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2015 Boxing Day Sale

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So here’s the deal. For a while now, the idea of a sale has not been sitting all that great with me. It’s not that I don’t think you, the customer, doesn’t deserve one. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s because I value each and every customer I have, that I have been struggling with how to conduct sales moving forward. (If you’ve been part of The Smallest Tribe for a while now you’ll know that I have done them in the past.) What if you’re the customer that just paid $45 for a tee last weekend at Finders Keepers and two weeks later someone else buys the exact same tee at a heavily discounted price?

What about all the people that pledged to the Kickstarter campaign, who showed me they believed in The Smallest Tribe and it’s ethos by saying, “YES! I love what The Smallest Tribe is all about SO much that I’m going to pay for a shirt that I’ll have to wait at least two months for!”? I just I repay those people who showed such faith by offering that same shirt to anyone and everyone for a reduced price? Gosh that makes me feel so many levels of bad.

And what about all the people who’ve worked so hard to make them? The farmers, the mill workers, the factory workers, the screen printers. A lot of care and effort has gone into making the clothes and I want to mindful of that and limit my contribution to the fast fashion cycle, of charging ahead and discarding what’s ‘left over’.
But then, it is, at the end of the day, fashion. It does tend to have a shelf life. While I purposefully strive to create designs and styles that aren’t trend driven, there’s no getting past the fact that fashion get’s ‘old’. If you could pay $45 for this current release’s shirt, or $45 for one released 9 months ago, 18 months ago, which one are you going to choose? I mean, I know which one I’m buying!

I have been tossing all of this around for months now and I finally have a solution I feel good about. This Boxing Day, the last few pieces from Summer 14/15 and AW 15 will be available, all 30% off. Jumpers, trackies, skirts, shorts, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, even a few dresses. They’ll be marked down automatically, no code needed. You won’t be able to buy any of the current season stock on sale but of course it will all still be available.

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Want Need Wear Read #5

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  1. Read – Pig the Pug. Yet another delightful rhyming story about a greedy little pug called Pig.
  2. Need – Om dinner plate. A bright and happy plate to help make mealtimes fun. Made from BPA free melamine so they’re safe for little kiddos to be eating from.
  3. Want – Twig and Co toy camera. Role play and imaginative play are great ways to help stimulate little brains in the vital early years and encourage brain development. I’m a fan of these cameras for their bright, happy colours and their gorgeous, smooth wooden texture.
  4. Wear – Grape Summer Shorts. Encouraging even the smallest of kids to be independent and capable is a great boost to their confidence and self esteem, two key elements in being successful when they arrive at school.  I designed these shorts to have a nice wide leg opening both for freedom of movement when they’re playing, but also for ease of independent dressing, and a comfy elastic waistband. It also makes these shorts ideal for those little ones who are toilet training.
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Want Need Wear Read #4

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1. Wear – Charcoal Jelly Beaches tee. Lightweight, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, insanely soft and comfy, The Smallest Tribe tees are perfect for all kiddos, no matter what they’re up to. Cut slightly looser for a cooler, summery fit and a neckline that’s cut a little bigger to make dressing easy for all involved.

2. Read – The Very Cranky Bear. Yet another book with delightful rhythm and rhyme. Books with rhyme are not only fun to read, they instil reading confidence in even the littlest kiddo.

3. Need – Red Deer Snack Box. Because little kids get hangry, nuff said.

4. Want – Inflatable Chocolate Donut. One for the bigger kiddos in the family, perfect for an Aussie Christmas by the pool.

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