SERRV Celebrates International Day of Happiness!

Established by the  United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on March 20th. SERRV celebrates this day with a very HAPPY video! The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach […]

“Our work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques”

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In her article “Natural Dye Textiles From Grain”, Jaime Derringer (Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk) writes about the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola, who decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton. Check out their collection!

Living wage vs Minimum wage vs Fair wage

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In his article “Minimum’ vs. ‘Fair’ vs. ‘Living’ Wages “, Eric Krell helps us understand the differences between living wage, minimum wage and fair wage. “At first blush, a country’s minimum wage rate may look like a definitive starting point for compensation planning. Upon scrutiny, however, global minimum wage rates raise more compensation and workforce […]

Toward a more Sustainable way of Business

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“Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year – old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn’t have a map, but Ray’s vision was a compass for our journey. As we […]

Trade Show Visual Merchandising

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Amy Meadows is an industry leader in Visual merchandising and is known for creating clever (and cost-effective) installations in Chicago and around the globe. Amy shares useful visual merchandising advise in her blog post “Trade Show Booths: Things You Need to Know to Make Great Visual Displays”. Step 1:  Strategic Signage Don’t rely too heavily on […]

Tips for Expanding Product Lines

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Products typically move through four stages: introduction, growth, maturity and decline. Products are in the decline stage when they no longer meet customer needs .To avoid losing business, companies must upgrade their existing products or develop new products that can compete effectively. Expanding a product line is an important growth strategy for small businesses that want […]

Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

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Dazzling Blue Chosen for it’s practicality, this particular and peppy tone of cobalt will be the hottest hue for the coming year. You can expect Dazzling Blue to be showing up everywhere in the design world in the coming months, from clothing to accessories to home decor. Check out these 10 Dazzling Blue products! Other popular colors […]

Mahaguthi, Craft with a Conscience

Mahaguthi, Craft with a Conscience, is a nonprofit organization that plays a vital role in supporting socially and economically disadvantaged artisans of Nepal. Mahaguthi began with the goal of making the poor self-reliant and has been a pioneer in the non-profit social service sector.   Support Mahaguthi by purchasing their products!

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