The time has come when I can no longer hold off discussing the elephant in the room which is our current shipping times and stock levels. We were very used to having items shipped out within a week and it's becoming more and more obvious that that isn't consistently happening at this point. We also have an awful lot out of stock right now, which is very much not like us.
So here's the scoop, we use four different printers at this point, one of which is our primary clothing printer which we vended and stocked a majority of our shirts from. It's no secret that we try our best to use American products and businesses whenever possible, so we've used primarily American Apparel since our opening in August. For any of you who may not know, American Apparel recently went out of business. The good news is they were sold at auction to Canadian company Gildan, the bad news, the factory where our shirts were manufactured in L.A. has been shut down leaving our printers scrambling to scrounge up the last of the American Apparel where ever possible. Unfortunately, that supply is finally dwindling, sooner than we thought it would.
We stuck it out this long, because we were really unsure if stock would run completely out before our most loved styles went out of stock. It looked promising according to our printer, so we held on to not letting go of shirts made with liberty and the softest cotton you've ever felt.
We recently added some nice women's tops through a small female run business which is an up and comer. We love to support them! With the size of their business, they aren't always able to ship as fast as we were used to. But they're shirt styles are amazing and their print work is spot on, and hey small lady run businesses gotta support small lady run businesses.
And, as much as we love American Apparel products, we are currently in the testing phase of new and different products. During this phase, your favorite shirt styles may be out of stock, or you may receive an email from us that we cannot fulfill certain orders. I hope to have a raglan replacement plan by the end of the month.
But replacement isn't easy, it's a lot of digital work in the background and we may not have all replacements listed as soon as we want. Also BUT...if you want something and it's out of stock, reach out! Use the little messenger button and I will get back to you ASAP and we can try and come up with an adequate replacement that I will put at the top of my list to design.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Tell us in the comments!
Who wants to hear a bedtime story?
Mortal Threads loves to work with like minds, creatives, and we've found a new venue of creative mind to collaborate with, authors; and they know no bound when it comes to creativity (or letting us use our own imagination to see their bigger picture). And who doesn’t love falling asleep to a good bedtime story?
Very soon Mortal Threads is going to read one to you a chapter at a time, from a new science-fiction/fantasy series: A Charming Nightmare.
Before we do this, let’s set the stage, giving you our version of a trailer…
What would you do if one morning you woke up and found that you were a relic, an artifact all that remained out of the movers, shakers, and candlestick makers? What would be your reaction to being advised that you are quite literally older than dirt? That is once you explain what dirt is (and yes you will have to explain what dirt actually is). Would you cry? I did, that’s a lie, I still am. Would you feel ill? I did (all over the shower floor). Would you instantly tuck your toes under the safety of a quilt knowing full well that the monsters from under the bed can’t get you if you’re under the shield of a down comforter? Don’t, they can still tickle those piggies (no matter how tight your cocoon is). Or would you do as I did? Get furious and start a big ol’ hissy fit sized war…
40,000 years after science, technology, and evolution expelled the human race all that is left are a handful of survivors (settlers, sorry now a day survivor is a slang derogatory term, sorry pink, guess we’ll have to find a new cause for you). These settlers float for decades more worried about primal instincts, lack of resources, diminishing ship space until they stumble upon Elpis. Their last hope as Pandora had named it eons ago. It leaves them fighting among the rest of the galaxies, alien species, themselves, as well as ailing bodies. Something more than conflict is killing them, and doing it with less mercy than anything in their wildest imaginations.
A literal leap of faith they dive head first into the past, clinging on anything original, they need a constant to study. They reached out grasping at humanities A list in minds, what was back was anything but. Aylin Morgan. No doctorates trailing behind her surname. If only they could stop her grieving and get her out of bed long enough to see the bigger picture, to see anything outside of her missing family, job, newspaper boy, banker, or manicurist. Perhaps if her collector had coddled her through the unfortunate turn of events instead of shackling her wrists, perhaps if he spoke instead of barked, listened instead if threatened, cooed instead of hit, perhaps then (most likely not) she would be more compliant. Maybe if they would smile at her Earth antics instead of trying to cure “quirkiness” she would be more cooperative.
We know you want to get your friends and family all the things.We want to make sure you're THAT person. You know, the one whose left explaining why their gifts aren't under the tree? It's awkward.
Not ordering on time causes so much heartache, and we want to help you prevent those broken little Christmas hearts of the empty handed.
Plus, we hate sad customers. We'll be releasing our holiday collections soon and we wanted to let you know what our holiday ordering deadlines are - we can make sure everyone's happy on that fateful morning.
Dec. 8 – USPS First Class Mail
Dec. 9 – 2 day priority
Nov. 30 – USPS First Class Mail
Dec. 5 – Int’l Priority
Nov. 29 – USPS
Europe / Asia / Pacific Rim / Australia / New Zealand / Caribbean
Nov. 18 – Int’l Economy
Nov. 28 – Int’l Priority
Africa / Central & South America / Middle East
Nov. 9 – Int’l Economy
Nov. 15 – Int’l Priority