Life during lockdown

DAY 77, June 1 - We're Back!
The sewing machines are humming again. We've split the team into two shifts to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. They're busily sewing your orders that accumulated during the past nine weeks of...
DAY 67, May 22 - 3 Things You Need Before Heading Back to the Gym
It’s time to get back into shape, but as gyms begin to reopen, what do you need before suiting up and heading back in? Information, safety supplies, and the right gym...
DAY 63, May 18 - Back to work June 1st
Gary readies the sewing shop for post-lockdown work. Everything is set to comply with safe-distancing guidelines and providing a healthy haven for the employees. We hope to return to work June 1st. ...
DAY 61 & 62, May 16/17 - Gary's tip for lockdown: Go biking
As various parts of the country and the world easelockdown restrictions, Gary joined others in venturing outdoors. Here he is out biking in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the fog is never...
DAY 58, May 13 - WaterField's Custom-Fit Sleeves Make iMore's "Best Of" List
We are pleased to see four WaterField sleeves included in the recent iMore "Best Sleeves for MacBook Pro" (2016-2020) roundup. Designed to serve customers' diverse needs and tastes, these sleeves provide snug protection...
Day 57, May 12 - Hello, Surface Book 3
Come May 21, when Microsoft's NEW Surface Book 3 becomes available, we'll be ready with custom-fit sleeves, bags, and cases. Because the external dimensions are the same as the Surface Book...
DAY 52, May 8 - San Francisco tests frontline workers
As the city prepares to ease lockdown restrictions, it is conducting tests for the coronavirus throughout various neighborhoods. Early detection is key. At WaterField, we're doing our best to prepare for a safe,...
DAY 51, May 6 - Even delivery robots practice social distancing
In Silicon Valley, home to many WaterField customers, robots are delivering food for local restaurants. Frontline delivery workers are at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus than those of us who are sheltering at home,...
Day 45, Apr. 30 - Ready to return
When we do get the go-ahead to get back to work, we'll be ready to implement all safety guidelines. We've been stocking up on the essentials and getting detailed return-to-work plans...
Day 43, Apr. 28 - SF Lockdown Extended to June 1
Just as we were preparing for the possibility of getting back to work next week, San Francisco extended its shelter-in-place policy through the end of May.  For those who have ordered during the lockdown, it...
DAY 42, Apr. 27 - The Apple Magic Keyboard arrives!
Now that we've received the Magic Keyboard for our 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, we'll adjust all our iPad Pro sleeves, cases, and bags to make sure it fits. Apple's new Magic...
DAY 40 & 41, Apr. 25/26 - Dispatches from Singapore
People queue up at Singapore's popular Puggol Nasi Lemak, making sure they comply with social-distancing rules. According to one customer, enforcement officers patrol and issue fines if anyone stands too close. Other...
DAY 39, Apr. 24 - Timely Messages from the Front
Two customers in the medical field shared these bits of advice with us: "As far as COVID-19 goes, until a vaccine is created and/or widespread testing becomes available, we will all...
DAY 38, Apr. 23 - Facebook Steps up With $100 Million in Grants
We're trying our luck and applying for a Facebook grant for small businesses.  Meanwhile, we continue to wait to hear the fate of our application from the US government's Paycheck Protection Program....
Day 37, Apr. 22 - NEW! Air Caddy for iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard
We've just announced new products to hold your NEW iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard. We already had these new ideas in the works before the San Francisco went on lockdown. See the new Air...
Day 36, Apr. 21 - More help on the way
Hopefully, this new funding will find its way to more small businesses like us. We continue to be hopeful.
DAY 35, Apr. 20 - Social distancing at Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco's hot tourist spots continue to encourage social distancing practices. Fisherman's Wharf sure looks different when the only "visitors" these days are the few locals walking through.
DAY 33 & 34, Apr. 18/19 - Gary Zooms with Team
Here, Gary and his team do their best to stay in touch as they prepare to support Apple'sNEW iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard.
DAY 32, Apr. 17 - Paycheck Protection Program out of money
Only one day after our bank gave us the green light to start the application process, we find out that the entire $349 billion fund has run out. Still, we are...
DAY 31, Apr. 16 - Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program
Today our bank finally alerted us that we can now apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. This highly competitive program started taking applications on April 3...
DAY 30, Apr. 15 - Spring comes to Boston
In normal times, April 15 has many of us scrambling to submit our tax returns. But this year, April 15 is just like any of the other past 29 days....