...other than the CPSIA issue. Don't get me wrong. The law passed about the sale of children's goods is HUGE issue, and hopefully something will be done to amend it soon.
But on to what I was going to post about. I read True Up. It is a fabulous blog about all things fabric. Kim posted a video of how jeans are made. In a factory set up to make jeans it takes just over 12 minutes to manufacture a pair. This video made me think about how long it would take me to make a pair of jeans. The answer to that is quite a while. It would probably take me more than 12 minutes to cut the pieces out and many more than 12 minutes to sew them.
I know that I grapple with pricing my creations every time I make something. And many times I just go with a price that I think people are willing to pay. I base my prices on what a similar item would cost in a mid-range shop in Australia. Funny thing is that I consider my work far superior to the clothes in that shop. My work is unique and many of the items that I make are one of a kind. All of it is created with love and to make children smile. How can I or any one else truly compare it to a factory produced garment?