To The Moustached Cats of the World
I salute you, and your nine lives, as Movember draws near...
A Day in The Life of Harry
As a child I used to love to go and play in the ball pit. Harry never quite understood what I was talking about, but I have a pretty good idea that he's getting the same enjoyment that I did...even if it's plush mustaches instead.
A Look Into Our Tagging Process
Today, we're giving you a more in-depth look at our inside tagging process. Demonstrating for us is our Warehouse Manager, and mustache connoisseur, Harry Fuzzybottom. Hopefully, he won't get his fur all over the place like usual. Enjoy!
Fuzzy Ink 2.0
We just wanted to take a minute to welcome all of you to the brand new Fuzzy Ink website! It's something that we've been wanting to do for a while and we're really pleased with how it all came together. So without further adieu, take a look around and let us know what you think. There are a ton of new products (of all kinds) that we've been hiding for quite some time so we hope that you enjoy it all.
No Sleep 'Til January
With November (and Movember) finally in hibernation mode after a fan-stellar-tastic showing, we figured that perhaps it was time to take a breather and relax for the upcoming holidays...or not, deffffinitely not! As if last year's December couldn't have been crazier, someone (I won't point fingers) decided that it was somehow possible to squeeze in even more shows this year. As per 'normal' protocol, we like to involve both coasts and thank god being loopy, sleep deprived and usually smelling of children's cereal is highly accepted and welcomed for the occasions =). If you happen to find yourself in Boston, DC, Chattanooga, Portland (OR) or Los Angeles looking for funky holiday gifts this weekend, scamper over to one of our shows and prepare yourself for fun and excitement. For additional details on each location, follow the links provided on the homepage. Happy shopping and happy Friday!
Movember - Week Thrice
It's week three already and I'm assuming your staches are nothing short of godlike - thrusting lightning bolts at naysayers and capsizing dinghies on the seven seas. Sounding a bit like a broken record, the past week has continued the trend of stupendous-ness and we've had to purchase an additional industrial-sized abacus for tallying orders.
With the Thanksgiving holiday on deck, we're not only looking forward to collecting scraps of food in our facial fuzz (to nibble on later of course), but also wrapping up Movember with a bang. Aside from this, we've been working around the clock getting ready for the craziest of crazy Decembers with shows popping out of our ears (and other unspoken crevices). If you haven't shared a few laughs with us in the flesh yet, there's a good chance we'll be in a city near you so please don't be bashful and skip on over =)
Restating the facts, this year's campaign has been stellar, but we'd love to add your donation to the pile. Gala Parties will kickoff in early December, so if you'd prefer not to go naked we'd love to help you out. Have a fantastic holiday or Thursday (for those not partaking) and above all - long live the stache!
Movember - Week Deux
With week two in the history books, we're now officially halfway through Movember. Keeping consistent with the kickoff, we've seen loads of new customers from all over the globe which again means mighty donations for men's health!
Although things have been moving steadily forward, like any small business (or business in general) we've hit a few snags along the way. Like I briefly mentioned in last week's installment, we slightly underestimated the number of cookie cutters we'd need for the campaign. To add to this, a percentage of said cutters arrived in a condition below our lofty standards of quality. As a company that prides themselves on delivering top-notch products, we figured it wasn't in our or your (the customers) best interest to send something that was below this level and thus the decision was made to hold off on sending out some of the orders until the new shipment arrived.
Additionally, we've had a few issues with sizing inconsistencies for our Movember-specific t-shirts. Having used the same manufacturer from the beginning, we were a bit tickled with the horrific timing of this snag, but rolling with the punches as we must we've pumped up our quality control to eliminate this concern completely. Please keep in mind though, that our shirts are made to have a more athletic and 'snug' fit; also, we use a blend of thinner materials, not because it's a cheap substitute (far from it =), but because based on customer input it's the softest, most comfortable and preferred shirt overall.
Finally, we continue to get a lot of emails regarding shipping, timelines and all things related. As a company that orders a ton of things (literally) from all over the world, we fully understand the frustration of waiting...and waiting...and waiting some more for things to arrive, especially when you needed them yesterday. Unfortunately, even after we've run a marathon to ensure each and every package is shipped on time, once the US Postal Service has the stuff all we can do is cross our fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes, etc. and hope things move expediently =)
Our apologies for the serious vibe this post may have, but we thought it was paramount to be open and honest with the people that drive our brand. As a company 100% reliant on customers like you (yes you, the person sipping their tea and listening to 10,000 Maniacs in the background), we feel it's important to keep an open dialogue with the mothers, fathers, students, teachers, prime ministers, etc. who call themselves fans of Fuzzy Ink. Although some people seem to think we're this omnipotent machine growing larger and larger every time the sun rises, the truth is less than a handful of people have a hand in our humble operation. Our goal is to maintain a down to earth, approachable feel and for people to understand that if you have questions, concerns or input you feel is noteworthy, that we're here and we're listening. In life you only get one first impression with people, so you better make it a good one eh? =)...BRING ON WEEK THREE!!!