Hello again Kickstarter backers.
Things are really moving along nicely here at the Chivaz headquarters.
Phil and I are up to our ears in work and there seems to be almost no end to the amount of things that you need to do when you move from being a Kickstarter “project” to a full fledged business.
I assume that by now anyone who ordered a pair of either the red (Mountain Goat) or black (Stillhouette) Chivaz has received them. If you haven’t, then we have a problem. You should email us as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many of you opted to delay your shipment until 2013. Well, here we are in 2013, but the Chivaz are not quite ready. In fact, we are still working on getting the final date of when these will be ready. It is looking like late March is a possibility, but April is more likely. We honestly were hoping to get these much earlier, but we kept tweaking the prototypes until we were happy with the right sizes, elasticity and support.
These next styles of Chivaz will have a few improvements:
#1 - We will stitch the size of the socks on the inside of cuff of the socks. This way you won’t get them mixed up in the laundry if you bought more than one size.
#2 - Each pair has added ankle elasticity to provide a snugger fit at the skinnier part of your legs (doesn’t apply to those of you with cankles)
#3 - Each pair has a bit more elasticity at the top, so that they really shouldn’t fall down. If they do fall down, you probably have the wrong size...
There are other things that are improved also, but I don’t want to blow all of the good news while you still have a couple months to wait.
In the meantime, we are posting lots of news and pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We also have a pretty badass website too. Please check it out: Official Chivaz Website.
We do occasional sales that we like to give out codes for on these different channels.
If you aren’t involved with our social outreach, you are really missing out.
Here are all the best links:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chivazwear (Please #ChivazWear and @Chivazwear on posts)
Instagram (just started): http://instagram.com/chivazwear
Finally, we had a couple video submissions that we wanted to share with you:
1. How to look cool & put on your Chivaz correctly - from Chivaz wearer Chris Mendoza
2. A video my daughter made with all the prototypes of the upcoming styes:
We really love all the feedback and we also make sure to respond to each of you personally, so please let us know if you have questions or comments.
Matt & Phil