Our Story

Morgan and Ellie Guinness, founders of Groundd nz

Meet Ellie and Morgan

We aren't health experts or old textile traders, we are just people that sleep every night.

However, living in an increasingly stressful world, compounded with daily realities of screens, caffeine, and long work hours, we found to be taking a huge tole on our sleep. Naturally, we love sleep, so we decided to do something about it.

Morgan, in particular, was suffering from insomnia, laying awake at night while his mind was racing. And during the warmer months, his body temperature would soar at night, causing him restless nights of tossing and turning and kicking his blanket off.

During these hot summer months Morgan craved the comforting weight of a duvet to calm his mind, but without the warmth. Morgan talked to everyone and tried their sleep tips, products, natural remedies, but nothing made a significant difference. He did learn, though, that lots of people were experiencing the same issues that he was.

Then he heard of weighted blankets, which were widely used in the medical field for their effectiveness in treating symptoms of anxiety, overstimulation in children with autism, and other stressful conditions. He ordered one online and was very excited by its potential, the pressure soothed him to sleep and he started to wake up much less throughout the night. However, all the available weighted blankets were outdated in design and made of synthetic materials, causing them to still retain body heat and feel unnatural. Further, the traditional synthetic fabrics and plastic packaging used were not taking advantage of the amazing new innovative materials and sustainable processes available for textiles.

So, we decided to take the promising components of weighted blankets and create a new one with a holistic approach to wellness. Our goal was to design a weighted blanket from quality, natural materials that optimises sleep by incorporating the principles of Deep Touch Pressure therapy while leaving a minimal footprint in creating it. Our unique weighted blanket truly works to help us sleep better and stay grounded, and we are thrilled to share it with others.

Sleep tight.

Meet Ellie and Morgan

We aren't therapists or old textile experts, we are just people that sleep every night.

However, living in an increasingly stressful world, compounded with daily realities of screens, caffeine, and long work hours, we found to be taking a huge tole on our sleep. Naturally, we love sleep, so we decided to do something about it.

Morgan, in particular, was suffering from insomnia, laying awake at night while his mind was racing. And during the warmer months, his body temperature would soar at night, causing him restless nights of tossing and turning and kicking his blanket off.

During these hot summer months Morgan craved the comforting weight of a duvet to calm his mind, but without the warmth. Morgan talked to everyone and tried their sleep tips, products, natural remedies, but nothing made a significant difference. He did learn, though, that lots of people were experiencing the same issues that he was.

Then he heard of weighted blankets, which were widely used in the medical field for their effectiveness in treating symptoms of anxiety, overstimulation in children with autism, and other stressful conditions. He ordered one online and was very excited by its potential, the pressure soothed him to sleep and he started to wake up much less throughout the night. However, all the available weighted blankets were outdated in design and made of synthetic materials, causing them to still retain body heat and feel unnatural. Further, the traditional synthetic fabrics and plastic packaging used were not taking advantage of the amazing new innovative materials and sustainable processes available for textiles.

So, we decided to take the promising components of weighted blankets and create a new one with a holistic approach to wellness. Our goal was to design a weighted blanket from quality, natural materials that optimises sleep by incorporating the principles of Deep Touch Pressure therapy while leaving a minimal footprint in creating it. Our unique weighted blanket truly works to help us sleep better and stay grounded, and we are thrilled to share it with others.

Sleep tight.