Douglasville, GA (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
Carousel Designs (http://www.babybedding.com), the juvenile industry’s largest independent baby bedding and décor brand, announces that March 2013 marks its twenty-fifth year in business. Originally founded in 1988 as a nursery supply company and reinvented in 2007 by current owners Jonathan Hartley and Allan Sicat, the award-winning, Georgia-based company has grown to be a market leader for designing, manufacturing and providing parents with premium and custom crib bedding, nursery décor, and innovative online and mobile interactive nursery design tools, as well as shining example in community engagement.
"We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone, which is a symbol of our longevity as a business wholly designed and produced in the US,” says Jonathan Hartley. “We attribute this quarter-of-a-century of success to our commitment to quality, unmatched personalized service, and the ability to custom design baby's bedding — none of which is possible unless your product is made right here in the USA.”
Since purchasing the company in 2007, Hartley and Sicat, each West Point graduates and former US Army officers, have applied the operational discipline and leadership they learned in the military to transform Carousel Designs into a national online retailer. Their implementation of process-oriented production techniques and cutting-edge technology – such as the interactive online Nursery Designer (http://www.babybedding.com/designer), which provides consumers with a virtual visualization of custom designs – have pioneered new industry and consumer standards in baby bedding and nursery design. In addition, Carousel Designs has steadily created jobs for the local economy, growing from four employees to more than 50 currently.
Over the past 25 years, community engagement has been a company priority alongside meeting consumer demands. As both a veteran and family-owned business, Carousel Designs has focused on supporting military families and has partnered with the national non-profit, Operation Shower (http://www.operationshower.org), since 2011 to provide baby showers for expecting military moms whose spouses are deployed or seriously injured. To date, Carousel Designs has sponsored seven Operation Shower events, which have gained national recognition, including the attention of Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Martha Stewart, and celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Melissa Joan Hart, among others.
“While we are extremely proud of the past, we are looking forward to future accomplishments,” says Allan Sicat. “We hope to make even greater strides in the next 25 years as we continue to develop new product and industry innovations, as well as find new ways to support the US economy and military families.”
About Carousel Designs
Georgia-based Carousel Designs, a contemporary and trend setting leader in the baby bedding industry, was founded in 1988. For more than 25 years, Carousel Designs has manufactured high quality baby bedding, toddler, twin and full/queen size bedding and nursery décor. Carousel Designs is the only baby bedding company that allows parents to design and create their own virtual nursery online with their Nursery Designer, a unique, interactive design tool. The company also offers more than 100 pre-designed ready to ship crib bedding collections and more than 300 fabrics to choose from in a range of versatile styles. For more information visit http://www.babybedding.com.