Dear Line + Tow Family,
I hope you all have had a warm and happy holiday season. I want to thank you all for helping to make 2019 a great year for Line + Tow; I am really proud of all that we have accomplished. Thank you for believing in a better fashion industry, and thank you for believing in Line + Tow.
Slow fashion is something I care about deeply and will advocate for my entire life, however I will no longer be doing so through the platform of Line + Tow.
When I started this business I wanted to make clothes that were better, clothes that people loved to wear and clothes that lasted. Over the last three years I did reach that goal, but then things took off in a way I wasn’t prepared for. Sometime over the last year I realized that my passion for designing better clothing was being overshadowed with the demands of running a business: I was spending increasing amounts of time managing a website and social media, and growing weary of grappling with dilemmas like deciding what to do on black Friday: close in protest of a day centered around consumption, or run a discount to make some much needed sales? I did some soul searching and realized that I wasn’t happy. Line + Tow was requiring more time and energy which was upsetting my work-life balance.
It is bittersweet, of course, to say goodbye to something that has been a dream of mine for so long. However, in letting go of Line + Tow, I am re-balancing my life to focus on new dreams that will allow me to return to the root of what I love to do: create.
So what happens next?
I want to introduce you to Lady Farmer, a lifestyle brand run by my friends Emma and Mary. I met Lady Farmer in 2019 and we quickly bonded over our shared interest in slow fashion. When I realized that something needed to change with the business, I reached out to them and we worked out a plan for going forward that is compatible with Line + Tow’s core values. Lady Farmer has agreed to pick up our remaining inventory, and all of your favorite Line + Tow pieces are now available for purchase on Lady Farmer’s site.
This agreement is something that we both feel good about. I can establish a healthier work-life balance and gain peace of mind knowing there’s a plan in place for retiring Line + Tow’s debt. Lady Farmer expands their apparel offerings and their customer base. Finally, you are able to continue to access Line + Tow products, while discovering another great company.
I encourage you to follow Lady Farmer on Instagram, sign up for their emails, listen to their podcasts, attend their yearly retreat, and fall in love with Emma and Mary and the community they have created.
If you have been considering a Line + Tow piece, now would be a great time to buy one. I cannot guarantee that they will continue to be manufactured through Lady Farmer--and if they are, the fabrics may be different. Any purchases that you make now go towards retiring Line + Tow’s debt. (Thank you!)
If you were in possession of a coupon code or discount code, you should still be able to use it on the Lady Farmer site (for Line + Tow pieces only). If you have a code that isn’t working, please let me know.
No customer information will be shared with Lady Farmer. If you are interested in receiving Lady Farmer emails, you may sign up via this link.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being a part of this journey. It has meant a lot.
Owner and founder of Line + Tow