Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Resourceful Reclaiming

Ok I just have to mention that my incredibly resourceful partner has convinced a local shipyard to give us all of the plastic used to wrap the pleasure boats so common to this area in the summer.
When these boats are out of the water through the cold weather months, they're 'shrink wrapped' in shipyards all over New England.
She hauled this stuff over to her yard, cleaned it up and we have now reclaimed it as our packaging material of choice....waste not, want not as ye olde pilgrims would say.
Thanks Deb!!!!!!!You are awesome!

Springtime in Chicago

So, it's been two weeks since my last post. I don't know how time passes so quickly; but we've been busy and it has. Our Chicago reps at Urban Source sent these photos recently of their display windows. Note OT fabrics in "green". We, here in New England are also thrilled that the weather has finally warmed up. 3 Cheers for Spring!!! And thank you Rose.

On another note, my partner and I just recently took a 2 1/2 hour tour through a local New England Mill just to chat with the Mill Stylist about dyes and machinery, and finshing...and all those exciting, relevant textile issues that we are so consumed by these days. As our colleagues, Harmony, and Michelle know, we are on a quest to find a US mill willing to go 100% GOTS. This was not that mill unfortunately, but with a bit more perseverance we will find one . There are an increasing number of designers just like us looking for a certified mill so if these factories will just be a little more open minded, they would see the potential for business and seriously consider working with us to implement the necessary changes. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Molly's Magic

Just want to say how much we love what Molly Worth at Chairloom has been doing with our fabrics and her re-invented furnishings!!!
Can't wait to show you the new collection Molly!!