Eco blankets are becoming more popular in the eye of customers!
For eco blankets, it is undeniable that the blankets these days have to become more green-oriented in order to be able to sale with the higher profit margins.
As a large home decor or home furnishing companies like IKEA or Walmart are demanding more eco-friendly products when they do the supply sourcing. As a result, the home furnishing, retail companies or even sourcing companies must adjust to this change. They have to begin considering the supply sourcing for the eco products accordingly to be able to catch up with the trend. And it is a must to increase their competitive advantages. Therefore, that’s the benefit of sourcing for the eco blankets.
Supply Sourcing: the Search for the Right Eco Supplier
In searching for the right suppliers that manufacture the eco products, you should look from the foundation: the supplier’s manufacturing process.
In the industry that we (Fashion Hometex) are completing and excelling in (polyester home textile), most companies are shifting their focus towards how to make their goods becoming more environmentally friendly. Speaking of the supply sourcing the eco blankets, your supplier’s blanket manufacturing process must use the recycled yarn in making the eco blankets.
By doing so, most textile companies are sourcing for the plastic bottles to be fed into the recycling process. According to the figure above, the companies are recycling the bottles by melting them. After that, they will inject the melted plastic into the very thin fibres. The companies will get those injected fibres ready for making the polyester yarns in the next process and eventually make the finished goods like blankets. That is the plastic bottles recycling process in the textile industry in a nutshell.
HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?
Perhaps, you may doubt that how on Earth could a hard-solid plastic bottle turns into polyester yarns. And it eventually turns into a warm and cosy blanket at the end. The answer is simple. We can recycle the plastic bottles into the soft blankets because they are made of the same material, a common variety of polymer called polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. The plastics made from crude oil for simply speaking.
This is the reason why the raw material like polyester can be fully substitutable with the plastic bottles. However, as mentioned earlier, the plastic bottles need to be put into the recycling process before it becomes the usable polyester yarn for manufacturing.
If you are wondering about the safety concern for injecting the melted plastic bottles into yarns, no need to worry. Besides the indifference in the based material, our eco blankets have passed the OEKO-TEX Standard of the safety in textile as well. So, please feel free to get comfortable with our eco blankets!
STILL FASHIONABLE YET ECO
Did you know that the recycled polyester can make the fashionable eco-blankets like a normal polyester does? Of course, it can! The recycled polyester’s functionality in the home textile production process is indifference to the non-recycled one.
When it comes to sales, somebody might concerns that whether the eco blankets products can complete with the typical blankets in some markets. It is certain that the eco blankets can be sold profitably in the European market. The reason behind this is that the European market already has the high environmental awareness. Thus, making the European tends to purchase the eco blankets more than the typical one.
So, how about other markets that the environmental awareness is still not as high as the European market? The answer is we must add some more values that those markets tend to conceive of the eco blankets. We would like to say that it’s not the raw material (eco material to be specific) that defines the products ability to sell, but the creativity that being put into the design of the products. When creativity meets eco-friendliness, the products will shine and differentiate from the typical ones.
GETTING READY TO SEE THE ECO BLANKETS FOR YOUR SUPPLY SOURCING?
Now its time to explore! Noted that these eco blankets also have some creativities being added in order to bring the additional values to your potential customers. We will also discover how the creativity in designs helps to make each eco blanket becomes even more attractive in the eye of your customers. Let’s start from…
1. Blue and Yellow Stripe Diamond Quilt Duvet Blanket
This 100% recycled duvet blanket features blue ground colour and yellow stripes with diamond patterned quilt. Everyone loves blue since it is the colour that represents happiness and joys so we added it for the design. Blue is also the colour liked by most people on this planet. This means that people will find it easier to like your product!
In consequence, it will make your store shelves to look more appealing to the customers. Especially, those who are seeking for something that creates the joyful atmosphere to their bedroom. Sourcing for this kind of product would benefit your business indeed.
2. Plaid Quilt Duvet Blanket, Reversible to White Sherpa
We believe a bedroom is a place where people spend their time every night. Therefore we have added the design that never makes people feel fatigue in their bedroom to this eco-friendly duvet blanket.
With the timeless design of plaids, it will revive your customers’ bedroom every single day. That what lots of people out there are seeking for. Having this product as one of your merchandises could potentially increase your sales volume.
3. Wearable Kimono Blanket
An eco-blanket made wearable! Everyone loves to snug in a warm blanket. So we took a product design to a whole new level by making it a wearable product. This ‘Kimino Blanket‘ will keep you comfortably warm at home and on the go. This design will draw your customer attention at first glance since the design is unconventional.
4. Eazzhome’s Eazzie Gang Products
Another creative design of the eco blanket is the product that gets innovative with its shapes and types instead of the pattern on its surface. That is because it will push you ahead of selling just a blanket by selling some products with creative design.
Like this Eazzhome brand’s Eazzie Gang Character Products. The brand features various blanket types such as throw pillow, dice blanket for decoration, carry-on blanket, hooded blanket and more. The Eazzie Gang products may be a cool choice when doing the supply sourcing.
5. Eco Throw with Palm Tree Leaves Pattern
This eco throw design features green palm tree leaf. With this kind of design, will give you the sensation of the beachside greeneries. This will suit every store that wants to fulfil the greenery atmosphere. Just by placing this kind of blanket on their shelves, the greenery atmosphere will be easily accentuated. If you have this kind of customers, sourcing this eco blanket could eventually put your merchandises in the spotlight.
In conclusion, when doing the supply sourcing for your blanket, you should look at the manufacturing process of your supplier. Always looking for the company that is sincere to disclose their eco-friendly stories. In order to pull the attention to your merchandises, like shining the spotlight on it, you should also look for the product design as well.