Friday, August 31, 2007

Ethics, Love and Mountains

I got to get this off of my chest - business ethics. Don't you wish everybody played fair? If the world was small like it is here in the mountains - where the butcher, the baker and candelstick maker actually are alive and well - we would all work together in harmony. Maybe small communities work out their problems being that they need to or economics will impact those that play fair with support and those that do not with little support.

Many business schools offer electives in business ethics and responsibilities but only in the last few years have these electives turned into a mandatory core course. It is amazing to me that schools have to teach our future leaders ethics - is this not something that we should have been taught from early childhood?

Tessa Clogs is based on family, faith and love. We will always believe that people deep down are kind and generous. We will never touch the line of questionable business ethics. We may have to close for an hour or two to ski with family on 6 inch plus powder days :-)

My reason for venting about business ethics is recent events that have happened in our small business world of clogs. We are sending out to those that have stepped on this ethics line, a brochure from a near by school with a course that will be mandatory (I guess I will not be able to force a class on anyone but maybe the clog buying public can) on business ethics. We will leave all of you hanging on this thread but also leave you with photo from time with the family and our love of the mountains.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

new Red Pink Pirate

Check out our new Children's Red Pink Pirate! We personalized this one for a customer - this clog can also be made in Adult sizes!

We want to make sure that you know that our hand painted Tessa Clogs are painted here, at Swedish Clog Cabin, our store in Vail, Colorado. Besides personalizations we can also do some custimation on colors with our current designs. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to do any complete custom designs, but if you see a style that you like but want to tweak the colors a little bit, just let us know and we can see what we can do.

We are big bike riders here at Tessa Clogs. We each commute via bike at least 2 times a week. We would highly recommed a pair of Tessa Clogs for your commute. The rigid wooden soles gives great support and will keep your bike commute smiling.

We sure do want to thank everybody over the years making Tessa Clogs one of your favorites.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Dual Citizenship and Fall Trip

We just got in the mail today an American Passport! After living in the USA for 16 years, Tessa has gone through the process of becoming a citizen. The U.S. Citizen Ceremony was incredible and we would highly recommend everybody to watch sometime.

We are still working on getting postcards out to every store possible in carrying Tessa Clogs. Spread the word and make sure your favorite retailer calls us to find out more information.

Life in the mountain update - snow in the high country (above 11,000 feet) last night. The mornings and nights here have the feeling of fall. It should be any day that we will start to see the first leaves change. As you may have read, our weekends will be free (free is a relative term with 3 kids and trying to get clogs on everybodys feet) with our local Minturn Market ending soon. We are hoping to head down to southern Colorado and take a climbing trip in Ragenhild - our 89 Dodge SportsMobile. The kids love getting on the mountain as do Mamma and Pappa. Thanks for tuning in!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Welcome to the Clog Blog

Hello all Tessa Clogs fans! We are starting up our blog to keep those that are interested, informed in what is up to date at Tessa Clogs, life in the mountains and our lives in general.

Currently, summer in the Vail Valley is slowing down with all visitors starting to head back home. With the little bit of extra time, we have been working on a wholesale push to promote Tessa Clogs throughtout the USA. If you have a favorite store in your home town, please let them know about Tessa Clogs!

With the end of summer, it is also the end of our - Minturn Market. In our little town of Minturn, where our warehouse is located, we have a Farmers market every Saturday. When you all make it to Colorado, you need to stop by Minturn and check out our funkly little town. Some of you may remember a show called Northern Exposure - well that is the best way to describe our little town.

Email, Call or Write us a line to let us know what you want to hear in this blog. Our main thoughts are to keep all of you aware to what is new in our lives and Tessa Clogs.

Thanks for reading