February is here and I am ready for March. The residual excitement of the holiday season is over, winter's chill seems to bite a little harder, and the days only grow longer by seconds. Things have slowed down here at the Peace House, as well. With no markets until late spring and new fabrics months away from arriving, we are hanging tight trying to get through COVID like a family of unicorns.
But, the slowness also gives me a little time to revisit things I missed as we make plans for the new year. Last fall, Maine SBDC, who we worked with to help develop starting our business, wrote a little profile about us and posted it to their website. Click right here if you would like to see what they had to say. We also can't recommend them enough if you have an idea that you are fleshing out and want a little advice.
January also brought a few other developments on the business side. Our products were accepted into a wonderful online collective: Doorstep Marketplace. Their Mission: "We’re trying change the flow of money spent at online megamalls and redirect it toward excellent small businesses." Doorstep Marketplace has local makers from around the United States, if you are shopping for jewelry, clothing, gifts, food, pretty much anything, check them out.
Finally, our biggest announcement to date, we have been accepted to be part of the Maine Made organization. When we first dreamed up this business, Kate's initial response was, "I want to be part of Maine Made." It is a collection of small businesses that populate this great state we call home. Again, give it a look, there are many outstanding products and buying locally made items helps your neighbor while reducing your own carbon footprint.