Episode 8: The Cost Of Progress
Happy Monday friends,
This blog post is probably not going to be your favorite, but it is required reading class. After 8 years of running Tee See Tee with my lovely wife, Jennifer, we have come to the conclusion that the only way to continue our upward trajectory as Michigan's coolest, most exciting, most comfortable, and most durable apparel brand is by increasing our prices to you, our invaluable customers.
If we had our way, we would give you the shirts off our backs, just to see the smiles on your beautiful faces. But smiles don't put meals on our 4 kids' plates, unfortunately. Since starting our brand back in 2014, we have never raised the prices of our t-shirts and hoodies. Not once. When looking over our new product line, and seeing how the cost of inks, blank apparel, shipping supplies, staff wages, and even electricity has increased(especially in the last two years), we were faced with either increasing our prices slightly, cheapening our products, or facing the very possible reality of a world without Tee See Tee.
The choice was obvious, even if it is not ideal. But here is the good news! Tee See Tee will continue to bring out awesome designs, guaranteed to put a smile back on your sticker shocked faces(like our brand new Mamalorian and Michosaur t-shirts and sweatshirts, which dropped shortly before writing this). We will also continue to print using the highest quality inks, blank apparel, and techniques, to make sure you get your money's worth every time!
We sincerely hope you understand this was not a decision made lightly, nor was it a decision made out of greed. We value and appreciate every penny you spend with us, and promise you that we will continue to offer you the premium service you have come to expect from Tee See Tee
Chief Idea Officer, Tee See Tee
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