Thursday, March 6, 2014

Luster Loft Blanket Review

Look what came to my house recently! It's an American Blanket that I got to review in the color of my choice. We got the Full/Queen size in a color called Buxton Blue and it's the prettiest blue I think I have ever seen.

Here are the Main Features: 
  • Blanket Colors: Cotton Ball, Navajo White, Soft Beige, Sea Mist Green, Buxton Blue, Golden Dune, Chocolate, Patriot Blue, Pale Pink
  • Blanket sizes and prices: Twin 60" x 88" $59, Full/Queen 90" x 88" $69, King/Cal King 108" x 88" $79
  • Personalize The Softest Blanket with custom monogramming or embroidery. Add $10 and a week for delivery
  • This blanket won't shed or pill
  • American made fleece blankets
  • Guaranteed for life
  • Ships boxed, gift wrapped, with ribbon
  • Machine wash in cold water, separately. Tumble dry, no heat.

I have to admit, this is one of the softest blankets I have ever felt! Mike grabbed it up right away and put underneath is comforter! I was going to maybe use it as a throw for the sofa in the living room since it's leather and you know leather gets pretty darn cold in the winter, but he took it!

It feels like soft velvet run amok. I just got it this week so naturally we haven't washed it yet but from what I have heard, it doesn't pill up and I bet it doesn't. Normally fleece blankets don't and I have a few smaller fleece blankets and they are all still soft so I don't expect any problems with this beautiful blanket.

It comes in a nice array of colors. Check them out:

It was really hard to choose and I almost got the pretty pink for me and then I almost went with the Navy Blue but then relented and got the lighter blue for Mike. I knew as soon as he felt that blanket it would be gone, but that's okay, I get so many things that he can't use, I wanted something this time around that he could have, just don't tell him that! 
You will also appreciate the fact that it's Made In America! 
Also, look at the comparison of  their blankets. I really got a very nice thick blanket in the Luster Loft! And the nice thing is you can even have them personalized! What a perfect gift for Mom for Mother's Day, you do know it's coming up, right? Or you can get Baby Blankets with their names on it for someone's baby shower or birthday.

A little bit about American Blanket:
In the Fall of 1964, my father bought a small garment maker in an old mill on the banks of the Ware River in Ware, Massachusetts, and for the better part of the next thirty years, he produced women's clothing under his own name while contracting for some of the industry's better brands. Dad's was some of the finest women's apparel made in the USA.

Growing up, I spent countless afternoons in that factory. When I was eight, I'd sweep the floors around sewing machines and cutting tables strewn with thread and fabric cuttings, all for a piece of candy from the women at the sewing machines. Eventually, I'd work my way up to spreader in the cutting department, learning the essentials of quality fabrics and their construction.

But by the mid 1980s, much of the higher-volume apparel production was being sent overseas, and Dad's shop would soon close.

Fast-forward to 1990, when I started a small contract cutting company of my own. One day in 1993, a fleece fabric came into the shop to be made into a pullover top. My sister was in the shop and asked if she could cut some of the fabric to give as a blanket to her boyfriend. Big idea.

Soon after, I cut a fleece throw sample and arranged a meeting at a large mass merchant retailer in Massachusetts. The buyer purchased 3,600 pieces right then and there, and Berkshire Blanket was born.

With my brother, sister, an old family friend and countless committed employees, we formed a company built on quality, pride, thoughtfulness and respect. Our small shop grew from its 3,000-square-foot location on the 4th floor of Dad's mill to more than 250,000 square feet of production and warehouse space in five different mill buildings in Ware, Massachusetts. By the year 2000, we had over 150 employees and produced blankets for seven of the top ten retailers in the country.
Connect with American Blanket: 
Mailing Address:
1 Ace Street
Fall River, Massachusetts  02720
Phone:   508 567 5648 ** Toll free:  877-750-5331
The awesome folks at American Blanket will be giving the winner of my Magical March their own Luster Loft Blanket, size 50x80 in your choice of color! The Event starts on March 7th and ends on the 17th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


barb said...

i am not sure what i am supposed to do to enter this contest. i am not picky i would love this in any color as they are all gorgeous!!! thank you for a great giveaway as usual. blessings, barbara

Jennifer Hiles said...

Wow, that looks incredibly soft! I love that it's made in the USA and that it won't shed. I wish I was curled up with it right now!