The Amorus Multi-function 130cm x 150cm (Flowers and Birds) Throw Blanket was kindly provided to me by AmorusOfficial in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk, no additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.
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The Amorus Multi-function Throw claims to be made from “cotton material” sadly there is no label on the throw or any included literature that states the material content or care / cleaning instructions. The product listing does, however, state “Machine washable with cold water, avoid using of detergent with bleach ingredients”, if you do machine wash ensure to do so on a hand wash setting, however, given the construction of tassels on the edges I would be inclined to simply hand wash rather than machine wash.
The throw has been constructed from a thick white and black thread running horizontally and a much finer black, green, white, red, blue and yellow thread running vertically.
The pattern on the throw is on one side only with the main background colour on the front appearing to be cream or beige (it’s actually a blend of yellow and off white thread with the darker colours on the rear being partially visible between).
The border background appears yellow in colour, but is actually made from intertwined yellow and off white thread with just a notably denser yellow thread giving the yellow appearance.
The tassels on the throw are not a separate component of the throw they are simply formed from raw unfinished edges. This is fine, but it is the reason I would advise against machine washing as should the tassels get caught in the machine there is a potential risk of some unravelling. Do not be alarmed by this statement with normal use as unless you sit there picking away at the tassel thread on the edges this isn’t anything to be concerned about.
Out of the packaging the throw could do with either washing, hovering or at the very least a going over with a lint roller. At first I though the throw was littered with imperfections, but as it turns out 95% of what I thought were flaws simply turned out to be loose bits of material and fluff. That said, there are one or two minor cosmetic imperfections still evident after cleaning, but nothing that detracts from the quality of the artwork that any self respecting gardener will enjoy.
The product listing states that the throw measures 130cm x 150cm including the tassels, measuring with a cloth tailors tape my particular sample measures 132cm wide and 162.5cm high including the tassels and it weighs 1110g.
I will confess that my first hand experience with throws is rather limited, having only owned but one in my life purchased some 20 years ago from a catalogue that cost around £50. This is similar in design to that of the stars and moon design Amorus throw although it is slightly larger, much heavier and of a better quality in terms of construction compared to the Amorus throw.
Browsing through high street offerings for a comparison, I found the Dunelm Natural Camden Throw which, while slightly longer at 180cm was of a similar quality costing £22. While it is evident more effort has gone into the Amorus throw with the pattern, which would add to the cost I can’t help but prefer the fact the Dunelm Camden throw tassels have been tied off and secured to prevent unravelling, on the other hand the Amorus throw is machine washable (or at least hand washable) while the Dunelm Camden throw is dry clean only.
Browsing the web it turns out this throw is not made by Amorus, it is in fact made by Taizhou Rugic Import & Export Co., Ltd of China. Further reading confirms that the throw is made from yarn dyed, anti-pilling, 100% cotton and is machine washable at 30c but should only be air dried.
WHERE TO BUY.
The Amorus Multi-function 130cm x 150cm (Flowers and Birds) Throw Blanket is available in the UK from AmorusOfficial Fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £29.99 with free P&P.
The throw is also available in other patterns (Bohemian Style, Daisy, Flag 2, Geometric Pattern, Sun Moon Stars, Zodiac Constellations / White & Zodiac Constellations / Yellow), it should be noted however that while all of the throws are the same size and price only the Flowers & Birds, Geometric Pattern and Sun Moon Stars throws are supplied FBA. (Prices correct at time of posting).
At the time of writing the Amorus Multi-function 130cm x 150cm (Flowers and Birds) Throw Blanket does not appear to be available from AmorusOffical on Amazon.com, it is however available from other sellers such as beautiful-tech Fulfilled by Amazon.com at a cost of $39.99 with free P&P.
Beautiful-tech also have the throw available in other patterns (Bohemian Style, Boston and Maine Railroad, Geometric Pattern, Sun Moon Stars, The Old Glory, The Union Jack Flag, White Daisy, Zodiac Constellations / White & Zodiac Constellations / Yellow), it should be noted however that while all of the throws are the same size and price the Geometric Pattern throw is not currently supplied FBA. (Prices correct at time of posting).
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