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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Buying fabric in bulk by mail/internet?

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  • Dana Koga
    Barb, I m interested in sari silks in a red or dark red. However, I m pretty game for solid colored silks as well. Can t wait til your website is up and
    Message 1 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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      Barb,

      I'm interested in sari silks in a red or dark red. However, I'm pretty game for solid colored silks as well. Can't wait til your website is up and running.

      Thanks,
      Dana
    • Barb Moore
      Linda, there are outlets that sell to the public. If you have a truck and can buy 100lbs or more at one time (some are more), you can purchase from the
      Message 2 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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        Linda, there are "outlets" that sell to the public. If
        you have a truck and can buy 100lbs or more at one
        time (some are more), you can purchase from the mills.
        There are mills scattered across the US.
        Barb

        --- linda craft <costumelady@...> wrote:
        > Barb,
        > Are the mills open to the public and where are
        > they?
        > You say you may open a shop in Stone mountain, does
        > that mean Atlanta area? I've always heard mills sell
        > very inexpensively but have never had a chance to
        > see
        > for myself. thanx
        > linda
        > --- Barb Moore <renaissance_clothier@...>
        > wrote:
        > > Actually, I get fabrics from the mills and
        > > manufacturers. Again, it is somewhat seasonal but
        > > not
        > > necessarily. I can usually get just about any
        > fabric
        > > and resell it for $2-3 a yard if you buy at least
        > 5
        > > yards. Just ask for what you want. I would
        > > appreciate
        > > the support. I do not have a website yet, but I'm
        > > working on it.
        > > Thanks,
        > > Barb
        > >
        > > --- rnewell@... wrote:
        > > > 10ish yds usually is not considered bulk. A
        > bolt
        > > is
        > > > 20 to 25 yds, and some
        > > > places require you to purachase the put-up of 50
        > > to
        > > > 100 yds minimum. Shopping
        > > > around is always the best bet if you have the
        > > time.
        > > > If you are using a constant
        > > > supply of the same fabrics, some companies will
        > > give
        > > > you a wholesale account,
        > > > and fill your orders as you need it. Rosebrand
        > > and
        > > > Dharma are pretty good
        > > > about this. Good Luck!
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > Quoting Katherine Bunting
        > <kbunting@...>:
        > > >
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        > > > >
        > > > > <tt>
        > > > > Dear ladies and gents,<BR>
        > > > > <BR>
        > > > > After a recent fabric-buying excursion, I
        > looked
        > > > into buying fabric
        > > > > in<BR>
        > > > > bulk online.  (Needed 10-ish yards of
        > > > something to make a
        > > > > cape/cloak,<BR>
        > > > > *knew* it was going to cost me...  but I
        > > > *still* hurt on the cost,
        > > > > even<BR>
        > > > > though I went to a supplier with *excellent*,
        > > low
        > > > prices)<BR>
        > > > > <BR>
        > > > > Has anyone had experience with vendors like
        > > > FabricDirect.com or
        > > > > other<BR>
        > > > > online fabric vendors?  How are their
        > > > prices?  Service? 
        > > > > Is it really<BR>
        > > > > worth it?  I'm looking for things like
        > > > velour, peachskin, twill,
        > > > > and<BR>
        > > > > other things to make washable costuming. 
        > > The
        > > > per-yard
        > > > > savings<BR>
        > > > > difference between buying the bolt online, and
        > > > buying the yardage at
        > > > > a<BR>
        > > > > storefront seems worth it.  I'm just
        > trying
        > > > to get up the gumption
        > > > > to<BR>
        > > > > make that kind of financial outlay... 
        > > (Bolt
        > > > fabric storage is also
        > > > > an<BR>
        > > > > issue.)<BR>
        > > > > <BR>
        > > > > Thoughts, anyone?<BR>
        > > > > <BR>
        > > > > ~ Kate<BR>
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      • Barb Moore
        Thanks Dana :) I will let you all know when it is up and running. b ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - your
        Message 3 of 19 , May 1, 2002
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          Thanks Dana :) I will let you all know when it is up
          and running.
          b

          --- Dana Koga <kogada@...-clara.ca.us> wrote:
          > Barb,
          >
          > I'm interested in sari silks in a red or dark red.
          > However, I'm pretty game for solid colored silks as
          > well. Can't wait til your website is up and
          > running.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Dana
          >
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