Well hello there!
It´s been quite the ride this past week and weekend. This was Ballon Blanc´s first appearance at a market and I could´t have been happier in doing it so, at the best market, the best event, that Lisbon could have. It was just the best venue where the Moses baskets could be presented live for the first time.
I have so much to be thankful for, and I met and engaged with very interesting people, the feedback was amazing, gained outstanding clients, had ones that purposely came to check the product and acquire it. Above all, I honestly hope these products were above your expectations and a big THANK YOU to all that stopped by to buy or just to say hi. A nice supporting word goes a long way as well, and everything made me a very happy gal.
The market was held at the beautiful outdoor grounds of FIARTIL in Estoril, covered in trees and charming little booths. It absolutely looked like a summer village and Maria Guedes and her team, sure do know how to organize and influence a crowd of followers, that attend this market.
I decorated my 'cabin' as a little African/ethnic corner. This is the baskets main soul and I did´t want to take that away from them.
It´s a different product and I was so happy to discover that people could see the potential of a Moses basket. Especially this one, that can withstand for many, many years keeping it´s original quality and as a true legacy. My biggest joy was to find out that a customer bought one to be passed on to every baby in the family and for generations to come. That is truly what these baskets represent: the continuous use, in different or meaningful ways.
So, now what´s to come?
Many people asked if I had a physical store. As of right now, I don´t. But I am working on having it placed in different places for the time being. Currently Maisena in Porto, carries some of my baskets. When I have any new updates, I will let you know.
In a few days, I will have the online shop up and running with all the available baskets.
When I import, I never know what´s coming. It all depends on the availability and what the weaver has made. So if you see one now that you like, make sure to snag it. They are all unique and one of a kind.
It also takes a long time to have the product shipped from Africa and released from customs. So if you are expecting a baby any time soon, don´t wait too long to get one.
If you purchased a basket from the market, don't forget to check "customer care" and "safety" page for all the information on how to care and handle the moses basket.
I received many, many questions on the baby moses rocking stand I had displayed. Unfortunately it's not a product I have (yet) to offer, but I will be working on it. If you have more questions on it or where you could buy one now, drop a message.
I was also very happy that the Modern Burlap swaddle blankets were a huge success. They are so versatile and match so well the baskets.
Thank you for following along and for belonging to this tribe. Let´s make a difference!