Monday, January 25, 2010

Screen Printing

We couldn’t be more thrilled when the FedEx man arrived with this big box on Saturday.

It was filled with these!

For months we've been sorting out what the future of our Go. Seek. Love. T-shirts should be. When we finished up with our own fundraising in October, we felt compelled to continue selling the T-shirts to benefit another adoptive family. We had been so blessed with our own fundraising, and we wanted to pass along the blessing to others. Plus we were selling more T-shirts than ever before. How could we shut things down? It felt wrong to just walk away from this once we had gotten what we needed from it .

In the last four months our sales have continued to increase. We have been able to send almost $2000 in profits to our partner family. It has been a blast! However…..each T-shirt takes about 10 minutes to produce from start to finish (we hand print them). And we’ve been selling 30-40 per month. Time is at a premium for us these days, and things are only going to get busier when little guy comes home in a month or two. BUT we REALLY want to keep going.

So after much prayer and discussion, Daniel sought out a broker and placed an order with a screen printer for this big box of T-shirts. Now all we have to do is ship the T-shirts. I can’t tell you how excited we are about that!

For the next month or two we will be recouping our sizable investment in the inventory. (Early on we had NO money and we felt like it was too risky to carry a bunch of inventory, which led us to opt for hand printing.) In the mean time, we plan to be working to adapt our website to accommodate partnering with multiple families simultaneously. How we will make it work is still a little foggy, but we are trusting God to lead the way.

And by the way, the shirts look fabulous!


E.T.'s Mom said...

Sounds like a great plan! We LOVE our shirts. :)

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

How very cool. And a huge weight off your shoulders! Can't believe you guys are selling so many each month! Amazing!