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Gravity: The Weighted Blanket for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety

A project in Brooklyn, NY by John Fiorentino

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A weighted blanket engineered to be 10% of your body weight to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation.
Backers: 23805
Average Pledge Per Backer: $199

Funded: $4,729,263 of $21,500
Dates: Apr 26th -> May 30th (35 days)
Project By: John Fiorentino
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Yogibo Founder Says Moon Pod's $1.3 Million Kickstarter Project Ripped Off Its Idea

March 22nd - via:
The messages began turning up in Eyal Levy's inbox in June: "Hello. Just wanted to give you a heads-up about a Kickstarter project that is completely ripping off your original idea." "Have you guys been made aware of a Kickstarter called Moon Pod which is trying to claim a similar product as their own design?" Levy was aware now. For nine years, the entrepreneur had been developing Yogibo, a lifestyle company centered on new-age beanbag chairs that enfold users' bodies in a soft, squoodgey hug. Yogibo's customers were directing him to a Kickstarter campaign for Moon Pod, being marketed as the "reinvention of the beanbag," "unique," and "an experience you've never felt before." As far as Levy could tell, it was virtually identical to Yogibo's product, for which he would receive a patent in October. (Read More)

The Seductive Confinement of a Weighted Blanket in an Anxious Time

February 26th - via:
Jia Tolentino writes about the rise of weighted blankets, such as the Gravity Blanket, and whether they have a real effect on anxiety. Weighted blankets and vests have been used for decades as therapeutic aids for children with developmental disorders, and as tools for calming anxious dogs and cats. (Read More)

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It's raised over $4m on Kickstarter, but are weighted blankets worth the hype?

June 9th - via:
It claims to improve sleep and reduce anxiety levels. (Read More)

Why $200 Adult Security Blankets Are A Stroke Of Startup Genius

June 5th - via:
The Gravity blanket raised over $4.7 million on Kickstarter by nailing a formula most startups don’t. (Read More)


May 29th - via:
Hi backers, It's hard to believe we're in the home stretch—just 24 hours to go! If you have friends and family who could benefit from Gravity Blanket but haven't backed us yet, this will be their last chance to buy it at a heavily discounted rate.... (Read More)

4 Days Left! (Updates, Fun Test Video, Have a Great Holiday Weekend!)

May 26th - via:
Hey Kickstarter community, Thanks again for all the love and support. Before the holiday season kicks off we wanted to share with you a special video of strangers trying out the blanket that we made in Union Square Park here in New York City! You'll... (Read More)

Gravity Weighted Blanket Raises Over $4 Million Via Kickstarter

May 26th - via:
A new blanket called Gravity which launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, has raised over $4 million thanks to over 20,000 backers (Read More)

Video Update! (manufacturing, referral program, final days)

May 25th - via:
Hi Everyone! First off, I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to all those who pledged to Kickstarter for supporting my dream in launching the gravity blanket! Our team has decided to no longer offer our referral program so that we can focus... (Read More)

Only Eight Days Left: Be a Part of Our Success!!!

May 22nd - via:
Hi everyone! We’re coming up on the close of our campaign - only eight days le. It’s been such a wild ride. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would see one of my projects featured on the Today Show (who would have guessed Al Roker would be... (Read More)

Whoa, that anxiety blanket is up to $3.6 million on Kickstarter

May 18th - via:
Two weeks ago, we asked if you were buying the Gravity blanket and the anxiety-reducing claims it made. The results are in: you are. (Read More)

New Gravity Travel Blanket Lessens Stress While Sleeping, Lets You Feel Hugged

May 15th - via:
A Kickstarter project is making waves and it's a weighted blanket that's designed to lessen stress and anxiety of people who use it while sleeping. This is because the materials on the blanket make the person feel like they're hugged. (Read More)

We're Almost Halfway!!!!

May 12th - via:
Hi guys! Happy Friday. It’s been an absolutely crazy week, and my team and I continue to be overwhelmed by the love and support from the community. There are a few questions we’ve been getting asked frequently in the comments and messages, and... (Read More)

‘Gravity’ Deep Sleep Blanket: $169 Heavy Comforters Weighing Up To 25 Pounds Raise $1.8 Million On Kickstarter

May 5th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign named Gravity: The Weighted Blanket for Sleep, Stress and Anxiety is gaining not only plenty of attention online, but plenty of money from interested buyers. (Read More)

Community Survey. For Real This Time

May 4th - via:
Our last link didn't work. Please see below!    (Read More)

We Need Your Input!

May 4th - via:
Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!  We're going to start doing updates a few times a week to keep you posted on the status of our project. We're so eager to be sharing progress with you, and give more insight into the future of Gravity.  And so, we're... (Read More)

Are you buying it? An anxiety-reducing weighted blanket has raised $1.4M and counting on Kickstarter

May 3rd - via:
The weight of the blanket, which is about 10 percent of a person’s body weight, is said to give it therapeutic properties, increasing the body’s melatonin and serotonin production, which reduces stress and anxiety and helps you sleep. (Read More)

Thanks a Million!

May 2nd - via:
I can't believe when I woke up the other day that we had surpassed one million in pledges. The team and I are STUNNED and so grateful for your support.  We have a few updates that will hopefully address some of the more frequently asked questions... (Read More)

Thank You For an Incredible Week 1!

April 29th - via:
Hi All,Thank you all so much for this incredible support! We are absolutely thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response people are having towards our product and mission. This is a product that can really help so many people and we would love... (Read More)


April 27th - via:
Hey Backers, We just passed $250,000!We are FLOORED by the response to this campaign! Thank you all so much for supporting our dream of bringing the weighted blanket to the general public!  We spent the past few months sitting on our couches under... (Read More)

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