Lately I’ve really been feeling the strain of getting a small business to take off. After much thought I made the decision to believe in myself, take a leap and open some wholesale accounts to buy fabric. This means buying larger quantities, or even full bolts at a time, but it gives the buyer a significant discount on price.
I made the leap and opened accounts with Ruffle Fabric and Riley Blake, both of which companies are fantastic to deal with. Super helpful customer service and fast shipping. Not to mention amazing product! I wanted to open another 1-2 accounts to give myself some more diversity but it’s proving to be challenging. Initial order minimums of $500 and annual orders of $1200-1500 is just out of my league right now; no matter how hard I believe in myself.
This is where I’m at a disadvantage not being close to a large city with more textile shops to purchase from.
I’m brainstorming to come up with creative ideas but I’m coming up empty. Maybe this is something out of my reach for right now. Maybe in another year it could be a possibility.