#The United OfAmerica

United In Comfort. United In Spirit.

Cotton is The Fabric of Our Lives.® But a love of cotton is not the only thing we Americans have in common. Let us always remember that we are more alike than different. We are all born seeking not only comfort, but also life, liberty and happiness, however that may be defined. It’s what makes us The United of America. 

What is the Story Behind the Blanket?

Cotton. It's one of the first things to touch the delicate skin of the tiniest Americans. Its soft touch and easy care have made it the perfect fabric for the iconic, striped hospital blanket made by the Illinois-based medical supply company, Medline. 

Medline introduced the Kuddle-Up blanket in the 1950s to provide a warm and comforting receiving blanket for new moms to use. Sixty years later, Medline sells 1.5 million striped cotton blankets every year. Medline’s cotton blanket spans racial, economic and generational divides. There are very few of us who have not been touched—either physically or emotionally—by this simple, cotton blanket.