Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kashmiri Silk Carpets in the Paharganj Market

This was a really authentic experience, we were given tea, talked about the processes in garment production, talked about Kashmir, and most importantly planted the seed for a relationship. These carpets are silk and done on a hand loom, some carpets taking as long as 3 or 4 years to make! I'm not an expert but I will say that I would take any one of these pieces over any mass produced good coming out of China. It is their family business, their livelihood, their craft, simply their heart and soul. I like the idea of being a customer of the heart, it lends itself to the human side of business.


First Day On the Job!

The Green Chili Experience!

Before leaving I made a gentlemen's bet with Kelly that I would eat the hottest pepper we could find. Just so happened Shiv had some green chili's that Kelly scouted out in the kitchen.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Say Yes

Right around New Year's Gabe and I told ourselves this would be the year of saying YES. Twelve months ago I said yes to living in New York, six months ago I said yes to working on Wall Street 2, and finally three months ago Gabe and I said yes to living and working in India. All these experiences have helped beget the next step; so say YES, leap before you look and allow the world to consume you with its infinite opportunities and beauty. Much, much, love. Say YES.

Rollin' Our Sleeves UP!

With the understanding we know nothing, taking a hands on approach is crucial to our education. Perfecting the art of garment production is a long shot, however we feel that participation is a vital part of our ability to effect the overall process.

Breakfast of Champions...