The Best Vegan Alternatives to Wool Blankets


I don’t necessarily look like the type, but there are very few things I enjoy more than curling up under a soft blanket.

While you can’t get anything that feels exactly like wool as a vegan, there are still plenty of blanket options that are super cozy.

The best vegan alternatives to wool that you want to look for are:

  • Cotton – Warm, soft, breathable. Cotton is a very versatile material.
  • Bamboo – Very breathable, great for lighter blankets.
  • Synthetic materials- Polyester, microfiber, acrylic, nylon, etc. that are derived from oil (although maybe you want to avoid them for environmental reasons). Great for thick, warm blankets.
  • Linen (comes from the flax plant) – Harder to find, but can be used to make thin, soft blankets.

I’ve spent some time looking for the best vegan blankets, and I’ll share the best ones I found with you. Some are heavier and best for winter weather, while others are lighter and designed for warm weather.

Stone & Beam Transitional Chunky Cable Knit Throw Blanket 

Type: Cotton

stone and beam traditional blanket

Stone & Beam make a few different high quality cotton blankets.

This one is 100% cotton, and looks similar to a knitted sweater. While I don’t have this one, the glowing reviews suggest that it’s perfect for keeping you cozy in the fall and winter.

Stone & Beam Locklar 100% Cotton Lightweight Pick-Stitched Throw Blanket

Type: Cotton

stone and beam locklar blanket

This is another 100% cotton blanket made by Stone & Bean, but much lighter.

It’s designed to be lightweight and breathable, making it good for warmer weather and outdoors for things like picnics.

Pumpkin Town 100% Cotton Cable Knit Summer Throw Blanket

Type: Cotton

pumpkin town blanket

This is the final cotton blanket on this list, and is also 100% cotton.

It’s a versatile blanket – lightweight, but still pretty warm. I’d say it’s the best choice if you want a blanket for more than one purpose.

Bedsure Super Soft Cozy Microfiber Blanket

Type: Microfiber

bedsure fleece blanket

“Microfiber” is a type of material that is made from synthetic materials. In this case, Bedsure doesn’t specify the actual material, but polyester is a safe bet.

This is a thick, super soft, cozy blanket that is designed for cold weather, although I suppose you could also sit on it while camping or on a picnic as well.

Best of all, it’s inexpensive compared to most other blankets on this list, but still reasonably high quality.

Kingole Flannel Polyester Microfiber Luxury Throw Blanket

Type: Polyester Microfiber

kingole blanket

This microfiber blanket is clearly labelled as polyester.

Just like the one above, it’ll be super soft and warm, but it’s a bit lighter. Still best used in the winter, but a bit more versatile than the Bedsure one above.

Chezmoi Collection Brussels Super Soft Lightweight Linen Reversible Throw Blanket

Type: Linen (Flax)

chezmoi throw blanket

There aren’t too many linen blankets out there, but they do exist, and this is the nicest one I came across.

It’s 100% flax linen, and a great choice if you live in a warm climate.

As you can probably tell from the picture, it’s on the thin side, making it quite breathable. If you haven’t felt 100% linen before, it’s quite soft.

NuvoLe Home 100% Bamboo Fiber Throw Blanket

Type: Bamboo

nuvole bamboo throw

Bamboo is incredibly breathable while being soft and cozy.

It’s my favorite material for things like blankets, hats, and socks, but unfortunately it usually comes with a higher price tag. In this case, it’s not too bad.

This 100% bamboo blanket is perfect for warm weather.

Bamboo Throw Blanket Ultra Soft Natural Premium

Type: Bamboo

bamboo throw

Again, this is a lightweight and breathable blanket.

However, it’s not 100% bamboo. Instead, it’s 70% bamboo and 30% Turkish cotton. 

It’s a bit thicker and warmer than the NuvoLe alternative above. It’s also quite large, so you can fold it over if you want to make it even warmer.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.