Anne is taking a day job for a little while. I don't blame her. It's hard working on something for so long that isn't providing an immediate financial return for our efforts. Green Eyed Monster really has been a labour of love for both of us. It's something we both believe in and believe has a future in this country. Earlier this year the Mobium Group estimated the sustainability market here being worth $19m with textiles being one component of that.
While GEM is making money, everything we've earned thus far has been channelled back into the business. One day we hope it will be profitable enough to support a regular wage for both of us but for now, it's just a matter of staying the course, trying to raise awareness of who we are and getting more people (potential retailers and customers) to buy our product.
We've had to postpone our phone interview with Maggie and Betsy in the US today as my nanny's daughter is sick. They've sent us some interesting questions on being in a partnership and I'll be interested in reading the book ('Defying Gravity') when it comes out.