Chilly Jilly Uses

You’ll find that you use your Chilly Jilly Wrap, Oversize Wrap and Wrapper Blanket, for many things other than keeping yourself warm – like accessorizing an outfit, making the kids comfortable, and even covering up on the beach

Our Story

One warm summer night, my husband and I joined some friends for dinner at a wonderful restaurant. The dinner, however, was not enjoyable because my friends and I were FREEZING in the air conditioned restaurant. When my husband took out his compact reading glasses I couldn’t help but wish there was a little wrap in that case that I could put over my shoulders. At that moment – Chilly Jilly was born.

I began designing with the wrap and there were a few things that I knew it had to be, it had to be lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and do the job of “keeping the chill out.” I wanted it to be small enough to be kept in a woman’s purse at all times so that it could come to the rescue at those unexpected times. I wanted it to be casual and dressy as well as attractive and affordable to most women.

As it turned out, meeting all those criteria was more difficult than I thought. Finding a fabric to provide warmth and fit in a small case seemed impossible. However, after a couple of years of searching and trials, we now have a product that meets them all and we love it.

Hopefully, women carrying sweaters on warm summer evenings to an air conditioned venue will be a thing of the past. (I’ve actually wore mine as a bathing suit cover-up as well.)

Recently I entered another beautiful, freezing restaurant and not only pulled out my Chilly Jilly but saw one across the room. I think we were the only two comfortable women in the room!!

Jill Boehler, Designer and Founder of Chilly Jilly

Our Wrap Fabric

The Chilly Jilly Fabric Criteria:
It had to fold small enough to fit into a woman’s purse
It had to be wrinkle-resistant
It had to be soft and comfortable
It had to provide the right amount of warmth
It had to be machine washable

We searched high and low for the perfect fabric and when we couldn’t find it, we made it. Our Venezia fabric is wrinkle-resistant and folds small, but still keeps you warm. We double brush it, to give it that soft, cozy feeling. This special brush technique is done in small batches to ensure quality, and it also means that your Chilly Jilly will be uniquely yours. We’re also proud to say that every single stitch is sewn in the USA.