As the calendar changes to spring I am taking a moment to reflect on my early months in my new role at Appalachian Spring. For 15 years I have worked in the stores and now I am working in the office/warehouse. This time of year is inevitably a slower period in the stores than the busy days leading up to the winter holidays, but not so in the office! We have been extra busy since the beginning of January and I love it! Although I am in a new position with the company, I have jumped into the exciting buying season with both feet. With the exception of lending a hand during our annual inventory of the stores, every aspect of my job is new to me. I had a wonderful experience attending 3 out of 4 trade shows in January and February, where I met many of our fabulous artists face to face.
Orders were placed with existing artists, as well as with new craftspeople we discovered in our travels. Speaking of orders—new items are arriving daily to the warehouse! We are working as quickly as possible to process the new arrivals and to get them to the stores. We can’t wait for our customers to come in and see and shop our collection of the finest of American craft!