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Atlantic Blankets is a family run business by the sea in Cornwall. We design our blankets in Cornwall, and make them sustainably in the British Isles, each one carrying the essence of the Atlantic in its soft fibres.
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Wrap, roll, lovingly drape over your sofa, or throw onto the sand. Our blankets are an antidote to interrupting tech. A signal to slow down, breathe and live simply. No user manual included.
Atlantic Blankets – Our values
Our founding vision: to make a blanket soft enough to comfort a newborn and this caring spirit lives on in everything we do, from the products we create, to the folk we employ. We’ve slowly built a community around our ideals, a tight knit tribe bound by a common yearning for the Atlantic coast.
The Atlantic is the second largest ocean on our planet, it’s known to separate the old and new world. It is vast and unpredictable, it wrecks ships, washes otherworldly beasts onto our beaches and is the backdrop to our workshop on the North Cornwall coast. The Atlantic’s strength and breadth are almost beyond our minds, but it harbours a delicate ecosystem which needs safeguarding. We’re here to respect and help protect the fragile resource which is our namesake.
A blanket is the simplest of objects, a square of soft yarn, open to interpretation. Wrap, throw, roll, lovingly drape over your sofa, or toss onto the sand. Our blankets don’t come with a user manual, they are an antidote to interrupting tech, a signal to slow down, to breathe and live simply.
Our blankets gather meaning with age. They harvest happy memories with every outing, carrying the essence of good times in their fibres. We hope that our blankets are passed down to the next in line, a symbol of optimism, joy and resilience.
Working and playing by the sea, we are gratefi; to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Revelling in the might of the Atlantic Ocean and the golden sweeps of sandy beaches, we enjoy a deep connection with the environment that provides us with year-round inspiration and a place to call home.
Our proximity to the ocean however also gives us first-hand experience of the destruction wreaked by human industries. Unprecedented plastic pollution has been responsible for scarring our coastlines and devastating countless wildlife species, with hundreds of tons of plastic washing up on UK shores each year alone. We want to play no part in this.
We love our planet and now more than ever, it is time to fiercely protect it.
THE ATLANTIC BLANKETS SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE
Here at Atlantic Blankets we take sustainability seriously, creating timeless products for a priceless future. From farmstead to bedstead, we have thought about the entire journey of our blankets, making sure every step is as environmentally-friendly as possible.
Here are some things you might like to know about our sustainability promise:
We don’t believe in fast fashion. With their timeless designs, super-resilient qualities and irresistible warmth, our Cornish-designed, British-made blankets are made to last for generations.
Committed to environmentally-friendly production, we have been using recycled fibres for many years and continue to increase our recycled fabrics. Using 100% recycled materials, our gorgeous, recycled cotton blankets are something we are really proud of, creating beautiful pieces out of scrap materials destined to retting. If the end product wasn’t incentive enough, using these pre-dyed recycled materials also reduces greenhouse gases, conserves water, saves energy and negates the need for dyes and other harmful chemicals.
We think wool is amazing and have used it to create a range of pure new wool and recycled wool blankets. With innumerable beneficial qualities for humans, wool is also a really sustainable material that is 100% organic. Sourcing our wool from certified farms in the UK, animal welfare is at the top of our priority list. Working with trusted mill partners in the UK, we use traditional methods to create our wonderfully cosy blankets. Happy sheep, happy us.
Taking inspiration from the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean, we design all of our products in Cornwall. Having sourced our eco-friendly materials, we work with trusted mill partners in the UK to bring these designs to life. Forging strong relationships with our suppliers, we can guarantee the most ethical trading practices.
Packaging is a major culprit in the production of single-use plastic, and we are proud that there is no plastic in our mailing since 2018. We use kraft paper mailing bags, paper tape, and tissue paper, all of which is much kinder to the planet. Making sure nothing slips through the net, we also use string on our swing tags and reuse packaging whenever possible. Even our trade and wholesale orders are sent in reused cartons with our special “I’m reused, please forgive my appearance” stickers. Well, we think they look great!
At Atlantic Blankets we are constantly evaluating our sustainability practices and finding more and more ways to help protect the environment that we love so much.
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