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Very interesting program. I have visited an old silk loom that is still in use in Lyon today - it was a lot of fun to see it. Also the Lyon silk museum is worth visiting. These days silk looms for complex patterns are still jacquard style but more modern. So almost every silk weaver in the world uses them but a more modern version. Dobby looms are typically used for simple solids and stripes.
Of course if knits were hand made you could do customizations.
Aravenel,Well said.Raw silk as in silk with the natural coating has a matte look which is also different and interesting.I think when gentlemen talk about a washing machine look they are thinking more of a rough silk which originally was woven by hand and now is still woven by hand in some countries and also woven by machine in places like Italy.Some of the modern effect comes from the actual silk yarn and some of the look comes from the weaving.Below is an example of a...
Roger,You are correct, but there are more variables.You can keep prices stable and simply have a longer wait time - not a good solution but it allows a small operation with no price increases.You give up sleep and days off to keep prices stable and wait times reasonable.In the long run training takes a lot of investment/time but is the best answer.We use all the above.Much more expensive in terms of time and investment is vertical integration - for a tie maker growing your...
Actually it is very rare for packages to get stuck in customs (as in one out of thousands) and from the post office message you can't say where the slow up was.The good news is that you are now eligible (after delivery) to have your postage refunded due to the delay - again standard EMS post office procedure all over the world.With registered mail there would be no refund and typically much slower delivery times and lower postage costs.More likely than not you would have...
Lafont,You are welcome - one more thought - the interlining of the tie is important for wrinkle resistance - it should be a good quality wool - which is typically only made in Italy.
Lafont,A good question.The tie should be folded (not rolled) with a layer of soft tissue paper inside to help avoid wrinkles then placed in a plastic sleeve - then put in a two piece gift box then put in a shipping box. The gift box and shipping box should be custom made to fit the ties.Pressing ties is fine if you are very good at it and avoid the edges.Steaming ties in the bathroom can work very well.Spraying ties can be risky as you can get water spots but again can be...
scohrdarkshadow,It is my pleasure to help I understand your frustration.Tracking is what you do with a tracking number.When the post office traces a package it works like this:1) The sender (not the receiver) requests that the package be traced.2) The sender will typically fill out a form with your tracking number, address and a description of the package contents and a copy of the receipt.3) It should take around a week for the package to be found. This is a key point, if...
After you call your post office if you don't have any luck - you really should request the sender to have the Italian post office trace the package. The trace request does not cost anything and can usually be done quickly through email.One this will speed up your delivery - two if the package is lost you will receive a refund.I mail packages 6 days a week and have experience with this whole process waiting is not a good idea, unless you are not concerned...
Scohrdarkshadow,You need to request the sender to ask the Italian post office to track the package.You also should call your local post office to see if the package is there. The reason is that the USPS has challenges with their computers quite often so a delivery attempt may have been made and the package is waiting for you. (50% chance)If your package is determined to be lost after the Italian post office traces it you will get a refund of your postage plus a small...
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