I have great great news!
Production of BeerSox in Peru is up and running!
I traveled down to Lima, Peru this past weekend to bring down 180 skeins of yarn to my production company, Kero-Design, for a large run of BeerSox for the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October. I also picked up the 504 BeerSox from the first run of production! Let me tell you, they’re awesome!
This journey has been an incredible one and I have faith that it will continue to grow and develop in ways that astound me. This started as a pet project because I don’t like holding cold or hot glasses and has developed into this amazing business that I’m actually needing to have products made en masse! It blows my mind!
I owe this milestone to so many people who have rallied around my products and my business helping me grow in little and big ways. First off is the Monsters of Beer (now the Draft) and Live it Big for allowing me the opportunity to have a spot at their merch tent for the past two years. This has grown my exposure so much and given me the opportunity to grow in my product presentation! I have to mention the number of craft beer bars and breweries in Houston that have both allowed me to sell products at their bars, made change for me when I needed it and gave me the words of encouragement to grow my business. So here’s to you: Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Petrol Station, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing Company, and BRC Gastropub! Last, but not least, is the many people who networked with for me to eventually put me in touch with the amazing knitting company Kero Design without whom this venture would still be in the recesses of my mind and dreams.
Mariella and Eunice at Kero have gone above and beyond to help me make this venture happen. For my first tiny order of 500, they found the hand-knitters, aided me in label making, are still helping with finding the right hand-dyeing company in Peru, and have invested their time and effort into helping my company grow & my dreams come to fruition. For a company producing hundreds of thousands of articles each week for export, my 500 is a drop in the bucket, but they have made it happen, even meeting me on a Sunday which was a national holiday to deliver the BeerSox to me. I am eternally grateful for their effort.
And YOU! You have been instrumental in my journey! Thank you for your support and interest and keep it coming! I have great plans for the next years, stick around and see where we go from here!