Launched this week, Plagoods, the first eco-friendly weighted blanket, has launched exclusively on Kickstarter. The Plagoods weighted blanket is made from natural and renewable fibers that promise to improve your sleep and stress while reducing your carbon footprint.
Weighted blankets are heavy blankets that are typically 15 pounds or more and filled with a material such as plastic pellets or glass beads that distribute weight across the body. This effect creates a sensation of deep pressure similar to being hugged or swaddled. They are scientifically proven to enhance serotonin and melatonin, natural chemicals in the brain that stimulate relaxation and reduce anxiety and important components in improved sleep.
Plagoods weighted blankets come in pink, blue or light grey with a silky smooth and antibacterial surface, made from two layers of Polylactic Acid (PLA) fabric and two layers of PLA cotton.
Unlike other competitors that rely on plastic-based synthetic fibers, PLA fabric is derived from 100% naturally occurring sugars found in sugar beets, cassava, corn, and sugar cane.
While PLA fabric has breathable, moisture-resistant and flexible surface like nylon, polyester or acrylic, it relies on 20% to 50% fewer fossil fuels during its production process.
PLA fabric is also 100% biodegradable and compostable, so it returns to the soil at the end of their long shelf life, releasing carbon dioxide and water rather than becoming landfill waste for thousands of years.
- Deep touch pressure simulation
- Sustainable Polylactic (PLA) cotton fabric
- Non-toxic recycled glass beads
- Breathable, moisture-resistant, close to skin ph level
- Easy cleaning, machine washable
Plagoods’ Kickstarter campaign has a $30,000 goal with $26,661 left to raise over the next 28 days. Adult blankets begin at $129 while children’s blankets begin at $99 through Kickstarter. The first round blankets will be delivered by December 31st, 2019.
Source: Plagood, Kickstarter