The new year marks a milestone for local company, SensaCalm. From humble beginnings in the sewing room of a church, to a company employing 35 people and selling over three million in weighted blankets a year, SensaCalm is an American small business success story, said officials.
“Our success has been built on the faith and support of the wonderful people that have been part of it over the years, not to mention the buyers that have put their trust in us, sharing our name with their own friends and family,” says Donna Chambers, owner and founder of SensaCalm.
SensaCalm sells weighted blankets for stress, anxiety and insomnia that promote calm and restfulness. They are used by people from all walks of life including individuals with Autism, Anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder, Alzheimer’s and just general every day stress.
“Our 10-year anniversary means a lot to me, not only as an employee, but also as a mother of special needs children," said Sarah Messimer, general manager of SensaCalm. "The comfort and sleep that the weighted blankets have brought to my entire family has been a lifesaver. Since my son got our very first weighted blanket 10 years ago, we’ve seen such an improvement in our way of life."
As pioneers in the weighted blanket industry, SensaCalm still lovingly crafts each blanket in the USA with high-quality materials, despite the influx of non-American made copies flooding the market, said officials.
SensaCalm is celebrating with an open house at their location on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon animals, and food trucks. The public is invited to bring the family and come try out a weighted blanket in the showroom.