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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2020, 06:11:45 am »
How about something like this below but in a 32oz left hand twill ?

https://bravestarselvage.com/products/the-ltd-edition-cone-selvage-denim-face-mask

Bit cheeky of me i know ...

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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2020, 07:34:38 am »
How about something like this below but in a 32oz left hand twill ?

https://bravestarselvage.com/products/the-ltd-edition-cone-selvage-denim-face-mask

Bit cheeky of me i know ...

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While, one might think, putting forth the effort to make a mask is within the realm of possibility, the creation of a whole new denim for it (32oz, no less) is definitely not. It's been well documented, the XHS(25oz) is as heavy as H-san is willing to go.

Edit: Having said that, I think even the XHS would be overkill.
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How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2020, 07:40:33 am »
I don’t think left hand twill meets industry standards for blocking aerosol particles. Because skewing and chin twist
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2020, 08:13:34 am »
Think of the fades though ....
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2020, 08:48:54 am »
Sick nose fades are the best.... oh, wait
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2020, 12:39:08 pm »

https://bravestarselvage.com/products/the-ltd-edition-cone-selvage-denim-face-mask


Interesting. There’s tons of companies now making masks, which is great to hear. At some point I’m going to need a backup pair


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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2020, 12:42:02 pm »
Interesting. There’s tons of companies now making masks
Wouldn't you want to get into this market now?
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2020, 05:16:20 am »
Are you in Giles ? 32oz !
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2020, 05:17:20 am »
I will happily test a few samples if you produce them sir !
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2020, 06:24:32 am »
No I am not, that's why I did not reply...
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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2020, 12:56:53 pm »
Nope, I'll leave this to them to do themselves, It's their gig and a lovely thing to do.  Sorry....
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« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2020, 01:03:34 pm »
Ok, all good. No worries. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2020, 10:46:10 am »
Without wanting to state the bleeding obvious, these are times that are presenting challenges that we are all having to work out how to cope with.  We have fallen into a pretty good routine and, credit to the whole crew, we are managing to muddle along.

So far we have managed not to furlough anyone (shame, I was top of the list @Madame Buttonfly and @Alex  drew up  :) ).  We are really keen that our customer service and speedy shipping do not suffer, I am strongly of the opinion that on the "other side" the companies that looked after their customers well during the crisis will be rewarded with increased customer loyalty.

On a daily basis this is how we are running things, @Alex , @AdamJ and @AdamC deal with all inbound and outbound shipping.  I am the hemming and pimping bitch.  @Steve and @Sam predominantly work from home, they come into the office to take studio pics when they have to, but everything else (photo editing, newsletter creation, new product creation etc) they do from home.  @Chesson @Graham also work from home, they deal with order queries, website queries, live chat etc etc, much of what we do when answering questions does require us to physically check and measure stuff, but they do all the initial grunt work and then hand the stuff they can't do from home to the guys in the office, this allows the shipping team to do just that, with fewer interruptions.  @Chesson is actually in the office today, doing repairs that are too difficult for me to attempt.  And everyone is mucking in with website maintenance and updates, all doing what's needed - even when well outside the scope of their "normal" roles.

@Madame Buttonfly mainly works from home, dealing with the mountains of administrative crap that trying to extract a loan out of the government "backed" scheme entails.  We believe we will get a confirmation for the loan in the next few days, our accountants can't believe that we've managed it this quickly, all credit to Paula for dealing with the day to day minutiae that would drive the rest of us mad.  She also sorts our all inbound and outbound payments, bookkeeping, VAT returns etc etc.

Website sales are holding up which is amazing, thank you all who are supporting us.

And thanks to Haraki and the .jp crew for being amazingly flexible and to the whole UK crew for just getting on with it...

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Re: How we are coping as a business during the Covid-19 Pandemic
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2020, 11:06:18 am »

Website sales are holding up which is amazing, thank you all who are supporting us.


+1 , thanks to everyone for your continued support and nice messages when sending in emails. You're not a bad bunch
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