I knew this would happen sooner or later. Well, the time's come.
Choosing fill material for the neck rests has been a journey beginning with open pore foam which some folks love and others think is too firm, then anti-microbial latex which is cushy but has inconsistent density...so inconsistent that my supplier will no longer cut it, to what I'm hoping will be the best fill by far - Sun-mate medical memory foam. That's the exciting news.
The not-so-exciting news is that there were really no good options between the latex and Sun-mate, and the Sun-mate is three times as expensive. Couple this with the fact that my margins were so thin to begin with, if I simply absorb the added cost then there's no sense in continuing to make these. I've tried keeping the price of the neck rests as low as possible and that's still my intention.
So, I hope you'll understand my raising the price on both the ROLL and CURVE models. In the coming weeks I'm hoping to make a decision about having all the parts fabricated in a production shop. If I can do it at a reasonable cost it will help me overcome my greatest challenge - providing high quality neck rests in a reasonable time. I don't yet know what the impact would be on the price, but that'll be a major decider in whether I go ahead.
Thanks to all of you who've purchased my neck rests. Since I'm really excited about this new fill material I'm hoping those of you who are considering a new neck rest will be enticed to try a CURVE or ROLL, even if it costs a small bit more. Thanks.