It all started with a good book,
cold feet and a big bulky blanket…

I was Ironworker then and an avid reader. I’d come home from a hard day and just want to snuggle on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book. But here’s the thing that always drove me crazy –

Big comfy blankets take a lot of space.

On a day just like any other, I fond myself daydreaming about a multi-functional cushion that could be decorative while not in use, but that would also hide a blanket big enough to wrap my whole body in to stay warm while watching a movie, reading or just unwinding from a busy day.

After some serious Google searches I found there was nothing in the market like what I imagined. I just knew I had to create it. It took me over a year of prototyping and testing, but I finally felt ready to share my creation with the world. We made 300 units, booked a booth at a huge maker’s market and jumped in with both feet.

That weekend we sold out and I got the answer I needed. The KOUSa cushion was officially launched and has been going strong ever since.

Since then KOUSa has grown. You can find our cushions in over 40 stores and we now offer dog beds, upholstery services and custom fabric designs.

OUR VALUES

KOUSa is woman-owned business located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
All of our products are designed and made in our Southside Studio.

We Appreciate Our Customers

We want you to love our products as much as we do.

We Stand By Our Products

We strive to design ad make the best quality products.

We Do Everything With LOVE

We love what we do and it shows in quality of our work.

Kate Thibodeau
CEO / FOUNDER

Inventor and designer of the revolutionary cushion/blanket design, she’s always looking for ways to serve the world and better herself. Continuously learning and achieving a new set of goals is what keeps her on her toes. Even if she’s always busy, making time to enjoy the little things in her life is in her top priorities.

Emilie Legere
Administration

Our go-to person for just about everything, Emilie is a passionate and a hard-working mom. She moved to Beaumont, AB from Quebec, in 2007 following her husband. They have started their family and have two beautiful children. They love their life on their acreage and also love to travel as much as they can.

Greg H.
Graphic Designer / Printer manager

He loves designing and creating which has brought a breath of fresh air to our team. Greg is originally from Ontario and has been working in the construction industry for the last few years. He loves the outdoor, good food and travelling. Welcome to our team.

Seamstresses / Helpers
“Production line”

We have had a fair number of seamstresses and helpers contributing to the success of our brand since 2017. From our Studio in Edmonton and our few workers working from home, we succeed finding smart, talented and hard worker to help us make this brand what it is today.

Kayla McColman
Sales Rep/Tradeshow

This lady has saved our lives more than once and she totally deserves a place on our “Our team” page. Beside having a full time job as a Safety Advisor she help us at Tradeshow from time to time when she can. Thank you for being amazing and for being there when we need it the most.

Angie Turner
Metal Snap Specialist

She is funny, loving but most of all determined. Mom of 2 beautiful girls and living the acreage life, Angie installs all of the metal snaps on our blankets. She is able to work from home achieving the perfect work and life balance. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.

SOCIAL COMMITMENT

KOUSa in the community

2022

We donated 100 blankets to The Mustard Seed, Edmonton. These blankets will be used at their new shelter, Prairie Manor as part of welcome baskets for people moving in.

2019

Saffron Centre, Sherwood Park, AB a non-profit organization working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual violence. 8 mini KOUSa cushions were donated to comfort those in need at the Centre.

Victim Services, Strathcona County, AB works in conjunction with the RCMP to assist victims of crime and trauma within Strathcona County. 5 mini KOUSa cushions were donated for their use.

2018

A total of $2801 was gifted to different organizations within our community. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Edmonton, AB distributed 24 Mini KOUSa cushions to individuals staying in their facilities.

A Safe Place, located in Sherwood Park, AB offers shelter and support to abused women and their children. 12 Mini KOUSa cushions were donated for children in this orgnisation.