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Katie's Picks - Holiday Guide Dec 23

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I'm posting this 'after the fact' as a blog. We had a great holiday season & loved seeing so many people at our markets. Below was the holiday gift buying guide I put together but it works year-round!    HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE   SHOP CONTAINERS SHOP PLANTERS SHOP XL CESTAS SHOP MEDIUM CESTAS SHOP CESTAS SHOP NESTING CONTAINERS / SHOP STORAGE BASKETS

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Wholesale Collections

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Wholesale Collections for Upcoming Seasons ~ August 2023 ________________________________________________________ This summer when we went to Shoppe Object I decided to display our products a little differently. I took a more curated approach and created colorway and seasonal collections. Buyers, of course, could mix and match & create collections that were perfect for their stores but I wanted to help guide them by showing certain combinations of colors and designs that work well together.  After I returned from the show, we decided to lean into this approach and share some seasonal suggestions with our Wholesale mailing list. Below are the collections...

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My recent trip to Guatemala & our latest work with local partners.

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I recently had the opportunity to return to Guatemala & meet with representatives from the two artisan groups we work with. We had fabulous & extremely productive meetings in Antigua, with the coordinators from ASPECOM, & in Santa Cruz La Laguna, with the coordinators from AMIGOS.  ASPECOM is the cooperative group in San Cristóbal, Totonicopán that does all of the weaving of products using recycled plastic cord. The founder is Rutilia Ramos & she, along with Marta Valiente, coordinate the work of the artisans. I communicate with them (using WhatsApp) & they communicate with and allocate the work to the...

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For spring we have a great selection of designs & colors

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... but we are definitely leaning into STRIPES!  We are so excited for our spring collection & are introducing some new combinations, & a lot of fun stripes. Of course, we still have the full array of solids, designs & styles in all of our 25 colors ... well, actually, most of our 25 colors. For the moment the artisans are unable to get the moss green color recycled plastic cord so unfortunately it is currently unavailable. We hope that it will be back in the future though because it's so pearly and gorgeous!  Anyway ~ we're excited to introduce a few styles...

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Creating the perfect combination of cesta sizes, colors & styles for your store's collection.

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RETAILERS - THIS POST IS FOR YOU! (and anyone else who may be interested in how to create the perfect cesta order for a store. Hint: it involves colors & designs & MATH 🧐). When placing an order for a store there are a lot of things to consider, especially since ixöq specializes in single-batch made-to-order so you have complete flexibility in colors, sizes & design.  Most important is to order styles/colors that resonate for you even if your favorite doesn’t happen to be a current best seller. People sell things more easily if they like them. We have 25...

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