Elks and angels are the brainchild of an Australian-born interior architect and designer, Janet Kennedy Ault, who left the laid-back country of Australia to live in the dazzling and frosty city of New York. It is here, elks & angels was born.
Australians have a long history with their use of sheepskin. For over a century the ‘aussies’ have known the benefits of this miracle fiber. ‘Aussie moms’ have been using them as rugs for babies at sleep time, play time and tummy time.
Janet like most other Australian babies, had her very own sheepskin. Her mom loved it and had many uses for it; it became a portable bed, the most luxurious play mat and a stroller liner when on the go which provided extra comfort. Her sheepskin became a familiar environment providing the calming security a child need.
Inspired by the meeting of an age-old wisdom and the frosty winters in New York, with the necessary skills in design, Janet began designing a sheepskin cocoon for babies that meets the flexibility and lifestyle of a busy parent.
The elks and angels’ philosophy are that the environment for babies should be as natural, safe and as comfortable as the one it just left. With this concept and with her own firsthand experience of the benefits of Australian sheepskin, Janet set about changing the way parents keep their babies warm in north America by introducing the equally fashion conscious and environmentally aware ‘snuggle pod’.
Elks and angels will continue to design products, that enhance the lives of new parents and their children, a range that will be based on a child’s wellbeing and ethically and socially responsible methods.