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Bromley

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Most hemp blends I see are around 55% hemp, 45% cotton. 100% hemp cloth is particularly... rustic.
 

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Most hemp blends I see are around 55% hemp, 45% cotton. 100% hemp cloth is particularly... rustic.
what do you mean rustic, scratchy?

edit: or you're referring to the texture not the touch
 

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If you check out the actual products they mention, they are only 23% hemp and 77% cotton... it's a start, I guess.
That's funny. I didn't look at those particular jeans, but I did a search for hemp on their website and like twenty things came up. Not all actually had hemp, and the ones that did were in the 20s and 30s.

Like burlap.
I think hemp can range in stiffness and slubbiness from being like burlap to being very close to cotton. To me the closest comparison is linen.
 

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i have an older pair of 'calder' model levis with 40% hemp/60 cotton. an interesting denim.

btw blends often enough will give the best of worlds
 

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Big loss.
 

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Big loss.
Tremendous loss, particularly Totokaelo since I shop at one of the physical stores and got to know several members of the staff well over the last few years.

Toto was an incredible to place to shop. The top options in NYC are dwindling quickly. Time to get a new hobby.
 

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Terrible news. Always like to pop by Toto and then Drakes half a block down.
 

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Big loss.
That's awful. How much of this was operational? Online retail is about the only thing working right now and NEED was mostly online. Was it the product mix and the lack of a strong house brand? Feel like the NEED brand was just starting to have a real voice in their mix.
 

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This business is rough, man. And yet people, even here in a well informed group, always push to get more for less. More discount, free returns, price match...

can we acknowledge that the consumer’s culture is part of the problem as well, or are we just gone continue to say the customer is always right, follow him down the rabbit hole or cease to exist?
 

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This business is rough, man. And yet people, even here in a well informed group, always push to get more for less. More discount, free returns, price match...

can we acknowledge that the consumer’s culture is part of the problem as well, or are we just gone continue to say the customer is always right, follow him down the rabbit hole or cease to exist?
Its gonna get rougher yet.

Ive always said the math does not add up.
the prices of goods have gone up
the prices of rent has gone up
the prices of wages have gone up
Yet people want better quality products at cheaper prices. and a certain point Mr Businessman is just gonna say i've had enough
 

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