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
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Every so often, I get the pleasure of working with a local shop to create a capsule collection of leather goods for their customer. This time, I collaborated with Winifred Grace, a lovely boutique tucked away in the West Edgewater/Andersonville neighborhood.
Week 2 of 5 in the month of May, brings us the Column Tote!
During this month, I'll be releasing a new design each week to my email base, exclusively.
In the mood for something new?! Me too.
If you have signed up for emails, you are all set!
I value those who have decided to stay in the loop so I'm doing a series of small-batch, fresh designs for the month of May; one per week!
You will preview them through IG & FB but only able to access them through a shop-able emailed link.