Well this has been one of the craziest weeks I have had in a long time. Yes, it's true, I was selected as one of the Finalist in The Today's Show "Made In The USA Style" Contest. I submitted 3 pictures and a short essay of my quest to make my product eco-friendly and in the USA....then I went camping... (yup, with no reception...) I barely was able to check my messages when I saw they had selected me as a finalist! I over-nighted my "Kiss Me" Collection to them and crossed all fingers and toes. They shot the segment today but I have no details about anything. I would be thrilled to have 10 seconds of air time!!!
But here's what is so wonderful about it all. I've been working hard for a few years now doing the best I can to help revive a sewing facility here with a colleague of mine. I've also come to the conclusion that I would rather make my product here and see the people it benefits. I can inspect everything and feel good to put my name on it. Even more than that, when you purchase one of our products you are literally helping to put food on the table of people in our community, you're helping pay for their kid's soccer lessons or dance lessons. It's a great flow and I believe it's how we can bring this country back. I appreciate all the kind words from my friends on FaceBook and elsewhere...it does feel good to know that if someone like me can get recognized, then just think what You can do!!
So with that....here are some pics from our new product. "Kiss Me" now available in our shop. If you would like to receive our catalog please email me and I'd be thrilled to add you to our list!
Model: Kali Pengilley Photography: Jenny Malott
You can go to Bobbie.com for updates on the Today Show segment. Airs June 13th on the Kathie Lee & Hoda portion of The TODAY Show.