Monday, October 5, 2009
Getting my stuff out there!
I spoke with a lovely lady named Cindy at the Community Farm Store (Local Organic Produce and lifestyle items) about 2 weeks ago about selling some of my Hemp Tams. (Ultimately, you've got to figure out your target audience before doing this.) I followed up last Friday and she took 9 Hemp Tams( I also sell these Tams and the pattern in my Etsy shop). This is a start. Technically this is consigning, but a sale is a sale.
Now for my tags, I use a handwritten tag for size, price etc. Then I use another card to tell the buyer how to care for their item, and then a business card to round it all off! I want people to see me.
Not, every business owner I approach is so willing to take my stuff, but if I don't get off my duff, nothing will sell. But, every time I get out there it gets easier and easier, not to mention a confidence builder.
Another Good Idea!
WEAR WHAT YOU MAKE! How can you expect anyone else to wear your stuff if your don't?
I wear what I make, people ask me "where'd you get that?" I have family and friends commission me to make gifts. Go to where your target audience is. People will notice you, it just takes time,(who has loads of that?).
I have been wanting to do a craft/gift fair for a while but this has been hard because I work weekends. I am doing a very popular one called Christmas Chaos in November and next spring I will hopefully get a table at the Chemainus Market on Wednesdays.
Next post, researching your materials and some info on hemp yarn.