Waaay back in 2008, I introduced many of you to Yumi & Laurie, a company that makes gorgeous eco-friendly textiles, specifically their signature luxury blanQuettes. I fell in love with the style and story behind this product without ever having experienced one myself — until now. Owner Laurie Suzuki recently sent me not just one, but two of her gorgeous blanQuettes so I could see for myself what all the fuss is about.
I can unequivocally say that I now get it.
We are addicted to blankets in this house. I have one over the back of my desk chair that use to get comfy, we curl up in them on the sofa, and we even take them in the car with us on long drives. I can easily say that these blanQuettes are the most luxurious throws we own. They are unlike any other blanket in our collection, and we have quite a few. The colors are vibrant and stunning, and they are the weight of a hefty blanket with a texture similar to a really high-end towel. It’s like the most luxurious robe you’ve ever owned, but it won’t make you hot if you’re wrapped too long.
They are made of 50% bamboo and 50% organic cotton. This construction also makes it antimicrobial, so it can actually get wet without any worries about mold. It can be hung out to dry, much like a towel, and used again. I haven’t had the chance to test this particular feature, but it’s nice to know.
As you can see above, my daughter is having a good time with her blanQuette. At 6’6″ by 4’9″, it is more than big enough for her to wrap up in. In fact, we both easy cuddled under it, which is a good thing, since we usually find ourselves fighting for covers on the sofa. I’m not over-exaggerating when I say that I love them. They are so versatile and available in so many colors that they can fit into any decor, and thrown over the arm of a sofa or folded across a neatly made bed, they could be a great finishing touch.
And at these remarkable prices, slashed significantly from where they were a year and a half ago, you’re getting a luxury project at a non-luxury price. A win-win situation, really.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Bamboo
- Yumi & Laurie textiles are antimicrobial
Price: $78-88 (down from $195-235)
SPECIAL OFFER! When you purchase a blanQuette from Yumi & Laurie, mention that you found them at Green Your Decor, and get 2 free washcloths, also made of 50% organic cotton/50% bamboo.
Want to win?
Yumi & Laurie is generously offering up a Laguna blanQuette (shown above) for three lucky readers of Green Your Decor in the winner’s choice of color. That’s right! Three of you will get to experience the luxury for yourselves! So how do you win? Visit the Yumi & Laurie site, then come back here and leave a comment about which of ALL the blanQuette styles you’d love to own AND how you’d use it. Do this by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010, to enter.
Want to enter more than once? Boost your chances of winning by completing one or more of the tasks on this list. Please leave a separate comment for each entry:
- Make a purchase from Yumi & Laurie and get 5 bonus entries! And don’t forget to use the special offer above to get 2 free washcloths!
- If you haven’t already, sign up for Green Your Decor’s email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010. You must verify your email subscription to be eligible. Current subscribers must leave a comment saying that you are a subscriber to be entered.
- If you’d prefer to receive your updates via RSS, sign up for the GYD feed. Then please leave a comment letting me know that you’ve done so, and be sure to include your email address.
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You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010, to enter. A winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!
Elita @ BlacktatingMarch 8, 2010 at 8:45 am
Could your daughter be any cuter?! Gah!
OK, I’d like to win a blanQuette in Sky Blue because it matches my son’s nursery and we’d use it there and like you, in the car for road trips (daddy likes to blast the AC)
MayMarch 8, 2010 at 11:32 am
Love the navy one. How I’d use it: tossed on the couch for some snuggling, in the car for chilly morning carseat rides, all bundled up in the stroller, luxury blankie for all those dolls and stuffed animals, peek-a-boo play, on the grass at the park, and as a flying cape (of course).
Kristen LeighMarch 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm
After seeing your daughter in the pink…I choose pink! It would be great to cuddle up in it and enjoy a cozy movie night!
Carla | Green and ChicMarch 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm
I would love the purple one. I would use it while curling up on my sofa with a good book or sitting on the front porch on a chilly day.
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MarciMarch 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm
Navy for hubby and I to cuddle up together on the sofa to watch romantic movies.
MarciMarch 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm
NaomiMarch 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm
I love the plum/goldenrod/persimmon Furano and the sand/midnite Nevis. The florals are stunning! My favorite from the Laguna would probably be the purple.
kelliMarch 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm
I would love the Milan in Olive — it would look great in the Hammock for when the sun hides behind the clouds.
Stephanie V.March 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm
would pick navy and since my little boy doesn’t have a comforter/blanket yet would give to him for a cozy night’s sleep. Lucky guy!
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RachelhMarch 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Gee. I retweeted your post anyway, but I’ll just take the one entry. 😉 I think the prettiest one is hands down the Furano Collection! I would love to have something for my son and I to cuddle under on cold Sunday mornings while I read him the comics. Bliss!
Grace ToyMarch 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm
I’d like the Furano blanket the most, and would use it for cold winter days/nights. Thank you.
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LoriMarch 9, 2010 at 7:49 am
I love the Furano blanquette in purple — it’s so sophisticated and would look great draped across the bottom of my bed!
OonafeyMarch 9, 2010 at 11:24 am
I really love the St. Moritz in the Aegean and Sky colors. Beautiful…
OonafeyMarch 9, 2010 at 11:33 am
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Barbara WilsonMarch 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm
I love the Furano blanket the best, I\’d use it curl on the sofa with my lap top!
donna grahamMarch 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I like the Furano style in Mocha/sand & Choc. brown. I would wrap up in it when reading on the couch at night.
Jen KaplanMarch 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm
I like the Laguna in purple. I\’d use it while watching tv and also as a spare blanket on my bed if it is really cold.
Lori Z.March 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm
I would pick the Nevis in Celery Sky for my kids’ playroom. It’s nice to snuggle up while they are running around crazy up there…
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carlaMarch 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm
i would love the nevis in sand midnite – gorgeous and matches our style perfectly. would be perfect for couch lounging.
Sarah Miller-KramerMarch 10, 2010 at 8:00 am
I would love the Nevis in Dust Mauve. Perfect for curling up on the sofa reading books with the kids!
JenOMarch 10, 2010 at 8:03 am
I’d love the Laguna in the sky blue, to use as a baby blanket for my one month old! 🙂
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JenOMarch 10, 2010 at 8:08 am
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Vicki WurglerMarch 10, 2010 at 10:12 am
I like the milan in olive and I’d use it when I curl up on my porch swing
melissa mcMarch 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm
i like the Furano in mocha/sand/chocolate brown, and would use it as a comfy throw cover in the living room — thank you for the chance!
Jennifer T.March 11, 2010 at 12:26 am
I like the Furano blanQuette in Plum Goldenrod Persimmon.
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Susan KingMarch 11, 2010 at 10:15 am
How lovely!! How to choose a favorite when they are all so beautiful….I am however immediately drawn to the St. Moritz in the Persimmon color as it reminds me of the organic tomatoes that I grow in my garden…YUMMY!! 🙂
The Laguna BlanQuette in Navy is very striking also!! I am a chemical injury survivor therefore can only tolerate natural/organic fibers/fabrics…along with the ability to comfort me while on my healing journey it is also very important to me to choose products that are sustainable for the earth. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly snuggle into one of your products!!!!! 🙂
K. RockMarch 11, 2010 at 10:23 am
I like the Furand in Sand and Hunter. This would be great to cozy up with the hubs.
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WehafMarch 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
I love the Milan design. If I won I would use this as a throw on the couch.
PeterMarch 12, 2010 at 10:04 am
I would like the sky blue Laguna Organic Blanket. Thanks.
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Youthful OneMarch 13, 2010 at 3:07 am
I like both the Milan and Laguna styles. I imagine I’d snuggle with one or more of my six kiddos under one in my big comfy chair. 😀
Michele PinedaMarch 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm
these are gorgeous! I would use the St. Moritz sky blue blanQuette in my living room on the back of my sofa. That way, if it got a bit chilly, I could cuddle up in a nice, warm blanQuette!
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Laura LMarch 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm
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My favorite is the Laguna Sky Blue. I’d use it to snuggle with the hubby & kitty!
Shawna OBrienMarch 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm
I love the sky blue Baby Blaquette. I’d use it for my baby boy to keep him warm when he is sleeping in his crib.
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JulieMarch 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm
I love the Laguna blanQuette in Fucia! I would wrap up my feet with that blanket because I have severe chemical sensitivities and have not been able to tolerate socks this year or hardly any bedding at all for the past 5 years…or if it is big enough I can wrap my upper body in it to stay warm at night. Living with severe chemical sensitivities is hard, and having one of these eco blankets would sure help at night!
kathyMarch 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm
I would use the furano in my daughter\’s room
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JesMarch 15, 2010 at 6:58 am
I love the Milan design! I would curl up with it every day because even if it is warm out, I love to be swaddled with something soft and luxurious! 🙂
LeeAnn P.March 15, 2010 at 7:27 am
I like the St. Moritz. I’d love to have it for snuggling under on a chilly night watching TV or reading on the couch.
Patricia HillMarch 15, 2010 at 7:35 am
I love the St. Moritz style in Sky. I would give it to my granddaughter who loves the color blue.
LeeAnn P.March 15, 2010 at 7:37 am
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TiffanyMarch 15, 2010 at 7:48 am
I like the Furano blanket in mocha
Terri DellMarch 15, 2010 at 8:56 am
These are all nice but my favorite is the Pink Laguna. I\’d use it while watching TV to stay warm and it would look nice draped over the sofa when not in use
Terri DellMarch 15, 2010 at 8:58 am
JoannieMarch 15, 2010 at 10:11 am
I like the design on the Laguna in sky blue or navy the best! I would use it in my den for snuggling in the winter while reading a great book!
IreneMarch 15, 2010 at 10:12 am
I love the St.Moritz in the aegean color. It matches my family room decor just right.
KatMarch 15, 2010 at 10:41 am
I love the Laguna in purple. I’d use it to wrap up on the sofa on a rainy day.
KatMarch 15, 2010 at 10:50 am
nunaMarch 15, 2010 at 11:10 am
I am an emil subscriber — the blanquette is gorgeous in all colors, but not as gorgeous as your daughter!
nunaMarch 15, 2010 at 11:16 am
i love the milan in olive and i would use it cuddle with my daughter at storytime each night.
adrianMarch 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm
The celery sky one from the Nevis collection would be great to use with my 2 kids on the couch
Urban SherpMarch 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm
oooh, love the purple paisley laguna blanket – since it’s still winter up here, I’d use this to snuggle up on the couch…
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michelle youngMarch 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm
I LOVE the Nevis in Sand Midnight. I would use in as a throw over the bench in our living room that I recent;y recovered and sneak it over to the couch to cuddle in when we’re watching a movie.
Susan I.March 17, 2010 at 6:57 am
I love the Nevis in Celery Sky. I would use it as a throw over our tan couch in the living room to add a great pop of color and help unify the room since we have a funky couch in there that is also patterned in yellow and blue.
Michelle LMarch 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm
I LOVE the purple Laguna but my daughter would probably like the fucia better. My daughter’s blanket is getting too small, so this would be a perfect replacement!
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LauraMarch 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm
I love the Furano in Sand/Palm Tree/Hunter. Every day after I come home from work, make dinner, and exercise, I curl up on the couch with a blanket. Mine is getting pretty ratty, so I would love to replace it with a new one from Y&L! They’re so lovely!
sarah oswaldMarch 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm
I love the nevis in celery sky and i would probably use it when im on the sofa watching T.V. I hope i win i will keep my fingers crossed.
NicoleMarch 22, 2010 at 4:03 am
I really like the Laguna in Navy! I would use it as a throw for when we got cold while spending family time in the living room, the midnight feedings for my baby girl or just to cuddle up with Hubby! He loves Blue!
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The Happy Wife/DanielleMarch 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
I like the Nevis in Celery and sky.
KarinaMarch 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm
I love purple Laguna. we need a new replacement for our old blanket