What’s worse than someone flaking out on you once? Someone who does it twice! Oh yes, the local manufacturer that I gave a second chance never got back to me with a final decision. Luckily in the meantime I got a quote from a manufacturer in the Northeast who said he could do the production, so that made me feel a whole lot better. At least there’s someone who wants my business!
I am also pretty close to finalizing some purse organizer and laptop sleeve samples. I’ve been working with 2 small contract sewing shops in the Seattle area over the past month. These sewing shops have required much more hand-holding and day-to-day involvement than I thought they would require. Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that smaller products = easier manufacturing process. Many of these sewing operators only do sewing, and you have to supply everything else (pre-cut pieces, trim, etc). This whole manufacturing process has been eye-opening– maybe when I am done I’ll write a book about this!
Only a 10 more hours left of my Microsoft contract, can you believe it? Milking the free air-conditioning while I can, let’s hope the Seattle heat wave ends for good this Friday.
See you tomorrow!