andanté and partner brands from Stride Collective take pride in ethical manufacturing where we ensure that workers are paid well and are in good working conditions.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an impact on our community, we will try to be as transparent as we can with the measures we’ll take to keep you and our employees healthy.
Here's a message from one of our partner manufacturers—
"These next few weeks (and maybe months) will probably be the hardest time for any kind of business, but most especially for local entrepreneurs (and freelancers too). MSMEs might not probably have much to enable them to survive weeks and months of low sales, low production, cancelled events and other snowball effects of this kind of situation.
And who are hit the hardest? The people they employ or engage in affiliate businesses. For those who give at least give a damn about their workers, this is where the rubber meets the road. This is when values are tested, when any action you might do will be met with judgement, either by your peers or your workers themselves. Some might choose to employ the “greater good” philosophy for the sake of their survival, some would rather take the hit and extend themselves for as long as they can.
But maybe now is not the time for judgement, because this crisis is hard enough without it. The question is, as local entrepreneurs what do we do now to help each other? With so much uncertainty happening, how do we enable each other to stay afloat? How do we encourage each other to think of the welfare of workers who are the heart and soul of our businesses?"
At this time of difficulty, we understand that retail and shopping is not the top priority of the general public. However, if you have more than enough, we encourage you to take advantage of your privilege, to purchase the shoes you’ve been eyeing for a while to help alleviate this situation and provide continuous salaries for our makers. On our end, we’ll be taking 15% off on all our products site wide until May 15th.
Retail companies, fashion, clothes wont save the world or give healing to those affected; but your support can make a whole lot of difference to our shoemakers and their families.
To everyone, consume consciously and slowly still, and remember that this is the best time to support local.
Our team is working remotely from home and always ready to assist any time—you can still shop your favorites and continue supporting our makers here at www.andante.shop.
To keep contact to a minimum, our Cash-On-Delivery transactions have been temporarily paused by our partner courier until further notice.
However, you may still choose to pay with any of the following options:
- Credit or Debit Card via Paypal Express
- Bank Deposit / Online Bank Transfer
- GCash Over-The-Counter (click here for the list of partner stores)
As a preemptive measure and in compliance with the Enhanced Community Quarantine issued by the Philippine Government, our shipping operations are currently limited.
Fulfillment of orders are currently done on a weekly basis to keep contact to a minimum and ensure the safety of our team and delivery-partners. Kindly expect extended delays in deliveries starting today.