Shop Temporarily Closed

Hello everyone

Today I have some sad news.  Customs & Exports today informed me that no new shipments could leave the country until such time as I acquired an export license to ship overseas.  I have been exporting for many years with no problem at all but this is an unforeseen by-law and I have no choice but to comply.  Unfortunately it takes up to 2 weeks for the application to be approved and until such time I am not allowed to ship any parcels outside the country.

I have spent most of the day trying to find a solution with the various authorities but to no avail, so I have no choice but to close the shop as I am unable to fulfill any orders.    Please accept my deepest apologies, I am very distressed about this, but there is nothing I can do.

The digital store will remain open as usual and I hope that we will soon be open again for business.  Customers who have placed orders in the last few days will be contacted individually – if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.


37 thoughts on “Shop Temporarily Closed”

  1. Hi Trish, so sorry to hear of a hiccup, i went through it and before you know you will be up and running for all your customers.

  2. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Have patience, all things are difficult before they become easy.
    VA Talks is always with you. 🙂

    Rishab Chakraborty
    Team VA Talks

    1. Thank you to everyone at VA talks for your messages of support, it is very much appreciated. We hope to be back in business very soon😊 Trish

  3. Hi Trish,

    It is really sad to learn about your export issues. I really hope that these issues will be resolved soon and your shop will get back on track as usual.

    Stay positive and strong. I wish you good luck!! 🙂

    Team VA Talks

  4. It’s really sad to hear the temporary loss in your business. Things can change and bad times lead to good times and the good times can provide you the scope to build a strong unshakable foundation. The entire VA Talks team will always be there for you. 🙂

    Joy Rajak
    Team VA Talks

  5. Hi Trish,

    It is really very sad to hear that. However, I have positive hopes that the store will be back up again and you will be able to ship products worldwide very soon. 🙂

    All the best!!


  6. This will definitely go away, Trish. Do not worry, I and the entire VA Talks Team are standing right by your side. In case you need any assistance or need any work done, please do not hesitate to message us and we will be right behind you. -)

    Sam Gupta
    Team VA Talks

  7. Really sorry that you have to be burdened like this, Trish! Dont worry! We will be patient…..
    Keep up the wonderful work! Hugs

  8. Everyone will understand that it is mandatory to submit to the administration … This happens to everyone one day or the other unfortunately.
    Do not apologize, it’s not your fault. Patience ….. Sincerely.

  9. Well, I’ll just work on my Kingfisher until the red tape gets sorted. What a headache for you!

    1. Thank you so much to you all for your kind comments, I am overwhelmed by your understanding. What a special bunch you all are. Thank you. Trish

  10. I’m reminded of the phrase “This Too Shall Pass” You’ll be fine and we will too. Take Care, Jody

  11. A minor distraction on the road of business life ☹️ Just jump through the hoops required and we will be here for you!

  12. You do such a fine job of accommodating all of us. We know you will come thru. Sit back and relax. We love you.

  13. A minor hiccup…stay focused and all will be resolved.
    We are still here waiting for you.

  14. So sorry to learn of your problem with Customs & Exports. Such complex, and sometimes incomprehensible, rules that are not always clear. I am sure it will all be resolved quickly and you will be able to carry on as usual. Your loyal customers will have no problem being patient whilst this wrinkle is ironed out!

  15. I have ordered from your shop in the past and have eagerly awaited my items. The anticipation of waiting for them made the arrival that much more exciting. I’m sure all your problems will be sorted soon and I will continue to order. Thank you for producing such wonderful designs!

  16. So sorry to hear of your problem, I think all your customers will agree your products are well worth waiting for ! It is nice to have the digital patterns available in the mean time for anyone that has no stitching at hand to do ! Cheers from Pat!

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