Of course, he turned to Amazon and ordered a cheap version. Once he draped it over himself, he understood the hype. Under a weighted blanket, he was reminded of when he was a kid, and he layered blankets on top of himself to stay warm and comfortable. It felt incredible, but it didn’t take him long to realize weighted blankets’ inherent flaws. Cheap weighted blankets were:
- Way too hot
- Not breathable at all
- Uneven weight distribution
- Cheap toxic materials
- Poor construction
Immediately, Tyler’s instincts kicked in as he thought, “Hey, I could make these weighted blankets so much better without a whole lot of effort.”
That’s when he met Jeremy and Danielle.
They quickly became good friends and discovered they had similar interests, especially in optimizing their sleep with weighted blankets. They began discussing what it would take to design and create their own version of what they thought would be the best weighted blanket on the market.
After much discussion and deliberation, they decided to bite the bullet and invest in the weighted blanket business together. Using what they knew about the weighted blankets on the market, they put together some prototypes to allow for optimal breathability, proper weight distribution, cooling properties, non-toxic materials, and superb construction. Once they got the samples, they knew they were on to something.
In fact, they were so smitten with their prototypes, they decided to take it one step further and pack their backs for China to see precisely how these blankets were made. It was essential to both of them to determine how they could further improve their already much-improved design. In China, they narrowed down their factory choices to what they felt was the best factory partnership and proceeded manufacturing Weighted Evolution weighted blankets, full steam ahead.
Weighted Evolution was born.