Just as we’re mindful of where we source our ingredients from when we cook, we try to integrate sustainable and environmentally-responsible products into our daily lives whenever possible. This recycled wool throw from American classic Faribault is the one you’ll have wrapped around you all winter, in a dark heather grey with a contrasting whipstitch in either white or black. Although Faribault is dedicated to natural and renewable wool, they’ve added a bit of recycled acrylic (fibers that would otherwise end up in a landfill) that make the throw even softer. That’s a win-win if we’ve ever heard one.
Machine wash cold, separately, on a gentle cycle. A gentle cleaning agent designed for wool is recommended. Side load washing machines are the gentlest. Tumble dry low and remove promptly when dry. Line drying is also recommended, taking care to rotate the woolen to prevent stretching. Iron only on low, only if necessary. Do not use fabric softener, as it can increase pilling. Do not bleach.
To prevent moths, store your Faribault woolens in airtight container when not in use for extended periods. A lint brush or nylon-bristled garment brush are the most effective way to remove pills. Brush in the same direction, along the length of the woolen. Regular, gentle brushing can prevent most pilling.
I liked the color of this throw even more in person. The gray color blended easily with the rather divergent tones of my apartment—tamping down the garishness of a turquoise Ikea futon, and then serving as a base for my bedding, making my striped duvet pop. Plus, it’s wonderfully warm—it even kept my usually numb toes nice and cozy as I lazed and watched TV.