We're working on something new 'round here!
Our current kantha spreads are fabulous, multi-purpose blankets, but the sizing is dictated by the saris they are made from, so they come up a bit small on most typical beds. As you may know, dignify has been dabbling a bit in custom bedding. Custom is one route, but we wanted to answer the growing demand for bedding with a product that was well-sized, consistent, and available without a lengthy waiting time.
Plus, they are gorgeous!
We received one sample in the spring, and I toted it around for a few weeks, asking friends & family what they thought. After all, the stitch is the same, but the look is certainly a departure. Some people much prefer the colourfulness of our standard kantha, and others LOVED it. We felt confident enough to go forward and get more samples in different sizes.
At this point, we're working out kinks in production and perfecting the sizing. Feedback is also welcome! Comment below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts: on the look, on what size you would like, on the colours we're using, or anything else; I'd love to hear it!
This dignify post draws from Derek Thompson's October 7th article in The Atlantic.
Thompson's article explains the practical challenges in 2021 for consumers as well as for retailers.
Here's how some of these points relate to dignify right now and in the coming months:
Mystery novels have often appealed to people with jobs that are never fully resolved (doctors, pastors, social workers). In this cultural era of many-problems-few-resolutions, reading a good mystery can be a refreshing break.
Our 12-year old daughter is the most avid, prolific reader I know! We teamed up to create a list of mysteries for all ages of independent readers. The recos below are listed with increasing age levels in mind, but no specific age parameters (as a mature, well-read, near-teen, she has read up to Agatha Christie on this list).
Our 11-year old computer is showing creaky signs of age, just about ready to go to sleep (and never wake up). But, we feel that it has served us well. When I compare it to other expenses over the years, the laptop is — at about a $100/year investment — one of our best value-for-dollar belongings.
When shopping for items like this, how do we choose well? How do we discern what brand/style/variety is built to last? Or, how do we determine even if “built to last” is relevant to the purchase?