Cozy Cocoon, based in Bellmore, N.Y., was founded in 1997 by a mother of three who simply wanted to calm her crying six-week-old baby niece. She was able to do so by creating her very first baby cocoon which grew into a profitable business of adorable exports to mothers around the world. Since then, the company has been manufacturing baby swaddling products crafted from soft stretchy U.S –made cotton, including baby bunting sets, blankets, toddler dresses and skirts. As they expand, they continue to source more local fabric and trims, along with local equipment and machines.
In 2014 the company obtained an EXIM’s Express Insurance policy which helps small businesses expand into new foreign markets, add new buyers, provide payment risk protection and extend competitive credit terms to foreign buyers. The company’s export sales have increased by 20 percent in just one year and they are currently looking to hire two new employees as a result.