Most of you know that FraternalTies is mostly a one man operation. Fabric design, web development, photography, digital artworks, email exchange, etc- I handle them all and I love it! However, for the past few weeks my performance have been very terrible. I am sure that many of you have noticed the significant delays in responding to emails, no new products are being introduced- not to mention the tardiness in the processing of orders, and my facebook postings have slowed down to a trickle. With the recent relaunching of our website, I had hoped that things will be more manageable but I was wrong.
I am aware that some of you are concerned and some are understandably frustrated. For that I am trully sorry... I feel really bad but my hands are tied... I would not wish this situation that I am in upon my worst enemy. I obviously can't go into details but let's just say that with every step that I make on this mosaic pavement, my foot always seem to land on a black tile. This tile that I am on right now is so big and wide it feels like a sinkhole with no end in sight.
I am writing this to ask you for some understanding while we go through a particularly difficult time in our life. I fervently hope that you will still be there when we get back on track.
P.S. FraternalTies was not founded with the accumulation of money in mind. If it was, I would have bombarded you with cheap, easily made, and easily sold products on a weekly basis. I would have not spent countless hours designing artworks which I publish online free for sharing and download. But FraternalTies to me is more than that. Please remember, when sending us an email, that it is a Brother (and perhaps his wife and kids) who will be reading your email and not some greedy salesman whose life revolves around making a sale.