Dear Valued Clients, Partners, and Friends,
In many ways it seems like a significant amount of time has passed since I sent out Creative Materials' initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic - mainly because so much has evolved in such a short period of time. After re-reading my last update from March 16th, I thought now would be a good time to pause, reflect, and share another update on the status of our business.
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our clients, partners, friends of the business, and employees for their professionalism, communication, and incredible strength. It's ironic how social distancing has actually driven many of us to be closer than ever before. Keeping our pulse on what is happening with our manufacturing partners, clients, brand partners, and employees has kept many of us in touch on a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis. Thank you for staying in touch. My heart continues to go out to all of you directly impacted by the pandemic - I want you to know that Creative Materials sees you and hears you.
On the business operations side, we continue to prioritize the safety of our employees, and remain fully functional in supporting our clients and partners working from home. The exception to this is our warehouse team which continues to ship samples and fulfill orders. For the duration, this team will follow the same strict safety protocols I outlined in my March 16th update.
We are beginning to think through what a phased approach of returning to our offices will look like. We do not have a timeline for when this will happen and intend to follow recommendations from our state and local governments. For now we are simply taking steps to be prepared when the time comes. No employees are traveling at this time and are instead meeting with clients through virtual means.
With regard to our global manufacturing partners, I thought providing an update on their status of operations would be helpful. Please follow this link to access the information. This webpage can also be accessed anytime from our COVID-19 response webpage. We continue to monitor this daily so that we can advise and consult with our clients on a project-by-project basis. I encourage you to continue to reach out to Creative Materials team members with any questions so we can continue to help on an individual basis.
Here at Creative Materials our core values (client first, care about others, creativity and one-company, one-team) continue to be our north star guiding us to what is certain to be a changed environment, but one that we intend to face directly, together with you.
| PRESIDENT & CEO
Creative Materials Corporation