Fwd: [ArmedCostumers] Price Comparisons
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> From: Carole Parker <mscip@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Subject: [ArmedCostumers] Price Comparisons
> Date: December 5, 2012 10:35:32 AM EST
> To: email@example.com, ArmedCostumers@yahoogroups.com, PenWAG@yahoogroups.com, GBACGCostumers@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: Schnaubelt Karen <janusaries55@...>, "Sally C. Fink" <sphink@...>
> Reply-To: ArmedCostumers@yahoogroups.com
> Someone told me that the prices at Rupert, Gibbon & Spider were
> generally cheaper than Dharma Trading, so I did some online price
> comparing during a case of insomnia. I also threw Thai Silks into the
> mix for good measure.
> When I went to the Rupert, Gibbon & Spider website, I was put on the
> Jacquard home page.
> For items like Habotai and Chiffon scarves that you can dye, Thai
> Silks and Dharma Trading generally won the price battle for one of
> something. You'll have to look at Thai Silks and Dharma's websites to
> determine who has the cheaper price for what product you're interested
> For Charmeuse scarves you can dye, Jacquard's Silk Connection (fabric
> sales) won the price battle.
> Crepe de Chine scarves were less expensive at Dharma.
> When it comes to fabric by the yard, however, Silk Connection
> (Jacquard) won on price consistently on the fabrics that both vendors
> had for cotton and rayon fabrics. I did not price compare silk
> fabrics. Bamboo looked to be similar in pricing.
> Both Jacquard and Dharma have natural dyes. For Cochineal, Jacquard
> has it at $10/ounce, and Dharma has 2 oz. for $18.40, it looks like.
> Jacquard had Madder 8 oz. jars for $6 each. Dharma has Madder 4 oz.
> jars for $8.49, and 1 pound at $21.79, but no indication for an 8 oz.
> For those that want to explore natural dyes further, Griffin Dyeworks
> sells and has a bunch of information that will prove useful to those
> considering natural dyes - especially those concerned about historical
> colors and techniques: http://griffindyeworks.com/store/
> Here's to some colorful fun!
> Until later--