Monday, August 4, 2014

Made in America-Brooklyn!

Check this out! Martin Greenfield Clothiers makes high quality mens suits by employing 120 people. Martin Greenfield from Czechoslovakia to Brooklyn, read a piece of his amazing story.


http://www.businessinsider.com/martin-greenfield-suits-factory-2014-7?op=1

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Attention all online FABRIC shoppers!

I was scrolling through my blogger reading list (where I read snippets of blog entries from talented blogging sewists) and came across one from Bunny at http://lasewist.blogspot.com. She was talking about a shirt she wanted to recreate using fabric she bought at Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page), and how Fabric.com was bought by Amazon.com.  So I did a little snooping and searched “knit fabric” on Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page) and clicked on Ponte de Roma Knit Charcoal.  This piece of fabric was sold by Fabric.com on the Amazon.com website, for $5.74 a yard, plus 2 dollar shipping.  No width description, fabric content or washing instructions, only says medium/heavyweight. So now I am very curious and I go to Fabric.com website and look up that Ponte de Roma Knit Charcoal there.  On Fabric.com website same fabric is $7.98 a yard. Width is 58”, made of 80% Polyester/15%Rayon/5%Lycra. Also says medium/heavyweight, with a “hand” description, how to use it, and washing instructions.
If I had placed orders, this is how it would have played out:
Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page)
3 yards $17.22 plus $6 shipping= total $23.22
Fabric.com
3 yards $23.94 plus $7.49 shipping (free if order over $35)=$31.43

This is an eye opener eh?  Not all fabric sold on Amazon.com is sold by Fabric.com, but still worth looking at! Although I'm not crazy about the lack of information about the piece of fabric on the Amazon.com site, I think I would still place an order if I was so inclined! 
Paying less is best! Take the Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page) challenge yourself and let me know how you made out!
Using our Amazon.com link (our link on right side of this page) benefits our chapter, but does not add to your cost at Amazon.com or ASG Albany Chapter.