Poet Mattie J.T. Stepanek once said, “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Lately, I’ve felt those words to be so true! In collaborating with Catalina Gonzalez and Nicol Wiegandt of Dondolo, I can already see so many wonderful things coming together and we’ve only gotten started. Ok, let me back up a bit. My dear friend Paola Arria of Unique Party introduced me to a beautiful and luxurious children’s brand, Dondolo, and then to the wonderful women behind the precious pieces. Immediately upon meeting, we knew we shared the same visions for our brands. Through working with these ladies, I’ve learned a thing or two about teamwork, which I would like to share with you all:
Make a collaborative effort work, set up regular meeting times with an agenda of what will be covered and clear deadlines. Though we are all so busy, we are able to maintain focused by doing this.
Though there is a lot of creativity and styles being brought to one table, if you find you share a similar passion- for us, pride in quality and a vision to encourage children to grown their own way- focus on those similarities and the rest will come naturally.
With that being said, don’t hold back! Be respectful of your teammates, but remember that no idea is a dumb idea. The smallest thought can cultivate into something great.
I am so excited for these next few months as Dondolo and Via Cacao will be participating in The Dallas Kids World Market and ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas as partners. Via Cacao will also be creating a new hair bow line custom for Dondolo, which will parallel and complement their launch of precious dresses.
This is just the beginning! We have plenty to learn from each other and so many ideas for the near future so stay tuned…