Heritage Blankets was one of my very first clients when I started up my styling biz and Kate – the boss babe behind the brand – is one of the most authentic women I’ve had the pleasure to cross paths with.
As a Product Photographer, I often get the chance to trial the products that cross my desk and our Heritage Blankets have become a staple in our home. Not only were they beautiful to swaddle my daughter in when she was young, but now they’re used as cot sheets, pram blankets and picnic rugs.
I got the opportunity to chat with Kate about what makes Heritage Blankets so amazing and I’m going to share some of it with you below:
Blankets truly are the embodiment of comfort and warmth and I really want them to be the keepsake of all those special memories.Kate, Heritage Blankets
How did Heritage Blankets come to be?
I found myself in a funk after having my first boy about 6 months into being a new mum. My whole life revolved around feeding and sleeping and washing! while that is absolutely fine, I did feel the need to be creative and also to have my own thing to work on.
The Heritage Blanket idea was one that I had already had as I’d been searching for something exactly like them. I had wanted a keepsake wrap or blanket to be used in the hospital pictures and then treasured for generations.
Things just fell into place for me and soon I had my first run of three blankets and the idea grew into a business.
In whose hands did you envision your product when you created it?
My Blankets are for the mummy who values and wants to slow down time in motherhood. Blankets truly are the embodiment of comfort and warmth and I really want them to be the keepsake of all those special memories.
As mothers we are our babies from day one and still find ourselves snuggling on the lounge with a blanket when the are sick or just as special moments when they are older.
You mentioned starting Heritage Blankets after your baby was born, what did you do for work prior?
I worked in retail prior to leaving work for maternity leave. I loved the human connection and actually craved it. I worked for a boss who didn’t value customer relationships and undervalued the importance of giving their customers the best experience possible. I dreamed then that if I ever did have a business to call my own then customer service and relationships would be the core of business
So what’s the best thing about being your own boss?
I love the freedom. I get to drop everything and be there for family or friends. The work I need to get done doesn’t go away but I’ve learnt that its okay if I push something into the following week.
We have been able to plan impromptu holidays in our caravan without having to have holidays book or planned weeks in advance.
Impromptu holidays are one of the sweetest things about running your own biz, but what does a normal work day look like for you?
My days complete revolve around my boys. how much work I get done completely depends on their mood #mumlife. Usually I spend the mornings checking emails and messages.
Then once those kiddies are in bed I have to get my mojo on and pack them orders before they wake. Because we all know toddlers like to help so if I was to do that while they were awake your packages would arrive in a bad state! Then once those boys wake I’m into town to do my daily post run.
Thanks so much for chatting Kate! If you’d like to see more of what Heritage Blankets is about, visit Kate through her social links below!
I’m Kate, mummy of two very loud and adventurous boys and have another on the way. I’m also the owner of Heritage Blankets, something that I am very proud of. Being able to stay home with my boys and do something I love all the while connecting with so many is something I’m truly grateful for!
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Emily is the lead photographer and creative eye at Emily K Creative. She enjoys creating insta-worthy content and is passionate about her family, women’s rights and sustainability