“If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace you are living in the present." —Lao Tzu
Our handwoven Peace design is a beautiful addition to your home or your home on the road.
What's a Blankestry? It's a functional piece of handwoven blanket art that can be hung as a tapestry or used in a variety of ways. Keep reading for more info on sizing and check out the photos!
Handwoven with 100% post-consumer recycled materials. One tree planted for every item purchased.
Because of their handmade nature, the color and details may vary on each blanket (scroll down for more info).
Note: This is not a full-size blanket. If you're looking for a throw blanket, see our full blanket collection.
From the day we first launched our line of adventure blankets, we started hearing the question:
"It's so beautiful, can I hang a blanket on my wall like a tapestry?"
Of course you can, wall blankets are awesome! You can hang any of our full-size handwoven blankets on your wall and use them as functional art.
But finding that much empty wall space isn't always an option. So we created The Blankestry.
Measuring approximately 3ft x 3ft, the Blankestry series is the perfect mix of style and function - and the perfect size for decorating any wall space.
Every piece is intricately handwoven on traditional looms by the same artisans that make our beloved blankets. It IS a Trek Light adventure blanket, just smaller.
Our Blankestries are designed for your wall - but, like most Trek Light Gear products, the adventure is up to you.
We've already heard from customers who have used their Blankestry to decorate their campsite, to add an accent to a table, dresser, or chair, and even to add a blast of style to their pet's favorite lie-down spot.
Of course, you can still use your Blankestry to get cozy like any other blanket - but it is small! Think of it as a lap blanket, a shoulder wrap, or a shawl.
If you're looking to wrap yourself up and get cozy, you'll definitely want to grab one of our full-size throw blankets.
These aren't machine-made clones - these are completely individual, one-of-a-kind works of art.
As a handmade and handwoven blanket, there may be variances in the details, and the hue of the blanket colors may be slightly different than what's pictured. Imperfections and variances are exactly what makes handwoven art special (just like you)!
Blankets that feature curved or circular designs will typically have a small amount of spacing around the curved transitions. The looser threads around the curves are a normal part of the traditional weaving process and they do not affect the integrity of your blanket. If you don't like the way it looks, you can easily just push the threads closer together with your fingers and the gap will magically disappear!
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 questions about this please feel free to contact us before you order!
Due to their handwoven nature, our blankets may have some stray, loose, or pop-out threads, even when they're brand new. These aspects of the weaving process are intentionally left intact - it's what gives handwoven blankets their character and sets them apart from machined textiles. In other words, this is totally normal for a handwoven textile and isn't considered a defect, it's meant to be appreciated!
As noted above, if you notice what appears to be a "hole" anywhere in your woven blanket, don't fret! In most cases, it simply means the threads are pulled apart, which gives the illusion of a hole in the material. You can just push the threads back towards the hole so they're distributed evenly and watch it disappear!
It all begins with clothing.
Every blanket is made from excess clothing materials that otherwise would end up in the landfill - first, they're shredded into a pulp and then they're upcycled 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.
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 many of our artisans also continue the tradition of home weaving - allowing them to determine their own hours, wages, and workload.
For the absolute best results, we recommend dry cleaning the blankets as it will always be the safest and most gentle process for them.
But, we're also big fans of this Mitch Hedberg line:
"This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty."
We get it, it can be a deterrent if your favorite blanket is the one thing that forces you to have to make a trip to the dry cleaners.
Which is exactly why we made sure that all of our current blankets are washer-friendly! Just do it with love.
If you do wash at home - do it on a cold, delicate cycle and then either hang the blanket to air dry or tumble dry on the lowest heat and tumble setting (again, delicate!).
The cold part is very important! Some of our blankets have both dark dyes and light areas on them. Washing on cold will prevent the red and darker dyes from bleeding into the other areas.
If needing to wash multiple blankets, we recommended washing and drying each blanket separately for best results.
As with just about any material, you want to keep fire and flame away from it. Refrain from smoking near the blanket and if camping, make sure to set it up far enough away from the fire that hot embers or ash won't land on it. The blanket isn't coated with any flammable chemicals so it won't burst into flames if a spark hits it, but it will burn a hole in your favorite new blanket and that's no fun.
Something sharp or abrasive can obviously cause a tear in your Trek Light Gear blanket. If you're using it on the ground, watch out for sharp sticks or other objects that could snag on the blanket. Remember that snags in a woven blanket can look worse than they are - the woven threads are just getting pulled apart so it looks like a hole, but you can make that 'hole' disappear just by pushing the threads back together again.
Like most textiles, you don't want to let your blanket get moldy or mildewy. The blankets can be washed, so you certainly don't need to be afraid of getting it wet, but just remember not to pack your blanket away while it's wet and forget about it. As long as you hang it to dry or tumble dry (see above) you'll have no issues with mold.
Over a period of time, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the colors of the blanket to fade and will eventually weaken the fibers in the yarn. You don't need to be concerned about using your blanket in the sun, that's normal. But we don't recommend leaving your blanket (or any other Trek Light Gear products) permanently outdoors as it will shorten the life of your product and void your warranty. For more detail, see this page on UV and Elements Exposure.
For every item 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.
Trees For The Future uses a Forest Garden approach to reforestation - planting trees to not only provide environmental benefits, but also food, income, and community agriculture where it's needed most.
Every purchase creates a chain reaction of good and happiness in the world, and it all starts with you.
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!
Ordered as a gift and the recipient liked it - nice quality and just as described/photos. This small company seems really invested in not being jerks and paying things forward so I’ll definitely purchase from the site again.
I love this piece! I don't have it displayed yet, it kills me to know I have this gorgeous craftwork tucked away. I'm on the threshold of a cosmetic refreshing of my home, once that's done this goes up!!
This is the kind of lightweight boho tapestry I’ve been looking for. Minimal and sleek, it just makes me happy! Thanks for thinking of it and delivering. Love Trek Light’s mission and inventory — will be buying more :-)
I absolutely love your products, I will continue to order for myself and for gifts.
My friends loved their Christmas surprise as Santa slipped by on the Eve! It was their only nod to the holiday!