June 3, 2021 Minky baby blanket fabric

The History of Minky Fabric

The rise in popularity of the Minky blanket can’t be denied. Billboard advertisements have popped up all along Utah’s freeways, Minky Mamas’ Facebook Live events have grown into major gathering places for blanket aficionados, and every holiday, birthday, and graduation is no longer complete without the gift of a luxuriously soft throw blanket. Thanks to […]

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April 12, 2021 Fabric dyeing

How Fabric Gets Its Color

Dyeing fabric is one of the oldest industries in the world, with the very earliest dyeing instruments being dated at 400,000 years old. Throughout the majority of human history, fabrics have been dyed by using pigments derived from rocks or soils that are gathered and ground up. In some instances, the pigments are then roasted […]

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March 15, 2021 The Science of Blankets

The Science of Blankets

There is something about wrapping yourself in a blanket that feels sublime; the softness of Minky fabric around the skin; the heat all about you; the security of being separated from the world. For many, unfurling a blanket and putting it around them is the quickest way to experience comfort, safety, and warmth. No wonder […]

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December 22, 2020 Polyester stable fibers used to make Minky blankets.

A Wonderful World of Fabrics

Did you know that the word textile comes from the Latin word “textilis”, which means “to weave”?  Textiles encompass any filament, fiber, or yarn that can be made into fabric or cloth.  Initially, the textile industry only included fabrics that could be woven.  Today, however, with the latest definition, textiles encompass much more than weaving.  […]

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