As you know if you read this blog or follow us on instagram/twitter/facebook - I am at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh! The trade show floor opens today, but yesterday was the first day of the conference and it kicked off with an amazing reveal of the highly anticipated Cotton + Steel fabric collections. There will be info about a giveaway in this post so feel free to scroll to the bottom if you don’t want to hear about the launch presentation!
I was jet-lagged beyond all reason, so I figured I’d use my sleeplessness to my advantage and head to the conference centre early, ensuring I was first in the queue to get into this presentation. And I was so glad I did. I got the very first pictures of the collection! Head over to our instagram feed for the full experience…
I don’t think I was supposed to share all these just yet…but you know, it’s better to say sorry than please. I know you guys were dying to see it back home. So I snapped as fast as Instagram would let me. The collections are everything we’ve been hoping for. They are fabulous. They work well together. The basics are must-haves. Did you have any doubt they would be? Love, love love. I’ve ordered the whole collection for the shop and now I’m wondering if I should order more.
Perhaps my emotions were running high because I was so tired, but I was honestly moved by this presentation. The designers looked beautiful and they were so excited. Melody (who is the creative director in addition to a founding designer) started her talk by saying a few words about each of the other designers and you could feel what an amazing bond they’d created during this process.
She then showed two videos, one about the Cotton + Steel manufacturing process, which was fascinating, and one introducing the collections. These were produced by her husband and they were incredibly well done. In fact, everything about this company is spot on.
Which leads me to…pre-orders! We’ll be trying to list individual designs over the weekend but in the meantime, you can pre-order bundles of Mustang by Melody Miller, Moonlit by Rashida Coleman Hale, Hatbox by Alexia Abegg, August by Sarah Watts and Homebody by Kim Kight, plus the Cotton + Steel Basics. Or get the entire Cotton + Steel debut collection at 10% off!
If you place a pre-order by end of day on Sunday, you’ll be entered to win one of the two limited edition Cotton + Steel tote bags I picked up at the conference. Payment will be processed at the time you place your order and sent out as soon as the collection arrives next month.
Stay tuned for more fun pictures on instagram/vhaberdashery today!