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From: raspsgirl
Date: 07-24-2003, 04:13 PM (1 of 5)
I'm hoping to move my sewing business into manufacturing and was wondering if any of you had dealt with manufacturers in the United States or overseas. I would really love to email you some questions about things operate and some basics about what I can expect. Please email me at <email address removed for privacy>

I would really appreciate your comments/opinions!


User: raspsgirl
Member since: 08-15-2002
Total posts: 15
From: Leota
Date: 07-26-2003, 10:36 PM (2 of 5)
I have only been in business for myself for a year but from what I saw happening in the manufacturing business while I was in school and with my own research, I would not recommend going into foreign manufactuing at this time. Research the culture, area, economy and geographics thoroughly and must importantly, is write a business plan with ALL your goals even the ridiculous ones that others laugh at. Good luck.
User: Leota
Member since: 07-26-2003
Total posts: 1
From: lou-dezynz
Date: 09-13-2003, 11:15 PM (3 of 5)
Hi Raspsgirl,

You can get a free [print] subscription to Apparel Magazine [formerly, Bobbin] online. The past year has had a shift toward international sewing/ design businesses, and this would be an excellent resource for you in your current desures to expand.

My best
And SEW forth!
Take life as it comes; there's always someone in a worse situation!

**I have A GREAT DEAL OF sew-quilt-craft FABRIC, PATTERNS, BOOKS, TOOLS for sale, along w/ vintage machines. Must sell off much of the contents of my sewing room due to lost home in divorce, need to downsize re relocating..**

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User: lou-dezynz
Member since: 02-02-2002
Total posts: 61
From: raspsgirl
Date: 09-14-2003, 07:56 PM (4 of 5)
thanks for the tip! Trade magazines are so helpful!
User: raspsgirl
Member since: 08-15-2002
Total posts: 15
From: weB2cats
Date: 09-29-2003, 01:25 PM (5 of 5)
Hey Nedra, how's the Saturday Market been treating you?

Did you know that Saturday Market has their own site on the internet? The information should be in your welcome packet. I don't what it would involve or if there are costs involved (probably a percentage) for selling merchandise throu them.

Actually, I was thinking about you the other day when I passed a Made in Oregon shop and thought why not try contacting someone at the Made in Oregon stores in all the malls? There are quite a few listings at various locations. The Christmas season is fast approaching and they might be open to view your merchandise. Good luck.

User: weB2cats
Member since: 11-07-2002
Total posts: 232
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