Over the last few days it's become more and more apparent this moment would eventually arrive — even that it needed to arrive — but it still doesn't feel real. Tomorrow Retrospekt's workshop will be closed. First and foremost, we support the recent action of our state and city leaders and the tough decisions they've made for the good of us all. Still, our hearts ache for our staff who will be unable to work for the immediate future.
We are down to a skeleton crew. Adam and I started Retrospekt together, and now we'll be the ones fulfilling online orders and keeping the lights on, both literally and figuratively. Along with a few others, we will do everything we safely can to help keep the idea of Retrospekt alive as we head into an uncertain future.
As a small business in a niche market, your ongoing love and support is always deeply appreciated, but more so now than ever. Each online purchase is a tiny pulse that will help keep us going until we can bring our team back in full force.
Our temporary shutdown has also given us the opportunity to share what we, for the moment, can go without. We are donating our entire reserve of PPE materials, including isopropyl, N95 masks, coveralls and a huge stock of nitrile gloves to Froedert hospital in Milwaukee. For those in a similar situation, please consider who you may be able to help with what you have available.
I hope you all are staying safe and staying inside if you can. We have a big batch of Instagram content releasing slowly over the next few weeks for anyone who isn't tapped out on social media just yet. For all of those who still have to be at work to keep the world spinning, we will be thinking of you and cheering you on.
Kori & Adam
Online ordering will continue to be available (with free U.S. shipping).
We’ll be fulfilling online orders as long as it’s possible to do so safely and in a manner compliant with all guidelines and mandates. Whether you’re down the block or across the country, we offer free U.S. shipping on all orders.
Customer repairs will also continue, but timing may be affected. Over the last few days we have been working on a setup to complete repairs safely in an isolated environment. Consider this the perfect thing to cross of your to-do list without ever leaving the house.