Link: All About Cotton Prices with Deb from WhipstitchPosted on February 16th, 2011 Sarah No commentsTweet
There’s been a lot of discussion in the media about the rising cost of cotton. Shopowner Deb Moebes of Whipstitch Fabrics in Atlanta, Georgia has written a wonderful post on her blog that goes into detail about the situation with cotton fabric prices and what it means to shops and customers. Here’s an excerpt:
I have seen the occasional comment indicating that customers are frustrated when they visit smaller, local fabric shops and find that prices have gone up by fifty cents or a dollar per yard. Especially for a prolific stitcher, that can feel like a punch in the gut–and that’s not to mention the budgeting we’ve all been doing already. Trust me, as a shop owner I can tell you the straight skinny: WE WANT TO SELL YOU FABRIC. And just like the manufacturers and the mills and the farmers who are further up the supply chain from me as a retailer, I hate that there is less cotton to go around right now. I feel frustrated when I get word that prices for my wholesale fabric are about to increase, because in order to stay in business, I have to purchase at a higher price, and then raise the price in the store to make room in the shop budget.
Head on over to Deb’s blog to read her entire post–and be sure to share it with your friends who may have concerns about what they’ve heard about cotton prices.