I'm back from my trip to India. We had a very informative time visiting the factory that makes my product. I was delighted with what I learned about the factory's operations (including how responsibly they treat their employees) and deeply appreciated all the kindness shown to us (my husband and daughter traveled with me). We visited several different factories - each with a unique skill and have a renewed understanding about the many steps needed for producing each product. There are so many people involved - it is truly an amazing dance of the collective.
I am pleased to say that the factory is part of a credited social accountability program called the Ethical Trading Initiative. Not only is the quality great but I witnessed a lot of genuine caring and beautiful humanity. This made me very happy! My past trips to India have never touched my heart like this one.
AND!!! New product just arrived. Please check out my new Sea Tote, La Roque Summer Tablecloth and Napkin, Joyful and Bloom Tea Towels, The Happy Hummingbird Pillow cover (with fun reverse print) and two new organic cotton scarves called Katie and Westerham. You might also have missed the new mini clutch bags from a few months ago.
On another note - in my haze of jet lag I managed to break a toe and it's not healing as well as I had hoped. I missed the Danville market this weekend with strict instructions to rest and ice. For those in the East Bay Area, next weekend June 4-5, we will be at the Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival Space 271. Please stop by!
Other show dates are listed in my last blog post or you can contact me directly.
Wishing you much to sing about!