One year ago....
We pressed ‘go live’ on our CSA – a Community Supported Apparel crowdfunding event where hundreds of you joined forces to raise $100k towards a down payment on a building. The home for the Youniverse – Youer’s headquarters and a place where we could start making some of our own products in our own factory.
It’s been a full year of real estate adventures, temporary solutions, and tiny rentals. And the right property still hasn’t presented itself. But we’re getting ready to settle into a less temporary space that will give us flexibility to grow while we continue to hunt for a place to buy.
For the last 6 months, we’ve been squished into a tiny windowless space that has decreased productivity and made it hard to interact with our local community in the way we want.
But we’re about to change that! Next week, we’ll be moving into a new warehouse space that we’re excited to make our own, thanks to the amazing power of community and the effort and love that you showed in helping us achieve this last year during our CSA. It’s gonna take some time to turn this place into the vibrant whimsical space of our dreams, but we’ll get there. And we can’t wait to have y’all over for a party when we do.
Shipping and communication will be delayed during this move (next week) as there will be just 2 of us making this whole thing happen, so thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we go through this transition. But once we’re all set up, our speed and efficiency will go WAYYYYY up because we’ll have more space to move, and an office with WINDOWS! The warehouse portion doesn’t have much light, but our offices will! Over the last 7 years Youer has had 5 office/warehouse spaces and this will the THE FIRST with natural light. Wild.
Anyways, here’s the blank canvas that we’re about to turn into a magical colorful world of clothes. The fun begins!