In the ever-evolving landscape of small-scale manufacturing, Kalopsia Collective has been committed to providing high-quality, handcrafted products that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our valued clients. As we stand on the threshold of a new year, it is with mixed emotions that we announce a necessary adjustment to our pricing structure. In this article, we aim to transparently communicate the reasons behind this decision and reassure our clients that we are dedicated to maintaining affordability while navigating the challenges that the current economic climate presents.

Cost of Living and Inevitable Overheads:

After decades of low inflation, economies, companies, and consumers worldwide are struggling in 2023 to cope with higher prices and the rising cost of living. The term “cost-of-living crisis” is often used to refer to the situation many of us are living through, but what does this mean? Insight and clarity on this can provide some pointers that help businesses strategise and plan ahead – for example, whether consumers can absorb price increases, or whether businesses need to focus more on basic offers. As we enter a new year, it's imperative for us at Kalopsia to address the unavoidable reality of the rising cost of living. This includes the increasing expenses associated with raw materials, utilities, and other overhead costs that are integral to the creation of our meticulously crafted bags, apparel, and accessories. The commitment to quality that defines our brand requires us to invest in top-notch materials and uphold the standards that our clients have come to expect.


Living Wage Increase:

In line with our core principles, we have consistently endeavoured to remunerate our staff with a fair and just wage. The forthcoming increase in the living wage standards in the UK, set to rise to £11.44 in April, is a positive development that we wholeheartedly embrace. However, this adjustment necessitates a revaluation of our compensation structure to ensure our team is justly rewarded for their unwavering dedication and skill. This adaptation is not only an ethical imperative but also pivotal in upholding the distinguished level of craftsmanship that distinguishes Kalopsia Collective. To align with the increased living wage, adjustments to our pricing are imperative, allowing us to continue supporting our team and sustaining the exceptional standards our brand is known for

Hardware Costs:

A significant component of our commitment to excellence lies in the utilisation of cutting-edge hardware in our manufacturing process. The dynamic nature of technology and the corresponding increase in the cost of specialised hardware pose a challenge that we must address proactively. This ensures that we can continue to deliver products that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clientele across bags, apparel, and our range of homeware.


Balancing Affordability and Quality:

We understand that economic pressures are felt by everyone. In light of the necessary adjustments to our pricing, we want to emphasise our unwavering commitment to striking a balance between maintaining affordability and delivering uncompromised quality. We recognise the importance of our products being accessible to a diverse audience, and rest assured, every effort will be made to keep the cost as fair as possible for everyone involved, spanning our entire range of products.


As we embark on this new chapter, Kalopsia Collective remains dedicated to the principles that have defined us from the beginning – transparency, quality, and a commitment to our clients. We appreciate the understanding and support of our community as we navigate these changes, and we are confident that together, we can continue to create and enjoy products that reflect the craftsmanship and dedication that define Kalopsia Collective.

In light of these adjustments, we understand that our clients may have questions and considerations about the new pricing structure. To express our gratitude for your continued support, we are pleased to offer a special opportunity. For all orders placed and paid for before the new year, we are providing a 5% discount on the total purchase. This exclusive offer is our way of showing appreciation to our valued clients who have been an integral part of the Kalopsia Collective journey.

This limited-time promotion not only allows you to secure our products at the existing prices but also demonstrates our commitment to making this transition as seamless and beneficial for our community as possible. We encourage our clients to take advantage of this opportunity to acquire our exceptional bags, apparel, and accessories at the current pricing, ensuring that you can continue to enjoy the Kalopsia Collective service while benefiting from this exclusive discount.

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