We are proud of our talented team here at Carousel Designs, who bring years of experience, and a commitment to create the very best baby bedding in the industry. Our workers hail from all over the world but have made their homes in and around Douglasville, Georgia, where we have been located for nearly a quarter of a century.
Some of our employees have been with us right from the very start and we keep adding to the team with talented new hires as the business grows; experienced or new – the one thing all Carousel Designs employees have in common is passion … passion for quality, for beautiful designs and for creating the very best baby bedding for your little one!
Now, in the spirit of getting to know the people of Carousel Designs, we’d like to introduce you to our cutting manager, Anika!
Where are you from originally?
My hometown is Coburg, Germany. Coburg is a small town in Bavaria, located about two and a half hours north of Münich. After finishing school, I moved around Europe with my family and in 2005 we moved to the United States. I started working at Carousel Designs shortly afterward.
How did you get your start in the baby bedding industry?
I am a seamstress by trade. I actually earned my degree in Germany while working in apprentice-type roles, gaining real-world experience in sewing, cutting, fashion and design. I worked for several companies in different areas of the textile industry, creating everything from window treatments to home décor and bedding, before coming to the U.S. and joining the team at Carousel.
About five years.
What’s your job title?
What does that mean, exactly?
Cutting is one of the first steps in the bedding manufacturing process. After initially reviewing a customer’s order, my team gathers the appropriate cutting pattern and the right fabric to create the bedding. Each of our products has a unique cutting pattern which requires the fabric to be cut in a different way.
What’s the best part of your job?
I love the fact that my job is different all the time; no day is the same! We have such a wide variety of bedding collections and designs, so it’s hard to get bored. I really enjoy working on custom bedding designs because I get to be a part of the creative process and help our customers see their dream baby bedding designs become a reality. It’s also wonderful knowing that a precious baby will be using our products!
It can be physically and mentally intense. Many of our products require a lot of time and attention to detail to make.
Do you have a favorite Carousel Designs collection?
Complete this sentence: If I weren’t working here, I would be …
A translator. I love learning new languages (a must for those of us who have lived and traveled throughout Europe) and working with people. As a child and young adult, I learned to speak German, English and French fluently.