"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Yesterday we launched our first full collection at WORTHWHILE, a local boutique in the historic King Street shopping district of Charleston - our home town. WORTHWHILE is no ordinary little shop, but rather this beautiful, other-worldly curated collection of loveliness. Imagine the steam punk aesthetics of the sweets factory in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (if you know not of what I speak, go, now, and watch this film - Dick Van Dyke in his prime, a lead female named "Truly Scrumptious", musical numbers, and good 'ole g-rated entertainment; but I digress) crossed with the stylistic magic of Amelie, Moulin Rouge, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. All cinematic references aside, this shop, under owner Robben Richard's watchful guidance, has long been a local anchor amongst a rapidly advancing line of big box chains up and down the surrounding blocks. Bear with me as I paint this picture of where we spent our Sunday afternoon with old friends and new fans. You see, since Kris first began to imagine what was possible in the neve / hawk world, she crafted a dream board. On this actual board, she pinned words, images, and inspirations to help manifest this dream. Smack dab in the middle of her dream board, Kris tacked up the business card for WORTHWHILE. Today, less than one year later, there hangs neve / hawk. Talk about a fantastic voyage! We couldn't imagine a more perfect partnership! Even though we have been fortunate enough to land in boutiques across the United States and even in a couple overseas this first season, we want to continue to forge relationships with those pioneer spirits of local business like Robben wherever we land. We are proud to say that we are American conceived, manufactured and produced. And while this path is certainly not the least expensive, quickest or easiest route to our customers (to say the least), we truly believe that it is the best path for this business, for our family.
*So, please, if you live in the Charleston area, go by WORTHWHILE at 268 King Street and meet Robben and get to know our clothes up close and personal. If you live elsewhere, drop us a line and let us know where you think we should land in your part of the world.