The Indigo Clothing blog has been pretty quiet of late as, some of you may already know, we have been in the process of moving across London this summer. We left our Old Street, N1 office of the previous 5 years and relocated to a bigger, more industrial unit in East London, E10. We have now completed the move!
The main reason for the shift was that we needed a bigger print production area as the in-house printing services that Indigo now offers such as DTG printing and our design-your-own t-shirt online site (Indigo2Go) have grown at a rapid rate.
After a couple of months of hunting around East London for a suitable space, I found somewhere just off Lea Bridge Road near Leyton but the space had been unoccupied for 4 years and was in a state of disrepair as you can see from the photos below.
Before the move – June 2012:
Not afraid of a challenge, I got a team of contractors in to set about converting the space into something Indigo could use as both an office and a production/stock storage area. I also put in a good many weekends with the paintbrush! Walls, floor and ceilings needed painting, brand new electrics were required, new kitchen worktop, plumbing, new toilet and sink all had to be added. The hard work was all worth it though:
After re-decorating – July 2012:
We were then faced with the challenge of moving hundreds of boxes of t-shirts, printing equipment and an old leather sofa down the stairs at Old Street and back up the stairs at Leyton on one of the only hot days of the miserable English summer! We also had the added problem of trying to get EDF to come and fit a new electric meter so while we were waiting we had to use a loud diesel generator to power the heat presses!
After 1 week with all our stuff in – August 2012:
Things are finally getting back to normal and we are getting used to all the extra space! Our new facilities allow us to offer rush and same-day deliveries within London and the M25. We carry a complete stock of Fruit of the Loom Super Premium T-Shirts in white, from sizes small to XXL, which allows us to swiftly turnaround urgent print enquiries. All other products we order in overnight and we get a daily delivery and collection from the couriers.
Feel free to arrange to visit us in our new premises! The full address is:
Indigo Clothing, Unit P, 6 Burwell Road, London, E10 7QG
We can offer you a cup of tea or coffee, a tour of our big new space and show you some of the cool tees we have printed for customers over the last 10 years!