Business as [un]usual.
March 24, 2020: Update
The Ontario Government announced yesterday the province-wide shutdown of all non-essential businesses. Per the announcement, "teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses". Our studio meets both criteria. As such, we will continue to fulfill orders safely by following public health guidelines designed to protect our family and yours alike.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe. We are indeed living in unusual times requiring extraordinary measures. As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, we have reflected about our own business. Should we close too? How can we make our studio completely safe for ourselves and our customers?
As a small family business, we have the ability to shelter in place and maintain complete control over our processes, material handling and environment. Since we do not have a physical storefront, and have no direct contact with the public, it has allowed us to keep our studio open and continue to ship orders while ensuring the utmost safety for all.
Need peace of mind before ordering?
We totally get it! We're living in scary times. We worry just as much as you about what we bring into our home and studio. If you are worried about ordering from us, please don't.
Our processes happen within a closed chain, meaning everything we sell is printed or framed in our studio. We've adapted our processes from top to bottom to ensure complete safety. Every order is carefully prepared as follows:
- All supplies that come from the outside world are sanitized BEFORE entering the studio
- Constant hand washing and hand sanitizers throughout the studio
- All surfaces are frequently wiped and sanitized
- Your orders are printed, assembled and packaged with using strict safety protocols throughout the entire fulfillment process
We understand art is unlikely to be a high-priority purchase for you at a time like this. But if are thinking of supporting a small family business like ours, we would like to show our appreciation by offering you FREE CANADA-WIDE SHIPPING and reduced US order minimums.
Thank you in advance. We're all in this together!
President and Founder
ManMade Art Inc.