Given the recent increase in competition for Carmina shoes, I have an idea to propose...
The creation of a new thread in which only group MTO ideas are proposed and discussed - once the minimum of 6 people have committed, each supplier could 'bid' (privately or publicly) for the 'contract'.
The group has the choice of supplier based on price, the inclusion of shoe trees and other accessories, etc.
SF benefits from the best deal, and new suppliers have a chance to establish themselves.
I'd be interested to hear your feedback!