Friday, September 24, 2010

The First Stitches: The Story of Scarlet Threads

A year ago, Scarlet Threads was just a random idea… it started with a trip to the fabric market, where my friend Caroline and I caught a creativity bug and wanted a legitimate excuse to design more things. (Bringing them home for our own use wasn’t really a legitimate excuse. My dear husband keeps my clutter-building tendencies firmly at bay.)

It also started with several conversations with Chinese friends… on how to help our poor community in dignified ways, on the cost of poverty, on what was really needed. And it started with a brand-new pair of shorts that I cut a hole in when taking a tag off.

It was a lot of random threads, and here we are… a year later; with a fledgling little company definitely going through some growing pains but a lot of potential

I want to take some time over the next few weeks to share the Scarlet Threads story in bits and pieces until I manage to get the whole thing out. It astonishes me that what was just a random idea now has an actual following. I want to make sure that you know our heart and why we’re doing what we’re doing. I can assure you, it’s more than aprons that keeps me and the others who make up Scarlet Threads plugging away.


If you are new to Scarlet Threads and want to know more about our life in China, you can visit my personal blog, Signs of Hope.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I caught up on reading some of your blog Carrie, and "why you are in China", and I'm going to post a link on my blog to this site, and hope to send some business your way. I'll be praying for Scarlet Threads!