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    A few more supplies for the UK guys

    Just ordered some more toys for us poor depraved hangers over here.

    I really need to get that UK import business up and running

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    I smell Francise opportunity.

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    Lol, maybe even a hammockforumsuk.com ?

    Need to ask JJ about that one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Just ordered some more toys for us poor depraved hangers over here.

    I really need to get that UK import business up and running
    Would it be more cost effective to source the raw materials for the hammock gear you are importing and make it / have it made yourself?

    Just look at the chap in Australia that is making tarps for his own market.

    Might be the start of the UK hammock cottage industries.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Lol, maybe even a hammockforumsuk.com ?
    Doesn't really read that well.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    Would it be more cost effective to source the raw materials for the hammock gear you are importing and make it / have it made yourself?

    Just look at the chap in Australia that is making tarps for his own market.

    Might be the start of the UK hammock cottage industries.

    Cheers

    Brian
    It is an option Brian, I can't sew for toffee so it'd have to be done externally. One problem is UK commissioning prices though, it's cheaper (from what I've been told) to get some samples from the far east and get them manufactured out there.
    I do keep meaning to get myself a thread injector though and have a crack at some stuff, I've got ideas coming out of my ears but can't get them made up.
    One plus side is we do have companies turning out some really good spec materials with outdoor technologies constantly being improved.

    Maybe I need to put some feelers out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambeaux View Post
    Doesn't really read that well.....
    Lol, good point

    Maybe I need to drop that S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Lol, good point

    Maybe I need to drop that S
    or move the UK to the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    It is an option Brian, I can't sew for toffee so it'd have to be done externally. One problem is UK commissioning prices though, it's cheaper (from what I've been told) to get some samples from the far east and get them manufactured out there.
    I do keep meaning to get myself a thread injector though and have a crack at some stuff, I've got ideas coming out of my ears but can't get them made up.
    One plus side is we do have companies turning out some really good spec materials with outdoor technologies constantly being improved.

    Maybe I need to put some feelers out there.
    Well, I know that "unsponsored" is a UK based quilt maker as he has shown and sold many here. I wouldn't think you would need to have your production done in the far east. Think small local scale. I am sure there are sewing/craft groups in your area that could do the work of sewing underquilts / top quilts. You would just need to have patterns and designs worked out. Same thing with tarps.

    Good luck with the enterprise, though.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    Would it be more cost effective to source the raw materials for the hammock gear you are importing and make it / have it made yourself?

    Just look at the chap in Australia that is making tarps for his own market.

    Might be the start of the UK hammock cottage industries.

    Cheers

    Brian
    Sourcing materials isn't an issue, there are plenty of us makers over here. The issue is that some of the things Shewie ordered were items developed by other users of this forum. While running a couple of 'inspired' items for personal use probably wouldn't be much of a problem, I'm sure going into production would be.

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