The internet has really changed business-to-business commerce, at least in my experience as a small business order.
Today I ordered button studs from Thailand and Japan. I also ordered leather and hardware from Ohio, and grommets from a manufacturer in New Jersey. I phoned in the order to Ohio (because their on-line ordering is for retail customers, and I'm wholesale), but the rest were all on-line.
I've also looked at reproduction brass navigational equipment (box sextants) from two suppliers in India in the past.
My mind kinda boggles at this all.
In other news, I got the sewing done on three pouches while at Windycon, out of the four I took. My version of the Japanese map case needs to have the flap trimmed to the right length and then a tab sewn on - about 1" of sewing. All three pouches also need some finishing work, but they're substantially done.
I probably could have sewn the fourth pouch yesterday after I got home with the dogs, but we weren't that ambitious.
Once I go make dinner for tonight and tomorrow I think I'm going to start on the new tubular map case.
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