Friday, February 12, 2010

Welcome, Tía - Stylish Gifts for Sweet Occasions

Welcome, Tía is now completely open!  If you're an avid blog reader, you'll remember that a few weeks ago, I launched Welcome, Tía, an offshoot of With a Flourish dedicated to providing eco-friendly, fair-trade, local gifts and favours for weddings.

Well, the night that we put the Welcome, Tía website online, my husband and I were watching a Seth Godin talk.  During the talk, he explained a concept called "conscious capitalism" which is doing good while doing business.  Sam and I talked about how we could do good with Welcome, Tía, and the idea came to give gifts to Osborne House Inc., for them to give a woman there.  Osborne House Inc. is a Winnipeg shelter for women and their children, and I will dedicate a full post to them in the next little while.  So, since then we've met with Osborne House Inc., and come up with a system to provide gifts to them while still making a profit (we are trying to feed our family, after all) and keep the prices reasonable for our customers.

We also created two more boxes and redesigned the website.  I hope you like it!  I would love any feedback you may have, please contact me here.  More information is coming about Osborne House Inc., and products in the boxes.


Liz said...

Congrats on the new venture, Jess! And good for you for taking the opportunity to make a difference :)

Jess Ehlers said...

Thanks Liz! Thanks for checking out the website :)