Greetings from Silk Oak!
While new designs continue to emerge each season, it is the tried and true, beloved, vintage designs that keep customers coming back to get the same prints for their new babies that they remember loving when they were small. Truly my favorite part of Silk Oak!
The philosophy behind Silk Oak is a simple one- Have fun creating the best designs we can while growing a business that nurtures our families, strengthens our community and works everyday to show respect and care for the earth.
Silk Oak- Celebrating life since 1977!
Since the last time you were featured on SouleMama, in what ways has your business grown or changed? Is there anything new you'd like to tell us about?
Jan: Such a busy time of year! It’s hard to believe but this weekend is the beginning of the outdoor Ithaca Farmers Market season. As frequently happens in this climate, rain and snow are forecast but our spirits will be warm and dry!
Market is the core around which Silk Oak’s business revolves. It provides a continuity and rhythm to the work year. It also brings an abundance of social interactions with fellow vendors, long time customers and newcomers to the community. We refer to the Market as a weekly “Festival on the Waterfront” and it lives up to that expectation!
The hardest part of running a mission driven business is staying true to your principles, in the face of changing outside forces. One area that has been an ongoing challenge for me is my commitment to printing on garments made in the U.S. This has become increasingly hard, especially in the last 5 years, as more and more American mills have closed. Most recently, American Apparel, the mill that supplies our favorite long sleeve kid tees and onesies, has gone bankrupt. I find myself bumping up against my commitment to buy American and the reality of not being able to find everything I need in the U.S. As of now, I’m looking for new suppliers and re-examining our future course.
Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
This weekend, Silk Oak is generously offering the following gift to ONE lucky SouleMama reader:
$100 shopping spree!
In addition, Silk Oak would like to offer all SouleMama readers 15% off with the code SOULEMAMA through April 9th.
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Monday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after. Comments closed. The winner is...
We love Silk Oak creations! Thsnk you for this great giveaway!
Posted by: Tami Erickson