Saturday, June 7, 2008

no spare time...

a lot going on here at babysparewear... we are pretty close to showing our ecochic™ line, sooo excited about that. see, our hang tags are almost done, too. we have quite a list of interested retailers and can't wait to get these babies into the stores! we are very pleased with how these eco kits have come together. stay tuned.

also, not sure if it is the work of all of our amazing online reviewers (thanks again, ladies.) or this fine blog we have added (as if), but our online store has been quite busy since march. we are talking an increase of over 100% the sales figures of previous months. so we are finally starting to feel that snowball effect...or at least a light drizzle. and, need we say we appreciate the word of mouth from our customers tremendously. we are finding that the majority of our gift recipients return to buy gifts as well. clearly, the best testament to our products by far. keep 'em coming, and we'll keep gift wrapping!

our fashion fix kits in the baby animal graphics style are doing quite well, so we have begun yet another production run of these kits which we customize only with water-based silk screens and low impact dyes. production always means lots of driving: to the cutter, the sewing house, the dye house and the inevitable visit to downtown l.a. for elastic, labels and trims. not to mention buying textiles and coordinating with our bag factory in texas. the up side is our little network of people we love working with: from our amazing garment cutter (fabulous argentinian gentlemen with over 30 years experience) who always makes time for us, to our sewing house run by two lovely ladies
for over 25 years—simply the best. and of course, the icing on the cake: working with our moms (hi, mami!). tatiana's mom does our book keeping and my mom handles order fulfillment and keeps inventory.

and, we are getting ready for our first major photo shoot with a talented children's photographer here in los angeles gretchen easton photography with real live models through a casting group and a killer location (thanks to the bergs). did i mention we are also in the process of upgrading our website software and server? (thanks for all the help david & john.) oh, and we have a new international retail partner and affiliations with other fantastic businesses. more on that later. we are busy busy busy. i would not have it any other way.


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