When we put items on the app, we have several selection criteria: manufacturing quality, stock but also availability over time.
Unfortunately, we cannot predict our suppliers' decisions in advance, which is the case of the Maker that Stanley/Stella decided to stop earlier than planned.
For the FDM hoodie, we decided to no longer offer it on the app for two reasons: the stock (irregular replenishment from our supplier) but also and above all for ecological reasons, as it is not made of organic cotton.
As replacements, we announce two new hoodies on our print on demand app: the Drummer and the Cruiser, both designed by Stanley/Stella.
To help you choose your new sweater, here is a small presentation of the two new hoodies.
The Drummer, an ORGANIC sweater at an ultra-competitive price.
Great news: we offer you a new top quality sweatshirt at a very soft price.
This hoodie unisex of 280 g/m2 offers a very good printing quality thanks to the choice of cotton and its combed surface.
It is made of 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester, the fleece inside is brushed (soft to the touch).
It holds many eco-responsible manufacturing labels such as GOTS or Oeko-Tex, which are undeniable sales and marketing criteria today.
We chose to offer it in 5 colours (FDM was only available in two colours): white, black, burgundy, navy blue and heather grey.
It exists in 6 sizes (from XS to XXL) whereas the FDM did not exist in XS.
- White : 18,92 € HT (22,70 € TTC)
- Other colours: €20.25 excluding VAT (€24.30 including VAT)
This is only €1 more than the FDM sweat.
If you decide to replace your Maker range with the Drummer, you will save about 5 euros per product sold.
A great price for this Stanley/Stella organic cotton sweatshirt, visible here.
The Cruiser: the top of the mega top
This is an incredible product.
The Cruiser is a top-of-the-range hoodie with superb finishing (more elaborate seams, metal eyelets at the exit of the cords), the fleece inside the sweatshirt is brushed and it is denser than the Maker (350 g/m2 against 300 g/m2 for the Maker).
Thus, for those who had chosen to sell the Maker, the Cruiser is the hoodie that comes closest to it.
You'll find the same metal tips on the cords, the same kangaroo pocket and a brushed fleece inside.
Like the Drummer, it has the best certifications for ecological and ethical manufacturing (GOTS, Fair Wear).
Compared to the Maker, we add a new color one: navy blue.
The Cruiser will thus be available in pure white, black, burgundy and navy blue.
It comes in 6 sizes (from XS to XXL) and has exactly the same size guide as the Maker.
The price of the Cruiser is €25 excl. tax (€30 incl. VAT), which is just one euro more than the price of the Maker.
How to manage these changes on your shops?
For those of you who have used the FDM in your shop, don't worry, when the FDM is out of stock we will automatically replace it with the Stanley/Stella Drummer (which has already happened with some orders).
The same goes for the Maker, which we replace with the Cruiser when there are no more parts in stock.
The only drawback for the Maker: the mottled white disappears in favour of the pure white of the Cruiser.
In these cases, we will pay the difference in price at our expense.
On 9 March 2020 we will no longer be able to fulfil orders for the FDM and Maker sweatshirts.
From this date, if you decide not to update your product sheets, when an order contains one of these hoodies, we will ship your customers the Drummer instead.
In the meantime, we suggest that you launch your new 2020 collection by integrating these great new sweatshirts into your shops.