Ah Labor Day, the official herald of Fall. It’s still pretty toasty around here, August having been warmer than usual in northern New Mexico but harvest is just beginning. Case in point, this lovely selection of chile found at our local farmer’s market this morning.
So what will you do this holiday weekend? Other than going to the market and meeting with one of you there (followed by a fit session at the shop), my weekend is open. Well, except for a visit tomorrow by a promising high school student (Emily) who won a local fashion contest for “most marketable”. I donated a prize of four hours of my time. Gotta encourage talent in one’s own back yard (they have no idea who I am but free is free). As an opening, Emily with mom in tow (a life long sewer herself) will be coming to discuss career and continuing education options. It’s kind of exciting to talk to young people. You can only hope they talk loudly enough to drown out one’s internal voice screaming at high pitch “Run! Get out while you still can!” Or something like that. Emily’s enthusiasm has drowned it out thus far.
As ever, here’s this week’s edition of the archives. Hope your holiday is great.
August 26, through September 1, 2006
Who sets delivery dates?
Net 30 and getting deposits for orders
Interview with an inventor
August 26, through September 1, 2007
Muslin never looked so good
Pattern Puzzle: Bog shoes
Pop quiz #467
Obesity and prognosticating scarcity
Just couldn’t resist…
Pop quiz #467 pt.2
How to become a sales rep?
#1 mistake of new designers
Made in L.A.
Open letter to POOL Tradeshow
News from you 8/31/2007
Sourcing at Magic
August 26, through September 1, 2008
Fashion ads: art or pornography?
Exibitor trade show report: Outdoor Retailer 8/2008
Freelance Fabric Design Question pt.2
The accidental freelance fashion designer
A retailer’s question on order cancellation dates
August 26, through September 1, 2010
Who sells the most at market -and why
Who sells the most at market -and why pt.2
How to be sustainable, protect your IP and still make loads of money