5/13/08: So Here We Go…

Okay, I know I’m late with the updates, but in addition to getting my denim line together I’m also pounding the pavement looking for a day job, and dieting (which really is a chore in itself); plus I just got back in town from a much needed get-away. So here we go…

Currently, I’m simply trying to get myself ready for production. For instance, I’m still in the midst of getting my labels and hang tags together; that should be done in a week or so. I’ve found that often times when I’m wearing a oneculture t-shirt people will stop me and enquire about the meaning. So I felt it was necessary to provide an official working definition on the hang tags. I can’t wait to see how they come out.

I’m also doing a couple of test run samples with the garment manufacturing company I’m dealing with. My pattern maker had needed to adjust the original pattern in order to make it easier for them to work with. I’m literally just getting back home from delivering the denim. The samples should be completed late next week. I’ll then do a fitting with Ian (my fit model) in order to make sure that the adjusted pattern produces the same fit as before. Oh god, I hope so…

From there, if everything goes well, I’ll send the patterns off for marking a grading. In addition to providing all the required sizes, this’ll also provide the fabric yield. I’ll then be able to order my denim.

Aside from that, I’m going to be participating in an event at Drift Denim Essentials (http://www.yelp.com/biz/drift-denim-essentials-boutique-oakland#hrid:ZAdBYqpNlvfrZVuhNodpQw/query:drift). Drift is a denim boutique located downtown Oakland in the “Old Oakland” district. There, I’ll finally get the opportunity to physically show my line, educate the public about the oneculture concept, answer questions and give away lots of oneculture t-shirts. I’m very much looking forward to this!

Lastly, lingering forebodingly in the distance is the issue of the California Garment License; I’m very much NOT looking forward to this! Apparently it’s illegal to operate in this state without one. And worse still, you have to take (and pass) a test in order to obtain one-ugh! Anyway…

As always, I’ll keep you posted. Stay tuned.

For those who love jeans


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I consider myself to be in the constant process of mastering the Art of Communication. View all posts by bartacker

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