I’m honored to welcome you to our August production campaign. I hope you have had a lovely summer, and you were able to have some fun before the cold weather settles in.
My name is Pilar, and I will keep you updated about the status of your Beckett Simonon products.
Every two weeks you'll be getting exciting news about our production. You'll have full backstage access, and I’ll be telling you some great stories you definitely can’t miss.
Before we begin this journey, we want to thank you in advance for believing in our company. Our work wouldn’t be possible without people like you, who love high-quality artisanship.
Thank you for being part of our belief that good things come to those who wait.
And why do we take a bit longer to create our products? After all, you probably have been wondering about this since you made a purchase with us, so I’ll be happy to answer this question.
Good things take time
Let’s say one day you’re walking around in your local mall, and you’ve decided to do some shopping. While strolling, you see a pair of shoes you absolutely love. They are in one of the fanciest boutiques at the mall, and you decide to enter the place.
A very kind attendant greets you and helps you out with the sizing. You definitely love how the shoes look with your new suit. But when you ask about the price...well, you decide it is better to look for other options.
You take another walk and visit a more humble store. There are many shoe options there, plus they have reasonable prices, but these shoes can’t compete with the quality of the first ones you saw. What can you do?
Well, if you’re not in a hurry, you can always get a pair of shoes from us. It takes a few weeks for them to be crafted but you'll get a product that can't compare with shoes twice the price.
And why does good quality at a fair price take long? When creating products, companies have to follow a balancing act. They need to choose between two out of three options: Cheap, good or with a fast delivery:
In our case, we’ve decided to offer you a good product at a reasonable price, although it might take slightly longer to get built.
We’ve learned this over the years, and we are able to do this by doing the following:
1. Eliminate inventory and craft everything to order.
2. Manufacture everything in-house. This allows us to have control over our production. Also, to offer fair, ethical conditions to artisans.
3. Only sell online, so we don’t have retailers adding markups.
When it comes to our products, it is only you and us in the process, so there is not a middleman. This way, everybody wins.
Meet some of our materials
Here at Beckett Simonon, we use traditional handcrafting techniques. We also use the best materials possible to provide you with great products.
Let us introduce you to some of the components we use for the construction of our shoes:
Uppers: Full grain leather and suede brought from one of the best tanneries in Argentina. These are beautiful and durable materials that will develop a patina as they age.
Linings and insoles: Vachetta leather which is extremely soft. Vachetta linings will give your feet extra comfort, and it is a breathable material.
Soles: We have leather soles and rubber soles. Our leather soles are durable, and with these type of soles, your shoes are easier to resole if needed.
Our rubber soles are made from natural rubber, instead of synthetic components like TPR or PVC.
Welt: Some of our shoes have a leather welt which will give your shoe extra protection against water.
Heels: The heels in our dress shoes are made from stacks of a robust leather. They will give your feet good support and are durable.
Laces: We use waxed cotton laces from a family-owned company in Spain. They have a leathery appearance, glide easily, and they won’t get frayed.
As you can see, we don’t cut any corners when it comes to the materials we use. We also follow a traditional way of production, where our experienced artisans do most processes by hand.
We will make sure through these updates you get to know the story behind your products. You will know for sure why it was worth the wait.
I hope you have enjoyed this update and we will keep in touch during the following weeks.
Our artisans have already selected the leather by hand and are starting to cut all pieces to create your products. Next, they will start the stitching process.
If you have any questions about products or manufacturing processes, we’re always happy to hear from you.
Don’t hesitate to send an email to email@example.com, use the live chat on our website, call us at 1-844-423-2538 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm EST), or leave a comment below.
That’s it for now. Remember I am here to help. If you think someone you know might be interested in these updates, don’t forget to share them.