The Chinese New Year begins on Jan. 31, 2014 – The Year of the Horse. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.
In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. The horse has is viewed as heroic and strong! The Year of the Horse is viewed as a time of fast victories, unexpected travel and adventure, and surprising romance.
We are very proud to present Libre’s makers – we have visited the factory several times now and would love to share some of our insider photos of the factory our incredible helpful partners.
All the Libre tea glasses are constructed by people – with real hands, and real hearts – just like you and me. We are proud to share their efforts. As our factory is a ‘one town factory’ northwest of Shanghai it is not at all the same as the stories we here about crowded dorms and forever working hours in bad conditions. The workers assembling the glasses have 2 hours off at lunch hour and many go home for lunch – there is also a cafeteria. The facility is clean and an audit last spring confirmed compliance on the majority of issues. There is a still a piece work versus hourly work issue at the heart of the complete compliance – we are educating and working with the factory to progress this understanding and supplier compliance is also being worked on.
Here are a few of our people in Asia!!
5. Wendy, Anita (Libre factory liaison) and Sino our factory rep ( wearing our gift of a red Canadian fleece vest)
We are very grateful for all of their support, help and efforts to always be working on improvement for the Libre tea glasses. We invented the 3 part system utilizing the filter on the glass ’n poly container and worked with the factory to produce the tea glass as it is today.
Buddha, according to Chinese legend, asked all the animals to meet him on New Year’s Day and named a year after each of the twelve animals that came. The animals in the Chinese calendar are the dog, pig/boar, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster.