Covid has hit North Carolina hard in the last few weeks, as is the case in many states. We’ve been watching the cases rise here in Charlotte, and out of an abundance of caution, we’re going to be moving production to home-only sewing for the next few weeks.
It’s a blessing to have a production model that allows us to switch from in-person to at-home with relative ease.
We’ve got some new products in the works that we’re pretty excited about!
- Organic Linen & Amy Butler Cotton Aprons, with
- Matching Double Mitt Oven Gloves
- New style of wristlet
- Lots of new Rambles in many colors/patterns/textures
- Julius Holland African print table runners & napkin sets
As we look at the impact of Covid restrictions over the last 6-8 months, it seems that women who are primary caregivers have suffered a disproportionate job loss because of school closures and stay-at-home orders. Flexible jobs for those with limited education are just really, really hard to find. Unfortunately, our society doesn’t put a high premium on supporting work opportunities for women in these situations, and so, they have to quit or are fired in order to care for their children and family.
While plenty of jobs have to be done on-site, we’d encourage employers to take a hard look at how they can better accommodate women who are juggling work AND childcare AND school-at-home. This is an area that needs innovation and creativity! If you have ideas on how to better provide for moms who really need to work, share them.