Unable to sleep under her duvet in her Maine home on a hot summer night, Sarah got up to check on her baby and toddler. Despite the humidity, her babies lay dreaming, cool and comfortable under their breathable swaddle blankets. She wondered why these lightweight blankets weren't made for adults. Scouring the internet the next day, she saw a gap in the marketplace. Applying her love of tasteful colors, high standards for softness, and a deep concern for the environment and workers' welfare, she formed Gray Heron and the cotton seed was planted.