Kathleen knows more about the people who read this blog than I do. Suffice to say, I know very little about who you all are. But I want to know why you come back, what draws you in about this website. I was drawn to Kathleen’s book because most of these no-nonsense guides (and books) to starting an apparel manufacturing business are so rudimentary and basic that I couldn’t even bother reading them through. Honestly, if an author spends an entire chapter writing about faxes and office equipment, I don’t have time for that. People can get that anywhere and it shouldn’t be in an industry-specific book (unless, of course, it’s a Dummies book).
I liked Kathleen’s book because it talks about stuff that other people don’t (and that’s why I like her blog). Some stuff is too technical for me (like that whole pattern grading seam spec section– way over my head), but a lot of it really fit with what I wanted to know.
Having said that, I want to know why you read this blog. Are you a home sewer looking for new technique, are you a pattern maker, are you a struggling, financially strapped designer looking for an edge? Comment here or via email; please, let me know. Your input would go a long way towards helping me develop topics on sales and marketing.