Blankets Manufacturer Blanket America Takes Its Signature Star Spangled Blanket on a Tour of New York City

Charitable textile manufacturer Blanket America has expanded its collection of blankets and other homewares with the addition of the Star Spangled Blanket, which staff members recently took on a tour of New York City.

New York, NY, August 11, 2011 --( In honor of the country it’s determined to aid, charitable blankets and bedding manufacturer Blanket America is showcasing its flagship product, the American-flag-themed Star Spangled Blanket. Staff members recently took the appropriately American blanket on a tour of its hometown, New York City, snapping photos all along the way.

“We’re beyond proud of this product. It represents our company in so many ways — literally of course, as our logo is woven into it, but more than that, it represents America, just as we want to. We hope that this becomes our signature product, and based on the feedback we’ve gotten it stands a good chance. People seem really happy with it, and we think interest will continue even once the more patriotic holidays have passed for the year,” said Mesh Gelman, founder of Blanket America.

Many of the pictures taken of the blanket on its tour of the Big Apple have been posted to Blanket America’s Facebook wall, and some are being used in the company’s TAG 2 WIN contest, in which entrants have to tag themselves in or answer questions about photos of Blanket America’s bedding, blankets and towels for the chance to win those products. In one photo, the blanket is seen wrapped around a New York City statue; in another, draped over a railing overlooking the water. Blanket America even managed to get a shot of New York City’s finest holding the Star Spangled Blanket.

“We really want to get this product out there however we can. Facebook seemed like an obvious choice, plus it gives our fans the chance to see the lighter side of the Blanket America staff. We had a blast bringing the Star Spangled Blanket around to our favorite New York City spots, and we’re excited to expand the tour across America!” said Gelman.

The red, white, and blue throw bears the Blanket America logo at the bottom. Available for just $29.99, its soft 100% microfiber texture and large size of 60” x 70” makes it ideal for a number of occasions, including picnics, beach trips, or snuggling up in- or outdoors. Response to the product has been positive, motivating Blanket America to brainstorm ideas for future blankets and other bedding.

For more information on Blanket America or to stop blankets, cotton sheet set kits, and more, visit The Star Spangled Blanket is available at, and to see photos from its adventure across New York City, visit the company’s Facebook and Twitter at and, respectively.

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Elizabeth Brown