Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Sarah's Silks. In Sarah's words:
"Sarah’s Silks offers quality playsilks, toys and dress-ups for boys and girls that ignite the imagination, and capture the magical soul that lives in young children."
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Sarah: February 15, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of Sarah's Silks!
Our first workshop was our kitchen sink. I dyed playsilks there with my ( now 20 year old) son Noah in a sling, and my (now 24 year old) son, Josh on a chair beside me helping. The first color we dyed was an emerald green, as Josh wanted to dress up like Peter Pan. He, Noah, Morgan (now 13) and their friends have been my inspiration for all of these years.
My husband, Mike, came on board in the first year. He runs the business and production side; while I do design, product development, sales and customer service.
We are still a small, home based business and feel very lucky to be able to do work that is important to us and fits our values.
Mike and I have did many other things over the years: we met in Peace Corps Guatemala, I have been an RN, La Leche league Leader, Crisis Counselor, Doula, and knitter. Mike grows exotic fruits in a greenhouse he built, he also studies Chinese and plays tennis.
Our local Waldorf school, Summerfield, in Santa Rosa,CA has been an important part of our lives and our 3 sons have had an amazing education there. The beauty of the kindergartens, the simple toys, fairy tales, and the free open ended playtime was what first drew us to Waldorf education and led us to start Sarah's Silks. Many of the teachers, parents and children have contributed ideas, product testing (play!) and feedback.
Please tell me in the comments what is the most interesting thing your child has done with a playsilk, or another open ended toy.
For today's giveaway, Sarah's Silks is generously offering the following gifts to THREE winners:
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Sunday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
I love silks!
Posted by: Erin
What a great giveaway!! My daughter has played with her silks every day since Christmas!
Posted by: Kathryn
I love that you remind us of these great companies. I really need to do some shopping here (at Sarah's Silks)!
Posted by: Sarah G.
Thank you, Sarah's Silks!