What Mama Really Wants April 26 2021
"I want you" were the words that caught my attention. A friend's Facebook post turned out to be anonymous message to her children. She asked to share it and when I did it seem to strike a cord with over 100 page likes. Could a simple request for Mother's Day be so simple? You be the judge.
"Every year (well, maybe not every year) my child asks me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I'd give her my real answer:
What do I want for Mother's Day?
I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your friends around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever. Tell me about school, your job, your worries, your friends. I want you to continue sharing your life with me. Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don't care. Hearing you laugh is music to me.
I spent the better part of my life raising you the best way I know how. Now, give me time to sit back and admire my work.
Raid the refrigerator, help yourself, I really don't mind. In fact, I wouldn't want it any other way.
I want you to spend your money making a better life for you , I have the things I need. I want to see you happy and healthy. When you ask me what I want for Mother's Day, I say "nothing" because you've already been giving me my gift all year. I want you.❤️❤️
If you feel the same way, feel free to copy and paste... I did!
Time and memories mean more than any material item I could ever receive." Anonymous
Happy Mother's Day!
My Birthday Decree: Get over your Hill! April 19 2015
Sheesh, it’s my birthday again today! I am supposedly “over the hill.” Yet if it weren’t for the mirrors in my house, I feel energized, like I could be celebrating turning 30. As many of you know, I have made some pretty bold (and scary) moves recently. Without a doubt, launching my own fashion line has been the bravest and craziest thing I’ve ever done. Over the hill? Not quite!
Ironically, it was a job loss that galvanized me into developing our Farm2Fashion brand. Forging ahead is easier to do when you’re younger but after years of your life, working 12-hour days in frenzied New York City, it is difficult to reboot. Yet, ever since the idea of starting my own business took root, I have never worked harder or been more excited at the prospect of executing my own creative vision.
I am truly blessed and grateful to have reinvented myself as an entrepreneur and am always touched when friends and customers reach out to me because they share in our values — that the products Farm2Fashion creates have lasting resonance, that they’re more than just another pretty thing. The support from friends, the local community and many online customers has been overwhelming; I could not have made it through the past year without you.
So my motto for 2021 is best captured by Mumford and Sons:
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
A million Thank Yous!
Made in USA Wool: CNBC Features Farm2Fashion September 19 2014
We are pleased that Farm2Fashion was featured on the CNBC Small Business website in the article: ‘Crazy’ Innovative: How One Entrepreneur is Reviving ‘Made in USA’ Wool. The story focuses on specialty American wool and yarn producers, with an emphasis on innovative small to mid-sized companies dedicated to the American Made Movement.
Farm2Fashion is a small apparel maker devoted to turning American wool into sweaters, throws, blankets and other accessories. Founder of farm2fashion Laurie Perrone, based in Cornwall, N.Y., said she wanted to support independent American farmers and crafts people. Her raw materials also come from Pennsylvania—not abroad. By sourcing locally, Perrone said she's able to design and react immediately to customer and inventory needs. "We're really answering the speed-to-market problem," she said.
Made in America Fashions: Farm2Fashion Laurie Perrone Featured in WWD September 14 2014
F2F’s Laurie Perrone was featured in Women’s Wear Daily’s “What They Said” column, sharing her philosophy and values for the company. She states:
We want to work with companies that have a strong consumer connection, that understand what it means to be a sustainable company and that believe in the Made in America movement. — Laurie Perrone