Thank you to the chamber for sharing this local story!
Davis Chamber of Commerce President Angie interviewed the founder of Minky Couture, Sandi Hendry and talked to her about winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Sandi shares some heartwarming stories of people receiving Minky Couture blankets, about their non-profit, Heart of Minky, and what she loves about the Davis Chamber of Commerce! Minky Couture started in 2009 when the owner, Sandi Hendry’s daughter became very ill and was hospitalized for several months. During this time, Sandi longed for a way to bring comfort to her daughter while in recovery. Her daughter asked for a “big baby blanket” to snuggle up with during this time. Sandi looked everywhere for a fashionable, cozy blanket but was unable to find one perfect for her daughter. It was at this time that Sandi created the first-ever Adult size Minky Couture blanket. This incredibly soft blanket was swooned over by those surrounding her daughter in recovery. Sandi created 2 more, 10 more, 100 more per requests – giving them to those in need and selling them out of her trunk to people longing for luxurious comfort.
Minky Couture has affected the lives of a countless number of people through gifts, donations, and the “Heart of Minky” program. For every adult blanket purchased, a mini Minky is donated to a NICU. Many local mothers have also been given the opportunity to work as seamstresses from their own homes. Each blanket begins with the highest quality of fabric that maintains its plush soft feel for many years. Experience for yourself what makes a Minky Couture blanket the BEST. BLANKET. EVER!
We are so lucky to have Sandi and Minky Couture across Utah!!