Ten days ago, we sent you an email celebrating the impending arrival of our shipment "assuming no further hiccups"...
Well obviously there were hiccups. Namely an un-planned long-weekend for our container in Gibraltar, an overloaded haulier system in the UK, and homeschooling chaos our end, which brings the total delay on this shipment from the moment it left Yangon to 40 days and 40 nights. Noah, we feel ya.
So warehouse unpacking day is now Friday. Four more days of naval-gasing, and we’ll be there.
Although really, we haven't been naval-gasing at all. As you'll have seen on the news, we've had plenty to think about over the last week in Burma. It's incredibly sad, very unsettling and has shaken us, our friends and our team in Burma. At this stage it's hard to predict what the next few days will bring, let alone what the long-term impact will be. We're taking things day by day for now.
But what we do know, is that life goes on for our makers and Yangon colleagues. Our purpose remains very clear: to generate sufficient income for our artisans through consistent orders, so that they can provide adequate nutrition, healthcare and education for their families. This has always been regardless of the political situation in the country, and will remain so.
And what can you do? You can continue to support our makers by buying their products. They will need this more than ever over the next few months. The more you buy, the more orders we can place with them. It’s as simple as that.