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Newsletter October 2019

Dear friends and supporters,

Warm greetings from the Sunflower Design team. Now it is time to send a report from us about the work. When we wrote the last letter, summer was coming, and now autumn is already here. With autumn comes many activities and orders for us. We like that and  we are looking forward to it. We need all these sales opportunities to raise money for Sunflower Design. For a couple of years now we have seen how our sales have increased in Romania and we are grateful for that, as we need to enter the Romanian market and make ourselves known. Of course, we also have many happy visitors who visited us and bought things in our gift shop, others made orders and shopped that way.

We would like to thank all of you who responded to our desire for extra support for the team to make something extra fun this summer. The response from you gave us many happy moments for which we are very grateful. There was a great atmosphere in the team that day when Mari said “Now you can put your things together and take what you need to leave Sunflower for a little while”. The excitement was great and there were many questions about what we would do. The goal was a newly opened café in Oradea. It is difficult to describe in words the joy of the team when they were asked to order what they wanted from pastries or ice cream. One of the girls said she had never been to a cafe before and this was something special. What nice memories you gave the team! Thanks!

Many visitors have been to see us. Some have worked with us for one or more days. Many have come back to us year after year and become nice and important friends to us. They go home with their suitcases full of Sunflower items which they then sell for us.  These visitors and each of you are all important ambassadors for Sunflower and we need you.

A great sales success for us has been to sew bed-sets in different colors and qualities. We had many orders this summer.

Sometimes we get asked how you can help? What do you need? Here is something:

We work with an organization in our area that works to bring in and provide space for lonely, sick, homeless people who have nowhere to go. The man leading this work is doing incredible work that Romanian society cannot do. Many hundreds of people have received, and live their last days in, an environment of warmth and care. At Sunflower we receive orders and produce sheets, pajamas and other things they need. Here you can make a contribution and thus support Sunflower Design and  housing for the elderly and homeless. For many of them, it may be the first time to go to bed and sleep in clean sheets and with warm and comfortable pajamas,

Write: `Pajamas and sheets’ on the message if you decide to give a gift for this.

If you are celebrating yours or a friends birthday you can do so with a gift to Sunflower Design, or order a special designed gift from us.

We have now started to prepare for different Christmas sales, both in Oradea and abroad. We hope it will be a successful event this year. You can also take the opportunity to order your Christmas gifts from us. Some examples are bedding, towels with embroidery, knitted ponchos in pure wool and baby’s and children’s clothing.

Our website is now updated. There you can sign up to get news online. www.sunflowerdesign.ro. Share and follow us also on Instagram (sfdro) and on Facebook (Sunflower Design Romania) With more followers, the more we reach!

We wish you all God’s rich blessings!

Many greetings from the whole team at Sunflower Design

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News August 2019

At Sunflower Design we continually enlarge our product offerings and we want to share some news. Our new products are all unique and very personal as we make them one by one, piece by piece.

Beddings

We now have white fabric in stock. The fabric is of high quality 100% cotton. We make after orders in desired sizes.

Price for single bedding including one pillowcase 27€

We also have other fabrics in 100% cotton in different colors for a reduced price. It is also possible to order baby or children sizes.

Price for single bedding including one pillowcase 19€

Children clothes

Children’s clothes are made of soft, ecological cotton fabric. We make dresses for children, babypants, bibs and hats. All in different colors and sizes.

Pants 7€, hats 6€, bibs 5€ and dresses from 13€

Dish cloth

Hand knitted and crocheted dish cloth in different colors. They are made out of yarn that is 50% cotton and 50% bamboo. Bamboo yarn is extracted from plant fibres, which is very environmentally friendly. Bamboo yarn is a natural material which holds antibacterial qualities and has an absorbent ability.

Wash in 40°C

5€/pcs or 3 pcs for 13€

Special designed bag

Our popular sailing bag is specially designed and made out of recycled denim with a waterproof bottom. It can also be made out of other material on request. Also, it may be personalized with embroidery, like a name or logo.

Price including the embroidery from 23€

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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Newsletter June 2019

Dear friends and supporters,

With great joy and warmth we write to you again. The warmth comes from the team in Sunflower Design, but also from the summer heat that has now come to Romania. We love it and we enjoy it!

Sometimes we wonder where time goes. Much happens between the letters we write to you.

Here is a report of some of what has happened since last time.

As always, when spring and summer come, we get many visits. They are much appreciated. Some teams that have come to work with Sunflower Design have worked together with our team. Much happy laughter has filled our rooms when our new students have learned to sew, paint, polish etc. Then they have bought things from our shop which has been a really great help to our finances.

We had a visit from a group from Trollhättan in Sweden. From there we have experienced great help and support over the years. Both economically and materially. Now they can see how their gifts were invested in the work.

Then we have had many other groups and private persons who have come in  to visit and looked at and bought things in our gift shop. This is important to us and our economy.

Many orders come to us through Facebook, the web and in other ways. Sunflower Design has become a concept for many. Here are products of fine quality and very well made. Our new website is now done, please visit and join us there: www.sunflowerdesign.ro. We also want to encourage you to be our followers and share on Instagram and Facebook. Please help us to spread our products around the world!

A new project is underway soon. We have been contacted by a Romanian company to sew dresses. Mari will take responsibility and lead this project. It is important for us to establish ourselves in the Romanian market. We know that there is a market for it.  We have a few months off-season in our gift shop, and because we need money for salaries and other expenses, we believe that increased involvement in Romania is important.

Miha who has worked with us for many years has now moved into her new apartment, which is close to Sunflower Design and Caminul Felix village 2. It is a small apartment. She has now, with help from people been able to finish it and it looks very nice. It was a great joy and a great day for Miha when she moved in.

Ana who was the first girl  to work when we started up Sunflower Design has been away from work for some years. She is now back and works some hours every day. We are happy for that.

This spring we were able to buy two new sewing machines and some equipment for them, all with your help. Thank you!

As we now end our greeting to you by wishing you a really nice and lovely summer together with your families and friends, we would like to offer you the opportunity to give  an extra support to a project that is close to our heart. Our team does not have big salaries and they do not go out very often to have some fun. Together with them we would like to do something special one day. Eat pizza, go for a picnic or something like that. We want to give them a nice summer memory. In Sunflower we have no extra resources for this. If you can give a donation for that you can write. `Summer party with Sunflower´.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

We all wish you, every blessing.