Our Story

sy, founder of koko's nest

It all started with my first attempt to knit my daughter a blanket. After making a significant investment in yarn and spending countless hours knitting, what resulted was indeed something beautiful — an heirloom blanket. But two days into my experience as a parent, my baby spit up all over it and the blanket sat in our laundry basket waiting for a hand-wash-and-lay-flat-to-dry treatment that would never come to pass in our new lives as parents. I realized my heirloom baby blanket didn’t do much more than sit on our shelf alongside several other baby items that served no practical function in our lives as modern families. And who needs more stuff on their shelves?

So I set out to design a baby blanket for the modern family — something beautiful with function and purpose. And that’s the koko’s nest birth story. 

In the design process, we tracked down the most luxurious 100% Supersoft Egyptian Cotton twisted in the Lombardy region of Italy. We partnered up with a Scotsman with over 30 years experience in the knitting industry, both in his native Scotland and in the high-end fashion industry of New York City. And we developed our Modern Heirloom baby blanket using both advanced technology and the most skilled craftsmanship to produce each blanket ethically, sustainably and in small batches, right here in the USA.

We developed a stitch and weight that is warm, but light and breathable. It's durable enough to withstand your washer, dryer, and the rough and tumble of modern life, but has just enough give to feel like a loving hug when you wrap it around your little one. 

Life with a new baby is complicated, but baby blankets don’t have to be. Our Modern Heirloom baby blanket is designed to go from hospital to crib, from stroller to playground, from the first weeks to the first flight and beyond. 

Because an heirloom blanket belongs in your life, not on your shelf. 

~ sy, founder
Photo by Leah Beilhart