Believe it or not, it’s been one month since the beginning of the New Year. For us at Soumkine it was both, passing like a flash yet so full of events that it feels like March already.
Here’s a quick digest of what happened in January.
Your recent feedback to the letter from Fiodor
Which was everything, honestly. We didn’t expect to receive so many thoughts and ideas and already started implementing some of them, like restructuring the catalogue and arranging all the technical data. Thank you so much for being part of this transformation.
Sending out the first batches of leather covers from the ‘Acrobat’ collection.
Over the last couple of weeks, we sent the first two batches of the 'Acrobat' leather covers introduced in December. The third and the last batch will be shipped early next week.
Overheard at the atelier: "Working with leather is a completely new and incredible experience, I never thought this would bring everything to such a new level."
We can’t wait to get your feedback on the covers and launch our favourite B6 size, which would be the icing on the cake. Also, we’re about to introduce the ‘perfectly imperfect’ leather pieces that didn’t make it into the first league and will go for a special price. Stay tuned.
Going live with guests from Japan 🇯🇵
On January 18th we welcomed Rié to make a live video tour from the atelier. You can watch the recording ( available in Japanese and French) on Instagram and visit the atelier yourself any time Tue-Fri from 11 am till 5 pm (please send us a one-day notice before coming to make sure there’s someone to meet you). Also, let us know if you’d like to collaborate and create some content together. All suggestions are very welcome!
Special projects and going into retail
This year started with many ideas and high hopes for the future. That’s how we came up with the NFT project(more updates to come soon), opening the investors' area and… yes, finally entering the retail space. So, from now on you can find our books in such stores at Baumkuchen 🇺🇸, Good Postage 🇺🇸, Laywines 🇨🇦, Phidon Pens 🇨🇦, Present&Paper 🇩🇪 and many more to come.
Let us know if you’d like to see us at your favourite book stores by listing their names in reply to this email.
Increasing prices from Feb 1st, 2022
As mentioned in our latest blog post, we’ll need to increase prices on all staple-bound notebooks starting from February 1st. This won’t affect the hard-cover and the leather collections. All your welcome discount codes will be valid throughout February, so you can still use them at the checkout. Or lay up some fine-crafted journals in advance. ;)
Before we wish you a great weekend, may we ask you something? Why care about the future of Soumkine as a brand? Sometimes we ask this question ourselves and we’ll appreciate hearing your take on that. This will help us check the direction we’re heading to and clear up the next steps.
Thank you so much for reading, sharing your ideas and being part of this journey. See you in one month.
Enjoy your weekend and take care,
Fiodor, Maria and Soumkine Team