Just wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the grass roots efforts going on at DJ headquarters. I received my first shipment of Geo Grand organic cotton fabrics yesterday, and I set-up a temporary packing & shipping base in our "front parlor" - which really facilitated getting my pre-orders out the door more quickly. I have a more permanent shipping / stocking-friendly space in our basement, but most of what arrived yesterday went right back out to Daisy Janie's stockists...so no need to carry 40 lb boxes of fabric up and down steps all day! Even my enthusiasm for functional fitness has its limits!
It's normal to use a Heywood-Wakefield table to pack boxes, isn't it?
I figure it's actually quite fitting for Geo Grand b/c H-W was a pretty magical company: built on basic hard work, simple but clever designs and a dash of redefining an accepted mindset. Did you know the Heywood brothers began building chairs in a barn in the 1820s? It certainly grew into ever-so-muchly more than a barn business, which goes to show everyone has to start somewhere.
Whether it's a barn or a front parlor, sometimes you make do with what you have b/c you believe so steadfastedly in what you're doing and why you're doing it. Much like the post I wrote on Sunday about working around your limitations. I won't always be packing orders from my home, but if saving money on warehousing + incidental costs means I can devote more working capital to producing organic fabrics, then that's a no-brainer trade-off to me. I'm happy to make do to "be the change I want to see in the world." Plus, these are my kids - as Michelle from Cloud9 says - and I'm not quite ready to let these kids go unsupervised in a lonely, dark warehouse just yet.
However, if you're a reseller or manufacturer, they are available for quick adoption (aka wholesale purchase), and they are shipping now. Please visit the Daisy Janie wholesale page for information. Thank you for your interest!