About Us – Zip Sheets Then and Now
In the beginning
The original concept of Kids Zip Sheets was born during a camping trip in 2011. Carla Lorenzi and her husband designed a secure cover to prevent their children from kicking off covers and waking up cold. The initial design was made from a single sheet with releasable clasps that clipped onto the camping stretcher beds. A sleeping bag was then placed over the top like a duvet. It worked like a charm and prevented the kids from kicking off the covers and it kept them warm all night. After making a few modifications so that the sheets fit securely to a bed mattress, Kids Zip Sheets was conceived and ready for home use in 2013. The business grew in Australia while expanding to New Zealand, Canada, Europe, UK, and the USA.
Kids Zip Sheets come to the USA
In October of 2014, Kids Zip Sheets came to the USA. Beverly Sheaffer, owner of another online business took the opportunity to try a new venture – importing stock to the USA for resale. The product fit her niche market perfectly but the way to obtain it was a totally a new experience that came with a learning curve. Slow to take off in the early years, the business is now growing by leaps and bounds. Improved products, more frequent opportunities to purchase stock, wider range of use and greater appeal to the general public all make ZipSheets much more popular in the United States today. It is really just the beginning of Zip Sheets USA!!
Wider appeal today
Liesa and Anthony Davis purchased Kids Zip Sheets in 2018 after a long search for the right business. With four children of their own, they immediately saw the benefits of the product. They have continued to develop the product range as well as the international expansion. With growing interest in the products from older people and people with disabilities, they changed the name to Zip Sheets to reflect this wider appeal.