The Versalette is this thing in my life that always seems to be there. So it’s strange to think that, someday, it won’t be.
Right now, there’s no firm plan to continue production of Versalettes, even though we chose new colors and revisions together in the last vote:
As I was ironing out production numbers with Portland Garment Factory, my go-to fabric mill in New York sold their surplus off to someone else. That was the first snag.
The other factor has been pricing and quantity. With quite a few Versalettes still in inventory, it doesn’t make sense to produce a ton more. Prices go up when quantity goes down, so it’s not feasible (at this moment, at least) to move forward.
In the future, it may happen.
The timing has to be right. The community has to be a bit larger. The risk has to be less. I wanted to have more colors ready for the holidays, but simply can’t make that happen this year.
I’ll be looking at different options, and exploring ways to introduce the Versalette to a larger audience. I believe in this piece, and it’s message. If you do, too, help share Seamly.co with friends (just click here to give them $10 off of a Versalette purchase) — the more traction the company gets, the more opportunities we’ll have to design and produce pieces that matter.
To all who were excited for the revised Versalette – I’m so sorry that it won’t be happening sooner, or with certainty, and will be looking into the options for 2014.
Until then, I’ll be producing convertible garments and basics in larger quantities, with fingers crossed that the Versalette can make another appearance!