Reopening + Appreciation + The Value of Time & Art

Dear Friends,

After losing my father in January, I closed my fashion label to recover and heal. After these many months I have reopened, and am ready to move forward with a renewed sense of appreciation for the preciousness of my time, my family, my friends and my work.

I thank all of you for your messages, and I want to assure you of how much I appreciated your inquiries and messages of comfort over the last six months. 

As I paged through the changes Etsy has made since I went on my hiatus, I contemplated the value of my time and the future of my fashion label. I came to a realization that I spend many unaccounted-for hours on each and every order, in addition to the time it takes to read the hundreds of inquiries I receive and reply to, that never materialize into an order. The difficult decision I arrived at is simply that I must treat my work accordingly as the art that it is, given the amount of time put in to creating it, or not sell it at all.

I am happy to say that I am not going to close down. There are still so many ideas in my head that I want to bring from dream to reality. 

If there is anything my shop-mates and I can do for you, please do not hesitate to renew our conversation. I am so very thankful for you all!

All the very best,

Rose Mortem

Dark Romantic Couture

Hand Drawn + Hand Cut + Hand Sewn

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