Lots of throw blankets and pillows today use man-made fibers that are designed to feel ultra soft and luxurious to the touch. They mimic the feel of fur, cashmere and other luxurious fibers and come in vibrant colors. But many of these have to be treated with chemical fire retardants in order to be safe. Stick with natural materials, like cotton and wool. Not only are they naturally fire resistant, they come from renewable crops and feel just as nice and natural to the touch.