Today is October 11th, and after 22 years in business, my staff and I will begin the process of closing down Monave’s manufacturing operations. There are many reasons including the obvious ones, like the up and down economy, and a pending recession, but more importantly, is that life is a series of events strung together by transitions, and I am now preparing for the next stage of my life. Many of you may not know that I am also a composer, pianist, singer, songwriter, and music producer.
During 2020, when we all experienced seismic shifts, I began renewing my music studies (I’m a productof Peabody and Oberlin conservatories) with a focus on writing and producing music for film and TV. With help from a grant from the state of Maryland (covid had its silver linings), I was able to study with top notch industry leaders, and am now turning my focus wholeheartedly toward expanding my music career in this direction. I’ve been juggling both for many years. As they say, a jack of all trade, but a master of none.
I’m also not getting any younger! Digital sales can accomodate my aging body. Running a business of this scope is not for the weak of heart. There are a lot of moving parts, and at some point, our bodies can start to rebel from the pace and stress of running a business such as Monave. Narrowing down to one profession will enable me to continue to nurture my well-being. I welcome the Crone stage of life with open arms, but it asks for a gentler existence.
I have a deep commitment to the health and well being of our clients, as well as their continued success. In light of this, the closing of our manufacturing will be managed in phases:
The first phase, staring today, will be to accomodate our retail customers, who may be ordering their favorite products in larger quantities than usual.
Then starting on Nov 11th, we will begin to manufacture bulk for our wholesale clients who also may wish to stock up in order to carry their line as they transition to new fulfillment options. We will continue to produce bulk products until they have been fulfilled, however, we will be closing down the ordering process by Dec 11th. We trust that this provides time for our bulk customers to gather the resources needed to order pre-emptively.
Once bulk orders are fulfilled, we will begin selling remaining pigments, and infrastucture, such as empty packaging, furniture etc.
If you have regular holiday/store quantities to order, please let us know, so we can fulfill those separately from any pre-emptive bulk orders.
The business structure including trademark, domain, website, complete formulary and controls, is available as a package deal. Please message us if interested. Serious inquires only!
If we do not sell the business to a company willing to produce in bulk, then we wll be putting our formulas online for our existing wholesale clientele. This will enable our clientele to take the formulas to a new company for fulfillment and avoid the tedious task of regenerating products from scratch. It will also enable our crafty folks to produce from home. Consulting will be available during this transition period. For our packaged wholesale customers, we empathize strongly with the challenges you will face in procuring products to match what you’ve been purchasing from us. We will be looking for recommendations for companies who products healthy, gluten-free, vegan beauty products at competetive prices.
Customers with custom products will also have the opportunity to purchase their formulas.
All formula sales will include a non-compete contract to prevent other companies from selling our formulas for profit after purchasing them. It’s sad to have to state this out loud, but there have been several companies who’ve profited wildly from copying our shades, even privately advertising our names to take customers. Many have also copied my kits, and sold the formulas online on their stores.
All of us here at Monave appreciate and care about you and your business, and the positive impact you have on the world. You’ve made this work, and we wouldn’t be here without you! I’m ever grateful for having had the opportunity to grow and serve your businesses and help fulfill your dreams, as you have mine. <3
Monave Wholesale is home base for small and large vendors alike who are looking for superior mineral makeup formulations created with organic, gluten-free and vegan ingredients. Friendly, knowledgeable customer service and low minimums create a no-hassle system for supplying high quality makeup to your salon, store, home party, or online store.
Our wholesale program can help a start up with minimal cost and no stock requirements via our drop ship program. This is a perfect option for salon technicians or home-based businesses. We understand that life changes can create a low start up budget and we welcome your business and will help you grow.
For businesses prepared to stock pre-packaged products in their store or salon, minimums start as small as packs of four, and include an easy fifty dollar minimum per order. At Monave we like to help you grow. You will never be forced to purchase large minimums, or certain shades. All products are made by hand with care, and a vast array of foundation, blush, eye and lip shades will provide something for everyone. Products come with an ingredient label and no logo, so you can apply your own labeling. We do not offer private label services, but refer you to a designer that can assist you with the creation of your identity, logo and labels for our products.
The third way to purchase from Monave is in bulk. Bulk does not mean huge quantities. Small bulk sizes start at one ounce, which can create anywhere from 8-25 jars of each product, depending upon your packaging size. Bulk offers many advantages, including the ability to customize shades by blending ready-to-wear products with each other. It also allows your business to create its own unique identity with the packaging and labeling of your choice. For large distributors, profit sky rockets to as much as 800% and more with larger bulk sizes.
For the crafters out there, Monave offers videos, classes and kits that include the materials and instructions you will need to get started.
For any questions regarding our wholesale / private label program, please contact wholesale @ monave.com (be sure to remove the spaces before and after the “@” symbol, for spam purposes), and a rep will walk you through the process of sampling and getting familiar with our line.
If you prefer a call, please text (410)-670-1814, and a customer care specialist will set up a time to answer your questions!
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