Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sackcloth and Ashes review and giveaway

I have just received quite possibly the coolest blanket I have ever seen! Sackcloth and Ashes sent me this blanket and these opinions are all my own. I was so excited to share this with you I could NOT wait until next week! :)
 
 
First of all – the blanket.  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are tweed wool, solid fleece and Aztec wool options and each one is more stunning than the next. The blanket I was sent is the mixed berry tweed wool blanket with navy blue, hot pink, light blue, orange and white flecks of color in a woven blanket. see more at www.Sackclothandashes.org
25% Wool, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon, 25% Polyester. - Size: 56in x 72in – care Instructions: Hand Wash Cold or Dry Clean - Handcrafted in the Northwest!!!
 
 
Second – the company vision.
With every purchase of a blanket, one blanket is GIVEN To a local homeless shelter. How cool is that? The vision came as Bob Daltons own mother lived on the streets one summer. This can happen to anyone as life sometimes just happens. When Bob Dalton tried to figure out what to do to help the shelters one word kept coming up.. blankets!
 
Third – Personal note
If you cannot purchase one of these blankets you can donate unused items from your own home. Weve been doing this with little crazy life since she was born. Big toys usually get sold to purchase more age appropriate toys, however, Most of the smaller toys, clothes, socks, and shoes get boxed up and dropped off at the family shelter near our home. That said I know we can do more. This blanket is going to be a great reminder of that! I am going through our house tonight and cutting our throw blankets inventory in half. With that I am also going to find extra toiletries to include with our next dropoff. Another idea I have seen that I haven’t done is personal care bags. This is a ziplock bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a couple snacks and a bottle of water. I have seen people put phone cards in them with a little note that they are loved and cherished.
 
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11 comments:

  1. I like their Christmas stockings and tote bags.

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  2. I really like the summer sky wool blend blanket best. This blanket would be just perfect for summer time in the park with family. This is such a wonderful company and thought it was lovely reading there vision. I am very glad to find out about such a great company that gives back to those in need.

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  3. Jenna - agreed!! We put this blanket on our bed and its absolutely beautiful as well as a reminder of how fortunate we are.

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  4. I love the Aztec wool blankets and that they give to the homeless.

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  5. I received the blanket awhile back, and I absolutely love it!!!

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  6. I love the wool blankets but are they itchy? I know that sometimes wool can be itchy so I wanted to make sure before I purchase (I'll just get a different kind of so) :)

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    1. I cannot stand most wool, but these are so warm and they don't itch like most wool does for me.

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  7. They are very rough. I'm actually wondering if there is a way to soften them. They look so cozy in the pictures but really do feel like a potato sack.

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    1. which design did you order? the review above you says the exact opposite.

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    2. I didn't think they felt that rough. They aren't plush by any means, but everyone has a different idea of what soft is. :) We use ours all the time and love it.

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