Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reconnecting in 2011

One of the things that is getting me through our rather dreary winter here in BC is my big plans for our Cartolina market stall this summer. You may or may not know that at Cartolina we only sell to wholesale accounts - and because we work with distributors we only deal with a handful of buyers around the world(and then they take it from there.)
So I've decided that in 2011 I am going to reconnect with our end consumers - that would be you and your friends who buy our products in the shops. We are planning an awesome market tent for our local market(and beyond) and also we are planning to introduce a few new products that we will sell exclusively in our Cartolina Etsy shop. I love Etsy and purchase lots of great stuff from amazing shops.
I really want us to be involved in selling Cartolina in a more grass roots way. I'm thrilled that some of the most beautiful stores in the world carry Cartolina but to get out of the studio and connect with people, one on one, is my goal this year. It's all about balance - right?
I saw this vintage hanger on Etsy yesterday and it fits right in with my vintage design plans for the Cartolina market tent. By the time I had got my act together it was all ready sold but I'm on a mission to collect the coolest display props - stay tuned!



10 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Great decision and great vintage find - looks like 2011 will be another busy but rewarding year!

fancylinda said...

Oh, that sounds exciting. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Julie said...

Sounds like a great direction to take Fiona! I've always thought your cards would make great prints (in fact, I've been saving a few to to frame myself). Love the hanger - I remember my grandmother having a few of those around. Clever display idea!

Layers and Layers said...

Lovely idea Fiona. It's good to talk with people one on one as they are buying your wares ... am excited to see all your new ideas. Sorry you missed out on the hanger thingy ...

Pamela Angus said...

it sounds like you're really excited about this next move - Cartolina on Etsy is a great idea too :)

Molly said...

How exciting, Fiona! I look forward to seeing these changes take shape! (and can't wait to browse your etsy store!)

anna k. said...

Love this hanger!! And I think it´s a good idea to reach out to the public - hope that Cartolina will have a great year!

evy said...

Very cool! Sounds like a great idea and lots of fun too with all that hunting for vintage displays. I look forward to lots of photos of your finds!

Hanna said...

Can't wait to visit a pretty Cartolina booth this summer! Good Luck!

Debra Norton said...

That's exciting Fiona! Wish you were heading out here to Toronto so I could visit.
I LOVE shopping for props for my market booths - have fun!

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