by, Claire on, Mar 21, 2019 Niche Businesses. Business Opportunities. Home Business.
Blankets are everywhere and our love affair as a nation for them has been pretty steady for years. Adults and Children find something comforting, alluring and magnetic about a blanket and if you fancy making your own to sell, there are some definite business opportunities out there.
The first one to consider is the weighted blanket which are gaining in popularity not just for their benefits for Children but adults also. The weighted blanket gives the overall feeling of being hugged and of having a supporting hand around you. They are used commonly for Adults and Children to lesson feelings of anxiety and encourage and help good sleep patterns.
The one possible downside if there are any is the slight difficulty in transporting them, whilst they can easily be picked up, especially if they are smaller blankets, they are on the heavy side. Many on the market are also incredibly expensive and before they gained popularity over the last couple of years, the designs and styles were slightly limited. If you are looking for a business opportunity this is definitely one to watch and one where you can either create your own brand of weighted blankets or stay with a niche and make Children’s weighted blankets.
Chunky knit blankets are certainly in fashion but making the right ones that will sell for the right price is the key to this business idea. The blankets using the large wool and made using only our hands are great for doing different colors and styles. If you want to enter a niche market and use Merino wool, there are some great sizes, colors and textures from different UK Suppliers. Although you would be entering the upper priced end of the market, these blankets are definitely sought after.