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Covid-19 and Our Vendors in Bali

Posted by Elizabeth Baxter on

Covid-19 and Our Vendors in Bali

Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture and scenic landscapes Bali has always been a popular holiday destination. About 80% of Bali’s economy is tourism-related and just last year it had over six-million visitors. All that has changed, however. With the Covid-19 pandemic making travel impossible, the island has been hit particularly hard. What was once a highly prosperous industry is now practically non-existent and it doesn’t look like things will improve for awhile. International travellers won’t be able to enter the country until at least 2021 and even so, with the world in crisis it’s unlikely large numbers of...

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A Look Back On The Past Few Months

Posted by Elizabeth Baxter on

A Look Back On The Past Few Months

Like most businesses, Suzie Blue was hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. Orders were put on hold, shipments stopped going out and everything came to a halt. Just like the stores we sold to, we had to close our doors for the time being.  When restrictions were beginning to get lifted and we slowly opened back up we wanted to ensure our customers didn’t feel any pressure to take stock or put in orders before they were ready. Being a small business ourselves with no rent relief and a very limited ability to sell stock we understood what other business...

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Beginner's Guide To Bali

Posted by Jo Arbuthnot on

Beginner's Guide To Bali

As you likely know, all of the products at Suzie Blue Canada products are handmade in Bali and ethically sourced. Twice a year Jo Arbuthnot, the owner Suzie Blue Canada, travels to Bali to buy and design the jewellery clothing and accessories we sell. Last year, I was lucky enough to go on the buying trip too and it was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had, so I thought I’d share a bit of insight into what Bali and these buying trips are like. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@suziebluecanada), you may have seen my...

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