Village of Moms couldn’t be more excited to announce that Kolcraft is on board as one of our sponsors for BlogMania!
An interview with Kolcraft:
Tell me a little about the company.
Our Kolcraft story begins in 1946 Chicago, when Leo Koltun made playpen pads out of cotton batting and oilcloth covers for post World War II babies. In 1949 when he found himself with surplus padding, Leo used his ingenuity to invent the all-around crib and playpen bumper pad .
Rapid growth followed as Kolcraft expanded into manufacturing other types of pads including crib mattresses making Kolcraft America’s #1crib mattress manufacturer.
In 1979, Kolcraft began making plastic products with the introduction of the innovative Carri-Cradle; the first combination plastic infant carrier and rocker with a carrying handle. Kolcraft continued its expansion into manufacturing and distributing other product categories including: Playards, High Chairs, Walkers and Strollers . By 1994, Kolcraft became one of the nations leading suppliers of strollers.
True to its innovative nature, Kolcraft continued to grow throughout the 1990’s by entering into additional new categories including Bassinets, Bouncers, Swings and Juvenile Furniture.
Today Kolcraft continues to be the #1 Crib Mattress manufacturer partnering with Sealy® to manufacture top-line crib mattresses. In addition to the Kolcraft Brand, we have now also partnered with recognizable brand names such as Jeep®, Sesame Beginnings™, Contours® and Sealy®, leaders in their industries, to produce a variety of children’s products.
Kolcraft continues its commitment to quality products and service. Our continuity of family ownership sets us apart allowing us to have an entrepreneurial approach and develop and manufacture “must have” baby products that make parents’ and caregivers’ lives easier .
What types of items do you sell?
Kolcraft sells baby gear from play yards to high chairs to strollers to walkers & crib mattresses.
What product(s) are your best sellers?
Kolcraft is the #1 Crib mattress manufacturer. Our Sealy & Kolcraft crib mattresses are best sellers. Our Kolcraft walkers are also very popular as are our strollers.
Anything you recommend for the summer or for the holiday season?
It truly depends on the parents’ needs, but our Contours line is always a hit because of the many options, flexibility & fashion flair it gives today’s baby gear.
New and upcoming additions to your current list of products?
We have some VERY EXCITING products for 2011, but we can’t let the cat out of the bag yet. Make sure you keep checking back to our website for new & exciting products & info!
Do you have a blog, Twitter or FaceBook account?
We sure do! We love connecting with parents, grandparents & care takers. You can find us at: Blog, Facebook and Twitter
What made you join the mania at BlogMania?
How could we not? We are all about moms & mania.
Anything else you want to tell readers or promote?
Please stop by & see us on our social media & blog sites. We always have new info, contests & just love to connect with you. Stop on by & become part of our Kolcraft family!
And just what is Kolcraft generously giving one lucky BlogMania participant?
Please stay tuned this summer to learn more about Kolcraft’s strollers and as I introduce other BlogMania sponsors!
Visit Kolcraft at www.kolcraft.com