American Blanket Company Home > Our Company > Fleece Blankets 101 > How Fleece Blankets Become Plush
Plush Blankets are Warm Blankets: American Blanket Company

How Ordinary Fleece Blankets Become Plush Fleece Blankets

Peaceful Touch
Supple Touch Fleece Blankets
Luster Loft Fleece Blankets

When we set out to make the best blankets, we knew we’d need to make a plush, warm blankets that stand the test of time.

Everyone knows what soft, warm and durable means, but what's a plush blanket?

The term 'plush' blanket refers to a blanket with a rich fabric and a long, soft nap. In order to create our Plush Blanket, we start with a thicker, high quality fleece base fabric because the added thickness creates a heartier, stronger core fabric for the brushing machine to pull up the base fabric, creating a thick pile fabric.

The brushing process brings the pile height of the fabric up to the desired plushness or pile height. Then the brushed fabric is sheared to remove the loose fibers off the tips of the individual strands of yarn. When properly performed, this shearing process not only achieves a smooth, plush blanket finish, but ensures a blanket won't shed or pill—the most common side effect of almost all fleece blankets on the market today, and a defect we’ve taken great efforts to correct with the brushing and shearing processes we use at our Fall River shop.

In addition to the natural beauty and rich feel of a plush blanket, there's a nice side effect too: warmth. The raised nature of a plush blanket creates a layer of air between you and the core of the blanket fabric. As your body generates heat while you sleep, it circulates between the layer of plush fibers and helps retain your core body temperature.

So if you’re looking for a rich, lustrous blanket that also happens to look gorgeous anywhere in your home, you’re in luck, because we happen to hand craft and sell plush blankets of exceptional quality, comfort and value☺.
Shop our plush blankets.