Aldea Fair Trade Fall Fashion Arrives!
Ethically-Sourced, Colorful Scarves and Wraps
Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break Our Stride (not even delays).
The shipper told me that cargo out of Guatemala was delayed due to a complication in Costa Rica (?). We lost one day. Shortly thereafter, Aldea’s customs broker called to say that our shipment had been put on hold by the USDA. Who knows why this happened, but what it meant was another delay.
So, it wasn’t until Friday when we first caught glimpse of the new scarves and wraps the artisans of Guatemala had created for Aldea’s fall line. Literally bursting forth from the containers they were held within, the handmade scarves and shawls were striking to behold and shivery-soft to touch. The boxes we unpacked carried with them the essence of the village where they had come from, a wafting aura unfurled from every colorful thread on those scarves. It was a feeling of joy mixed with nostalgia that filled us as we slowly assembled and took note of the contents of this cargo.
The colors of fall were there in the boxes, like the changing leaves in Virginia, they danced and flickered in the light. At last, after some waiting and some hoping, Aldea could begin shipping out to the scores of shops disposed to carry our line of handmade scarves and wraps.