Thank you so much again for all of your contributions! I wanted to give you a few updates on the status of your incentive items and what has been going on with Kordal!
Updates on the Incentive Items... We just finalized the thank you cards and will have the final postcards ready early next week! We received the tote bags on Wednesday and they look really amazing! Once again I want to give a big thanks to Jeein for creating the beautiful illustration on the tote bag! If you want to see more of her work you can check out her blog here. I'm finishing up a couple of the knit blouses this week and we should be ready to ship everything in the next two weeks!
Some things going on with Kordal... I'm wrapping up a 3 weekend intensive mini MBA course this week. The course was created this year by the Bloomberg administration and FIT as a way to help aspiring fashion design entrepreneurs and revive the New York City garment district. There were only 35 designers accepted into the program out of 200 applications. During the DENYC program I'm getting the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and work one on one with a mentor while writing my business plan! It has been a great experience so far, and I will have the opportunity to present my business plan at the end of the summer to a group of panelists.
We received our first set of samples with our New York based factory this week and they look wonderful! The samples are for a collaboration with the swimwear brand Lilibon. Kordal is creating knit cover ups to be paired with the swimwear and we couldn't be happier with the way they turned out! We are having a photo shoot in early July, and I will send an update when we receive the photos!
We are still working on Spring '13 samples and should be posting some development photos over the course of the next month! So for all of you that donated for a Spring '13 piece you will have to wait a little bit longer for your incentive item, but you will have your choice of anything from the collection!
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Thank you :)