Seek – update
Yesterday i met with a couple of former colleagues for lunch at the Oregon College for Arts and Craft. It was really nice to get this connection again. We had been finishing up Spring 10 last November when i left the company and half a year later they are already about to embark on Spring 11.
I am taking this occasion on filling you in on my progress with seek. I have been doing some sourcing work and have even found vendors here in town. I have some interesting ideas in terms of incorporating prints into the line to freshen things up. This is a bit harder to do on my own with such small volume then with a big corporation behind, but i am determined to find a way to do this. I have also had the chance to connect with some Yoga pros here in Portland and have them test the garments. So far i have gotten great feedback which is so valuable in developing new styles. And started sketching out some new style ideas as shown above. I plan to be working on new patterns and prototypes in the coming weeks before we are off to Spain. Now that i am much more versed on the machine i feel able to successfully do this myself.
Unfortunately i still don’t have any idea on when i will be holding the treasured Travel and work permit to get the business up and running again. This is especially unfortunate as i have gotten requests from Nimli in NY and Sutramidtown in Phoenix last week to carry the line. Right now, i was able to push it off to later next month. I am still keeping my hopes up high – maybe things have changed until then and i can go into a drop-ship arrangement with Nimli and continue working with the Greenloop. Things will eventually change. I might even change the product focus. Obviously eco friendly. I have been mulling things over the last couple of weeks and months and am excited to shift perspectives and explore new avenues. The picture is getting clearer but it isn’t time yet to put pen to paper, craft a business plan or even talking much about it here on my blog. Yet. But i am getting close. Hope you stick it out with me 🙂