The samples arrived today and are just beautiful! I will quickly Photography these items before mailing them to Dani in the UK. Then we will do about a month of promotion before commencing manufacturing! YAS!!!!!
Please see the gallery below for images of the entire Dani Divine Collection.
All samples for the handbag, purse, mirror and wallet are now completed and ring expressed to me! (photos below)
Once the samples arrive to me I will then express the complete collection to Dani Divine and we will get ready to officially launch the bags. I imagine we will need a few weeks to secure a few more preorders before manufacturing starts on the bulk order.
Dani and I appreciate everyone’s patience so much with this project.
Samples that normally take a week to 2 weeks to complete, have taken 2 1/2 months. Please read my post below if you would like to know the details
I know everyone’s been waiting such a long time, and the samples were started back in February, and I actually paid for them back in December when I open pre-orders, but China literally shut down for all of January and February due to their spring festival in Chinese New Year and then the government extended it for another three weeks, due to Covid. And recently Shanghai got shut down for another two weeks. Unfortunately, the district that my manufacturer is based in, is located in a hotspot, and they have just been in an out of constant shutdowns since February.
It’s definitely slowed things down. There are many processes involved in the makings of my bags, and when a factory shuts down, that does something specific like embroidery, the rest of the bag cannot go forwards until that step is first completed, so a sample which usually takes a week, took 2 1/2 months to complete!!
Today I received photos of the Wallet from my manufacturer! WOW! that does that look AMAZING!!! I am also suppose to see photos of the compact mirror, purse and handbag later today!
I received some Amazing photos of the Dani Divine Handbag & Purse today! Although a few changes are needed, I'm really very excited about the images i received, and Im sure you'd agree, the end result is just going to be killer!
Here are some pics:
The samples are taking longer than expected due to covid. Usually this process takes 2 to 3 weeks, but I've been waiting almost 6 now. Every other day, a worker is sent home, or a factory closes due to strict overseas restrictions in Honk Kong. Many of the people I work with have had stay home if their children are sick with covid.
I appreciate your patience with everything more than you know.
The metal mill is still working on my new metal logo (see below) so I have asked them to continue making my samples WITHOUT my logo on the bags - as this will speed things up.
The bulk production of the bags will have my metal logo on them.
I was sent these photos today:
1/3/2022 SAMPLE UPDATES:
My company has started the samples, and I have confirmed all the material and hardware swatches. Here is the sample maker below working on the Dani Divine coffin purse.
The samples being made for Dani will have the RED interior, and the ones for myself will be Fuchsia! I can't wait to see how these look!
Below is the new Avelina De Moray METAL logo that will be featured on my new handbags!!!
Thank you to all the ladies (and guys) that have pre-orders the Dani Divine Purse & Handbag so far! We both appreciate you SO much!.
I’ve hit some manufacturing issues with the sample bags - as China has literally shut down for two months, and wont re open until the end of February.
Each year - China shuts for 3 weeks as part of their Spring Festival and Chinese New Year celebrations. However, this year the government shut down the factories earlier that usual and sent all workers home due to another nation-wide lockdown for Covid.
This means, that they have been shut for the entire Month of January, and wont reopen until the end of February.
The samples will be made as soon as the country re opens for manufacturing.
It will be SO much easier for Dani and i to receive the pre orders we need to be able to proceed with manufacturing once we actually have the sample bags in our hot little hands.
I understand it’s a long wait, but we both know it will be worth it and want to thank you again!
Ill post any future updates on this blog for you all.
Avelina De Moray