It’s been a long time coming. We took more orders in the fall than we had the capacity to fill, and we’ve been buried under those orders ever since. But now, thanks to the help our everyone who contributed to our indiegogo campaign, we are now fully capable of designing accurate digital patterns, and the prototypes and test pieces we’ve made are looking better than ever.
This means we are finally very close to reopening orders. We’re shopping domestic manufacturers, and should hear back from them in a matter of days, at which point we will be revealing a new design and reopening the store simultaneously.
We will not be reopening custom orders for some time yet, as we still have a backlog. Rather, the orders we will be taking upon reopening orders will be slated for outsourced manufacturing. This will be a completely different beast from what we’ve ever done before.
Unlike last time, there will be no order cap. We’ll be taking as many orders as possible.
Depending on the manufacturer we choose, production will take a mere 4-8 weeks, and the jackets will be shipped immediately after that.
To answer one of the biggest questions I’m sure we will get between now and the official reveal:
We will no longer be producing any design directly referencing any franchise not owned by Volante Design, until a future date when we can acquire licencing to make official franchise related apparel.
Rest assured, this does not change our mission to design Superhuman Streetwear by taking inspiration from comics, videogames, anime, film, etc. It just means that we will be handling the situation more delicately than we have in the past.
We are very excited about the upcoming reveal and we feel you will love it too.