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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2020, 01:26:31 pm »
Contraction seems like a necessary measure at a time like this. Keep in the straight and narrow in order to survive for better days.
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2020, 01:52:28 pm »
Haraki, Alex and I have made the decision to cut about a dozen items from FW2020.  None of the UHF's will be cut, if that is any consolation.

Online sales are holding up well, but as each week goes by with us unable to ship to some/most retailers, our cash flow will get tighter and tighter as the weeks/months roll by (remember, we obviously could not stop any of the SS20 production).

Whilst we hated cancelling, actually think of it as postponing, any product, we need to reduce our outlying financial exposure in as prudent a fashion as possible...

Understandable... focus on core business and classic?
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2020, 02:15:44 pm »
Yes, we will focus on core and classic. 

However, well over 50% of first-time customers buy a pair of jeans.  So we have to have lots of jeans.  Alex and I will order 100 pairs of XHS and XHSib in each of the following cuts, this weekend.

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BUT, we also need to have other stuff to interest them in coming back for more, so we will not stop dreaming up new stuff......
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2020, 03:04:17 pm »
Prudent decision in a trying time. Is the 25oz SBG still being made?


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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2020, 03:47:33 pm »
Yes.......But it is not technically SBG.......

It's the same as the 14oz BB
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2020, 05:29:31 pm »
Thanks. Glad to hear it.


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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2020, 05:46:59 pm »
Haraki, Alex and I have made the decision to cut about a dozen items from FW2020.  None of the UHF's will be cut, if that is any consolation.

Online sales are holding up well, but as each week goes by with us unable to ship to some/most retailers, our cash flow will get tighter and tighter as the weeks/months roll by (remember, we obviously could not stop any of the SS20 production).

Whilst we hated cancelling, actually think of it as postponing, any product, we need to reduce our outlying financial exposure in as prudent a fashion as possible...

any chance we will know what's being cut? sorry, i don't exactly have a good memory (in general) of what's been posted of the F/W collection
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2020, 06:01:06 pm »
Nothing has really been posted, so you will never know...... :D :D :D
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2020, 08:56:35 pm »
We may see some sample sales eventually though @Giles?
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2020, 09:06:47 pm »
We may see some sample sales eventually though @Giles?
Generally only samples of things IHUK have specifically specced or ordered end up in Gosport for sale on here, or on the back of  employees, etc. The samples for seasonal stuff are shown to retailers in the west, and sent back to Japan with tweaks etc.
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2020, 09:21:04 pm »
That is what used to happen..........

This year for FW2020, we asked Haraki to make us a complete set of samples that we could keep here.  That way, we could have more time to take photos etc and make a really good look-book (which, now won't happen, unfortunately).

The samples cost us USD7,000, so either me and Alex are going to be sporting a shit load of lovely stuff, or we'll sell them to recoup the outlay.....
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2020, 09:37:46 pm »
Oh. Well that is exciting.
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2020, 01:57:59 am »
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2020, 07:22:29 am »
That is what used to happen..........

This year for FW2020, we asked Haraki to make us a complete set of samples that we could keep here.  That way, we could have more time to take photos etc and make a really good look-book (which, now won't happen, unfortunately).

The samples cost us USD7,000, so either me and Alex are going to be sporting a shit load of lovely stuff, or we'll sell them to recoup the outlay.....

huh.. for some reason i thought some photos were posted from NYC earlier this year in jan and if there was ever a selvedge run this year too? sigh, if only some the samples were made in smaller sizes..  :P :P
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2020, 07:40:45 am »
There were some 'informal" photos published from those shows, but that is about it....
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