Incredible India - October 2018
Musings from India - October 2018
Blogs - blah blah blah - I am quite nervous about this my very first blog. But everyone assures me that once you have done the first one - the rest are easy - we will see!
I think the main problem for me has always been wondering if anyone would be interested in reading my ravings!
But as I have been coming to India now for the past 8 years and have always kept a daily journal whilst here - I thought why not put it out there for more people to read?
I began my journey in 2009 - living in a small coastal town with employment limited - plus my age which was north of 50!! I decided I wanted to do my own thing - fed up with working for others and wanting to create something just for me. I decided that what was needed was a good range of natural fibre clothing aimed at my age group that was affordable, desirable and comfortable.
I visited the Brand India Exhibition in Melbourne and found my first supplier and placed an order with him. All arrived - all were good and I set out selling these items. Every single retailer wanted to know if they were ethically produced in India - as the country had had such bad press regarding child labour, poor working conditions and of course low pay.
In 2010 I ventured over to India to meet my supplier and visit his factory. I am pleased to add that his factory was wonderful and the workers within were all happy and adults!
On this trip I discovered lots of wonderful products and suppliers - I have been working with many of these continually since. we have forged strong work relations and along the way I have found some wonderful charity groups to work with - thus benefiting both myself and the charities they support.
Now - in October 2018 - things are about to change again - I am no longer going to be wholesaling my range of clothing - but will endeavour to continue visiting the country I have come to love, whilst there, create some beautiful clothing, accessories and guide fellow travellers around this incredible country.
My very first trip is about to begin - I have 9 incredible women joining me on a tailored just for them - trip around Rajasthan. Taking in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Let the fun begin!