Originally Posted by ringring
I can answer the first part of your question. When a product gets moved from a regular production line to what's really a sample sewing line, prices regularly double, or more than double. It's just one of those things that's a result of loss of efficiency.
Thanks everyone for all your comments. Very much appreciated.
RR, just a quick questions about the denim (asked on SuFu thread but it was too much clogged)...
I was wondering about Kiya's explanation for why the LHT fabric has a softer hand than regular RHT fabrics?
I thought the difference is mostly in the processing and spinning of the yarn, and how this affects the subsequent weaving of the fabric. If they wanted to they could make a LHT fabric with similar properties to RHT (but that would defeat the point).
Or, as a fellow member put it, "that RHT 'closes' or locks in the twist of the yarn more, so there's more tension, and it's slightly stronger. LHT, the internal tensions are different, because the yarns are locked less tightly. AFAIK there would only be a difference in feel if the yarn is spun in the same direction for both LHT and RHT"