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Meet Suss Cousins and Judy Pokonosky of blaanks in Mid City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Suss Cousins and Judy Pokonosky.

Co-founded by Suss Cousins and Judy Pokonosky who met in the knit industry over 20 years ago, both having extensive backgrounds in the apparel industry. Suss being a knit expert and author of over seven books about technical knitting-that expertise was brought to blaanks-which produces custom knit throws and pillows specific to the Hospitality and A+D Communities.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Finding our customer base and perfecting the yarns for the hospitality and a+d communities.

blaanks – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Taking pride in working with our clients providing creative support from concept thru finished product and install is what we do best at blaanks.

bläanks is a Los Angeles based brand that specializes in manufacturing knit throws and pillows for the a+d and hospitality communities. We focus on sustainably made in the USA custom knit programs.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
We are proud that when we show our knitted throws and pillows to our clients and potential partners they are impressed to see what we can do for them-over and over again this is the response.

In hospitality and the a+d communities, we are considered disruptors-no one is offering custom knit throws+ pillows the way we are. As a custom knit resource working with fine merino wool, Egyptian cotton and recycled cotton yarns, this sets us apart from other companies that are working in this industry. We are happy to be a part creating premium knit goods that provide a hygge feeling at a mass level.

Clients work with us in a very simple streamline way-no middle men.

We focus on sustainably made in the USA custom knit programs-very important to the environment.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 117 North Gardner Street
  • Website:
  • Phone: 323 401-1196
  • Email:
  • Instagram: blaanksla
  • Facebook: blaanks

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All pics by blaanks

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