Why Small Businesses Matter Reimagined
Small businesses matter - now more than ever. They are answering the call with innovation and determination like never before.
We hope you join us in supporting them by sharing their story far and wide and shopping local! We are thankful to Fairfield County Bank for their continued support and making this series possible.
Step inside BonnaH Co Fiber Arts!
Three questions with Bonnie Liang - artist & designer and Hannah Choi - sewist & teacher, co-founders of BonnaH Co Fiber Arts.
What do you want the community to know? Are there ways for the community to help you and other local businesses to prosper?
We're in this together! And we'll get through this together, too! We love what we do and we hope the community will consider taking a virtual class with us while we have to continue to socially-distance ourselves. Our classes are designed with beginners in mind and there's no need to feel intimidated about learning the skills we teach in a virtual setting. We're committed to helping you gain the confidence you need to see each project through to the end.
If people would like to make their virtual "hangouts" a little more fun, we hope they would reach out and consider hosting a party with BonnaH Co so that they and their friends or family can learn a new skill or revisit an old skill together, safely at home.
Are you offering any new products, or ways for customers to purchase your products or services that are popular during this crisis?
We've reimagined our in-person classes for an online format, utilizing Zoom. With people spending more time at home and looking for ways to pass the time or perhaps virtually "hang out" with friends or other like-minded individuals, we wanted to give them a creative outlet and teach them some fiber art skills like embroidery and hand-sewing. Embroidery can be such a meditative and relaxing activity. It's a wonderful opportunity for self-care and a creative distraction from the stress brought on by the pandemic. COVID has led to sleep issues for many, so we offered "Stitching for Self-Care: Make a Lavender Eye Pillow" in July and are hosting the two-day class again on September 23 and 30, from 8:00-9:30 pm each evening. The soothing scent of lavender is a simple and natural way to cope with the problem. Additionally, we've created Lavender Eye Pillow Kits for those who have taken the class and would like to make additional eye pillows to give as gifts. Handmade gifts are so thoughtful and perfect for the upcoming holiday season!
We also offer Curated Embroidery Supply Kits for purchase. Our kits are ready to deliver locally or ship nationwide. They include everything needed to get started on exploring embroidery.
We plan to continue offering monthly virtual classes and workshops until we're able to teach in-person again. Downloadable embroidery patterns will soon be available as well to help those who need a little inspiration for their stitching projects!
Please share the ways your business is adapting to keep your customers and employees safe in addition to the standard guidelines
We take all the standard precautions, offering contactless payment and delivery for our classes and kits. Currently, we are only a two-woman business but we keep each other safe with virtual meetings and only outdoor, socially-distanced meetings when it's necessary to work together in person.
Bonnie Liang and Hannah Choi nominate Karina Gramesty of 3 Hazels Soap - "We'd like to nominate Karina Gramesty of 3 Hazels Soap. With all the hand washing, good soap is a MUST!".
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!