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First photo shoot in Grenada

When I first started WIW, we were in Grenada on our boat.  We got the samples from the factory in India, and we were scouting around in the dinghy looking for places to take photos. I spotted this colorful Caribbean cottage, and got a "bee in my bonnet" about taking photos of my sarongs on the wash line.  I asked around the local village for permission, and was told "sure..... no problem Mon, but just beware the goat" Goat ????  So Justin took me there on the dinghy, but we couldn't really land the dinghy anywhere, as it was very rocky and reefy in front.  I had my reef shoes on, so I got out of the dinghy in knee...

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NEW summer essentials

One of the most exciting new additions to our line for Summer 2019, are our JUTE bags.  I have never done a bag using jute before, as we normally do our cotton printed bags, but I do love the strength and durability of raw jute.  What exactly is jute anyway? Jute is a natural vegetable fibre that is one of the strongest natural fibres around, it comes from the CORCHORUS PLANT, which is commonly found in India and Bangladesh.  The plant grows fully within 5-7 months, it is a rain-fed crop that needs no fertiliser to thrive.  Here is a photo of the plant, and you can read more about it if you click here. Jute is such a strong fibre it...

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Summer of HEAT WAVES

As we embark on the last month of Northern Winter, I am sure you are all starting to daydream about some sunshine.  Here in Australia we have had a long HOT summer. I believe our "heat waves" have even made the news over there in the USA, as a few people I have spoken to on the phone in the US, have said to me "how are you coping with the heat wave"?  The heat I can cope with (I am an island girl after all) but the lack of rain is not so much fun.  The house we built here in Australia on our return from the Caribbean is on a 1.5 acre block out in the bush.  We are...

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Biggest Shipment EVER!!!

am not too sure if the logistics of behind the scenes is of any interest to you guys at all, but we are not all coconuts, sunsets and pina colada's.   Today our biggest shipment EVER arrived in the warehouse, and Lauren sent me this photo!!! BOY the stress levels have been high this last week, both of us trying not to lose it with each other, but when it comes down to it, HOW LUCKY AM I ???  I love this woman. We have worked together for 10 years now, and she has always been there for me!  Without her, where would we be?   Its all my fault its BIG, because when I started designing the 2019 collection,...

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What's in the Top 10?

At this time of the year, our Caribbean and Southern Florida stores have had our new collection in their stores for a couple of months, and they already know which are the best sellers.   We thus find out what the BEST SELLERS from our new collection are, as our boutiques place their re-orders to fill in the sizes/colors on their rack that SOLD. So for all our retailers who are still buried under a mountain of snow, and starting to plan their buy for spring.... here is a HUGE helping hand..... A list of our 2019 collection TOP 10. 1. Coral Reef Tunic 2. New Turtle Love Tunic 3. New Turtle Love Sarong 4. Fireworks Turtle Tee Dress 5. Arawak Dress (remember this comes...

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