Early April Manufacturing Update
March Manufacturing Update 2021
From Paul, our voyager to Kansas:
The meetings in Kansas are going great! I met with three critical manufacturing partners and was impressed with all of them.
The bottom line: all of our partners have been amazing this trip! We want to go in-depth about each of these great partnerships in future emails. They are all critical to getting Origamis shipped!
In case you are a newer member of the Origami family, remember we did have a 4-6 week setback we announced in the February update. We estimated that we could start shipping around April and fulfill orders made as of February within 10-12 weeks. Orders placed after February we estimate to start sending 12-15 weeks after we start shipping.
I know you still have many questions about where your specific Origami stands in the shipping line. We haven't surveyed anyone to start shipping yet. We will be providing more precise production and shipping details as we can.
This journey to Kansas has helped to make those future steps much more clear! And as soon as we can, we will provide as much information as possible.
Mid March Update
February 2021 Update
January 2021 Update
2021 is here - the Year of the Origami!
We are celebrating a milestone in bringing our Paddlers to market - this past weekend, we took the final steps in releasing our CAD designs for the three sections of the Origami Paddler to our manufacturing partner.
More great news! The colors are here, AND we decided to offer four colors instead of three!
The colors will be … (drum roll please)... Citrine Yellow, Rhodochrosite Pink, Turquoise, and Carnelian Orange! The color of the standard paddle will be Peridot Green. These are our starting colors, we look forward to the future of a billion boats with lots of color choices!
December 2020 Update
We have good news to share!
We have ordered our paddles and several accessories, and we are making progress on the seat and other accessories, too.
We are also moving forward with the patent-pending hinges and hinge-lock system. There is much to do, but we are up to the job!
We are still looking at the best way to ship internationally, so we have temporarily limited international orders. The cost to ship globally has increased since our Kickstarter project journey, but we are confident we can find a solution that is reasonably priced and that we will be able to ship in the spring....