What is minky fabric? | Minky Couture

First things first, how is minky fabric made?

Minky blankets are made out of a special type of synthetic, hypo-allergenic plush fabric that is 100% polyester minky material. This fabric is sometimes referred to as cuddle fabric.


What is minky fabric used for?

This fabric is used in many items including: clothing, bedding, and baby blankets. But Minky Couture blankets are not just for babies! We wanted to take the same softness found in the cuddly fabric of baby blankets and make them into bigger blankets for older kids and adults to enjoy just as much!


Is minky fabric waterproof?

The fabrics used in our products are not waterproof. However our soft blankets will keep you nice and cozy after a day playing in the snow or dancing in the rain. 

What is the difference between minky fabric and Sherpa?

Minky and sherpa fabrics are both popular choices for blankets, clothing, and other soft and cozy items. Minky fabric is a type of microfiber fabric that is known for its soft and plush texture. It is made from 100% polyester fibers, which gives it a durable and long-lasting quality. Minky fabric is perfect for blankets, robes, and other cozy items because it is hypoallergenic, breathable, and easy to care for. Additionally, minky fabric comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it a versatile choice for any project.

On the other hand, sherpa fabric is a type of faux shearling fabric that is made from a blend of polyester and acrylic fibers. It has a fluffy and textured pile on one side and a smooth backing on the other. Sherpa fabric is often used for outerwear, hats, and boots because of its insulating properties. However, it may not be as soft and cuddly as minky fabric.

What makes our minky fabric different?

Each blanket begins with the highest quality of minky fabrics that maintains its plush soft feel for many years. This fabric isn't something that you can find at your local fabric store. This fabric is hand picked and purchased through our wholesale distributors ensuring a top-of-the-line thread count. We are continually improving the thickness and richness of our fabrics by maximizing the GSM (grams per square meter) for the highest quality possible. 

We also work with designers to create our own fashion forward patterns to help you express your personal style. The high quality of our plush minky fabric and printed minky fabric prevents its colors from fading and its warmth from decreasing over time. Learn more about the different blankets and other products we offer in our post on Types of Blankets.


What are the different types of minky fabric?

We carry a variety of different blanket weights, textures and other products made from the same soft fabric as our blankets. 



This collection got its name because these blankets feel like a big warm hug!

These blankets are made with all the same minky plush material as our other blankets, but they have a twist to them. They stretch! The right amount of stretch for the perfect hug to snuggle up in. 


The threads on print/patterned blankets are cut quite short and lay flat, leaving the blanket with a silky smooth texture. All of our Pattern blankets are pre-made with a mid-weight minky backing and a satin ruffle that borders the blanket to give it additional texture. 


Our classic category consists mostly of our Sorbet style and a few of our other silky smooth blankets. The threads on these blankets are cut short, leaving the blanket with a silky soft texture. Each blanket has soft and silky plush minky on both sides with no ruffle. These blankets are perfect for the summer and for traveling as they aren't as big and fluffy as some of our other styles. 


Minky Couture extra plush blankets have plush fabric on both sides, and no ruffle. These soft fluffy blankets have medium length to long cut threads for a fluffy and cozy feel. It's like sleeping on a fluffy cloud.  

Black Label

Our Black Label blankets consist mainly of our Hugs style. These blankets are made from special minky fabric that has some stretch! They have just the right amount of stretch to feel like a big warm hug. This collection also features blankets made from specialty fabrics.

Other products

Minky Couture blankets have been so popular that we decided to branch out into other products. We carry pillowcases, minky tote bags, robes, sleep sacs, crib sheets and more! Complete your Minky Couture collection with a pillow or robe for ultimate comfort.