From BlackWhite magazine - issue 05, welcome
If there is anything we all seem to be ready for right now, it’s a change – a new season, a new project, a new beginning.
Laura Lynn Johnston
If there is anything we all seem to be ready for right now, it’s a change – a new season, a new project, a new beginning. With these opportunities comes a chance to reframe the way we think; and it’s within change where we find personal and professional growth, and sometimes even solutions to problems we have long been battling with.
My top three trending colour picks from the new Resene fashion range
Whatever shape your change will be taking, know that BlackWhite and Resene are with you every step of the way. Not only are you holding a neatly bound treasure trove of design ideas, inspiring projects, top tips and our forecast of the hottest trends, but you’re about to find out about a number of exciting new Resene products and paint colours to help you with your fresh start. From new waterborne offerings and an expanded range in a long popular formula to the latest fashion colours, there’s more choices than ever before to get just the unique, customised look your client is after.
And whatever you create during this transformative time, we’d be delighted to see. Please don’t hesitate to share your projects, no matter how big or small. Your work reminds us all of the power of persistence, creativity, ingenuity and possibility.
Laura Lynn Johnston
I am a firm believer of finding the positive within a negative. A positive that emerged during the pandemic years is that the supply chain has become a key talking point in most business conversations, and this has led to supply chains being better understood. They have had to evolve with the times – and quickly! Nearly all companies found themselves delving deeper into their supply chains to gain a better understanding, allowing them to adjust and meet the new unknown; we did this at Resene and it was very insightful.
The supply chain at Resene is not only a commercial transaction with our suppliers, but a partnership. Our team members are relationship builders and commercially astute in their approach to ensure a win-win outcome. I believe companies that didn’t have this approach prior to the Covid-19 outbreak had greater struggles than those that did. The relationships we hold within our supply chain served us well during the pandemic and continue to grow post-pandemic; it’s something we are proud of and something that will not change.
I am fortunate to work with a team of high performers who are dedicated to delivering the optimal experience to our internal and external customers. This is what drives us to continually improve and always look for ways to raise the bar.
As the world continues to change around us, Resene will continue moving forward with new technologies, new colours and new facilities. For us, this isn’t just work, it’s a passion!
Resene Supply Chain Manager
If you have a project finished in Resene paints, wood stains or coatings, whether it is strikingly colourful, beautifully tonal, a haven of natural stained and clear finishes, wonderfully unique or anything in between, we’d love the opportunity to showcase it. Submit your projects at www.resene.com/submit-project or email email@example.com. You’re welcome to share as many projects as you would like, whenever it suits. We look forward to seeing what you’ve been busy creating.
This is a magazine created for the industry, by the industry and with the industry – and a publication like this is only possible because of New Zealand and Australia's remarkably talented and loyal Resene specifiers and users.
If you have a project finished in Resene paints, wood stains or coatings, whether it is strikingly colourful, beautifully tonal, a haven of natural stained and clear finishes, wonderfully unique or anything in between, we'd love to see it and have the opportunity to showcase it. Submit your projects online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You're welcome to share as many projects as you would like, whenever it suits. We look forward to seeing what you've been busy creating.
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