This is Yin, founder of Yintimates. It's been 20 days since Yintimates' official launch. I thought I should say hello to you lovelies.
If you are reading this, you have probably read "The Brand" where we gave you a short introduction of Yintimates. I know not everyone wants to know the story behind a brand but this post is for those who would like to know a little more about us :)
Yintimates is born out of my passion and love for comfortable inner wears and it is (almost) a one-woman-show here because we are a very small business. In fact, I don't think it should be called a business even, it is more like a personal project.
Because we are small, we rely on no one but ourselves to source, select, purchase the raw materials and bringing them back to Malaysia for production.
I do not have a fashion background but my short stint with an undergarment manufacturing company that manufactures for the global big brands provides me some insights and experience I believe is useful to Yintimates. So, from conceptualizing, designing, prepping and cutting the lace, fabrics and trims are all done by me.
We engaged professionals to draft the paper patterns and to sew the lingerie but work very closely with them; while I am unable to handle most of the technical sewings, I participated in some parts of it myself (the simple ones!) and trimmed every excess threads off the lingerie. This seemingly simple work gives me opportunities to do a quality and workmanship inspection from the VERY start, till end.
If you've send us an email or DM and wondering who is YY; that's me too! Yin is my name but I preferred to be called YY simply because that's what most of my friends are calling me. If you are one of the many people who have been hesitating to give our bralettes a try because you do not know which one suits your needs better and which size you should be getting, please drop us an email or send us a DM, we will try our best to assist and accomodate to your requests! :D
I also pack each and every package, so if you are sending the lingerie as a gift to your loved ones and would like us to include a personal message on a card or wrap the package in a different way, please do drop us a message too! I would be delighted to take part in the creation of a surprise for the people who matters to you.
Yintimates is a project I do while still working a day job because life is not a bed of roses and unfortunately I have bills to pay. But this is a project that I pursue with full passion and it took me 3 years and countless prototypes to make it come to life, I definitely would love to keep doing this, and hopefully I'll be doing this full time one day. So each and every little support, be it a purchase, suggestion or feedback from you means a great deal to me.
We are very thankful for those of you who have faith in us from the very beginning and have reached out to us via emails and DMs to tell us how much you like our creations. You have no idea how much it means to us! As an introvert, I don't communicate well face-to-face but I totally love how I could talk to some of you like we are friends.
As for those of you who are still hesitating to give us a try by paying full price for an independant lingerie brand that is totally new (and small), trust us, we've been there, done that! I am happy to tell you that we will be having a ONE-DAY only special promotion on Malaysia's National Day, where you will be getting 20% off your entire purchase if you checkout with discount code MERDEKASALES20 on 31 Aug 2017. The promo is valid for one day only, remember to mark your calendar!
I guess that's all for now. Till then, please send us an email or DM if you have any question. You could also drop us a message even if you just want to say!