Corona Life, Donations and CHAOS
- Aug 21, 2020
- 0 Comment(s)
Here is our story - and if you don't really care (fair enough!), read below about our donations and our new collection inspired by CHAOS ;P
As an online business we were first not directly affected by the pandemic as orders, after a first low, even picked up. On the other hand we were unable to go to our planned events and markets, had to cancel our retreat and our business partners (mostly yoga studios and boutiques) were not doing well enough to make their orders - but all considered, we were grateful to be alive and running fairly smoothly.
As a German business we would have had access to the German funds to support businesses, however at the time we were in Argentina with limited access to internet and lost out place in the waiting line - and never got it back. Alright then, it'll have to work without.
We kept on going for a few months and everything considered, things were fine - we had made big plans for this year including changing legislation of the company and transferring our storage to a professional fulfilment center - after 2,5 years of shipping orders ourselves. And we are proud and happy that we actually realised all those plans. We are now a little UG and our fulfilment is done by somebody more professional :)
We are two positive minds for sure and had saved money originally to make our productions this year bigger because the one thing that keeps on limiting PITAYA yoga is the small production size. While sales went down bit by bit our storage also started to be more empty with every day passing by... and you guys understandably started complaining about the lack of sizes available in our store (we are so sorry about this!) and a lot of the designs being completely sold out.
So finally the impact of the Corona hit us a little harder, with our production on hold and a total delay of nearly five months we we had to take our savings and hold on as long as possible.... - and we are still holding on :D
At the end June it was time for making our donations, and as stubborn as we are with our social mission - as small as it might be - we went through and did all our donations from the past six months to the organisation we had chosen:
We want to thank all of you who are purchasing our designs and making these donations possible!!
After that, we were a bit more in a financial low but very content about having made our donations. The month of August is now a make or break for us and on a more positive note we are expecting our CHAOS collection including the 'Door of the Cosmos' Legging and Crop Top at the end of the month!!
We did the photoshoot of the collection with one of the creators as a model and the other one as a photographer, saving costs and actually having an amazing time :)
We open pre-sales of these products a little before which means that the delivery time of the products will be longer than usual: 10 - 15 working days. The products are super amazing - completely objectively speaking :p We waited so long for them!! Including a short t-shirt, longer tank tops, a sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Everything illustrated by hand by Irina about the topic of CHAOS.
We hope you liked our little update and thoughts about the current situation. We wish everybody positive thoughts and motivation, clarity and creativity to get through these times!
Thanks for reading this post and stay tuned for the upcoming design presentations!