be sourced from all over the world – most retailers will tell you whether their cotton is grown locally, or internationally.

What is a cotton throw?

Throws are sometimes known as throw blankets – throws are just one type of blanket. Most people have come across a cotton throw blanket at some point in their lifetime, at one point or another. Throws are generally a little smaller than your average larger blanket, and are more decorative than function-based. You’ll often see them draped over the arm of a sofa, or used over the back of a couch or chair.

Generally, a blanket is any type of cover designed to provide warmth. While a throw is technically a blanket, not all blankets are made to be throws.

What makes the best material for a throw blanket?

They can be made from a wide range of materials. If you are planning to buy a throw, it makes sense to find the material and style that best reflects your needs and personality. Throws are designed to make people happy. Some of the best throws that come from natural fibres include sheep’s wool, alpaca, cashmere, fine cotton and linen. Fleece throws are a popular choice for anyone seeking warmth and comfort.

What is a throw blanket used for?

Throws can be draped over couches and chairs, on the ends of beds, or hung on blanket racks. They can also even be hung on a wall. Throws provide its users warmth and comfort, as they relax on a couch, bed or chair.

Are cotton throws warm?

Cotton blankets make the best throws for any couch, and a great extra little bit of warmth for any bed. The natural feel of the cotton fibres woven together makes a great deal of difference, making the throw feel soft, warm and cosy rather than scratchy and worn thin.

Why is a blanket called a throw?

The two words overlap a little, so we can’t give a hard and fast definition for each phrase here. In general though, a blanket is a large piece of fabric which keeps you warm and is often used as bedding. A throw, however, is a smaller blanket often used as a part of a room’s design – a decor item – while an Afghan is a crocheted or knitted blanket.

With these tips in mind, you can know confidently whether you’d like to purchase a cotton throw, or whether another material might be more suited to your needs and your tastes.