As the 5 year mark of building CHC quickly approaches, I've decided to take a sabbatical. It's astounding how one conversation can open up new possibilities and considerations that never existed before. I had one of these crucial conversations in the beginning of the year with a seasoned entrepreneur. Per their advice and quite a bit of processing, I've decided to travel to Italy for a 3 month season to further my craft in leather work from some of the best in the world.
While I'm experiencing a cocktail of thoughts and emotions about what that means and how it impacts this current season of business, I am confident it will only serve to improve me, the product and your experience of this business, all at the same time.
So what does this mean for CHC?
As of September 1st, all production will be on pause until December 15th. This means that anything ordered during that time will not be received until mid-to-later December. The one exception to this is that we will still be present at the Holiday One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart Dec 6-9, 2018. Two of my wonderful assistants will be featuring and selling some pre-made inventory for your holiday shopping needs.
1) You still have from now until September 1st to place any orders you would like! I'm looking to host an open studio or two before leaving so stay tuned for those to be announced!
2) And let me know ALL of your Italy recommendations! This time frame is set to work on my craft and realign my thoughts and dreams for the next season to come so I would love to check out places that my wonderful customers know and recommend!
3) Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions and thank you for all of your understanding and unbelievable support these last 5 years!
Photos in thanks to Rachel Loewen
I am so excited for you! What an opportunity! Can’t wait to see the creativeness you will be bringing back to add to the fabulous work you already do. Looking forward to shopping your booth at OOAK in Dec however you will be missed! Love my bag by the way! And everything else I’ve purchased from you. Always.
WOW!!! So exited that you go to my home country!!! I’m sure you will love it! Where exactly are you going? Love Bruna
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"To keep going, is to believe that there is always an invitation, is a truly creative act... There's sort of a healthy defiance involved. A hoping against hope. God continues to use creation, creativity, and the arts to point to and unlock hope, mystery, beauty, and love. An open invitation for us all."
I’ve made the hard decision to close CHC.
My vision to awaken the beauty in people through creating beautiful products and experiences remains in tact; CHC is simply no longer the vehicle to my vision. My depth of gratitude for your support (every step of the way) is inexpressible.
peace for the season
a season-less piece.
August 02, 2018
Chelli, that sounds like such an awesome experience! I have gotten sooo many compliments on my backpack and where to purchase. You are so talented and I love how accessible and simple my backpack is. Thank you! I look for forward to my next CHC piece. Ciao for now!