.... and then there's the Garment Business.
After 12+ years in this industry, I really shouldn't be surprised by the never-ending games of snakes and ladders that commence on the day to day. That said, the last few months have been nothing shy of shocking. As many of you read in my last blog post, A Loveletter to # TEAMWERKSHOP, I have had a bit of bad luck trying to get a steady stream of inventory flowing into the webshop. At the time I wrote that post, I had a partnership pending with a phenomenal production facility and everything was on it's way to becoming rainbows and unicorns.
Unfortunately, I am sorry to have to let everyone know that the partnership has fallen through. In short, the owner of the factory and I just weren't able to find common ground to build the business on. And while I wish I could continue working with them, I've now found myself back @ square one and I am looking for new avenues to bring the sexy stretchy magic to you. (don't worry ... I've already got some dope prospects in the werks!)
So what does this mean ?
And thats not all ... I've got some bad-news-turned-good-news to share :
While hunting for a printer to replace the guys I wrote about in my last post (back to the Loveletter), I decided to test a printing facility here in LA that initially looked to be aces. Unfortunately, Eagle Rock WERKSHOP® turned out to be a bit too complicated for them and they accidentally misprinted about 80% of the PALMS and AQUA leggings that were set to be released with the Dominican Theme (oof!) The misprints are SUPER slight (check the pic below for deets) and the overall fabric/sewing quality is still turbo amazeballs, so I have decided to turn lemons into lemonade by offering these leggings up for a virtual sample sale as well as sponsoring a series amazing giveaways and challenges ! (woot!!)
The sample sale will be @ 9am PST on Monday, September 15th and all of the giveaways/challenges will start immediately. Be sure to follow @werkshop on the insta and play along for your chance to win. It's the least I could do to THANK YOU ALL for supporting me through this topsy turvy time in my life.
One day, when all of this is a distant memory, I will write a biography to share all of the insane dramarama with you. Tentative title : '# TEAMWERKSHOPFOREVERRRRRR : The Ridiculous Tale One Hard-Working Girl with an iPhone Who Refused to Take No For an Answer. Grrrrrrr.' ... It's already looking to become a comedy, hahaa. ;)
(above you can see @fitqueenirene, @etheyogi and @noctemflos in the "misprinted" PALMS and AQUA leggings from the Dominican Theme. they just look a teeny bit faded compared to the original sneak that I posted on insta a few weeks back ... me thinkith that this has potential to be the best sample sale in the history of e-v-e-r ! Who's stoked !? Let me know by dropping a comment below)
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