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Zam Barrett Dialogue/ Zfactorie - Official Affiliate Thread.

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    ZAM BARRETT - ZFACTORIE DIRECT TO CONSUMER COMMITMENT


    Hello to all our friends, clients and supporters of our brand and its products.
    In the Summer of 2010 we launched Zam Barrett as a menswear brand by doing a small presentation in New York during New York Fashion week. About 40 of our close fiends and supporters attended the event, with most being non industry professionals. From that event, we were fortunate enough to be contacted by three stores across the world with an interest in carrying our products.
    AL Select in Japan, Pollyanna in Barnsley England and a now defunct store in Moscow Russia.
    In our second season for Fall 2011, we were encouraged by a few friends and the then buyer at Pollyanna, to take our collection to Paris Market for the Fall 2011 season. In that season we met with nine stores, sold our collection to eight of them and had a reception to our work at the time we never imagined. Stores like INK in China, Layers in London, The Number 4 in Kuwait, John Bull private lab in Japan, Boutique W in Japan, all made significant orders and we began to grow our brand distribution on global scale.
    At the height of our wholesale distribution we were sold in approximately seventeen stores between 2013 and 2015. Stores like H Lorenzo in LA, Downtown in San Francisco, ODD in NYC, Jades in Germany, Orimono in Sweden, Spring Sioux in Paris, France were all distribution channels for our work.
    We did all this while building Zam Barrett as a brand and Zfactorie as a production division with a devoted commitment to crafting true Artisanal products through non industrialized processes and doing so without compromise. We are without wavering a company committed to artisanal products.
    Zfactorie the webshop over the years has become the biggest distribution channel for our works while we sold to the stores. it was created for two basic reasons

    WHY WE STARTED ZFACTORIE WEBSHOP
    1. To provide products for our customers in sizes and styles than were never carried by our wholesale partners, in locations where there were no physical stores carrying our products.

    2. To give the customer a clearer vision of what we do as a brand and not allow the awareness of our products to be filtered through the decision making lens of store buyers.
    Zfactorie continued as an online distribution channel alongside all the stores who carried our works since its inception in 2014, but over the years became the main commercial channel for our products

    TODAY WE ARE ANNOUNCING THAT WE WILL SUSPEND ALL WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION OF OUR PRODUCTS and become exclusively a direct to consumer brand, beginning with the Spring 2019 Season.
    We went to Paris market this past June for the Spring 2019 wholesale market, and sold orders to Five stores. We have notified all stores that the collection will not be delivered to them and we will focus on exclusive direct to consumer sales through our web shop. The webshop was already accounting for over 80% of all sales to customers all over the world and allows us a greater level of flexibility, in designing, producing and getting the products to our customers in a much more efficient way than the wholesale distribution allows.
    Over the last 4 to 5 years the Artisanal Clothing Market has changed significantly, some of the stores that once carried Artisanal brands have closed, some have reduced the quantity of artisanal products the carry and some have even completely dropped thier artisanal offerings altogether. Fashion is an evolving industry like any other and organizations and businesses must evolve, adapt than change with the times in order to remain relevant.
    At this time we feel that in the best interest of our brand and its customers. This is the most expedient thing yo do

    WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR OUR CUSTOMERS?
    It means a lot of things, but mostly positive things.
    THE DOWNSIDE - simply that customers in places lie Japan, or Sweden or Canada where there are still physical stores carrying the brand, will not be able to go into stores and touch, feel, try on and purchase new products from us (this is one of the downsides of selling online)

    THE UPSIDE - Zfactorie is able to use the time and resources freed up not preparing for seasonal markets on:
    1. Creating better quality products - Our products are always great, but we believe in the Japanese principle of Kaizen, we are always seeking to improve every aspect of our products and services.

    2. Our products will come to market faster - as a general principle we have always waited on the stores to release the items before we release them on Zfactorie, we will now release products as soon as they are ready

    3. Better Customer Service - this has been a weak area for us, we have worked very hard and seen improvements. however we will invest more of our resources that was generally allotted to market to hiring more people and to increase efficiency in communication and shipping times specific to products sold on Zfactorie
    4. Womenswear - We have tested the market with womenswear before, and the response has been positive. While there was no womenswear for the FW18/19 season there will be significant womens offerings for SS19. The time freed up with cancelling wholesale production will be used to expand our women's offering beginning with SS19.

    A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE
    We want to thank all our customers who have been with us from the beginning, and the New ones who have come along over the Years for your consistent appreciation of what we do as a brand. we want to thank all the Stores who carried our products in the past, even the ones who were looking forward to our SS19 collection. We feel at this time, with already our growing direct to consumer customer base, and the need for us to be as lean and efficient as we possibly can as a brand it designing, producing the items and getting them out to our customers, this is the most expedient decision as we look forward to continued growth and taking better care of our Customers for Spring 2019 and beyond.

    --- Zam Barrett + Zfactorie Team --
     

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    Zfactorie End of Season sale continues
    Up to 70% off on all Stock
    Additional 60% off on All Final sale Items with Code: NYFINAL60
    Horsehide Leather Henriksson in Final sale for Steal

    Free shipping on all US based orders
    Free shipping on all international orders above $350 USD

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    Hello Styleforum

    we have about 8-10 Mega totes remaining after doing a run of around 20 earlier this week
    we will be shipping the next 8 or so orders with these totes until we have no more

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    LEATHER MEGA TOTE BLACK
    The Orders for the winners of our Leather Mega Totes are on thier way to three lucky Customers.
    here is a picture of the Black - Full horsehide Body and Straps shipped with Unlined Leather Henriksson hoodie inside.



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    LEATHER MEGA TOTE OFF WHITE
    Here is a picture of the Ecru/ Off White version, with a slightly rounded base. the body is Cowhide, with horsehide straps. Shipped to the winning Customer with a Blazer and Tee inside




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    NOTICE:
    Based on the response we received, we have added the remaining Horsehide Henriksson hoodies to our final sale. These were originally SS19 Henriksson hoodies. But we got in an incredible assortment of Leather and Fabrics for SS19 production and so we are making these available.
    We sold a couple of these Yesterday but several others remain. Larger sizes are still available
     
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    So, couldn't resist ordering the above henriksson. Have never ordered one, fabric or leather, and have been curious for a number of years. Fingers crossed that it fits.

    Oh, I should mention that a few pages back zam had shown a custom pants job. That was me. I have the cargo pants and wanted something similar without all the insane details that make them stand out. (plus, mine are a forest green, not subtle lol) what he made has been perfect for me. And it's been difficult to not over wear them, like 4 times per week.
    Great time to find stuff on sale, and even better if you can find stuff on final sale with the code. These are steals, people!
     

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    of all the leather I own, the henriksson is the one I wear the most.
    the fabric version sells very well, but the leather in both the lined and unlined version is great
    I am wearing two of them today in NY Blistering Cold

    a lined sleeveless version in Grey along with Black deerskin.
    I think @Benesyed has this same black one as I do

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    ZAM BARRETT SPRING 2019 PREVIEW AND PREORDER

    We are pleased to present to you a select preview of our Spring 2013 Collection items.
    We have uploaded a number of these items to Zfactorie Web store and they are available for viewing and preorder
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    Please note this is not the entire collection, but a preview of key peices that we will be releasing.

    inquiries regarding more details and preorder requirements can be made by emailing us at: [email protected]

    below are a few if the items, what is available can be viewed here



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    WEIGHTLESS 2 BUTTON BLAZER
    100% Linen.
    Single back vent
    Working sleeve vents
    2 inner chest pockets. Piped seam detail
    available in size 44 - 54
    Preorder until January February 8th.





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    JACKIMONO
    Hybrid of Jacket with Kimono elements
    100% Linen
    Fully linen in Cotton
    Snap button closure
    Raw hems
    Worn with Loose fit pleated shorts

    Preorder until January February 8th.



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    6 BUTTON PEAKED LAPEL BLAZER
    Unlined body
    Working back and sleeve vents
    2 inner chest pockets
    3 outer pockets
    Available also in black
    available in sizes 46-54

    Preorder until January February 8th.

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    LOOOSE FIT "BOWVER" PATCH JEANS
    loose fit tapered Jeans with slight drop crotch
    reinforcement patch at front
    button fly closure
    available in sizes 46 - 54





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    WIDE LEG " ELIZE" PANTS
    Pleated front pants
    Single back pocket
    Button Fly Closure
    100% Linen
    Wide Leg
    Preorder until February 8th


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    LEATHER PATCH "BOWVER" SUSPENDER CROPPED SHORTS

    100% COTTON + 100% HORSEHIDE LEATHER
    LOOSE FIT
    BUTTON FLY
    SIZES 46 - 54
    Preorder until February 8th
     

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    Seven days to go before the end of the month and the beginning of our release of SS19 first items
    As we make way for new goods. take and EXTRA 15% OFF on all FW18 goods with Code: ZBXTRA15.

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    We are a CLEARING OUT THE FINAL SALE! : Extra 70% off on everything in final sale until January 31st
    nothing reserved. use code: 70CLEAR70 AT CHECKOUT

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    APOLOGIES -

    Sincere apologies to all our customers for the extended delay in communication.
    I have been away from the office more than I would have like, dealing with several matters.
    In addition to that one of our master tailors have been away from Zfactorie without communication. for two weeks.
    THANKFULLY! we found him and he was in the hospital during the time of his absence. He is at home now resting as the issue is not as Major as originally though. He should be back to work in another week or so.
    For many of you who have visited Zfactorie over the years, he is the man I refer to as Dr. Alagie. He is the person primarily responsible for overseeing the making of all tailored items such as outerwear, Leather Jackets, blazers etc
    He has been a dedicated employee of Zfactorie for the last 5 years and his co workers here at Zfactorie are his "family" in NY. so we have to take the best care of him and ensure he is OK

    ORDERS -
    we have had a slight backlog in shipping, but we should be current with the shipment of all packages by this weekend. A large assortment of items went out yesterday and another again today. We will continue to be aggressive with shipments in order to get all products purchased to the respective customers.
    If you have a specific inquiry regarding your order, you can contact us at: [email protected] with your inquiry or you can send me a Private message here

    SALES STILL ON
    we are in the process of producing items for the Spring 2019 Season. there are a lot of exiting things to come for both men and women. White we are at it. We want to remind you
    (*1) FEBRUARY 8TH , two days from now is the final day for you to confirm a pre-order for Spring 2019
    Items are available on Zfactorie Webshop for viewing and inquiries can be made at: [email protected]

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    All FW18/19 items are still on sale at up to 70% off.
    you can have additional 30% off with Code: 3DAY30
    we will keep the code active until further notice

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    FINAL SALE CODE 70CLEAR70 is also active until further notice


    we want to thank all our customers again and we will be in touch with more updates soon
     

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    Zfactorie
    Extra 35% off on all FW18/19 items - Code XTRA35
    Extra 70% off on all FINAL SALE ITEMS - Code: XTRA70

    Lots of items available in both Category M and our Mainline -

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    Hello Stylefroum,

    Sorry to our friends and supporters here who are used to seeing regular posts from us in this thread.
    Over the last several weeks we have been very busy, with sales, production, shipping and now preparing to move to the Bushwick section of Brooklyn and the opening of a store there. We have acquired a two level space there where the upper level of approx 600sq/ft will be our new physical store and the lower level about 1300 sq/ft will house our production facilities
    It is a lot of work and at the moment we are understaffed but very exited about whats in store for 2019.

    On Sunday when i am back in office I will post a detailed Message with proper updates on all pertinent developments.


    In the meantime we are having a moving sale with lots of items heavily marked down and moved to the final sale section of the web-shop.
    Lots of pants/ tops/ accessories and some outerwear.

    have a great weekend and we will be back on Sunday!


    --zfactorie--
     

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    Hello Styleforum



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    It is OFFICIAL
    While we have told you about our move, we have held our cards close to our chest until now.
    We are pleased to announce that today we signed the lease for the new Zfactorie Home and have taken possession of the premises.

    Our new location will be: 438 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221
    We are exited about this new development. The space is two levels. The upper level is 600 Sq/ft of space that used to house a vintage clothing store and will become the new home of Zfactorie 3D.
    Our store that we plan on selling our collection along with the works of other select designers and artists whose work compliment ours. (we will say more on this later)

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    The lower level is approximately 1400 - 1500sq/ft of space that will house our factory producing all our products. While the work needed on the upper level is Minimal, there is a lot of work that is needed on the lower level. We hope to complete the work and move into the space sometime between mid March and April 1st......
    We will make an official announcement regarding the opening of the Store (upper level) as soon as we are able to give concrete details

    We are very exited about this development and look forward to this new level of progress for 2019
    So all our Clients and friends in New York will have a proper space to shop for our Artisanally made products and all visitors to New York will have another great location to visit

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    - inquiries: [email protected] -



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    This is the interior of the Store space (upper level) when it housed the Vintage store. We will be stripping out the space this weekend and beginning work on making it the home of Zfactorie 3D.
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    THANKS TO ALL
    We want to take the time to thanks all our Customers and friends who have bought products and have made it possible for us to be able to accomplish this.
    WE ARE EXTENDING OUR SALE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.

    For the Next three Days we are extending the Code: XTRA35
    the code gives 35% off on All FW18/19 items

    FOR EVERY PURCHASE ABOVE $100 USD MADE BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 1ST we will be Adding a FREE GIFT TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
    GIFTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    (1) BLACK WOOL SCARF
    (2) BLACK OR GREY COTTON BEENIE
    (3) BLACK SHORT SLEEVE ECHADH

    PLEASE SPECIFY THE REQUESTED GIFT WITH YOUR PURCHASE -
    this is our way of celebrating and saying thanks to all of you for being a loyal and supportive customer during this time

    -- Zfactorie Team --
     

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    We want to say a kind thanks to all of our customers and supporters here at Styleforum who continually support our brand and its products
    We would just like to share with you some important information regarding our move to our new location. Our sale and the opening of our store in the near future

    CONSTRUCTION -

    Last week we broke ground and began work on the new Zfactorie space. Our plan is to have the work completed and move to the new space by the last week of March. So officially April 1st we hope to be completely finished with all work and operating from the new location. There is a lot of work to be done to convert this space into an efficient state of the art Artisanal factory producing our products, but it is a labor of love that our friends, customers and family members are completely supporting of and I am thankful to everyone who is helping to make this possible.
    Once the space is looking somewhat nice we will share a few pictures with you. it is all a mess now so no pictures for now.





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    THE STORE
    There isn't much to do in terms of renovations in the store space. It is a 600sq/ft, long narrow space that housed a former vintage clothing store. We will be changing the aesthetic of the space to create the kind of look at feel that compliments out work but the general layout will remain the same.

    MULTI LABEL
    While the store will primarily stock Zam Barrett Menswear and Womenswear, we will also be carrying curated work from other designers and artists. Not too many, and surely only works that compliment ours that our customers will also appreciate . We have had discussion with a few friends and colleagues already, and we have makers of Jewelry. Perfume, Footwear along with 2 -3 Clothing Designers with whom we will be working to make this a truly diverse artisanal store in Brooklyn NY.
    At the appropriate time and once everything is confirmed, we will be making an announcement as to what brands we will be carrying alongside ours and the official opening of the space. We are exited!
    We are planning to do a soft opening early may, but the official opening will be for Fall 2019.


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    SPRING 2019 RELEASE - POLICY CHANGES AND SALES

    Along with this project, we are also heavily in the process of producing items for the Spring 2019 season. We will be releasing the first set of Spring 2019 Items later this month on Zfactorie Webshop. a large assortment of outerwear, leather Jackets, pants and other items will be released in the next two weeks.
    While majority of the items that will be carried online will be sold in store, we will also be creating very special items that are only available at our physical retail location. We hope to make shopping in person at Zfactorie3D a wonderful tactile experience of true artisanal craftsmanship and care for all our visitors who come to the store.

    Policy -
    We will be adding several customer oriented features and policies to our store for the SS19 season
    A few examples are.
    + We will be making free shipping in the US for all orders above $100 a permanent feature of our shop
    +International Customers will soon be able to shop in a wider array of currency options
    + We will be adding return labels (as requested) as a feature of our shop
    + There are others, but we will be making an official announcement on that soon.

    Sale -
    There is a lot of items remaining on our web shop.
    All Current season FW18/19 Items are on sale at additional 40% off with Code: MOVE40 there will be no further codes added byt we have adjusted a few item prices and they will remain as such for the next two weeks
    We have just added a FINAL SALE Code : MOVE20 THAT GIVES ADDITIONAL 20% OFF ALL FINAL SALE ITEMS. Both codes will be valid for the next two weeks as we focus on building out the premises, along with preparing for the release of new items for Spring
     

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