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Houston, we have packages... [Aug. 19th, 2004|03:05 pm]
Verminius Rex
The FexEx guy dropped off some Fuzzi Bunz, and a big roll of hemp. It's not quite as large as I feared (I was probably remembering what a roll of sweatshirt material looked like, much bulkier) so I will have space for it, although I get to divide it up into 5 yard lengths for washing and drying. I can't do a big September sale without the tags I ordered for the inserts, but I can start a smaller sale to promote the fact that I have an endless supply of hemp. I was looking over my records, and I have grossed over $3,000 so far this year, approaching $4,000. It's 3/4 through the year, but I think that I can clear $6-7,000 this year if the sale goes well, and when I get the preorder page set up. I'll set a goal next year to break $10,000. Of course the profit that I've made has gone mostly into expanding the inventory and buying fabric for costuming, but it's so much fun. I had promised to start paying myself at order #50, but I figure that I get enough fabric on the company bill to consider it payment.

The hemp fabrics are so cool. They have hemp/silk blends, and some others that I'm almost tempted to get for faire costume material, but I don't need 30 yards of it. "Like these faire pants? I have 8 more just like them!" Nope, can't do it.
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[User Picture]From: clevermanka
2004-08-19 02:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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From: starstraf
2004-08-20 06:45 am (UTC)
you could see who else is interested in having you make some faire costumes out if it....
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2004-08-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
Possibly, although most of them are pretty plain fabrics that wouldn't attract most of the faire crowd. Mostly it's just me cheezing over neat fabric. I'm looking forward to getting my sample book *drool*.
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[User Picture]From: kai_
2004-08-20 10:32 am (UTC)
A hemp/silk blend in a decent color would be something I would consider for just general sewing purposes.

Want to send me some links?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2004-08-20 06:33 pm (UTC)
they don't have much of a website, because they are a wholesaler as opposed to a distributer or retailer. I will be getting a book of fabric samples sometime soon, I'll let you have a peek at it.
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[User Picture]From: kai_
2004-08-23 01:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds awesome. :) Would much appreciate it.
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[User Picture]From: ectv
2004-08-22 03:36 pm (UTC)
Couple thoughts/questions:

I dunno where you are getting your hemp stuffs, but can you get organic velour and organic hemp sherpa?

Just curious. been looking for some, and can't find it online :/

And are you going to do bummis?
desperately need a second wetbag for sitters (he starts tomm! *sniffle*)because sometimes I'm lazy and don't get his other one washed first thing monday night...and it's not dry by tues night (or i'm not positive...would be nice to have 2)

I've been waiting to order from you if I can, but needing one soon :(

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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2004-08-23 03:54 pm (UTC)
the hemp set me back a bit, so you might as well order elsewhere (I'm sad to say). By Bummis order is going to have to wait. My hemp source sells in at least 30-40 yard bales, and I just got my sample book today. I'll take a look and let you know if they have anything like you are looking for.
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[User Picture]From: ectv
2004-08-23 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm just curious..because i've seen wahms with it, but I have yet to see it available online.

Perhaps I should contact said wahms and offer to buy some..hehe..

Okay *sigh*
But I may be forced (you are strong with the force my son) to buy the new colors off ya!
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2004-08-24 09:16 pm (UTC)
The new colors are due to arrive tomorrow, and the store should be updated by evening.
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