Adventures in Manufacturing | Helixia

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Some of you are wondering where your bras are and the TL;DR answer is: yarn had to be spun, is now shipping to us, and we're approximately 6 weeks from having finished products ready to ship. Keep reading if you're interested in the details.

This yarn we're waiting for is to weave the back portion of our large size bra.  As we tweak the weave pattern used for better fit and comfort, we accidentally woven this back portion against an older pattern revision, using up the last of the yarn, which we order from spinners in France. They don't keep this yarn in stock, so we had to wait for a custom order to be completed, which should be flying to us today.

 

Once we get this yarn and re-do the back of the large size bras, we can begin dying and finishing operations on all the bra sizes and colors you, our very patient customers, have been waiting for.  We had to hold all the sizes up waiting for this portion of the large to be finished because the dying operation is done in batches, and it is not cost effective break this dying into multiple smaller batches.  Out biggest order of bras yet is still the smallest kettle of dye we can get.

Once dyed, the final cut and sew finishing needs to be completed (attaching shoulder straps, etc).  This also can't cost effectively be done in batches as there are machine setup costs. That said, we still have inventory in stock of white in just about all sizes and styles, so if you're waiting on us, but wouldn't mind switching your order to white, just let us know, contact form is the little speech bubbles at the bottom of every page. Thanks for sticking with us as we work to give an ancient technology a high tech spin and renew textile manufacturing in the USA.

Written by Jay Rishel — July 18, 2014

Comments

Melissa Hess:

I am ok getting white in large and am very anxious to try out your bra.

July 18 2014

annabel weidinger:

Order #1069, long bra in large. Was ordered in gray, but white would be fine. If it fits, I will order another one

July 18 2014

Helixia:

Thanks for the comments, ladies! we have switch your orders to white and they are going in the mail tomorrow.

— Helixia

October 23 2014

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