Delivering Happiness

Hello everyone

Hope your week is going well?  This week I would like to share with you a bit about the Fairtrade organization and how it relates to our embroidery.

As you know in an effort to become more environmentally friendly this year I have moved over to sustainable packaging which means I no longer use plastic in my packaging.  Those of you who have placed orders in the last 2 months will have noticed that it is all paper/cardboard packaging?  The interesting thing is that the new shipping envelopes take up half the space of the previous bubble wrap envelopes and that the contents arrive in better condition.  I am sure you will agree that we can’t change the world, but individually we can make a difference by becoming more environmentally aware, recycling and making little changes to our lifestyle, I would love to hear how you approach this in your own small (or big) way.

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Embroidery makes our planet a more beautiful place – we decorate our homes, lives and others with the fruits of our labours and I am fortunate to be in the business of “Delivering Happiness”, by providing the means to do this – so I would like to pay it forward and deliver even more happiness!

After much thought I have decided to donate the proceeds of an embroidery pattern to the Fairtrade foundation.  It is a global organization that supports small scale farmers in the developing world.  The reason that I chose this particular organization is because I am passionate about pure, natural fibres like organic cotton and because I come from a farming background and they support both these issues.  This short video on youtube will explain exactly what Fair trade is all about, how it relates to our embroidery and how we can make a difference.

The Lala land embroidery pattern was designed by artist and illustrator Clare Owen in the UK.  Clare has bought a fresh new approach to our traditional embroidery by providing this vibrant, happy illustration in gorgeous colours and you will see lots more of her embroidery designs in the next few months. The pattern is suitable for All levels –  I loved stitching it and know you will too 🙂   It is currently available as a PDF in the digital store and will shortly be available in the Embroidery Shop.

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The full proceeds of this pattern will be donated on a monthly basis to the Fairtrade foundation.   I will keep you posted with a monthly report on total donations, and know that your support will be GREATLY appreciated!

Till next time, wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching!


16 thoughts on “Delivering Happiness”

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  2. A great cause Trish, and the notion that all our little steps make a big difference is so important. Your packaging looks great too. If you don’t mind, I’d like to leave a link to your pattern in my newsletter next week. It is a very small readership but if nothing else I would like spread the word about being environmentally responsible.

    1. Thanks Catherine I would love it if you left a link on your newsletter every little bit helps. Thank you for your ongoing support. Trish

  3. I just wanted to say how much I admire your label – so beautiful! I truly appreciate it when businesses present their product with care and sweet details, it is uplifting and makes one want to purchase again, just about as much for the pleasure of receiving such a beautifully presented package as for the product within.

  4. Bonjour Trish,

    Merci pour votre très gentil message et pour la vidéo.

    Je viens de commence de broder le kit les “mésanges miniatures”.

    Et, j’ai remarqué, qu’en plus d’être belle, la mousseline de coton,

    fait ressortir le brillant du fil mouliné Anchor ou DMC.

    Je suis en admiration devant vos créations !!!

    Continuez toujours à nous émerveiller avec vos créations.

    Dominique DUTEIL dans le Morbihan en France

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  5. Dear Trish,
    thank you for giving us the opportunity to contribute to Fairtrade Foundation by purchasing this extraordinary pattern. I already bought my copy and I can’t wait to start stitching it. Congrats to the illustrator too. Two talented ladies unite and the result is excellent.

  6. Trish it is pure joy to receive a parcel from you….always so beautifully presented! Thank you for your contribution…..changing the world one embroidery at a time!

    1. Dear Trish, I am really glad that you have eliminated plastic from your packaging! I saw some horrifying pics on Facebook recently, showing whole giant ISLANDS of plastic just drifting along on the ocean, far from any land. It also said that if our current use of plastic continues unaltered, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our seas than fish!
      I immediately joined 2 other occupants of my flat in persuading the Committee Chairman to allow us to start recyclin g here. Within 3 days, we had a convenor & had begun! It feels wonderful to send so little garbage to the landfill tips, & such an amazingly huge bag of recyclable plastic, paper, metal, glass & cardboard to be useful to someone again!

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