Meet our amazing production managers Sokha and the talented Sothy as they get the team started producing our next order of bags.

I think you all know that I am in Cambodia now and happy to be working with our team here. The cutting and the sewing of pieces has begun. It is hard to imagine how many small pieces are sewn and then fit together in order to make the incredible Easy Breezy Messenger Bag. The Cambodian team is so excited to be working on our project and they are taking every measure to make sure the design and production is perfect. They are a joy to be around and I want to introduce you to two of our accomplished team members. Please meet Sokha. At her desk she manages all aspects of the process from the inventory of all the hardware, zippers and net fabrics, schedules for product cutting and completion schedules. The talented Sothy is an accomplished artisan and crafts woman. She is the expert in construction of the Easy Breezy and she manages the production team to oversee every aspect of the sewing and production. The zippered linings and several pieces are already under construction.

Cheers – ardice

We had the opportunity to show our stuff in Arizona this past month at the amazing Kula Brands Corporate Event!

Amazing speeches and live coverage shown to a large group of members throughout the world about ours and many other products. This is a great group of people with amazing feedback and we love all of the support we continually receive.

Thank you to Kula Brands for inviting us to participate in your corporate event. Had a blast!

Coffee of Grace article

If you are a coffee lover you know what I mean. If you are a coffee lover you don’t just gran a can of Folgers or Maxwell House off the shelf. In fact, you would never be seen with an off-the-shelf brand in your shopping cart.

Nothing but the nest for us coffee lovers. We drive across town to get our favorite fresh roasted beans, we walk extra blocks to find that cute little bistro instead of grabbing a fast food coffee. For us “coffee…” as Gertrude Stein said “… is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening… like an event, a place to be.  It gives you time, a chance to be… yourself.”

So how great is it that were are now eco-friendly conscious coffee companies. Companies that support small farmers and co-ops, set up structures for organic and sustainable farming and bring the freshest richest coffee to our breakfast tables?

And here is one of my favorites! Coffee of Grace. Whether you love to grind your own beans or store your fresh ground in the freezer, whether you are using a French press, paper cone or some new fangled espresso maker there is a range of flavors for any occasion.

And the world of Grace is always changing. The signature flavors are only available in limited quantities and change throughout the year. So there is always something new to try.

Coffee of Grace is motivated and inspired by the courageous spirit to succeed exemplified by the Rwandan people. It is the company’s purpose to enhance the lives of the Rwandan people by empowering them with the opportunity to market their fabulous coffees to the World.

It’s inspiring to see the impact this company is already having as small Rwandan farmers can now employ neighbors and entire communities are empowered with new levels of confidence and the joy of providing their delicious coffee beans to the world.

As a conscious consumer, I am in love with Coffee of Grace’s commitment to support fair trade, ethical practices and environmental stewardship. I will stand in line to buy yummy coffee from a company dedicated to empowering local farmers, to creating sustainable businesses and ending generational poverty. But I don’t have to stand in line because I can easily order my Coffee of Grace online and it comes right to my door.

Not only is the coffee excellent but their logo style and company colors are fabulous. Check out their website, their mission and (for sure) their coffee. My favorite morning brew is the Medium Dark Roast. I save the Espresso for late night deserts and cognac.

Try it, I think you will like it!

www.coffeeofgrace.com

 

Really, are you serious blogger, Krystyn, reviewed Net Effects bags!!

NET Effects makes totes that are fashionable and functional, but they’re also lightweight, sustainably produced, and they bring positive change for the women of Cambodia. NET Effects’ mission is to bring ‘trade not aid’ to the disenfranchised women of Cambodia (many of whom are victims of land mines, physically disabled or deaf) by providing unbeatable work conditions, quality training and good pay. In fact, every 15-20 pieces sold in the U.S. provides fair wage for one month for a woman in Cambodia.

 

To read more, click here.

2015 has been an amazing year for Net Effects. Here are a few our past events in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Mother’s day Pop Up Shop West Elm, Charlotte
  • Sip & Shop Pop Up at Travel Chic Boutique
  • Style Night Out
  • Lululemon pop up shop