The Traveler’s Dream Come True
Angie Higa, founder and CEO of Sky Dreams, knows that the process of getting from here to there can take a toll on you, so she’s developed unique travel blankets that make it easier to endure those long flights to your final destination by keeping you comfortable and warm in a travel-friendly manner.
“What makes my Sky Dreams travel blanket and matching comfort neck pillow so travel-friendly is that the 40-by-58-inch blanket conveniently folds into its own bag called ‘Maxxy,’” Higa says. “There are several travel blankets on the market. However, they have a separate bag that you have to put your blanket in and they come with an inflatable pillow.
“What my customers love about my blanket is that it makes it convenient for those who wish to travel light. Most of all, they love that it’s stylish, too, and when folded into a bag, the pocket can hold their favorite travel accessories as well.”
This Mililani resident and mother of two launched the line in July 2009 and admits that business has been booming ever since - she sold more than 266 of her creations at just two craft fairs last year. The blankets are made with 100 percent polyester fleece, which is soft, cozy and fitting for all seasons; they also are available in 100 percent cotton. Higa most recently designed a travel blanket especially for the keiki as well, named after her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter Kaianna, which debuted last weekend at the Made in Hawaii Festival. The 40-by-40-inch blanket folds into a backpack, which makes it easier for the little ones to carry. Another new design Higa is proud of is the “Randy,” named after her husband, biggest fan and supporter. It’s a 40-by-58-inch blanket that folds into a duffel bag.
“All three designs come with a matching neck pillow, and both pillow and blanket are machine washable and dryable,” she says.
“My timing is perfect, especially since some airlines are either charging for pillows and blankets or there are just not any to be found.”
The Sky Dreams travel blankets range from $29.99 to $34.99.
Higa currently works out of her garage, now converted into a workshop, designing and creating all the travel blankets, which can be purchased from her online store, skydreamsllc.com, or at A Little Bit of Everything, a new shop on Kapiolani Boulevard. Higa also is set to showcase her creations at several craft fairs around town later this year.
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