The designers start with 21 square yards of extremely soft, slightly thinner minky type fabric, then sews it using elastic thread into a puckering stretchable fabric. That fabric is then fashioned into a cocoon, similar to a sleep sack or sleeping bag insert, except that the user can stretch out their arms and legs in every direction while inside the cocoon, without restriction. Handmade in the USA by the artists themselves, or by local artisan women. Double sided on all sides of the cocoon. The cocoons can help children with anxiety and autism to feel secure, because the special elastic stitching pulls in gently after getting inside, giving feelings of security, calming and comforting, yet without that claustrophobic feeling . This is what a customer has to say, “….I bought a cocoon for a friend's son who is autistic - nonverbal - with the hope that he would find solitude. This is the text I got from my friend...."He had his eyes on this the moment I opened it. He grabbed it and took off when I wasn't looking. The next thing I know he is in a chair with the cocoon over the top half of his body, laying calmly and content." Mission accomplished!" The Albrea Kid Cocoon is loved by every child that uses it. They use them while on the computer, reading, watching TV, playing games, studying and are perfect for sleep overs or inside a sleeping bag for an extra warm night's sleep when camping. Many children use them right on top of their beds every night, and the cocoon still looks great after many washes. Must machine wash on cold, and lay out to dry, air only.