March 20, 2020
Dear South Street Linen Community,
Here at South Street, we are welcoming Spring with both excitement and uncertainty. Much has changed in the past few weeks and as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times of COVID-19, we are both reflecting on this wonderful community of women and are disquieted by the unknown of what it means to exist as a small business in this present moment.
South Street Linen is composed of a small team of five women, from ages 65 to 23. We are a creative, joyous, dedicated, focused, and caring group. Together we share the responsibilities of designing fabric and clothing, shipping, customer communication, social media, office work, pattern making, and are at times, last minute models. But our community is more than this. Beyond the walls of our Portland studio and shop, we are composed of home seamstresses, expert printers, and small manufacturers who bring our designs to life for our customers to enjoy.
You, our customers, are truly marvelous. You are artists, makers, mothers, professionals, teachers, advocates, doctors, caregivers, adventurers and you are engaged. We love hearing your feedback, your enthusiasm, and how you are living in your South Street pieces.
We have been working hard on a new collection of pieces for Spring/Summer 2020. While the product we product is a non-essential item, we still want to share with you the exciting new colors and designs. Normally, we do this through a series of trunk shows around the country in Florida, New Mexico, Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia and beyond. Since we can't visit with you in person, over the next few weeks we will be sharing our new collection with you online.
We hope you are well, and we hope you stay well. We welcome and encourage you to engage with us through social media, email, and phone. A small part of our team will be in the studio throughout the weeks ahead answering messages when we can and shipping packages, with care, through USPS. Though these are challenging times, we hope we can be there for you through comfortable linen clothing, a joy of color, and a kind word.
We appreciate your support.
The South Street Linen Team
March 17, 2020
We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time of uncertainty.
In an effort to keep our customers out of harm's way, we will be temporarily closing our physical store in Portland, Maine beginning March 17th.
Our online store remains open for you. We will handle your packages with care and thoughtfulness, communicate with you regarding their status and answer whatever questions should arise.
Our primary concern is your well-being and that of our community. We appreciate your understanding. Please stay well.
The South Street Linen Team