About Our Production (& Pricing)

 

We make our designs in small batches. One week we're working on tote bags, and the next week we might be making card wallets.  

Before we start a new production run of an item, we'll announce it to our community and offer a limited quantity at a discounted price (typically 10-20% less than retail)

Why is it less?  Because by batching orders before we get started, we can be more efficient in production and pass that savings on to you. 

We'll offer this pricing for 48 hours.

After that, we close orders and get to work. Orders then start shipping in 1-2 weeks.

Need something faster, or miss a production run? Check our  in-stock availability, or visit our retail shop on Broad Street.

F.A.Q About Pricing & Production

 

Why is your retail price higher than the production-run price?

Collecting orders and then making them in small batches is the most ideal way for us to work. Just like making cookies. Imagine buying all the ingredients and having to mix all these ingredients, turn on the oven, and make just one little cookie. That's one expensive cookie. (And a lot of extra cookie stuffs.) 

We save time, money, and materials by working in batches, so we can afford to pass a savings on to you. 

Because it's "production run", does that mean lower quality? 

Nope.  If you buy all quality ingredients and make a single regular-sized cookie as opposed to 12, would that one taste better?  (Most likely the answer is no but I guess it depends on how good of a baker you are.) 

How long does it take to make my item after I order it? 

We will start shipping our production-run orders at the end of the week in which they were ordered.  For example, if you order on Saturday, it will ship as soon as the following Friday, but could take longer. 

What if I need an item sooner? 

Check out in-stock inventory for items available to ship immediately!

I missed a production run! Will you be making this item again soon?

It depends! If it's a popular item chances are we will do another production run. It may be 6-12 weeks or longer before we circle back again though, so it's best to jump in on the production-run when it's available, or check our in-stock inventory. 

Why are you only doing a limited number? 

We only plan to make as many items as we can fit into our production that week. For example, we may only be able to make 15 Ester Hip Packs in one week, so we will only be taking 15 production-run orders.  That's why it's best to jump on placing the order as soon as the order window opens. 

Can I use a discount code with production run orders? 

No, sorry. Coupon codes and sale discounts are only available for in-stock items. Gift certificates can however be used on production-run orders. 

Will you still offer sales? 

Additional sales and discounts are rare for us, However it is possible that one or two might pop up during the year. 

Can I buy more than one, and if so can I get an extra discount?

Yes, you can buy more than one at the production-run price. However because pricing is already discounted, we cannot offer any combined discounts. 

Are some items limited edition?  

Yes! Some of our designs are FOAK (few of a kind) meaning we may not make them again after one run. We'll let you know if that's the case. 

What if I need an item quicker than two weeks? 

Check out in-stock inventory for items available to ship immediately!

Why didn't you do this sooner? 

Frankly, because we didn't have the means. Growing from an artist into a business requires buying materials, machinery, space, and eventually paying people to help. This all requires capital.  Awl Snap has been fully self-funded from the onset by me, Erin, with my own personal money.  That said, materials and tools have been acquired over the years, and we've grown bit by bit. Nicely put, we didn't have the means to invest a lot from the start.  

Have more questions? Get in touch!