A couple of days ago I wrote about purchasing my first big order of wholesale yarn. I’ve had a chance to run the numbers and found that I will actually have to raise my prices if I can’t get ahold of more mill ends. The increase comes to about $16 per yard, or $50 per cloak.
While this is OK for black, the most highly sought-after color in my line, I really don’t want to raise the price that much for all of my garments.
I’ve noticed that the lowest-priced mill ends are coming from companies who have almost no web presence, like Pasa Yarns on the east coast. (And they are not taking orders right now while they decide whether to continue selling the yarns I need in the quantities that I usually buy: 10-30 pounds per color, 200-500 pounds per order.)
So, I turn to you, my friends online. Do you know of any mill ends distributors who are still going strong and selling cotton for $10 a pound or less?