***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I actually discovered this company on twitter. Well, they discovered ME, I suppose. I received a tweet asking what I thought about hemp. First, I had to do a double-take. It's not every day I am asked so bluntly what I think of a material made from a very controversial plant, that just happens to be illegal in several places. (That's changing, though, and it's about time!)
.Then, I checked to make sure this was a real company and not law enforcement. Then, I replied with the truth: I am in complete and total support of hemp, and everything else surrounding it. Take that for what it's worth, because I won't say anything more until November, when I will be heading to the polls in support of Ohio legalizing hemp's "Mother Plant".
If you're not familiar with hemp, I'd love to properly introduce you. You see, hemp is incredibly versatile, and can be used in a variety of ways. (No, you won't get stoned using most hemp products!) Hemp is fast-growing, sustainable, and has has natural, anti-bacterial properties that kill and reduce deadly germs. This makes it an ideal textile for things like clothing, towels and linens, and even cloth diapers! Hemp's many uses don't stop there, though. You can also find paper and stationery made from hemp, as well as personal care products like lotion, and it's even incredibly nutritious, too! Yep. This ONE PLANT can change the world, thanks to its versatility and sustainability. It's time to get over the stigma, folks.
Nuhni Blanket Co. was founded by humanitarians who worked directly with at-risk children. As caretakers for teen mothers and their little ones they experienced the pain, despair and sense of hopelessness in these children's lives.
The decision was made to be a proactive force in the fight against child abuse and neglect. Our founders entrepreneurial vision was to create a socially conscious business that gives back to children in need. Their goal, to help break the generational cycle of neglect and abuse.
At Nuhni Blanket Co. we pledge to commit our time, energy and a portion of our profits to support child welfare organizations who are on the front lines in this fight. Your purchase helps to provide food, clothes and shelter for at-risk children. Together we can help end child abuse and neglect. Thank you for helping make our mission possible.
I can SO relate.
You see, I had my first child when I was almost 19, and in an incredibly abusive relationship. I can definitely relate to the fear, lack of confidence, and lack of resources young mothers experience. I remember how scary it was to pack up my child and my belongings, leaving my abuser forever. I remember being scared that I would never succeed or be able to care for my child. It's a pretty helpless feeling, so whenever I see a company supporting young moms, it makes my heart happy.
Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a blanket from the Nuhni Blanket Company:
- The only baby blanket recommended by medical professionals.
- Their NuHemp™ Fur naturally kills and reduces the spread of deadly bacteria.
- NuHemp™ Fur is naturally resistant to fire, mold, mildew, and UV light.
- The many contrasting, colorful patterns provide your little one with sensory stimulation.
- A vegan, sustainable and eco-friendly product.
- Always chemical free, Nunhi Blanket Co. uses 100% GOTS organic NuHemp™ Fur & cotton super fibers.
- Nuhni gives back to at-risk children through full tummies, safe nights and warm clothes.
- Handcrafted in Colorado, USA, Earth.
The Receiving Blanket is generously sized at 25"X35". This is an ideal size not only for swaddling infants, but also for smaller children to snuggle with on the couch.
Here are Sophie and Xander with their blankets, so you can get an accurate idea of the sizes of these products. Remember, my littles are 4 and 5, but they are kind of small for their ages. (What can I say....The kids are screwed. Dan and I are both vertically challenged, and I fear my babies will end up short, too!)
If the blankets get dirty, I won't fret. In addition to having naturally anti-microbial properties, these babies are also machine washable. I haven't washed these just yet, but I am very familiar with organic cotton and hemp, and if my past experience with these materials is right, these will just get softer with each wash. Added softness is a wonderful thing, don't you agree?
Good things start on twitter, apparently. I for one am happy to have found such a wonderful brand to partner with, and I would definitely recommend their products for the little ones in your life. These blankets would make the perfect gift for baby showers, too!
My only complaint? They don't make blankets big enough for adults! I would totally rock one of these stunning blankets on my Queen size bed if I could!