New Blankets Available in 2019
As we make our way through the beginning weeks of the new year, winter is still ready to rear it’s ugly head. While temperatures drop in the South (to what we call “cold”) the North is facing winter storm after winter storm. As temperatures drop, there’s no need to reach for your thermostat just yet…Blended Designs has got you covered! We are proud to announce that we are dropping a new line of 100 percent fleece blankets to help you beat the cold this season! Check out some of our new items available in our online store.
Personalize like a Boss
Here at Blended Designs, we recognize the importance of you being able to #BeDifferent. It is our unique experiences, appearances, skills and talents that give us our black girl and black boy magic. This is why our new line of fleece blankets can be personalized with your favorite's names! These new throws feature each member of the #BDSquad. Just like our totes, bags, backpacks and accessories, these blankets feature characters that represent a wide variety of melanin skin tones.
Are you an animal lover that aspires to be a vet one day? Then the Riley™ line of products is perfect for you! Is your child a star athlete with a propensity for leadership? Then he or she will fall in love with our Langston™ products! Not sure what #BDSquad member that you are? Head over to our quiz to find out what character has #SquadGoals most like your own! Next, it’s time to personalize your favorite character’s blanket, pick out your favorite color from our extensive selection and add your name for some extra flair!
Representation = Inspiration
Blended Designs was founded in response to a startling fact discovered by founder Casey Kelley: only 2 percent of all backpacks available on the market represent characters of color. This dismal representation of a wide variety of melanin skin tones inspired Kelley to begin her 100 percent black-owned business back in 2014. Since then, Kelley has dedicated herself to providing children with high-quality products that inspire confidence and greatness, both in and out of the classroom.
By purchasing 1954 products, you are providing bags and accessories with characters that your children can identify with. You are providing consumers with an opportunity to #BuyBlack. When you support a black-owned business, you are investing your hard-earned money back into our community, making it possible for a black-owned business to succeed. These success stories will, in turn, serve as inspiration for your children that they can do anything when they decide to pursue and achieve their goals.
Beat the Winter Blues With a Good Book
As parents, we adore when our children find a sport that they love. The skills that our kids learn and the relationships that they form with coaches and teammates can help to promote excellence both in and out of the classroom. However, winter storms and months of cold and hinder our children's abilities to go outside and perform. This can mean hours on end spent inside waiting for the weather to improve. Our new fleece blankets serve as the perfect excuse to get your little one to cuddle up and read a good book.
The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) released its findings on the number of children's books either by or about people of color published in 2017. Not surprisingly, only 31 percent of children's books published in this year were by or concerning characters of diversity. Although this number had been steadily increasing over the years and is at an all time high since 1994, these statistics are still concerning when it comes to proper representation of characters of a wide variety of melanin skin tones. Give your child the gift on confidence this winter season by pairing their new customized blanket with one of our favorite inspiring books.
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