YEA and ProvenGround Competition- Flour Innovation Award for college dorm and home bedding that zips on your twin or XL-twin bed.  Warm comforter for cold weather locations and air conditioned rooms.

High school classmates launch ZzzSockTM  

Kyle Blatt and Jeff Blethen launched their ZzzSock idea while high school classmates in a suburban community outside of Chicago. The young men embarked upon their journey as members of the local Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). The ZzzSock took first place in the Chamber’s “Shark Tank” style business competition advancing them to the Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas Business Competition in Rochester, New York. Their updated business plan was subsequently submitted by Mr. Blethen to the University of South Carolina’s Proving Ground Business Competition where the ZzzSock idea won the Fluor Innovation Award. Kyle and Jeff subsequently pitched their idea to Fritz Winans, a 20-year veteran in the textile industry. Partnering as a co-owner of the newly formed company, Mr. Winans helped the founders bring the ZzzSock from concept to reality with product development and sourcing decisions.

Creator Kyle Blatt developed ZzzSock because he loves to sleep and hates making his bed.

Kyle Blatt

Co-founder Kyle Blatt developed ZzzSock because he loves a great night's sleep and hates making his bed. Kyle is currently a college senior majoring in Consumer Science.

Co-founder Jeff Blethen doesn't sleep much, but when he does he wants his comforter to stay on the bed. ZzzSock stays in place no matter how much he moves around.

Jeffrey Blethen
Co-founder Jeff Blethen doesn't sleep much, but when he does he wants his comforter to stay on the bed. ZzzSock stays in place no matter how much he moves around. Jeff is currently a college senior double-majoring in International Business and Finance.

Fritz Winans is a seasoned CEO and senior leader with a wealth of textile industry expertise and a track record of success with global retail luxury brands.

Fritz Winans
Partner Fritz Winans is a seasoned CEO and senior leader with a wealth of textile industry expertise and a track record of success with global retail luxury brands. Fritz thinks ZzzSock is a great bedding product for college dorms. "Where was ZzzSock when I was in school?"