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Everyone is aware, 2020 was not the easiest year...
It tested us for sure, but we were blessed with some awesome support from everyone and we cannot thank you all enough!
As things begin to return to normal, some of the effects from last year's, and this year's, ongoing restrictions are being felt by us.
Last year, overseas manufacturing was virtually brought to a halt. As factories began to implement social distancing and other safety precautions, limited staff and shipping/supply chain disruptions meant factories could only operate at limited capacities. These limitations are still in place with many factories only able to operate at 30% production capacity.
What does this mean for us?
As a smaller company it means we lose out to the bigger companies that bring in more money. For manufacturing, it's a much safer option to go with a higher dollar, bigger contract as it's more profitable plus it brings more stability to the factory.
With factories only operating at around 30% capacity, it means their resources are solely dedicated to the bigger contracts.
Not to be discouraged, we've been working to find a suitable factory to work with.
Each day as things return to being more normal, the chances of finding a factory to work with increases! Until then, know we are trying our hardest and doing our best to be ready!
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.
On a brighter note:
We are happy to say domestic and international shipping is basically back to normal! Some transit times are still longer than normal, but for the most part we've been successfully shipping on time everywhere.
It's also worth noting the production of all our other items from Kick Grips to t-shirts to everything else in our store has remained the same with no supply chain issues!
We will continue to keep everyone informed about our Manufacturing and Supply Chain status as things progress.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
-The Vratim Team
By popular demand, we've decided to restock/carry backpacks again!
The Vratim Lightweight Backpack includes an internal laptop/tablet sleeve plus a discreet back pocket making it perfect for day trips.
We know not everyone likes playing in shoes (we also know our shoes aren't for every type of drumming style), so we've developed something for all you people that like playing barefoot or with socks!
Most grip tapes are rough and uncomfortable to use barefoot. They can also be hard on socks or even prematurely wear out your shoes. Our Kick Grip offers a soft texture that's perfect for barefoot players, sock players, and even shoes. Plus it's easy to install and remove!
While 2020 has definitely been a difficult year and strange, we're thankful for everyone that has supported us!
The shout outs on social media, the positive reviews, all the orders going to every part of the world...it has been amazing and reassuring to see so much love.
We would like to help ring in the New Year with some discounts!
Any combination of products, on sale or regularly priced:
Thank you again for all the support.
Here's to 2021 being better for all of us
-The Vratim Team
Thank you for your business and loyal support!
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and holidays 🎄🥁👟
Wishing you all the very best and with much love from us here at Vratim
The Vratim Team
For the entire month of December, gift wrapping is free!
All you need to do is:
You can also leave a gift message for free as well.
Also, be sure to let us know if you would like the package unmarked on the outside.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas in spite of all that has been going on!
-The Vratim Team
P.S. Orders $25 and over automatically get a FREE Standard Drum Key as well!
We're very stoked for Francesco Sguera to be going live with his Hooplug Kickstarter!
This project has us absolutely pumped because we love seeing innovation, especially when it's in the music community geared towards drummers!
"Hooplug" is a new, first of its kind, system designed to keep your drumheads stretched and tuned both on and off the shells, turning your drums into an extremely versatile instrument. This allows you to do a lot of impressive things such as:
With three years of R&D going into this project, you can expect high quality and ease of use all polished with a made in Italy design. These guys have created all this with their own strength and it's amazing what they've achieved so far!
Great drummers like international Mylious Johnson and Brian Frasier-Moore already enthusiastically support the idea and literally say that "Hooplug will save the world!"
So spread the word, go to the page and support the project because even a small donation can make a difference!
Are you ready for the revolution? Are you ready for Hooplug?
To make this possible they need everyone's support!
This year for Black Friday we'll be running our sale starting today through November 30!
Any order containing a pair of shoes, even a blemished pair, will be able to add our Vratim Logo Stage T-Shirt for FREE!
Additionally all our accessories will be 20% OFF!
Both offers will work together AND be automatically applied to your shopping cart.
HINT: any other coupon codes you have can stack on top of this sale too!