This weekend I suddenly got inspired to work on my press release, so I spent several hours writing my pitch email. It’s coming along pretty nicely. Because I worked this weekend, I thought I’d take it easy today, hence this early blog entry.
The fabric designer will be sending me the fourth and final installment of patterns to review tomorrow. After I see the color options I’ll be able to pick which of the four patterns I will want for my launch. Economically speaking, it might be easiest to just go with 1 or 2 of the patterns and use them across all of my products– I plan to use this approach for the leather. However I really like all four patterns, and I may end up mixing and matching all of the patterns with the different products, especially since I found out that the minimums for the fabric orders aren’t as high as I thought they’d be. I’ll have a better idea of what my launch plans will be once I see the final pattern color options tomorrow.
I received some webbing samples in the mail today. One of the packages was “inadvertently” damaged in handling by my postal service. Normally I’d let this type of thing slide, but this has happened to me 4 times in the past month, and now I feel like I’m being targeted by the USPS. Trust me, there’s nothing being sent to me worth looting. I actually feel sorry for the postal worker who might be illegally opening my mail. So far he’s opened envelopes containing the following:
1) Brown nylon webbing
2) Vegetable tanned leather pieces
3) An invoice from the Marriott Residence Inn
4) A birthday card that plays “I Feel Good” by James Brown, from my parents
I really hope these are just random, accidental mishaps. Otherwise I may make a concerted effort to only use Fed Ex and UPS for all of my business shipping.