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Message from Janell

 

Hi fellow ocean lover! I’m Janell, the founder and current only full time employee of Clam & Clasp! I started C&C about a year and a half ago, and it has exceeded my expectations in so many ways, thanks to you. I appreciate all of your support, encouragement, and involvement in this mission to speak for the sea more than I can express. Thanks to you we are almost to 1,000 people who are out there wearing C&C pieces and spreading awareness of ocean conservation issues, and have been able to donate over $5,000 to ocean conservation non-profits!!


It’s important to me that through all of the growth C&C experiences I remain transparent with you and true to the values that led me to start this mission in the first place. With this in mind, I wanted to take the time to tell you that I will be raising prices by a small amount starting next week, and to let you know the reasons behind the increase.


Through this growth, I’ve noticed there are more ways I can improve the processes and materials used to create these pieces to be even more sustainable and eco-friendly. More often than not, cheaper options are also the ones that take shortcuts that end up harming either humans, the planet, or both. This small increase will help maintain and improve the ethical and sustainable ways C&C products are made so that you can continue to feel good about spending your money on pieces that have both a beautiful appearance, and a beautiful backstory. 


Another other important thing this increase will allow me to do is to work with Kevin (the awesome guy who sustainably collects the shells I use for the pieces in Florida) on a larger scale so that I won't have stock issues, and the most popular shell colors will be more consistently available for you.


Lastly, this increase will help as I transition from doing this all on my own to hiring my first part time employee. This will give me more time to provide you with even better customer service, as well as focus on larger initiatives like creating the new products you want to see and bringing to life the ideas and requests that so many of you have given!


I wanted to let you know about the price increase so that you have the opportunity to make any purchases you are considering at the current cost before the increase happens on 9/9. As an appreciation for your support, I am also extending the end of summer sale for any previous customers. Please use code SPEAK at checkout to receive 15% off before the price increase goes live. 


And of course, 20% of proceeds will continue to be donated to our amazing ocean conservation non-profit partners! Thank you again for helping make this dream a reality. I hope you’ll continue to be a part of this journey as we continue to #SpeakfortheSea through the beautiful little gifts it gives us. 


xx,

Janell