We've been told that the shirts have cleared customs and we're just waiting for our forwarder to set up a delivery now. We've received a few address changes via message during the past several weeks and I wanted to send out a last call in case anyone has a different address than the one you filled out in the survey a few months back and hasn't written to us yet. Please send us a message by Friday Nov 2 if you need it changed, so we can be sure it's in our system before we mail out.
Everyone who's written about an address change should have received a reply confirming that we've noted the change - if for some reason you didn't receive a response please send us a quick note to confirm.
The moment everyone has been looking forward to is finally here - after endless phone calls, sample runs, emails, and waiting (oh the waiting!), the shirts are currently in production as we speak. Here's what the schedule looks like from here on out:
They'll be done sometime between Oct 1 - 3, and will be put on a ship that's departing either on Oct 1 or Oct 10, depending on when they're all finished. It'll take 2 weeks on a boat and 1 week through customs, so we expect to receive them by the end of October. We'll be shipping them all out via USPS by the end of that week. I know it won't exactly be "summer" for most of you when receive the shirt and again, we're sorry about the delay (although on the bright side you now have a new shirt to wear for those holiday white parties, beach parties, mesh parties...oh wait, is that just us?).
Working with a supplier on a large-ish scale took a lot more time and back-and-forth than we expected, and we ended up making a half-dozen sample production runs for the fabric and sizing before we were satisfied with the product. On the plus side, we were able to add a new color option after the project ended for everyone to choose because of the success of project, and for that, we thank you for your great support. Bear with us a bit longer, we're almost at the finish line here!
Albert and Ming
Hey folks, sorry for the delay in updates - we've been trying not to send too many to avoid spamming 475 inboxes but I know we're overdue for one and wanted to give you a heads up we're working on the final roadblock before we can finalize these shirts for production.
I know the delay has been frustrating for everyone (ourselves included), as working with our supplier has taken much longer than we were first told in getting this fabric made. Once we solve the last roadblock (our supplier didn't apply the treatment for water resistance on the fabric), we'll have a much better idea of the delivery date and will get an update to everyone at that time. We've been in constant communication with our supplier throughout the process (we've made 4 shirt sample runs and have verified the design and shirt sizing for production) so we've definitely been very active in pushing this along as quickly as we can.
For backers whose address has changed since the survey, we'll post a comment/update to give everyone a heads up before we mail, but feel free to keep sending us messages with your updated address as well!
Thanks again for your patience over the past few months,
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