My son and I create heatable/freezable friendly stuffed monsters, weighted blankets, and coming soon will be sensory swings.
All of our products are organic, natural, or eco-friendly. The outer shell of the stuffed animals is either organic cotton sherpa or organic boiled wool stuffed with jasmine rice and eco stuffing.
Our weighted blankets are either a 7 or 3 layer process. The seven-layer blankets are warmer with an outer layer of organic velveteen and organic waffle knit sandwiching two layers of cotton batting around two layers of muslin and then inside are glass beads. The three-layer blankets do not have batting and are cooler for summer.
A few years ago, I began to foster (and later adopted) two high-needs children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Very quickly, I discovered they both benefited greatly from having their senses stimulated. They were both fascinated with smells and textures and wanted to wrap themselves up tight in blankets.
I have worked in the clothing and sewing industry all my life and seeing my kids so happy got me to start thinking about designing things specifically to help them. Having FAS, my kids often struggle to keep a calm mind and body. Sensory objects, specifically ones that apply weight or hold them have had an astounding positive impact on their lives.
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