Friday, April 8, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.?

How important is it to have pride that your items are "Made In The U.S.A."? I felt it was very important. If Petit Coterie could put 20 unemployed workers to work then we have made a small contribution to the unemployment in this country. Unfortunately, to be competitive I must offer pillows and bedding at a price that small stores can achieve a decent mark-up.

As the manufacturing pool get's smaller and smaller due to the imports coming in, it is harder for small manufacturing plants to keep up with the high cost of insurance and overhead. So naturally they are not in a position to offer rates that are competitive with China and India.

Which brings me back to the realization that just like many other wholesalers/manufactures in the U.S. we may have to move our production to China. A very sad thought.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Petit Coterie Pillows on The Martha Stewart Show

We were completely taken off guard when we received an email that Martha Stewart had picked several of our pillows as her favorite items. Our pillows will be on The Martha Stewart show tomorrow April 5th. They will then be offered for sale tomorrow on One Kings Lane. We do hope that you will have a chance to view the show which is on the Hallmark channel.

If you haven't had a chance to visit One Kings Lane we hope you will do so. There are so many great items for sale at amazing prices.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week!