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Back in October I went to Colorado to visit a friend from high school and to help celebrate the birthday of another dear friend (Suzanne Gerber). Suzanne's birthday party was held at her friend Robyn's home in Boulder. What a home! I was immediately smitten by the real, authentic, lived in, creative vibe the place exuded. This was no cold, heartless show house but a home. A place that had me immediately at ease. Robyn is the former editor of Natural Home and Garden magazine and as such we had exchanged emails from time to time but we had never met in person. She is a gem!!!
As we were saying goodbye Robyn mentioned a book she had written entitled "Simply Imperfect" and she gave me a copy. (Of course I made her sign it.) I read the entire book cover to cover on the way home on the plane. This is a design book that espouses reusing, repurposing and things that are worn with stories and life! Not only does Robyn write of such things she lives it.
Imagine my surprise when I got to the back of the book, to the resources section, and found on page 162 in the Textiles and Upholstery section: Harmony Art! I just about fainted. I am sure the person seated next to me on the plane was wondering what I was giggling about. How totally amazing.
Robyn is the newly appointed editor of Organic Spa magazine. With Robyn at the helm, I am sure it will be wonderful, thoughtful and inspiring.
Oh, and Suzanne is up to some really exciting things in 2012 too.... so stay tuned to hear about more women of strength and purpose.
As of today, December 28, 2011, Harmony Art organic design is officially certified to the Global Organic Textile Standards! Next week will mark our 7th anniversary as a strictly organic fabric company, and I can't imagine a better present. It's been a journey and it still continues but I wanted to take a minute to share this BIG news with you. Thanks for all the love and support along the way.
Last week I flew to the Carolinas to visit my warehouse and to be there for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) inspection. As you may have read in this post, Harmony Art has applied for GOTS certification through OneCert.
Above is a picture of our fabric stored at our warehouse in Starr, South Carolina. We have been using the same warehouse for several years now and it has been wonderful. Peggy (who handles shipping my rolls) is a real gem! The shipments are tracked and shipped in a timely and thoughtful manner. I feel incredibly happy to have them on the Harmony Art team.
Karlin was the certifier from OneCert who met us at the warehouse. The inspection took 3.5 hours. I knew Peggy and Michael kept a clean and well organized system so I was not at all surprised when in the exit interview under the section: Inspection Observations and Issues of Concern Karlin wrote, "Facility found to be very clean and records were organized and easy to trace. No issues of concern."
What happens now? Well, it's a bit of a waiting game. Karlin will submit her report and someone else at OneCert will review it for approval. I am told this process will take 2-3 weeks. My fingers are crossed that we will be able to start the new year with Harmony Art being officially GOTS certified. Stay tuned. I promise to keep you posted.
NOTE: If you are in need of a good warehouse in the south, feel free to contact me. They still have room for a few more customers and as you can guess I would highly recommend them!
Founder of Harmony Art organic design.