We're very excited here in North Wales... It's been a long time coming, but Thunderpants UK is now up and running!
Running is a good description of the last few months, as it feels a bit like we haven't stopped... It's not been without adversity, but the ongoing plan is to 'run' at a slightly more relaxed pace, time to think is always good.
We're really pleased to be able to bring Thunderpants here to the UK and we love that our pants come all the way from New Zealand: it makes them super special!
Thunderpants NZ are seriously nice people, so it really helps to have great people to be working with.
To help raise money to fund our future plans, we're currently importing both Women's Original and Women's Hipsters from NZ and then selling them via the intraweb. We've learnt awful lot about import and VAT in the last 6 months to say the least... We may even do a few trade shows and other local activities:
Watch this Space!
Hopefully we won't be importing for too long, because we really believe local production is best! It means more jobs to help grow our local community. North Wales has quite a long history linking it to the textile industry; a number of our coastal villages were 'the' place to come on holiday to for the cotton mill workers of Lancashire during the 19th/early 20th century.
We also want to be a fair in how we trade and how we treat people; it's seems pretty reasonable to do this is this day and age. The plan to try to consistently get better at stuff such as being more ethical and making better choices. Some stuff can't happen straight away and that's frustrating. There are so many ways we can make decisions and it's not always as clear cut as you originally think...
What is really boils down to is
it's not a small task...