Hi everyone! I’m writing to tell you some updates about Tumar. Not sure why I waited so long! It’s been an exciting 6-months and I’ve been lucky to have my products placed at NY Fashion Week, large international retailers, as well as many stores across North America.
HARBISON (harbisoncollection.com). HARBISON is a luxury fashion brand designed for “the woman who embraces her femininity…and her masculinity.” The designer and founder, Charles Harbison, launched the brand in 2013 and is based in New York. HARBISON has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Elle, among other publications. Here are two untouched photos of the jackets created as part of the Fall 2015 collection. They were featured in HARBISON’s show at NY Fashion Week. The material I provided is a handmade blend of merino wool (from Kyrgyzstan) and Malmal cotton (from India).
National Geographic (nationalgeographic.com). I did a custom and exclusive nativity scene that will be featured in their online store this holiday season. National Geographic is very excited about this product and have already planned several associated promotions.
I also have products in stores across the country in Wyoming, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Montana, as well as Vancouver, Canada. And there’s more to come… I have been quick to respond to the market interest and the demand is in textiles and high-end interiors. Going forward, I plan to launch a separate business (wholesale / distribution, as opposed to retail) with these areas in focus and it’s where I will focus most of my attention.
On a personal note, we’re back in the U.S. and enjoying the hot summer in Chapel Hill. A big difference to the frigid winter we experienced in Astana. Here’s a throwback picture of Sienna in her full body snowsuit. She’s 7-months in this picture. In a few short weeks she’ll be 1-year!