Wow, yes, a lot has happened, indeed, from your visit.
Absolutely, the pandemic has meant an important drop in the sales and work flow. The brand was in a quite embryonic stage even before the pandemic started, so it actually affected us a lot in that sense. My products are entirely handcrafted and made of genuine leather; their prices are not low, they can’t be low considering the hours I invest in the making of each of them. So I understand people were afraid to invest the money in something they were not sure they would be able to wear, considering the strict lockdowns rules we have faced in the different world scenarios.
But I kept working anyway. I kept releasing some new products. It actually helped me coping with the psychological side of the pandemic. Work can be therapeutic when you love it.
And after all, I must say that despite the halt in the sales, I got a confirmation that keeping low stocks and producing part of the products on demand, which was the strategy I chose from the beginning, was the correct strategy. I simply produced less than before. And could devote part of my time to other things too. So I consider myself lucky, after all.