Blair and I had a great day in Connecticut visiting our new manufacturer. The space is large, open, and flooded with natural light. Equipped with incredibly skilled and dedicated people, and the advanced machinery to support them, we think we’ve found our home. We spent over two hours learning how the equipment worked and every step of the bag making process. It was like winning a golden ticket to the Willy Wonka factory, with fewer temptations to eat everything on the tour and subsequently be rolled away to the juicing room.
Now that we are once again moving full steam ahead we’ve got some numbers to crunch, some orders to place, and a new pattern and sample to tweak and approve before we debut our first tote – this year!! It’s a wonderful feeling to come to a place that feels respectful, collaborative, capable, promising and just plain good after searching for literally years. Whether it’s a college, a house or neighborhood, or factory- finding your happy place is the best feeling in the world.
Wishing you success in a new endeavor, Hayley