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Sewing Business News Weekly Digest

Sewing Business News Weekly Digest

Five Ways Business Owners Cope With Rising Costs – BusinessWeek
If you build it, cook it, sew it, ship it, or import it, chances are your cost of business has spiked over the past two years. Even Internet entrepreneurs are feeling the sting of a weak dollar. “As we expand our coverage of hotels in Europe, we pay people

Voices of the Valley: Marlene Warren, Parsons Sewing Connections, West Springfield – Union-News & Sunday Republican
going to keep the business open within the store and three of us decided to start a business on our own. We are a premier dealer for Huskvarna/Viking sewing machines. We sell quality machines, embroidery machines and sergers. We do repairs, offer

What’s it Worth? Midcentury dolls – Inside Bay Area
Dolls, outfits and accessories could be purchased separately and sewing patternmakers such as Butterick and In the 1920s, a woman named Jennie Graves started a small home-based business in Somerville, Mass., where she made exquisite clothing for

Corralitos women bring homemade one-of-a-kind baby clothing to their online store – Santa Cruz Sentinel
CORRALITOS – On most days, Jennifer Shelton and her mother, Carolyn Schuyler, can be found sewing away in Just Baby Gifts & Apparel who opened the store after growing out of her home-based online business for several years. She recently re-launched

Video: Main Line Volunteer of the Week, Sally Ater – Main Line Media News
And, of course, there are sewing machines: 12 of them, white Berninas, one for each student. Many of Ater’s students are considering careers in the clothing business; seeing how it’s put together, she says, is a good start. The students are now all

Top label makes space for Brisbane designer’s Latin flair – Brisbane Times
The 25-year-old business and fashion graduate, whose mother taught her to sew, has secured a major deal with one of the biggest names in Australian fashion retail. Sportsgirl has contracted the emerging designer to create a signature range for sale in

Canvas Totes and Bags New Offer: Free Shipping Just in Time for Summer! – PRLog (free press release)
Working with local Costa Rican women, many of them single moms, Anderson has provided training, teaching them to prep material, sew and finish, skills that will serve these women long term. Additionally, she has grown a cottage business within this small

Savannah Grandmother Sees Her Hobby Grow Into an Online Business – Savannah Morning News
Arlene Ferrino’s love of sewing began in childhood. “My grandmother was my teacher,” she recalls of the Italian immigrant who made her living as a seamstress in New York’s garment district. “I remember sitting by her side, watching with wide-eyed

Sewing Machines: A Global Strategic Business Report – new market research report – Transworld News
Although the duration and harshness of the economic recession and the downturn in the textiles and clothing sector have produced a deterioration in the demand for sewing machines, demand is expected to revive in the short to medium term to attain levels of

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