At the end of 2007, my sister Alex gave me a self-sewn sleeve blanket. I liked them, but didn't use them in the way they were intended: not covered up from the front, but folded over from behind as a kind of coat.
With all the comfort, both carrying methods also had their disadvantages: Sitting at the desk, the feet were not warm enough. You couldn't walk around with it without wiping the floor and without running the risk of tripping over it. When not in use, the sleeve cover was difficult to stow away. These disadvantages had to be eliminated!
In the summer of 2008 I decided to tackle the matter, bought a sewing machine and started tinkering. In the spring of 2009, the first - still somewhat awkward-looking - prototype saw the light of day.
The invention was granted a patent in Great Britain in 2013 and in Germany in 2014.
2014 Awarded the bronze medal at the inventors' fair iENA in Nuremberg
But it was only at the beginning of 2018 that the Huggle made its breakthrough thanks to the media attention of an inventor show on German TV .
Although everything is still very difficult and much is unclear, to see my Huggle vision implemented in reality is the goal that guides me.
VV "Mother of the Huggle", 2019