We are now publishing our policies on doing custom work for new lines, new designs for business who intend to sell our work as their own designs or own products, or where we are manufacturing their items.
As some of you may know, being an artist is more of a labour of love than it is something a person sets out to make money from. We are a very small business consisting of just two people who do everything you see on this website including marketing, setting up 50 plus shows a year, social media, several websites and making and photographing everything.
In order to stop filling current orders, doing shows or stop updating our online stores we require a partially refundable down payment to begin the process of doing any samples or prototypes, buying new leathers, metals, wood etc. to begin design or production of any samples intended for businesses to sell as a "new product." Because our time is very limited no refunds will be given and payment in full is required before we begin any project. We are available by phone for a 1 hour consultation after which our shop rate of $50 an hour applies (this fee can be put towards your order).
Our designs can be transferred from one item to any item we currently make, or item made in the type of materials we use, and therefore a fee starting at $500-1500 Canadian (depending on the the of product you want prototyped or designed) is needed for a downpayment which is in turn partially put towards your wholesale order (depending on quantity, price and type of item).
One bonus of choosing us to make and design your custom line of items is the same design can be applied to multiple pieces and you will have a whole line of items to sell with only one set up fee and deposit.
Because our time is very limited no refunds will be given and payment in full is required before we begin any project. We are available by phone for a 1 hour consultation after which our shop rate of $50 an hour applies.
This is purely for orders where a completely new item is wanted with your branding. There is no fee associated with any of our current items or modifications of our items for wholesale if our labels and branding is included on the items.
If you are looking for promotional or branded items or items similar to what we have this rule does not apply as the patterns are already completed. Only a small set up fee will be required. Design services available for logos if needed.
Also the only exclusivity that will be granted will be any of their intellectual property, included logo or branding, and if we are commissioned to make a unique product exclusively and ownership rights will be detailed by contract.
Time lines- All reasonable time lines will be set up and confirmed in writing at the beginning of the project.
Thank you for your interest, we are always excited and happy to work on all serious inquires.