"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly."
- The Beatles
"While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door."
- Edgar Allen Poe
Because of their handmade nature, the colors and details will vary on each blanket (scroll down for more info).
Remember your favorite blanket as a child?
The one that you took everywhere, the one that made you feel safe, and the one that smelled like every memory you've ever had?
You're a grown-up now.
And this is your new Adventure Binky.
Yoga Blanket. Beach Blanket. Picnic Blanket. Camping Blanket. Life Blanket.
From music festivals to romantic nights under the stars, and from the back of your truck to the edge of the Grand Canyon - the Blackbird Adventure Blanket from Trek Light Gear is your new best friend.
This midweight blanket is soft to the touch to keep you warm and cozy on cold nights and still plenty big enough to share with a friend.
For every blanket sold, we work with Trees For The Future to plant a tree in your honor.
Why is that so powerful? By helping small farmers and villages around the world with the planting of fruit & vegetable trees, shade trees and more, together we're going beyond basic environmental change.
Your simple purchase creates a chain reaction that will feed the hungry, create small business, and generate a huge amount of social good and happiness. You get an amazing blanket and create a legacy of change.
It all begins with clothing.
Every blanket is made from excess clothing materials - first, shredded into a pulp, and then repurposed into yarn.
By repurposing high-quality materials and preventing them from ending up in the landfill, we're able to minimize our environmental impact and create less waste for our planet.
So, that's the material, but what about the process?
Every blanket is handwoven in Mexico on a traditional wooden pedal loom by Indigenous artisans continuing a long tradition of craftsmanship and creativity.
The best things aren't made in factories. And that's why our artisans also continue the tradition of home weaving - allowing them to determine their own hours, wages, and workload.
Each blanket is intentionally a unique creation - the bird colors will vary in every blanket and other details like the fringe thread colors, stripes, and even the hue of the main blanket color may be different than what's pictured.
Every blanket is beautiful in its uniqueness so you should feel comfortable that you'll get a blanket you'll be happy with - but if you have any questions about this please feel free to contact us before you order!
Very soft and comfortable...Bought the second one the day the first one came!
A beautiful practical blanket! It adds a bit of out west flair to my bedroom reminding me of our happy place!
" Most people just stare blankly as I describe how this blanket's midweight design for durability and warmth, combine with it's shapeshifting bird pattern with vivid colors and fringed ends, which has been, by the way,woven on a traditional handloom, bitches! Having this blanket of magical craftsmanshi, this sacred textile has upped my snuggle game. "
~ Jim Bargas