Pretty Rugged Blog

Luxury in Any Element

Albany's Times Union Features Pretty Rugged Founder, Tracy Slocum, in Their Woman@Work Column

The Times Union recently hosted Tracy Slocum, Pretty Rugged's founder, in their popular Woman@Work column. 

They write in their article, "The blanket was never intended as a means for starting a new company, Slocum Arakelian said. She made her first blanket just for herself, with help from her husband, a third-generation clothing manufacturer. Realizing she wanted a few more to offer friends on the boat, she stitched together additional blankets, but they were all intended for personal use and not for sale. When others began to comment on the blankets — which she took beyond the boat to sporting events and concerts — 'I realized I had something,' she said."

The article also touched on the unique history behind the blanket's creation. They write, "The unseen element of the blanket might be the most compelling. Slocum Arakelian is a direct descendant of Joshua Slocum, the first man to circumnavigate the globe by sailboat, solo. 'It was in his spirit that I created this blanket. He used things like this on his boat, though they were likely pelts,' she said. In 1900, Joshua Slocum published an international bestseller with 'Sailing Alone Around the World,'; and nine years later, he lost his life at sea."

To read the full article click here.



Related Posts

Pretty Rugged Wins Prestigious "Best in Market" Award at NY NOW

BY : Tracy Arakelian / May 08, 2018

This week at the NY NOW 2018 Winter Market, the Pretty Rugged Blanket walked away with two awards - "Best...

Read More

KDHamptons Features the Pretty Rugged Blanket as One of Their Hottest Hostess Gifts

BY : Tracy Arakelian / Mar 29, 2018

KDHamptons, a popular lifestyle blog, recently featured the Pretty Rugged Blanket - naming it their Hotest Hamptons Hostess Gift. ...

Read More

Log into Your Account
New here? Create an Account

Your account has been created. Close this popup and you're ready to go!

Cart Summary