Yes, we know, this is SOOOO boring and yet so critical to anyone who buys fabric. Have you noticed the prices going up on Etsy and Ebay recently?? No... the sellers are not bing charlatans (although it is fun to say they are!) Nope....as we all run out of last years stocks and have to order in more supplies, we are doing so through a very different system. IF we buy that stock from the EU.
Europe now has ihorrible red tape AND customs clearance to be paid. This puts delays and expense into the whole procedure. Although we struck a deal with the EU at the last minute, it seems absurd that there is still so much to be paid....(rant tant)
We are going to HAVE to increase prices of those fabrics that come in from Europe.
The charges are applied per shipment and because rolls of fabric are so bulky, there are fewer metres per shipment. If we were importing underwear, we would be able to import lots of sets without an appreciable cost per item sold.
BECAUSE of the size of rolls of fabric and storage limits, we import frequently, and 50m of fabric takes a lot ore space than a box of 50 pairs of socks
Our EU imports are:
Truly Sumptuous Cotton towelling
Truly Sumptuous Bamboo Towelling
Truly Sumptuous Upholstery Velvet
Truly Sumptuous Cotton Jersey
It is the towelling that is the problem here. We will have to increase prices by around 20p per metre (in percentage terms, that is small). The other products come on smaller rolls and we may be able to absorb it. We will see how it goes.
Obviously, we are pretty upset about this. Not a decision undertaken lightly...
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There are also some corduroys & Needlecords to be listed in our shop - yello, light grey and the french Blue.....AND a colour of the luxury Bamboo towelling, namely, the Peach (which is not yet on the website...but will be soon..
It is all go here....
Hope everyone is well and safe
Hope is well and safe. The advice here is....Keep Sewing :-)