Freshly Launched :: Blanket Statements
Launched :: Leslie Armstrong McLeod
LaunchHER says :: We are so incredibly inspired by Leslie and her feel good venture, Blanket Statements. She is supporting other women in need because she has been in “HER shoes”.
In HER words :: Blanket Statements was founded with this goal in mind: to provide physical warmth, spiritual comfort and love by means of sharing a blanket. For each snuggly, warm throw blanket purchased an additional identical blanket is donated to a women’s shelter. Each donated blanket also includes a personal note, or uplifting statement for the woman in need. It is a simple premise – get a blanket, give a blanket.
I started this business at the end of 2010. The idea came forth because I am going through a divorce after almost 20 years of marriage. I was researching shelters in anticipation of needing one, but felt guilty thinking I would take the place of someone who was in an even worse situation than I was. After moving out on my own I started Blanket Statements with the little extra money I was able to scrape together. I am a mom of two teenagers…my daughter is 16, and my son is 14. This journey has been a learning experience for all of us and I feel is making us all better people.
Blanket Statements is an eco-friendly company utilizing as many recycled or renewable sources as possible. Our packaging, shipping and several blankets are eco-friendly and/or carbon neutral. I also strive to find easy-care products that are made in the USA.
Blanket Statements is a small family-run endeavor. My labor of love.