Alright everyone….. This post could either be awesome, or bite me in the ass…. you choose. hahaha
I don’t really post about the tanks that much in this blog, because this blog isn’t about the tanks 🙂 it’s about my ongoing journey of weight loss haha – Well, I think I need to post about the tanks today… Only because I have become super frustrated with things that are frankly out of my control.
Starting to sell these tanks, was just supposed to be fun and on the side, and it has grown into something I never EVER imagined it would/could. And that’s pretty damn sweet if I say so myself… BUT – I’ve learned, it’s not all fine and dandy all the time… and sure, I’ve got a great product that people love (I HOPE HAHAHA), but what I don’t want to do…. is FUCK EVERYTHING UP! 🙂 (for people new to this blog, yes, I curse…. but I’m just being me haha). In the past few days, I have had some seriously amazing conversations with some seriously amazing people who believe in me, and believe in what I have grown so far, but it has also brought up some questions/concerns about some of the things I have been noticing over the past few weeks with these tanks….
Just to give you all a quick brief (again for the newbies)… this operation is run out of my house, with only myself, help from my amazing fiance, and right now, my awesome intern. (who isn’t even supposed to be helping me with T2T she’s actually interning for me as a designer haha WOOPS)… so yep, that’s it… 3 people….. and now that I’ve got an awesome friend who has came on board to help me with the business side of things… so anyways, we are small… our printer is up in NY, he prints everything one off… I don’t carry inventory and we print everything as needed (that has allowed us to get a bunch of different designs, and customize the tanks to change colors as you want them!) that’s also changing, we are about to invest a boat load of money to get you your shirts quicker!!!! (buying inventory)… These are all things we are working on to get you your stuff as quickly as possible!!! I want you all to be happy, and be able to sport your tanks at your gym or box, or anywhere!!!! And the turn around time right now is unacceptable…
That bring me to my next issue that I’m finding and this issue is with Bella….. (Bella, if someone from your company is reading this, please listen to what I have to say! haha) As you know, once you order a shirt, you will see the tag, it says from Bella and the blend on the tank is a 65%/35% polyester/viscose blend…. Thats how we get that amazingly soft feel that WE ALL LOVE (i freaking LOVE IT). WELL, BELLA…… I’ve noticed your SHIT isn’t consistant… and unfortunately, (and honestly, maybe none of you have noticed, but I do because I see about 100 shirts a day!!!) some of these tanks are softer than others… especially your dark grey tanks. What is going on people? AND THEN, on top of that, we are noticing that whatever the blend that they are creating, is not allowing our ink to lay down so smoothly…. This is a big problem for me – and for my printer…. We print tanks daily, with these florescent inks, and most of them come out amazing, but we have found that some of them are faded… and we are like what the HECK is going on?!?!?!.. Well, we noticed that it’s the difference in the consistency of the tank. The harder, not as flowy, tanks… they aren’t taking the ink as well – and we have even printed them over and over again and no change…. We’ve added more layers to it – thinking, maybe that will help.. but we found out that whatever they are doing with their blend, it’s not bleaching correctly when we lay the ink down so it results in that faded coloring…. We are only seeing this in the dark grey tanks, and again, it’s hit or miss.
We are trying our best to pull those tanks out, and trying to get the old tanks back, but that just holds things up… the LAST issue with these grey tanks is that I’m finding they are tighter and not as loose. The pic to the left shows me in the coral XL and then the dark grey XL and you can see the coral is WAY looser and flowier then the dark grey… this is one of the problem dark grey tanks….
I just wanted you guys to know that this isn’t anything I have control over, and I’m trying to get it fixed as best as I can – and I believe in being honest about your product and company so I’m making you guys aware of these issues, and if you have received tanks that you think are inconsistant, this is probably why… if you are ever unhappy, just let me know, and I can work with you to make it right… but I’m trying, I really am.
I want nothing more than to give you guys an amazing product that you are 100% happy with… so the larger we get, the more conscious I’m going to be about these things…. I really value all of the customers, I never could have imagined that this would have ever been as big as it is… and I thank you all for your support……
IN OTHER WORDS – CHECK OUT HOW MUCH I’VE IMPROVED IN MY KETTLE BELL SWINGS – THE FIRST VIDEO IM ONLY ROCKING A 35LB KB AND THIS OTHER ONE IS A 53LB KB – HOW AWESOMEEEEE IS THAT – hopefully I look good doing them too – nice form?!?!?! hahaha….