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Frustration

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Frustration

Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week, with brand new challenges. Seven days from now we’re off to meet our suppliers in person. We have a packed schedule of eight factory visits in three different cities in five days, when we will get to see, touch, and try out our samples for the first time. Very, very exciting! This morning we were scheduled to hand in our visa applications, and smack, bang, we ran into our first bureaucratic wall. I thought I had our applications covered, but 1) I did not have formal invitation letters from our partners stating details like my gender,...

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Weekend Inspiration

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Weekend Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms; this weekend it comes in collecting race packs for the Performance Series, modifying the race shirt into a comfortable singlet, and heading out for an afternoon run in the rain.  Signing up for the Performance Series – five 2.5K, 5K and 10K events with the hashtag #transcendyourself- is one of the reasons we are here. When I decided to do the 5K races, I had not run since before my back surgery in 2010, and spent the last few years miserably failing at keeping a healthy work-life balance. A pregnancy, two international moves, and months straight of...

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Inspiration

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Inspiration

Today is the first day of summer holidays. Hooray! I’m stealing a couple of hours away from the computer to spend with the kiddos. Tearing my mind completely away from Mollyhopp is harder though, so I combine my loves, and play around with our pattern designs and color themes while our youngest paints lemons and purple flower trees. Mollyhopp’s first collection will feature bright pinks and bold oranges. We hope you’ll love the look as much as we do!

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First post - The Spark

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First post - The Spark

I’m in an athletics store to buy new running shoes. My pulse is a soaring 101 bpm. After having chosen which shoes to get, a friendly sales clerk suggests I check out their lifestyle t-shirts section. There is a special offer: buy 2 items, receive 10% off your total bill. I want to scream “NO!” I’m not here for classic prints on stretchy, oversized cotton tees. I’m a runner. I want cute outfits to run in. I’d love to try on their new sports bras, and splurge on patterned running shorts, technical tops and colourful tights.But I’m too big. Or the clothes...

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