(Did I really just write that sentence?)
If I open orders now, I am agreeing with the current reality of "there's not enough me, or time, to get everything done". I will spend a lot of energy getting a few skirts out the door, and find myself in August, the beginning of my work year, not having had much rest.
But there is a reality for my business that is not here yet. And my duty, is to live in that reality; plan for that reality; carry, birth and nurse that reality.
This brand and my story has for so long, been about empathizing in discouragement. I've led the pack as the most discouraged.
But the new reality I see and want to pull into existence for us, is about becoming a united front greeting victory. Arms linked, laughing, I see us taking step after step.
My Tiger Stripe Tee is in the shop. It's hard to tell in the photos, but the combed cotton is beautifully soft, the stripes match across the side seams and the art is printed in SPARKLY blue ink! Knot her, crop her, tuck her, layer her. And remember as you go, that your life's work is to birth new realities. Though this fair trade blank is high quality, the size range is limited. Thank you for your patience.