Nepal. India. United States. This is where our products are currently made. It used to be only Nepal for a decade, but the pandemic forced us elsewhere. I'm thankful because it expanded our sourcing, and makes for a stronger company. More partnerships ahead are on our heart!
Bangladesh. I think of this country often. Sadly, labor trafficking is the cost for a high percentage of garment workers. I envision planting a sewing center for Elegantees denim to come out of this country. I don't have capacity to pursue it now, but visions are planted in us for a reason. Five years from now?
Kenya. A friend just connected me to an entrepreneur in Kenya who operates a sweater cooperative. Her mission is aligned with ours! I have wanted to make real sweaters for a while, so I'm excited to pursue the potential.
Multiplied impact. Currently the production of Elegantees benefits 25 makers. The five-year goal is to multiply to 250!
ONE YEAR FROM NOW
My business mentor asked me to set a revenue-based goal for the year. Okay, so this is an actual one-year goal here! If we increase 2x in sales, we'll have 4x more people making our products. I like this challenge, and the incentive is motivating!
But, how? An interactive mobile app would be powerful, but it's expensive. I was recently drawn to a printed catalog/magazine, then some supporters reminded me it's not good for the environment. I'm back to the drawing board.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9