As the year comes to an end, I want to say thank you to everybody for reading and supporting Inventory magazine, and h(y)r collective previously. It’s been a fairly fast couple of years and we continue to learn and progress everyday with a goal of constant improvement and providing genuine content on things we personally care about. I’m not sure if everyone pays attention to the comments, but there have been some mixed reviews on our writing, direction and depth of insight recently – some rude, some constructive and some very positive. I'd personally like to say thank you for the latter two - regular feedback is important and definitely helps as we move forwards. We began blogging because we thought there were a lot of great people, brands and products out there; many of them weren’t getting the attention they deserved, and we thought we might curate the products in a fresh way with our own perspective and insight. Whether that comes from Japanese online shops or factories down the street, the common theme is products that we like. We never thought we should do it to make money, to get free clothing or that one day we could work with the brands we loved. We did it because we love doing it, because we were already searching for and putting these things together everyday – why not document that and share it? I do apologize if some of the posts have felt like impersonal press releases recently. That's something we really don't want - a personal perspective is something we always want to get across. We are really busy on a daily basis now and perhaps I’ve neglected to put in the time each post deserves. I will personally make every effort to produce the best, most genuine, and insightful information I can everyday. That’s really all I can do. I’m not looking for sympathy against the haters, I just wanted to make it known that Simon, Owen and I are doing this because we love it, and will continue to do it for the same reasons as we started, hopefully you’ll continue to read and follow us into the new year with open minds, positive ideas and continued support.
Thanks again to everyone. We’ll be back in blogging form on December 26th with a look at the Engineered Garments Spring–Summer 2010 collection. Happy holidays from Inventory.