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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Heading down the home stretch

Only a week and a half to go before the big sale! Things are coming together pretty well. We now have 20 LTWs made (although they need a pocket) and a bunch more in progress. I think we may finally have solved the "strap" problem (i.e., the fact that each one takes at least a half hour to make); we're going to try a 5-thread serger machine which will hopefully do the trick. Also plan to buy a cutting machine and a commercial grade sewing machine. Good thing this is a well-capitalized firm!

The legal structure is now in place and we have a bank account with a bazillion checks - not sure what we're going to do with those. Cyn has been hard at work on our web site and it's looking good. I lined up a second source of fabric and bubblewrap with the City of Roswell. Seems like Mom has got Jean Shannon on board as well as a new source of fabric in her aerobics instructor.

The sale is now set for April 23, 4:30 - 7:00, at Wilder Bowl (the Science Center if it rains). I'm slightly disappointed that's not Earth Day itself but I guess it doesn't really matter. We'll have a table along with Lara Nagler's Recycled Products group. The News Trib has expressed interest and Sarah wrote a wonderful article that I've sent to them and to the OC Alumni Magazine (who has not expressed interest but they should!).

Need to make some signs for the recycling centers; have business cards and product labels made; design the power cord pocket; and finish all the LTWs-in-progress. Thankfully Dominique has been helping with the material and bubblewrap cutting; it makes a huge difference.

He took some great photos yesterday and we're putting together a portfolio. I'll need to start selling when we get back from Oberlin so this should be a good support tool.

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