This time last year, Moacir and I were very busy preparing for our upcoming adventure to finally bring Cielo to life. Now after the crazy, wild and beautiful ride that was 2016, it is another new year and we are already working on reaching new and exciting goals. Moacir and I sat down on January the 1st 2017, to discuss the year ahead and it is going to be a beauty.
We are hopeful that we can travel to Mexico and Guatemala again this year to strengthen our relationships with the weaving cooperatives and small family businesses that we work with. We are continuing to work with them all from afar through Skype and WhatsApp. It can be difficult as many of our artisan partners live in areas with poor internet coverage, but we are so lucky to be able to work with them from over the Pacific Ocean.
Providing our artisan partners with consistent orders, is very important to us, even if our orders are small to start with. Our hope is that as we grow year by year we can provide them with more of a sustainable income. We work with each group directly, there is no middle man, which is also something very important to Moacir and I. Each artisan we work with has so much talent and creativity, they just need access to a global marketplace and we are working together to achieve this. We are also working on creating new designs and have found some beautiful new weaving cooperatives that we hope to connect with.
In this new year, we are continuing to donate 5% of the profits from each sale to Mision Mexico Children’s Refuge. We are very excited to give our first donation to them at the end of this financial year! To read more about this incredible organisation, head to www.lovelifehope.com.
For now our website is full of unique pieces, made from the hearts of our friends in Mexico and Guatemala. We send every Australian order with express post and are still offering Free Noosa Local Pickup at the checkout. We also open our studio by appointment, so if you would like to swing by the studio, simply get in contact and we can arrange a time. We love visitors!
Thank you to all of our new and old customers, for continuing to support us into the new year and for spreading the word about Cielo! We couldn’t do this without you all. We hope that you all had a great start to the year and that every day is one to remember.
Skye & Moacir.
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