Do you have an archive of textile designs: boxes, drawers, shelves, rooms full of “stuff’’ that you never look at?
Do you ever feel like you can’t get anything done? It just seems too disorganized. It is too time consuming, stuff keeps piling up and you never have time to enjoy life. It is too overwhelming as you struggle to stay focused. It frustrates you to even think about trying to find something there. You feel chained to your ever-growing to-do list. You’re not even sure how to organize your life.
It is a well-known fact that a cluttered and disorganized environment bothers your subconscious, robs you of energy and focus.
This “stuff’’ could easily be a treasure chest with thousands of design ideas collected by previous generations. So why not take the time to organize your collection or bring in a professional who will do the job for you based on your specific needs, the demands of your market, taking into consideration the current trends. So, you can have a peace of mind.
Credit: Left: Julianna Kocsis. Interior of The André Heget Collection, Como, Italy. Right: Downloaded from sewcanshe.com, 10.30.2018
Better Inventory Management.
Once it is organized and categorized, you will have a customized system that will ensure easy access to all the items in it. Inventory will be easier, too. Good inventory management is crucial for growing your business.
Each and every piece will gain meaning and importance.
You will have an in-house working library that can constantly serve your design needs. It can be an endless source of inspiration. You will be able to approach your design projects from different angles. Exciting new perspectives can open up and fresh ideas can inject new life into the process, as you are sourcing from a larger pool of themes. You will help your design team to save time, energy, and money, by becoming more productive.
Credit: Julianna Kocsis. Fabrics at Antiktex, New York, USA. Right: Downloaded from fiskars.com, 10.30. 2018
You will support your clients by providing great designs.
Your clients can rely on you for sparks even when a project takes a different turn. You will preserve the collection for the next generations as well. You can even display some of the collection in your showroom or office to draw attention. Ethnic pieces from exotic lands or other fabrics that show amazing craftsmanship. All of these are fascinating proofs of human creativity, inspiring us to be more resourceful.
I cannot forget the smile on my client’s face, the smile that lit up her whole being. Just as I was finishing organizing their company’s textile design archive, she decided to look for a floral design from the 1950’s to inspire her next project. When she found it in less than five minutes, she came up to me and said:
“You have no idea how much you have revolutionized my life, increased our productivity by organizing the collection.’’
Revolutionize your life: Have your collection classified.
From chaos to order. From stagnation to high productivity.
Credit: Julianna Kocsis
Credit for Featured Image: Julianna Kocsis
Photos of archives are courtesy of André Heget and Alex Heget.
Julianna Kocsis is a Feng Shui Specialist, Organizational Expert, Intuitive Vibrational Catalyst, Textile Design Archivist. She is also the founder of Talila Consulting. Bringing Order and Harmony to your Home, Work and Life.