Runners know the "runners-high",we Gillio-lovers just experienced the "planner-high"!
Gillio had a whole order of a new leather gone wrong.
They ordered samples,which were just beautiful when they arrived.And so they ordered many squaremetres of different coloured hides,in that beautiful ostrich print.
Usually Ben flies over,to do the quality check of the leather,but the company assured,that they do the final quality control by themselves.
So the leather was sent to the artisans in Firenze - and they did what they always do:Sewing beautiful planners.
Sadly it turned out that there was no flawless planner,when the boxes arrived.
Also the test-planners showed flaws that happened during short time of use:Cracking and peeling.Not too bad in my opinion,but....yep.
I was sent a pink ostrich print A6 Compagna.Susan received a purple and Steve got a green ostrich print planner.
First I was not too impressed,because I have never been a friend of ostrich prints,and the colour-patches did not appeal to me.I told Susan:"It looks like a sick pig!" (omG,lol!!)....and so she posted a picture showing the Muppets : Miss Piggy(pink),Gonzo(purple)and Kermit(green)in our facebook-admin-chat...and the Muppet-edition was born.
I must say that I never noticed the cracks on a stressed leather part,until Mella invited us into a video chat,to inform us about the "desaster".
The question was to save the planners and sell for 40% off....or to destroy them officially.
So....they went online for 40%!!
And I caved!!!
The darkbrown = Rowlf
The caramel = Fozzie
The blue = Cookie Monster
The dark brown XL pocketsize had some reaaally dry areas.I moistured it 4 times until now - and finally it starts feeling good.
The ostrich print is hard wearing,easy to clean,soft to touch and beautifully made.
Thank you team Gillio to ask the admins of the Facebook-group,to help with your desicion,to destroy or sell it on.
OH!!I need to leave this here: NO LIFETIME WARRANTY ON THIS PLANNERS!!!!