Saving a Vellux Blanket That Is Disintegrating

So I have this amazingly soft blanket that I sleep with every night, and I've had this type of blanket since I was extremely young. Now this is a different blanket from my first one, but it's the same material and probably the same brand. My first one I had had since I was a very young toddler up until I was maybe 19 or so. And the only reason I got rid of it was because it had practically completely disintegrated.

And now the same thing is beginning to happen with this one. I and my family were finding remnants of it everywhere (and still kinda are today) and now the one I have currently is doing the same. When I got this one I did get it used, but I was thinking I had plenty of time before this started happening again, but no. I've only had this blanket for maybe almost a year now and I'm worried that it's gonna start falling apart quicker than my first. The brand is Vellux and the tag says it's made of 100% nylon on insulating base. And because I got it used, but still in fairly good shape, I was able to see what brand it was unlike with my old one since by the time I had thought of it the tag was already so worn and faded.

I searched the brand and they are way too pricey for me to just buy a new one. So I was really hoping someone might know of a way to section off this area (but not remove if at all possible) so the damage won't spread. Because honestly this is like cancer or a flesh eating virus to blankets. So can anyone help me?


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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

Sadly if you google the brand and complaints there are many, many, many with people having the same issue. Usually I suggest calling the company, but they seem unresponsive.

I don't think anything can be done to fully save the blanket.

You could search online for one of the era that lasted you and then hand wash it vs machine, which would be a challenge at least for me as it would be heavy and awkward.

You can research other brands that feel like what you want and then search Amazon, EBay etc to locate one at a good price.

It is very disappointing how shoddy things are made these days. Sad!

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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

I would return this blanket to the store or the manufacturer. Get blankets made of fleece. They are light and warm and practically indestructible

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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

I think she mentioned she purchased the blanket used.

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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

Unfortunately, products are not what they used to be anymore.

Since you purchased the blanket used, it's unsure how long the previous owner(s) had the blanket for but hopefully you didn't pay too much for the blanket for one year of usage!


Do you wash the blanket according to the label?

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