Monday, March 30, 2009
An update on slipper production here at SunShadow Slippers from waterlogged Mullumbimby.
I thought it may be an idea to show everyone the difficulties involved in producing a hand made item which is so dependant on the warm and sunshine for it’s colouring technique!!!!!
Most people imagine Australia to be arid and dry, we hear much about the drought, which is creating great difficulties for our farmers. Well, we are blessed to live in an area of Australia with the second highest annual rainfall and at the moment it certainly feels that way.
The SunShadow range of shoes is produced here in Mullumbimby using photo sensitive or sun reactive dyes. This means that each pair needs a good dose of sunshine to set the colours and obtain the motif effect. As the photo below shows……..mmmmmm…….not very possible just at the moment.
We have lots of our customers awaiting deliveries and just no way to get those slippers made!
For those of you who have placed an order please know that we are working as fast as our Subtropical weather will allow and we will do our best to keep you up to date.
For those who wish to place an order, please allow us extra time to get it to you if you can, and if it is a ‘rush job’ please make sure that we know so we can prioritise it for you.
Please feel free to give us a call if you need to discuss anything at all!
You can see i'm not the only one who is wishing the rain would stop today!