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PRODUCTION UPDATE #1: WELCOME TO OUR SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN!


Hello there,

I’m honored to welcome you to our September production campaign. Hopefully, you are enjoying the beautiful leaves and all the apple picking of the fall season.

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 the production process. I will be taking you around our studio, and I’ll tell you some fantastic stories you can’t miss.

Before we begin our journey together, we want to thank you for believing in our company.

Thanks for believing in great craftsmanship and high-quality products. We are convinced good things come for those who wait, and we want you to be part of this!

So why is waiting so good? Let me tell you a bit about it.

     Quality at a good price takes time

We all know we live in a world of instant gratification. Fast food, fast dating, fast buying. Yes, sometimes we might get what we want, but other times we can get better things if we wait.

Think about how long a good cheese needs to age in a cave to actually develop a delicious, punchy flavor. Or what about a good bottle of wine? It usually takes lots of steps and complex processes to make a good wine.

In our case, we’ve also decided to take a little more time so we can offer you a great product, but also a great price. So how do we do this? Let me tell you how we do things around here:

- We have eliminated all inventory and craft everything to order. No wasted space or unsold products.
- We have our own studio. This allows us to control production and offer fair -working conditions to artisans.
- We only sell online, so there’s no middleman or retailers adding markups.

Thanks to this alternative model of production, we can provide you with the best of two worlds: High-quality at a good price.

Now, let me show you some of the things we’re doing differently in our studio and with the artisans who work in it.

    Making our own tools

Here at Beckett Simonon, we work with experienced artisans who know how to take things to a whole other level.

Actually, many of them not only use the traditional shoemaking tools but have even designed and adapted their own tools: 

Cutting the leather: The artisans have adjusted the blades to cut the hides, so they are easier to handle and added a tool on the other extreme of the cutter to be able to mark the position of the eyelets on the hide.

Since the blades are quite sharp, the artisans also protect the tips of their fingers with pieces of leather and masking tape.

Cleaning the leather: When it comes to cleaning our shoes, we use a rubber eraser to clean the inside.

To be more efficient, the artisans have cut smaller pieces of this rubber eraser and added a wooden handle to it, so they can go deeper into the shoe to clean the linings.

Although they might look like curious facts, these details actually demonstrate the artisan’s expertise and their wholehearted commitment to their art.

It is thanks to their dedication and care that you will receive a shoe meant to last for years to come. Who said waiting is no good?

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I hope you have enjoyed this update and we will keep in touch during the following weeks.

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 service@beckettsimonon.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.

You can also find us on Instagram to see more pictures of our products, get fashion tips and have backstage access to our studio.


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