The New York Times had an interesting piece on how mannequin design has changed along with everything else in this business. A company called Fusion Specialties in Broomfield CO, has a brisk business in designing custom retail forms. Be sure to see the slide show (photo at right from the NYT). Fusion’s site is pretty slick; the one absence was how and why did this company start? Why Bloomfield? I have to tell you, I love it when companies like this are situated off the beaten path. More proof that you don’t have to live in a first tier city to make a go of it in this business.
I’ll leave you with the archives posting of the week (2,000+ more in the archives). In the meantime, I’ve lots of chores to do for the coming week -one of which is sewing a sportcoat for Mr. Fashion-Incubator. I couldn’t find anything suitable beyond a woven stripe so it’s time to put up or shut up (more in the forum). I hope your weekend is equally challenging and fun.
June 10, through June 16, 2005
Misc Pattern Tip: trim darts
June 10, through June 16, 2007
How to engage buyers at trade shows
Who do you hang with?
What will become of us? pt.2
Happy Birthday Kathleen
Who do you hang with? pt.2
Who do you hang with? pt.3
News from you 6/15/2007
June 10, through June 16, 2009
What to do if a competitor in Asia orders your product
What to do if a competitor orders your product
Training Within Industry (TWI) pt.3
Silver City Vintage
How to write garment & product descriptions
June 10, through June 16, 2010
The difference between a wannabe and a newbie
Keeping stuff can be riskier than getting rid of it
You do not determine value
What kind of entrepreneur are you?
What kind of entrepreneur are you? pt.2