Don't expect immediate results.

We've looked at this a little in issue #2, but we'll cover it more in depth now. When sourcing fabric, it's wise to allow a little time and not expect immediate, same day results.

The supplier won’t be able to supply minimums or pricing information straight away. Once they have all of your requirements and the pattern is successfully sourced or decided upon, your supplier will then be able to provide this information, along with all the different options available. Any supplier out there will usually need time to handle the initial inquiry, so always factor this into your timescale. Please also bear in mind that sometimes answers can’t be given the same or even next day due to different time zones between countries.
If you're unsure, it's always best to allow a week or so as a contingency so that if the search takes a little longer than initially expected, your project won't fall behind schedule. Putting pressure on suppliers to answer immediately will limit your options and may not provide the results you're looking for.
Come and see us!
If you're currently looking to source fabric, there's no better place to go than Premiere Vision Paris. We'll be there in February so why not come and see us? Find out more information about dates, times and our stand number HERE. Want to receive one of our FREE show survival packs? You'll receive a bag containing water, sweets, a pen & more - all you need to make it through a busy show day. Click HERE to register now!