Sunday, 21 August 2011
The WOW! factor
This fab postcard is by 21st century yarns. Colours and textures that make you say 'Wow'. That's what I want for my shop.
What I am finding, and it's quite frustrating, is that companies I like have large minimum orders I can't afford. Drop, a Norwegian company that produces nice Alpacas and pure wool asks you to order between 80 and 100 kilos of yarn - that's between £1,500 and £2,000 worth.
Colinette who do wonderful colours and unusual ribbon yarn want £600 plus VAT for a first order - that's £720 up front. Too rich for me. Mind you I haven't yet approached 21st century yarns and their stuff is wonderful...
Are yarn companies assuming that every trade order will come from a wool shop? What about people like me that just want a small section of their shop for colourful yarns? Why don't they have a 'gallery deal' so shops can order just what they like? The artful displays these shops will create are an excellent free advertisement for the yarn companies concerned.