May 17, 2021
Hope you have enjoyed your May! We have been busy over here at Team RĒDEN, deep in the production process with all that entails. Thank you to everyone for sending in your preorder sizes on the shopreden.com website last month. For those of you who did not send in your sizes, you will still be able to redeem your pledges but it will be from the available inventory we ordered for our public e-commerce launch in September 2021.
As I’m sure you have read in the news, COVID has impacted India greatly and we are closely monitoring the situation on the ground. Our production partner is based in Delhi, India. While they are still open, they are operating in a limited capacity with our key point people directly impacted by COVID either personally or because of family / loved ones. We are not sure yet how this will impact our production timelines but will keep you updated as we have more concrete data to share.
In the meantime, I wanted to share some organizations / fundraisers that are working on COVID crisis relief in India in different ways. There are so many great organizations doing this work, but below are ones I’ve personally donated to if you feel inspired to contribute.
Embers International: Crisis relief through meals and supplies in Turbhe’s red-light district and slum communities outside of Mumbai, India. (http://www.embersinternational.org)
GoFundMe: Supplying oxygen concentrators and essential supplies to India’s Tier 2 cities, which have limited access to critical supplies. Organized by a group of highly qualified volunteers who work at the World Bank and Pfizer. (https://gofund.me/39635fdc)
UNICEF: oxygen concentrators, testing systems, PPE kits and personal care products (https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/unicef-responding-covid-19-india)
Thank you again for your support!!