HAPPY NEW YEAR? IT’S ENTIRELY UP TO US.
January 7, 2021
Hello and Happy New Year from Turquoise Palace! We, like much of the world, are hoping and praying that 2021 is the kind of year that makes us forget the nightmare that was 2020. That being said, it’s really up to all of us though, isn’t it? Making the world a better place isn’t really that complicated depending on your definition of “a better world”. In our minds, holding space for each other, keeping kindness, compassion and humanity at the forefront of all our decisions, supporting each other, speaking up instead of standing by, understanding that everyone is doing the best they can and who are we to judge, having patience (especially when it’s inconvenient), isn’t that what’s going to make the world a better place?
Speaking strictly as small business owners, entrepreneurs who saw unprecedented challenges the past year, knowing how close we came to the precipice (more than once), we revaluated everything about our business, a better world means sound business practices, fairness in all transactions, making responsible decisions that we know have a cascading effect locally and globally. We decided to become our own critics and ask ourselves the tough questions; who are we as a business? What do we stand for? What’s our plan for 2021? How are we going to continue to grow and be relevant in a whole new world? What’s our contribution, however small, to the delicate balance that is our community here at home and in the countries we work in? Here’s the good news. Our practices have always been guided and governed by a strict code of what’s right and wrong, what’s fair and where we draw a line. We do what we do because we love it. It is our life’s work, our passion, our pride and joy and from day one, we have not wavered from our commitment to do things the right way (which is rarely the easy way), we’ve always supported other small businesses, we’ve openly and honestly shared our insights and experiences with other entrepreneurs and we’ve learned so much along the way and most importantly, we’ve found partners who share our vision for environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, responsible manufacturing, recycling, salvaging, reusing, rescuing materials from landfills and most of all treating those humans fairly whose hands make the beautiful things that we take pride in selling. We’ve always stayed true to ourselves and 2021 will only amplify that. We are challenging ourselves to make 2021 our best year yet by doing the simple things, being agile, keeping our pipeline of manufacturing and shipping on time, supporting our partners, old and new, supporting our clients, finding opportunities to grow in new ways and holding ourselves to the highest standards so we can be proud of our legacy. So here’s to a Happy New Year, it won’t just happen, we will make it one. Cheers!