Welcome to winter! This is the time when we tend to slow down and dive into winter ‘wonderfuls’ such as giant mugs of hot chocolate with melting marshmallows, extra long tub soaks, spicy gluhwein…you get the picture..?
While most of us are settling into the slower pace, winter at Eat.Art means that we doing just the opposite. It’s the busiest time of the year for us as we are in full swing on preparation for festive season gifting production. The company’s efforts are focused on the provision of the perfect gifting products for our local and international clients.
Like Santa’s Elves, our production team is in full swing ensuring orders are processed and stock is available for any last minute gifting requirements. All products are conceptualized, designed, sourced and handed over to an amazing team of local ladies who take great pride in their work to be hand-packed. Like most people, Christmas shopping tends to be done at the last minute…therefore a ready-made gift ticks many boxes
Interestingly, during this busy time of year, not only are we responsible for producing excellent quality, custom gifting – but our team doubles in size, meaning that we are able to offer employment for women who are breadwinners in their families. I took the liberty of interviewing two of our fantastic production team members and here’s what they had to say…
- What do you enjoy most about the busy time of the year?
Caroline [Production Supervisor]: I would have to say the atmosphere and the ladies I work with.
Janine [Production Manager]: The organised chaos! I enjoy planning and ensuring everything runs smoothly.
- What is your favorite music to listen to while packing?
Caroline: Mostly R&B because it keeps me moving and entertained.
Janine: I don’t physically pack, I oversee everything. I prefer Jazz.
- Do you use any of our products at home or to give as gifts?
Caroline: I’ve given the Art of Tea Slide to a friend a while ago.
Janine: At home I use the Pizza Pasta grinder and I use it on almost all my meals.
- Which gift or spice would you recommend to a customer?
Caroline: We have so many nice products to choose from, but it would have to be our Curries of Origin Spices.
Janine: Mhhhh! It has to be the Hot n Spicy which is a collection of hot spices from around the world.
- What do you enjoy packing the most?
Caroline: (Laughs) It will have to be our Salts of the Earth, they are a lot less dusty.
Janine: Well I don’t really pack, but when it gets extremely busy I would prefer to pack any of the teas.