Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Easy Way You Can Help Our Earth - Every Day

It's one of of the easiest and simplest ways we can make a positive impact on our environment.

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of joining the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce on a field trip to Patagonia’s headquarters in Ventura, California.  


We enjoyed a tour of the grounds and facilities, and had the privilege of listening to several Patagonia employees speak on Patagonia’s culture, resource conservation, fair trade, B Corps and Environmental & Social Responsibility.

There is MUCH knowledge to share, but this newsletter would be too long.  So I am sharing one very simple idea that I came away with.

I am sure it seems strange for a retailer to be telling you to BUY LESS, but facts show that by simply using what we buy for a longer period of time has one of the greatest positive impacts on related carbon, waste, and water footprints - simply because we’re making and throwing away less.

Which is where QUALITY comes in...


Being discerning consumers and choosing quality products with longer useful lives is such an easy step to take, and one that can have a positive impact on our environment.

At Picking Daisies, we are very proud of the quality cotton napkins we make.  Customers tell us all the time that they last for years.  We are always looking to purchase quality … in both our raw materials and in the retail goods we sell.

While a long way from perfect, we continue to learn and improve as we go.  We are inspired by Patagonia’s Mission Statement 


Patagonia’s Mission Statement

Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.


HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM KAY AND DEDE

For more about Patagonia, visit www.Patagonia.com


Sunday, June 15, 2014

SEW SLO 2014


Modern Quilts on Display - Recap of SEW SLO 2014

Our first annual modern quilting event was a big hit!  We are already planning and getting excited about the details of our next SEW SLO, 2015.  In the meantime, enjoy some of the highlights of this year's event which took place May 30, 31 and June 1st, 2014.


CALM BEFORE THE STORM

IT'S NOT A PARTY WITHOUT BALLOONS 

JUST TO REMIND OURSELVES 

ONE FINAL QUILT, BINDING FINISHED THAT MORNING 

A PEACEFUL MOMENT BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN 

THE "GUESTS" ARRIVE 

ENJOYING THE REMARKABLE QUILTS 

COLOR, PATTERN, TEXTURE, IMAGES
We were surprised, delighted and honored that Jeremy and Greg from Thimble Towne (our favorite California Central Valley quilt shop) drove all the way from Visalia for the day just to see us!  Their support and encouragement has been amazing!

CELEBRITY GUESTS

A RARE QUIET MOMENT TO SHARE A SMILE 

TEXTURE

DAY ONE WINNER 

DAY 3 WINNER 

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF AN ELNA SEWING MACINE 

IT'S A WRAP!
Come see us next year for the 2nd Annual SEW SLO.  Details Here.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Video

A Picking Daisies Video

With loads of gratitude to Martin and Felipe, we are excited to share our little video.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our New Line of Tablecloths

Picking Daisies' Ready-Made Tablecloths

We have just introduced a line of ready-made Picking Daisies Tablecloths  - the idea of which formed when we found some fabulous lightweight canvas fabrics in prints we absolutely loved.

We were even more delighted after we washed and dried our first sample tablecloth - OMG!  It looks beautiful right out of the dryer.  We have that sample in the shop to show you.

And then we had a really fun photo shoot with an amazing photographer: Henry Bruington.

Click on the fabric name below each image to see a detailed fabric swatch, as well as sizing and pricing.
Symphony in Brown

Grove in Black

Dot in Grey

Pop Drops in Green

Jasmine in Taupe

Symphony in White

All gorgeous, aren't they?


Photo credit:  Henry Bruington  (Check out his website here!)

Monday, November 25, 2013