Thank you! Xiè xie! Salamat! Arigato! Muchas gracias! Terima kasih! Köszönöm! Merci beaucoup! Danke schön! Grazie mille! Spasiba! Takk fyrir! Shukran! Kiitos! Mahalo! Hvala! Nandri! Obrigada! Asante! Fa’afetai! Dziękuję! Toda! Vinaka! Kia ora!
For our first ever Miss H and Me blog, we would just like to give a shout-out and our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who had supported, and most especially ‘believed,’ our vision for this business venture.
To our Chinese business partners headed by Robert, together with his family and employees, we say ‘xiè xie’ to all of you. We have tremendously enjoyed collaborating with everyone at the factory – from the in-house designers, to the fabric buyers, to the pattern makers, to the fabric cutters, to the garment sewers, to the quality controllers, to the garment pressers, to the garment packers, and to the office staff (we hope we didn’t forget anyone out?). Each and everyone of you did a fantastic job not only in the manufacturing of our garments, but more so with your generous and warm hospitality on our visits to Hong Kong and Guangzhou. We hope and pray for our continued successful partnership in the years to come.
To our e-commerce website designer (Lynn) and website developer/s (Jenny, Balazs, Phil, etc.), we say thank you for having the patience to deal with us and to provide answers to our never-ending technical questions! (www.ffieldsdesign.co.nz | www.anyware.co.nz)
To our very lovely graphic artist friend (Anthea) who designed our logo, you are one very talented artist for the world to watch out for, girl! (www.antheacorby.com)
To our ‘magical’ photo shoot team – our ‘role models’ (Allanah, Ocean and Gabriella), our creative hair and make-up artist (Sharee), our talented photographer (John) and our ‘energetic’ runner (Josh) – HUGE thanks for the fantastic teamwork – the photos speak for themselves! (@plushstudio101 | www.johnsheppard.co.nz | Dr. Joshua Torres at Central Dental and Capital Dental Clinics)
To an old friend (Nic) who had lent us his architecture office for the photo shoot, we hope you enjoyed your beers! (www.poneke.nz)
To our ‘go-to’ man (Sean) at our Customs brokerage office, thanks for the helping hand when we needed to sort out the boxes! (www.pengellys.co.nz)
To (another) Robert, from NZ Post, you’re such an angel in making sure that we get the correct online procedure for ordering supplies and for booking/delivering our parcels! (www.courierpost.co.nz)
To our printing guy (Gary), thanks for looking after our printing needs – the business cards look fantastic! (www.redpepperprint.co.nz)
To Corrina, James, Pete and Josh, the world’s best unpacking, sorting and shelving friends extraordinaire, what would we have done without all of you? It would have taken us at least a week to unpack and sort our stock, but we all did that in a day – woo-hoo!!! Thanks!
To Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Wellington Hospitals Foundation, thanks for allowing us to give our support to your wonderful organisations! (www.caritas.org.nz | www.whf.org.nz)
To our family and friends, whose unconditional love and enormous generosity of time and counsel had helped us soldier on, especially in times of doubt and challenges – you all pushed us to our limits knowing that we had more to give and more to achieve. THANK YOU SO MUCH from the bottom of our hearts!
And to you, our Miss H and Me fashionistas, thanks for trusting us and giving us your custom – we hope to be partners with you in your fashion evolution!
(Next Blog: Let’s begin at the beginning…..)