Searching for a sewing contractor...any ideas?

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  1. ACrackerII

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    Every company I contact turns me away. WHY?
     
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    Have you asked them for a reason as to why they don't want your business?
     
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    Yes and I have heard all the excuses. They cant sew mesh or they don't have the right machines or they are too busy or it's too complicated or they don't deal with start ups or they don't do hats etc etc. I would absolutely LOVE to keep my business in the US but I am running out of ideas. I just read an article on another web site that said a company won't work without a referral which makes no sense to me. I don't understand turning potential customers away. :(
     
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    Do you have a previous issues with other clients you've worked?
     
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    Not really. I spent a year working with a company in Denver but that ended when I refused to sleep with one of them. I have just found out that one of their other clients is in the process of suing them for breach of contract. There was no "fight". I simply walked away.
     
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    Are you asking for credit from these contractors, or can you pay them up front? Many companies will not give credit to new customers.
     
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    Haha....I never get far enough to even discuss money.
     
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    Keep looking and you will find someone who is glad of the business. Perhaps the people you were speaking to were busy and were hence only interested in taking larger orders from established clients. You might have more success by contacting smaller contractors who are more hungry for work.
     
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    Really? That's very interesting. Who was it? I'm sure I could look into this for you -and tell everyone I know to stay away from them.

    The best way to find a contractor is through a pattern maker. There's a post on my site (fashion-incubator) called "5 reasons you can’t find a sewing contractor". I'm not allowed to leave links so you'll have to search. Good luck!
     
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    Turns out the company screwed too many people and they went under.

    Actually, it was your post that I was referring to earlier. I read your post on "reasons" a few weeks ago. I have talked to my pattern maker and they tell me they are looking but I've heard nothing more from them. I gave them the last of my money and I'm not happy with the end result so I am starting over and doing it myself. Your site is very interesting but unfortunately at this time I can't afford to buy your book. Keep up the good work and thanks for your input. :)
     
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    There are nearly 3,000 pages on the site on how to start a clothing line. You don't need to buy the book to read any of it. There is a lot of info there on pattern making -see the patterns category and also the tutorials page. Good luck!
     

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