To our Clients:
As you all are aware, we are in a status of "shelter in place" here in the Bay Area. While traveling is out of necessity, the longevity of our business is a necessity as well. Since some of our Clients we support fall under the Essential Business category we are still up and running. We are definitely here to help our Clients during this time with whatever needs they still have. We are currently working staggered shifts and relying on our skilled Team to handle all incoming projects. Since we have capabilities to both screen print and embroider in-house without needing to subcontract out our work we are afforded the opportunity to still serve our Clients both current and prospective.
So the next question might be "Who cares?" Well, I guess it's about perspective and morale. Right now we are all in uncharted territory trying to find our footing and place in this new landscape. While the setting for work may be new and present different obstacles for continuity the need to come together as a company should be that much stronger. Our goal is to help bridge the gap and provide that continuity any way we can through the services we offer.
When speaking with one of our long-time Clients today, who was responding from an email last week, I mentioned in passing how we were trying to build morale rather than shelve projects but were unsure of how to convey the message. I mentioned that of all the times for a simple item to be impactful, and show appreciation, that time is now. Your Employees (People) are inundated with news that is overwhelming and disheartening. She agreed and decided to proceed with the project saying "..it would be awesome if we were all wearing our hoodies during our online all-hands meetings." As a follow up she asked, "Do you drop ship?" I said, "We can definitely accommodate that for you given the current situation."
Swag has always brought a smile to people's faces. It provides an identity, a sense of togetherness, and unity. It's part of the reason why I love what I do and why I do it. There is no greater feeling than a Client opening up their box of printed shirts and seeing their face light up with excitement. Seeing their project come to life from just a concept. This is why we will continue to stay open and offer our services so projects can continue to be realized and bring smiles to peoples faces.
Thank you to all of our Clients. We are grateful for all the partnerships we have created over the years. We are here for you as you have been here for us. We will continue to press forward and create awesomeness.