Please wash the blanket at wool program. The blanket will absorb a lot of water when washed; we also use the wood fibers for our towels. We recommend spinning the blanket after washing and using a dryer on a low setting to dry the blanket for up to 20 min.
The soft pile will change with every wash, which is a characteristic of all textiles made from natural fibers. We made a conscious decision against adding fibers made of polymers, as these would cause microplastics in the washing water with every wash.