The sun has been shining in recent weeks and now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many of us will be sloping off on our long-awaited, much-needed holibobs.
A lot of us will be choosing to staycation this year, as covid continues to make foreign travel both a complicated and uncertain affair.
With campsite booking soaring by some 500% this summer, many of us are choosing to spend the summer holidays in a tent, caravan or RV. So far, despite the efforts of Storm Evert, the weather has been pretty kind too.
Now it goes without saying, that the process of packing and choosing what to take with you on your camping trip is important, but it is also a bit of a nightmare!
From the essential tent and all its accompanying regalia, to BBQs, blow-up beds and even blow-up sofas!
Carefully packed cars, trailers and roof boxes reveal all manner of camping gear these days. But there’s one essential that we think you absolutely can’t do without – A Glencroft British wool blanket!
Whether it’s to take out for a picnic, to put over your knee when you eat ‘out out’ with friends, or even just to throw over your shoulders around the firepit, you simply can’t go camping without a good blanket.
The absolute best thing about woollen blankets is that they are warm, snuggly and durable, but they can also help to keep you cool too. Not only that, they’re also biodegradable and sustainable, decomposing in a way many manmade textiles don’t.
So, if you are looking for the perfect blanket to take away with you this summer, here is our top pick!
Glencroft ‘weave up’ travel rug
Our large Yorkshire made woollen throw is available in a range of changing colours, including this thick and fluffy one in a dark charcoal black (perfect for hiding stains!).
At about the size of a double bed (56 x 66″), this blanket is perfect for slinging around your shoulders at the beach, the pub or around your campfire.
This particular one features a subtle mottled pattern from the weave and has three-inch-long tassles at each end.
But what does ‘weave up’ mean?
Well, this is a term that has been used in the woollen mills across the North of England for many years, and it refers to the process of using up spare and redundant yarn.
That is exactly what we have used here – pristine 100% wool yarn of the highest possible quality, which would otherwise have gone to waste.
All our rugs have been made this way, allowing us to manufacture a premium 100% wool blanket locally and sustainably. but for a reasonable price, enabling us to pass on this saving to you – the consumer. It also means that each colour or pattern is a limited run, making each of our blankets a true limited edition!
So, if you are preparing to pack for your summer holidays, why not add a Glencroft ‘weave up’ blanket to your list? Browse the Yorkshire made wool throw range here.