To our Pioneering Spirit Community:
Sometimes sudden events call for sudden responses.
Right now you, and much of the world, are locked down, doing your part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Perhaps you’ve already been trapped inside for weeks. Perhaps you just got back the test results and now you are in complete isolation. Perhaps your job has furloughed you and you’ve got a lot of time on your hands. Our day-to-day lives have changed in unimaginable ways. But as the Coronavirus spreads and things start to escalate, we are doing our part to follow guidelines released by the CDC to keep our families, employees and community safe.
On March 23, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a 14-day stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. In God We Must staff will be complying with this order, and we will be operating on a limited basis from home to still take your orders and get them out as soon as possible.
We have transitioned operations to be able to still take orders, but due to the limitations of how we are “working on the fly” from home, we ask for your patience in fulfillment - as the shipping times will be longer due to the stay-at-home order.
Thankfully, we are not strangers to having to work from home -- In God We Must was born and raised on a back porch, slowly moved to a bedroom, and then to a garage before we made it into retail areas. We are resorting back to our older ways of operating to keep the ship sailing, and keep things moving.
Currently, and until further notice, all jewelry orders will remain within our 3-5 day turnaround - and if ordered with apparel, will be shipped separately - as always, this is no charge to you as we offer Free Shipping on all U.S. Domestic orders. For other products ordered such as apparel and accessories; we will do our best to keep things under a 3-5 day turnaround, but ask for your patience and understanding during the process as we are working with fulfillment providers out of state to handle our shipping on these items at this time.
If you need us, we are available by email on our support page and will respond within 24-48 hours to emails.
Ways to support:
During this time, we have multiple ways for you to show your support for IGWM. Aside from the pandemic, it's not new information that our economy is on the down turn and small businesses everywhere are feeling this, including us. We have hope for the future and are optimistic that with these new standards being put in place by cities and states in the U.S., that we can overcome this and start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
In the meantime, any and all support is greatly appreciated, and will not go unnoticed. Here are a few ways you can show yours, outside of simply placing an order:
1. Sign up for our email list!
2. Give us a follow on Instagram!
3. Share IGWM with your friends and spread the word!
To add value back to our family, we have some things planned to send out via email and Instagram that should help pass the time for anyone social distancing. We will be re-surfacing our Pioneer Spirit Profile email series, going more in depth with the meaning behind IGWM and some of our favorite designs, and have some IGWM Jukebox tunes/playlists we will share that we currently blast while grinding throughout the day. We will continue to add value during this time to all of our supporters in any way we can. We can not sail this ship without you, and are very thankful for everyone that has supported us along this insane journey that is In God We Must.
Stay safe out there - times like these are what the Pioneering Spirit is all about.
John Elijah Richards | Founder