Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mintu's Shop is Flooded!

Just got word that Mintu's shop was flooded during last week's heavy rains in Kolkata. Because many of his artisans were celebrating Ramadan with their families back home in their villages, Mintu is continuing to fill orders with only a skeletal staff while he repairs his shop.

We're not sure of how extensive the damage is but we're glad to hear everyone is ok. I'll post more information as it comes!

Friday, September 14, 2007

One Year Anniversary at OM home


I can't believe a year has passed since we officially launched OM home. What the? Seriously, so much has happened, I can't believe it's only been 12 months... let me just check my calendar.



Yep, one year since Grace posted this in her blog. What a ride it's been!

Last September, I wrote down five short-term but very specific goals for OM home in the areas of sales, marketing, product development and philanthropy. Leave it to me to lose said list and then somewhere along the line, forget about the list entirely. But, in a stroke of luck during all the packing and unpacking, I rediscovered the list and believe it or not, we had actually succeeded in reaching those goals in just 6 short months!

Needless to say, I am incredibly excited about all the plans we have in store for the coming year. Stay tuned for more details...

In the meantime, I'd like to extend my gratitude to our retailers, consumers, press, family and friends, thank you for your support and patronage.