Saturday, November 22, 2008
Choolips, the Global Mama & Willbaforce - lets GO!
I am just back from Ghana with a suitcase full of newly printed colours. Re-united with Juliana, our Batiker, we have just completed prints for the Spring/Summer'09 range using our award-winning new stamps produced in the UK. CHOOLIPS' latest innovation, a new Batik stamp development has brought excitement to Juliana's eyes!
Besides getting to grips with the new stamps we also had TRIPLE celebrations - much laughter and Ghanaian food. Juliana blew me away as she is now crowned Global Mama of the Year! Rewarded by NGO 'Women In Progress', who brought to life the brand 'Global Mamas', Juliana was awarded for the quality of her Batik printing and swift turn around of orders. Such a fine business women she has also built a new workshop and now accommodates 3 Assistants - many changes since last year February! I am impressed.
Meanwhile we have also linked up with Willbaforce, an agency providing support to the Creative & Fashion Industries in the UK and Globally. The heart & soul of the Business Jennifer Williams-Baffoe, wholeheartedly supports our entrepreneurial endeavours strengthening and supporting set-up of our production in Ghana. She has been supporting us with much valued information & direction to get things off the ground. Her particular expertise on production abroad has been guiding us in our professional choices, terms of production and future business strategy. www.willbaforce.com Things are moving fast - Exciting times!