Reusch does note that there is a problem when families have just a single ChappyWrap blanket, however. “The number one comment we get is ‘we need more, everyone is fighting over it.’ Whether they’re wrapped up watching TV or taking the blanket down to the beach, Chappy- Wraps are going everywhere,” Reusch says. At 60 by 80 inches, ChappyWraps can cover two people, but the level of comfort is evidently enough to make people very territorial about the blankets.
When Reusch and LaSala first began they were very proud and excited that the materials for their products could be sourced right in the United States. Unfortunately, the start of the economic downturn in 2008 forced the factory that was producing ChappyWraps to close. This particular factory was the last in the country that had the machinery capable of manufacturing ChappyWraps to the standard the partners were looking for, so they were forced to search overseas for another manufacturer.
These entrepreneurial ladies were in luck when they found a factory in Germany that employed the same type of jacquard loom and napping machine that had been used in the factory in the U.S., and production continued with the same standards intact.
“The benefit of using a jacquard loom is that the design is being woven into the fabric,” explains Reusch. This allows for the blankets to be reversible. Unlike blankets with designs being printed (rather than woven) on the fabric, ChappyWrap’s designs will not wash off, or fade easily over time. All yarn used to make the blankets is colorlfast as well, so the colors will not bleed or run when washed.
Soft and huggable, ChappyWraps are 60 percent cotton, 33 percent acrylic, and seven percent polyester. The cotton provides all the warmth and comfort needed to make the perfect everyday blanket, while the acrylic and polyester keep ChappyWraps from shrinking, pilling, and attracting pet hair. All blankets are machine washable, so they can take a beating and come out of the laundry fresh and clean with no hassle.