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gdl203

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just interrupting our Sunday routine (or is it Tuesday, all days seem to merge...) with a quick update on the Meals on Wheels initiative, in the spirit of transparency and collaboration.

Thanks a LOT to those of you who took the initiative to heart and ordered something since we launched it on Thursday. I’m sending our first payment to MoW today for the first week of the initiative and it’s nearly $3,000 that we collectively helped raise in a few days.

MoW_receipt_week1.png

Just want to say thanks a lot to all who participated already. I understand everyone who feels tapped out right now and I would never want anyone to sacrifice an ounce of financial security for this. If you haven’t participated, maybe it’s time to treat yourself to something nice or pass the word around to your friends and family. I’m hoping we can continue to help fund the MoW covid initiative as their resources are getting strained right now and every bit helps.

of course, I’d also encourage anyone who can to donate, either instead of our revenue-sharing initiative, or in supplement to it.

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@dieworkwear was good enough to create a thread for @jefferyd 's project for sewers. here: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/calling-on-home-sewers-for-a-project.661854/

Let's move the conversation on that initiative there so that @jefferyd can address any questions there, in a focused discussion.
There's some good info above on materials. If people are OK with it, I suggest moving those posts over there, so information can be centralized.

I don't know anything about materials, but like many other posters on this board, I have a stash of garment bags and would be more than happy to donate them (assuming that's what's needed).
 

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So, will YOOX be doing good business after all this?
there should be ton of B&M unsold. the problem lies if yoox can absorb so much inventory at once. I'm pretty sure after the acquisition it has much more debt now with its watchmaking parent under a lot of luxury stress... If the situation clears up by may then i believe europe will unleash spending power from the financial stimulus from the ECB and some of these stores may be saved.
 

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Anyone seen open source patterns for medical Gowns? Work has been contacted by a couple agencies. Can get some drafted and graded (do they get graded or one size fits all?) , but no need to reinvent the wheel.
 

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Received a couple of emails today from stores that have not only closed all their B&M locations, but now also warehouse operations, which means no online orders. Stores include Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith. So literally zero sales. Oof.
 

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The survival of B & M or of any small company, really, depends on what governments do right now. The big problem is going to obviously be payment terms on invoices. France has pledged that no one will lose their jobs or businesses bc of coronavirus, but clearly there are companies already on the knife edge at any given time, and this will hasten their inevitable demise.

There's almost no mail-order business in Europe right now. I haven't seen a DHL or Colissimo truck on my street in 2 weeks, so that means no Amazon, no groceries, not even pet food etc. Let alone clothes. It's possible you can get small items delivered that fit into mailboxes. But otherwise...nada.
 

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Received a couple of emails today from stores that have not only closed all their B&M locations, but now also warehouse operations, which means no online orders. Stores include Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith. So literally zero sales. Oof.
Yeah Mr Porter shut down there warehouse too.
I guess for bigger companies it's not possible to just have 1 or 2 people go in on a Monday and Friday and ship the orders, which is what smaller shops are doing. The backlog of orders at RL or Mr Porter would just be too big anyway.
 

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We have the first two small business retail/clothing casualties (that I know of) who are shutting down completely, BLDWN and Bridge & Burn.
Man, that's sad, I just saw B&B at the Vegas trade shows a few weeks ago. BLDWN always had a nice team of people working for them, I'd often see them around the LA factories.
 

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Man, that's sad, I just saw B&B at the Vegas trade shows a few weeks ago. BLDWN always had a nice team of people working for them, I'd often see them around the LA factories.
Turns out B&B may not be completely closing down, they may just be shutting things down temporarily. Hope to see them come back as we'd hate to lose them as neighbors in Portland.
 

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