Inspired by her baby Jack, Kelly Legler invents Baby Jack Blankets to comfort babies and kids of all ages
It all started a baby boy named Jack who loved ribbons. Jack would tickle his nose and arm with his red satin ribbon but one day his little finger got intertwined in a looped tag blanket his mom made him. Since that day, Baby Jack & Co. was born. Learn more about Baby Jack Blankets and the inventor in this interview with Kelley Legler.
Welcome Kelley! Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a mom, wife and wizard who is inspired by her customers. Being a fan of the Harry Potter series and an avid reader, I designed a Wizard lovey and Fantastic Beasts lovey with the help our our #babyjackfan community. I am a firm believer in seeing the light in the darkest of situations and created a Kindness Project called #spreadthelovey bringing comfort to families in hospitals, military, fire and police stations all over with our loveys raising awareness for causes like Pediatric Cancer, CHD, Infant Loss, Premature Birth and more. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my business and I am blessed to be able to give back and encourage others to prove that kindness is contagious.Mompreneur Interview with Kelley Legler Inventor of Baby Jack BlanketsClick To Tweet
Where did the inspiration for Baby Jack Blankets come from?
The inspiration for my business came from my son Jack. He adored the tags on his blanket that I made him but got his little finger stuck in a ribbon loop. That little red ribbon has given me anxiety for a long time, which motivated me to design an alternative tag blanket by sewing ribbons shut. Since 2011 when we debuted the ribbon tabs, we became a brand that sells to stores throughout the US, Canada and South America.
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What kind of approximate start-up costs were involved in getting Baby Jack Blankets from concept to launch mode?
We have been hand sewing products for quite a while but really designing our own fabrics since 2015 which requires added costs. Since there are not many textile companies in the US, we had to outsource to our factory in China. Finding a factory is not an easy task, typically there are many costs with getting samples from them but we were lucky to find a good one. To be a textile designer, you need to invest in a great computer, software and we hire a local team to hand sew our test prints. Once they prove to be good sellers, we go overseas to our factory!
Who is Baby Jack Blankets for and how does it benefit them?
Baby Jack creates modern sensory tag blankets and toys for kids of all ages. Kids develop cognitively, socially and emotionally through sensory play and the ribbons along the products appeal for tactile play, stimulation and comfort. All products are designed with entertaining educational prints to appeal to a younger audience but to also grow with the child.
1 thing you do for yourself to unwind from it all?
I drink wine and post funny Harry Potter related memes. Of course this also prompts all my friends to tag me in every single thing that is Harry Potter related. I am a mama geek and love reading, getting lost in stories!
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Share a favorite book:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Baby Jack and Company has created an alternative tag blanket comfort toy that has ribbons attached to each product. Each ribbon is sewn shut for added safety, avoiding little fingers from getting stuck in loops. The Lovey is to provide comfort and sensory play for kids. We encourage early learning with our prints as they are designed by 7 year old Jack Legler and sister Bailey, 5 years old. http://babyjackandcompany.com
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