Covid-19 Update: April 16, 2020

16 April 20

Dear Lara Community, 

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I’m writing with a quick update and to tell you about our plans for Lara Intimates in the coming weeks.  

The Lara Intimates Factory has been closed since March 20th. That was the day that the British government announced stricter social distancing measures were needed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. We decided to close our production down for as long as we could (above and beyond government guidance) in the interest of public health. I feel very proud that our team of 7 women have been in a position to stay home and limit the spread of the virus for more than 30 days. 

Looking ahead, our business is unfortunately not in a position to keep our factory closed for the remainder of social distancing. In the next week or so, we will be reopening the Lara Factory with a scaled back team of 3 women. This team will be making small batches of sold out items. To keep our team safe, we’re providing PPE, maintaining social distance where possible and minimising use of public transportation. 

During such uncertain times, we’re resolved to remember our values and our goal to build the best factory to work for in the world. That means creating a workplace where employees feel safe and also have financial stability. By reopening our factory with a limited team, we can fulfil UK government guidance, provide a safe working environment to our team and maintain low yet stable revenue that enables us to support our team. 

This week, we also made a large donation of bras and underwear to an organisation that supports women working on the front lines. We have been asked to keep the details of this donation private for now, and we look forward to sharing more with you as soon as we can. 

To all our customers that have supported Lara Intimates by shopping in the last few weeks, thank you! Your orders go directly to helping our team during this period, and because of you Lara Intimates will still be going strong after Coronavirus. If you’re interested in shopping Lara, check out our bras and briefs here. If your bra size is out of stock, please sign up to the waitlist so we can manufacture according to demand. 

Sending thoughts and best wishes, 

Cindy x

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