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The hummingbird cushion continued

18 Nov

Good morning!

Today is a good day, so for now I would like not to talk too much about WW, but I’m definitely taking matters further as their story is still full of holes and I stand by every word that I blogged about on Friday the 18th of October.

Just to clear any doubt, I do have permission from the late R.W Scott’s son, Gregory Scott to use the photograph of the Ruby Throated hummingbird as a reference for my painting. Gregory is a wonderful photographer who lives in the US and uses high speed flash techniques to capture these tiny creatures. These techniques allow for the amazing feather detail (see here: http://www.gregscott.com/).

On a more joyful note, I would like to introduce the, new and improved, hummingbird cushion:

Buy it here (limited amount available): https://hellopretty.co.za/touchee-feelee/hummingbird-cushion-cover

_DSC7540 _DSC7780 _DSC7698I decided to make it 50cm x 50cm so that South Africans can easily find an inner. I also chose a higher quality fabric, a cotton linen blend in a natural beige colour. The cotton linen (as apposed to pure linen or pure cotton) is more resistant to UV light and won’t fade in the sun like a pure fabric will.

This cushion is entirely locally produced using natural inks to print the hummingbird. It is heat cured for durability producing an image that is set right into the fibres of the cushion that will not crack over time, making the print soft to the touch as apposed to a layer on top of the fabric like screen printing often does.

The cushion cover has a hidden zip at the bottom for easy removal. And a Touchee Feelee label on the upper right corner.

Buy it here (limited amount available): https://hellopretty.co.za/touchee-feelee/hummingbird-cushion-cover

6 Responses to “The hummingbird cushion continued”

  1. Euodia Roets December 3, 2013 at 13:58 #

    Thanks Sam! yes, I have more in stock, and did you see the new eye pillows? I’ll load them onto HP soon!

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  2. lilianfairall November 21, 2013 at 15:14 #

    So awesome Euodia :) xox

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  3. Mariana Shield November 19, 2013 at 14:40 #

    Euodia, please would you comment on this article:

    http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/182/102342.html

    I think you owe the members of your tribe an explanation.

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  4. Sam Marx November 18, 2013 at 15:30 #

    Hooray! They are gorgeous Euodia. I’m glad you have more in stock.

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  5. Tracey Alexander Lee November 18, 2013 at 12:50 #

    Best of luck. I hope you are very successful. I believe your story. The interview I heard on the radio with John Robbie and the WW GM didn’t convince me at all. Why did they never return your samples ? Why were they bullying you to try divulge your mark-up ? Not on !!! They will never divulge their exorbitant mark-ups ! The GM’s tone was one of arrogance & self importance. With hardly any time to investigate he was “confident” that his staff were telling the truth. Sounded like more carefully marketed lies to me ! After the BEE issue last year I boycotted them for 6 months. Now I only buy a handful of items each month as I’ve managed to source good alternatives elsewhere eg. Hormone-free milk, organic eggs.. As soon as I can find good fish fingers, free range chicken, and mayonnaise elsewhere, I won’t be shopping at WW at all anymore. I no longer buy my fruit & veg from them nor my red meat …

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  6. Tarien Engelbrecht November 18, 2013 at 09:10 #

    Wow! Beautiful! Please keep us updated about the WW story!

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