Hi Everyone, have you heard this vicious rumour about the price of cottons increasing? It has to due with terrible whether in countries like India and Indonesia. I have a call into my supplier to find out more but my other supplier of battings has also told me pricing will increase come Jan. I was connecting with my of my favourite blog journalists and she said the same things…
Here’s some interesting articles regarding this topic.
This first one from The Times is dated 1923 but in this article it tells you how much cotton we consume as a whole across the world…thought that was neat.
This second one is from Shine through Yahoo talking about the quality of our apparal having more of a blend then the natural cotton.
This third one is from the Daily Times of Pakistan provides a bit of insight into how the cotton in traded there, India, USA etc.
Fourth if from The Shopping Blog talking about our clothing companies struggle to maintain the balance between margins, resale pricing, and audience as well as battling with the economy.
Market Place in London talks more about the droughts in China and Pakistan and China playing a big role and the sale pricing and cheap know down priced clothing will be far and few between very soon.
What have you heard? Let me know or comment here as I’d love more insight to this!
Until next time, stay warm, happy and creative,
by puting the spirit of Christmas into everything you make!