Why is there a such a long lead time for straws?

There is a 6-8 week lead time due to the massive shift in the supply/demand for paper straws. Straw bans being put in place in major metropolitan areas, and recent general increase in the popularity of paper straws, have put pressure on Aardvark (our manufacturer) to meet the current demand. Aardvark has added additional shifts and ramped up manufacturing to get caught up, with the goal of getting ahead of the demand.