One of the day-to-day emotional drains is the money conversation – the “that’s expensive”, the “but Costco is cheaper”, the “but they’ll only wear it once” – and I know that my products at Nest & Sprout have value and worth their cost, but that doesn’t negate the slow wear on my emotional stage of being.
I was that mom who both splurged on boutiques and shopped the Carters clearance racks. I still do. Perhaps my most frustrating complaint about being a new parent is asking someone for a recommendation and only getting the cheapest suggestion – no I don’t want cheap. I want a quality product that will bring me joy, and bonus if it has some transparent manufacturing.
I know these customers are not my customers. I know not to engage.
But you can know all that shit and just feel heavy about it.
It’s these moments that I sometimes get caught up in the idea of sourcing cheaper, sourcing more affordable — but then tomorrow I’ll remember that’s not my values and goal.
Things feel messy right now, but it’s just the beginning, there’s time to clarify, build, and