Thursday, June 26, 2008

How Silk is Made

Silk is a natural fiber that can be woven into beautiful textiles. There are so many benefits of giving your children something made from silk. It is a natural, renewable material and naturally beautiful, soft and allergen-free. Have you ever thought about how silk is made? It is produced with the cocoons spun by thousands silkworms that are fed with leaves from the mulberry tree. So, next time you see a mulberry leaf, you may look at it in a whole new light!

Horse Play

Some of our local Waldorf school friends got creative with our rainbow silkscapes and their favorite horse! We are constantly coming across new and inventive ways to use the playsilks. I think I would have never thought to dress a horse in one!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fall 2008 Photo Shoot

We had our semi-annual photo shoot this weekend for the Fall catalog. It went very smoothly and was so much fun! It is always a joy to see kids getting their hands on the playsilks. Mira loved playing with the streamer. She was 'friends' with 'the wind' and when the wind blew through her fairy skirt and streamer, she would say, "Thank you, Wind!". Mason loved dressing up as a pirate in the playsilks, and Isabella was a regal princess in our pink princess dress and hat. And at the beach, all the girls had so much fun with our new product, the Sea Pets! Avonlea had hers dancing at a 'disco' while some of the others were chatting with each other or getting buried in the sand. Even though many of the kids didn't know each other, their common bond was our silks, and they all became instant friends!

It was a pleasure to work with Sarah Lane for the first time. She was great with the kids, and we can't wait to see all the great photos! Thanks so much Sarah, the Summerfield Waldorf School, all the great kids, and moms and dads that helped out!