Now it's time to say goodbye...
Have you ever worked so hard at something for so long that it becomes a part of you? It gets to where you don’t feel like you’re working so much as living and breathing whatever that thing is you’ve labored on for so long. For over 10 years that’s how it’s been with The Original David. This brand has grow from a philosophy: “in every language there’s a david...” to a true movement of Davids in every language. This brand has been fueled by all of you guys that see something of yourself in The Original David. What most of you may not know is that this brand is named after my son David, so just as I watched him grow up, The Original David grew as well...and just as I’ve tried to be a pretty good parent to him, and completely flubbed that up on occasion, it’s the same way I’ve poured my heart into The Original David. That’s why this is one of the hardest things for me to write. As of today I’ve decided to suspend operation of The Original David indefinitely. For years I’ve just worked and worked on building this brand and never really stepped back to get a panoramic view of what The Original David has come to mean and how to really push it forward to all that it has the potential to be. We have a highly specialized product that presents some production challenges that have finally come to a point where they cannot be ignored. Because of the nature of our product it takes a lot of attention to detail to create our goods, it’s a hands on process that we’ve realized most manufacturers don’t want to get near. So, to continue to create this product we need 2 key pieces of pretty costly machinery, and a couple operators and sewers. I also need a good team and working capital. I’m being very open with you guys because, you’ve been super supportive of this movement and I really want you all to know the state of things, and really see my heart in this. In full interest of transparency, 90% of our product has been made by me personally (I know, that’s crazy). I can’t keep doing this, I’ve dodged carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis but this way of doing things slows down production, increases shipping time, and just makes everything work exponentially inefficiently. You’ve all been the best encouragement to me. As much as I would love to just keep plugging away, it’s time to step back to see the full picture. The Original David means the world to me, trust me I shed many tears coming to this decision. I hope you guys can understand where I’m coming from, many of you are artists and creative so I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m not sure where this road will lead, but I am sure that something good will come of it!
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Love you all,
The Original David