We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have sent us your support and kind words about the good news that Vegan Athletic is going to be producing apparel again. The amount of positive feedback we’ve received since announcing this news has been truly heartwarming and clearly shows the strength and unity of our vegan community. We did anticipate there being a few happy people out there who missed out on buying our products in the past. Which leads us to the reason for this next piece of news.
In 2019, Vegan Athletic will receive a lot of upgrades, refinement, development and support that will help the brand grow into its next phase of evolution, enabling us to better supply the vegan athletic community with ethically sourced, made and distributed apparel around the world.
A lot of the work has begun in allowing us to re-launch the brand in as early 2019 as possible. But while all of this is happening behind the scenes, we realised that we still have our product range and web-store just sitting idle as it has been since manufacturing was put to a halt in May this year.
So just this week, we had a chat with our factory management team about the idea of possibly opening up the Vegan Athletic store for one week only before 2018 comes to a close. We asked if they were able to take a week's worth of pre-orders from our entire range of products for the final Ethical On Demand product run… They looked at their production capacity and came back with a thumbs up!
We’re happy to announce we will open the store from next Saturday the 15th of December until Sunday the 23rd of December. All orders will be then sent to the production floor, made on demand for every customer and shipped directly from our factory to the customer's door within 4-6 weeks from order date.
We wanted to do this as it gives everyone around the world an opportunity to buy and receive some Vegan Athletic gear in the middle of summer or winter, depending on where you are in the world. At the same time, we will be working on the preparations to launch and open the store under a new fulfilment and distribution model in the first quarter of 2019. This new model will enable us to offer express shipping on all our website orders to anywhere in the world, without compromising our sustainability or ethical values.
The same loved and respected products that we will offer next week will also be available when we reopen, but this is an opportunity we wanted to offer to those who just can’t wait. And, for those that do decide to place an order next week, you will also receive a $20 Gift Card (minimum purchase order is $100) that you can use in 2019 on any Vegan Athletic purchase, just to say thanks for supporting our final pre-order run.
— Daniel, Cameron & Daniel