Late summer/early autumn is a fabulous time of year, with crisp, cool mornings and warm afternoons. If, like us, you’re doing a lot of outdoor entertaining or you’re just enjoying spending time in the garden, then you might be finding the evenings are getting a little chilly. Spring and autumn are what Americans call ‘shoulder seasons’ – they form the borders to the more clearly defined summer and winter, and here in the UK almost anything can happen weather-wise! Extend your outdoor season by offering guests a cosy throw or blanket to ward off autumn-y chills.
We’ve tracked down 10 of the best, all made from recycled yarn for a reduced environmental impact. We’ve chosen pocket-friendly options that are machine washable, in case they get a little ‘weathered’ outside.
1. Dos recycled cotton teal throw, Oliver Bonas
This throw proves that the environmentally-conscious can be stylish too. Made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton, the throw is woven into a geometric diamond design, completed with tasseled edging. £29, available from Oliver Bonas in a choice of two colours.
2. Milas blue tassel recycled cotton throw, Beaumonde
This easy-care throw is washable at 40 degrees. It’s woven in recycled yarn-dyed cotton mix with tasselled corners for a touch of boho chic. Ideal for indoors or as a casual outside blanket or picnic rug, it costs £20.90 from Beaumonde.
3. Recycled cotton throw in blue stripe, Basalt and Dune Homestore
This lovely recycled cotton throw has a sophisticated soft grey woven with ecru which adds a lovely texture and neutral colour note to traditional, rustic and modern interiors. £22, available from Basalt and Dune Homestore.
4. Patchwork recycled cotton throw in black and cream, Cult Furniture
This Scandi-inspired throw is made from recycled cotton in black and cream has been made from recycled fabric for a textured look that’s also kind to the environment. It costs £25 from Cult Furniture.
5. Striped woven throw with fringes, Sunday Living
This beautiful throw is super soft to the touch and perfect for those chilly summer evenings. Made from recycled cotton, it’s practical as well as pretty. £24, available from Sunday Living.
6. Recycled wool knee blanket in Mackellar Tartan, the Tartan Blanket Co
7. Pink diamond twill throw, Five and Dime
This pretty throw is made from a soft mixture of recycled yarns including cotton. It measures 150cm by 125cm and is hand wash only. £25, available from Five and Dime Interiors.
8. Mustard-yellow blanket throw, Sass & Belle
This cotton blanket throw features on-trend mustard tones, woven in a herringbone style and edged with Scandi-style cream tassels. It’s made from recycled mixed yarn including cotton, polyester and wool and costs £20 from Home Luxe Co.
9. Diamond throw, Pepper Sq.
This diamond-patterned throw (above and main image) looks and feels like wool but can be used indoors or outdoors. It is mould mildew and moth resistant as well as easy wash and quick dry making it perfect for anywhere in your home and garden. Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, it’s available in a choice of colours and costs £45 from Pepper Sq.
10. Banded brush stroke throw, Sunday Living
Made from a recycled cotton mix including 56% recycled cotton, 21% polyester, 16% rayon and 7% acrylic this neutral throw is washable at 30 degrees and costs £25 from Sunday Living.