It has been a few months since I last wrote a blog entry.. and what a few months it has been!
For those who have followed posts on social media, you will know that in late September last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As of November I had my last surgery, very happy to celebrate being cancer free... now all that remains to be done is traversing the long slow road of recovery regaining my fitness and strength.
There is very little to do physically while going through the adventures of a 'health battle'. I could not appreciate my project - this project - Yank... more. Rather than swirling away with the built up energy of worries, When I was able to be upright, I quietly sat in my workspace and pushed through planning my next collection, NZ Flora 2020.
It will not take much to understand my inspiration for this collection. If there is anything I missed while practicing the art of being stationary, it was the freedom of getting up into the hills. This print I had actually started drawing in June 2019. When the print I had been planning to launch proved to be technically not possible (yet).... it only seemed fitting to focus my energy in seeing how I could make my fern print come to fruition.
To all of the fellas out there who have made contact wanting to know when Yank would cut a few garments to fit men... That time is now. There is very limited stock and sizes available... but we have made a start.
The women's collection is finishing assembly this week! Very exciting times. This collection will be including the option of long sleeves. [insert happy dance here] I have been SO happy with how the sample long sleeve has come up, I can hardly wait for these babies to hit my online shop. Absolutely delicious (if I don's say to myself). Finally, I have a long sleeve... that is actually long.
All the best to you for the remainder of your week!