Thursday, August 2, 2007
Getting samples made in Thailand
My dad lives in Thailand, and we've been wanting to do some production there for quite a while, but our last attempts to get t-shirts made didn't go so well. All the print samples came back too acrylic. So we're set to try again with a different round of stuff - and I'm sending him off to the Thai Fashion Trade Fair in late August (he knows nothing about fashion or fabric!). Anyway, we have yet to solve the screen-printing problems, but I've made some stuff that requires no printing in the meantime. The first item is a stuffed alien - except everyone thinks it's a frog. And I also made some shapes to be appliqued onto t-shirts. I thought it would be good to post the sample ideas before they go - and then post them again after they get made so I can compare them, and see what kind of craftsmanship they do over there. Let's hope we have better luck this time. xxxx Oh, and I forgot to mention (although it may be obvious) that this round of stuff is all for kids.