Not infrequently I am contacted by people who are interested in purchasing African fabrics in yardage that I simply cannot provide. I don’t mean only that I can’t sell them what they want and I do not have (say I have 4 yards of a fabric and you want 16) but that it is not even possible for me to find any more among the wholesale suppliers I patronize. For that matter, in many case I might not even be able to purchase more than 6 or 12 yards of any particular design at all. Of course I am “competing” with all the others who buy fabric for resale or for manufacturing. Manufacturers of garments may buy up every yard that arrives at the warehouse before I even have chance to make my choices. After all, they have someone who is dedicated to doing nothing but seeking out and purchasing for their workers to manufacture into shirts or tote bags.
This makes me sad, because I can imagine all the bridesmaids at a wedding in a wonderful turquoise and brown fabric, or a troupe of dancers in performance at a festival in a brilliant red/yellow combination.
While I cannot compete with larger companies in variety and volume, I do offer great customer service, fill my orders promptly, ship economically and refund excess shipping charges beyond what it costs me to make more inexpensive labels online at the USPS website. I ship to foreign countries though the shopping cart isn’t set up for that, and when you may want me to try to locate a special fabric in larger amount, I do my very best to satisfy you, even if I can’t always do it.
With the steady growth I see at African Fabric Sales I am hopeful that I will be able to purchase fabric in larger amounts to start with, and to add more new items frequently. Thanks for your support.
My Best Wishes,