Long overdue update...
So, obviously I haven't posted an update in far too long. I've posted some stuff to instagram, but, I forget that not all of you follow that.
First of all, I will still be fulfilling all incentives. I promise that.
I have a bunch of reasons as to why I haven't given an update, but, the most important one is that I'm ashamed. I told you that the estimated date of delivery would be April, and, obviously I've went far past that date. Every week that passes and I don't come through makes me feel like more of a failure. Here are some logistical reasons as to why I haven't fulfilled the donations as of yet... as many of you know I was talking to local sew houses about producing my designs. This was looking hopeful. The only problem that I found as I got more and more details was that the minimums I would've had to order from them were so large that I would've had to come up with over $10,000 to cover material and production costs. I went to a few banks inquiring about loans. I also talked with some independent backers about getting some help. None of these panned out the way that I felt comfortable with.
That process pushed back my production time drastically.
Since then, I've been working on each piece by hand by myself. I have over ten vests on the table right now that I'm working on. Mind you, each vest takes almost 30 hours to make and the [DCNTRL]s take almost 40 hours to make. Because of this, I've taken all of my big products off my store so as to focus on filling the Kickstarter incentives. The problem with that is, I'm no longer generating an income to be able to pay shop and home rent, and all my other bills. Thus, I had to get a day job, which again, cuts in to my sewing time. Which adds to the feeling of shame and failure.
None of this is actually your problem. I'm not telling you this for pity sake. I'm just being transparent.
Again, every backer that donated to this Kickstarter campaign WILL GET THEIR INCENTIVES!!!
I'm truly sorry if any of you feel wronged in any way. That is not my intent. Please forgive me for my tardiness.