Some pictures of this year’s Red Dress Run in Hong Kong.
I was definitely wearing a lot of my own gear, and was fun to see so many others wearing my socks and visors.
One of my first pairs of socks that I actually sold out of is now back in stock, and alrerady selling!!!
It has been a very busy summer. I’ve got some new products already in, and evven already listed on Amazon:
new socks Amazon link here.
But for now, the big news is that I’ve finally put in the application for registering gthe company name: Wigi.
– fingers crossed its accepted.
Next project: I’m making running/athletic visors with bottle cap openers on them.
Ahhh, the joys of working with factories in China. I had a client ask for me to make some shorts in a more “American” sizes. So I talk to my factory rep, and use the waist sizes that I had talked to my client about.
Things seem to be fine. I order 100 pairs of shorts, and after the usual 15-20 days for production, I get the shorts to my place. They look great!
– but….. they are HUGE!! As a man that wears an XL usually, I find it odd that I fit into a Medium pretty easily.
What happened? I remember my factory rep giving me a size chart for the skirts that I ordered. It had the waist labeled as “half-waist”…
– my factory rep took the full waist size and took it that I meant that for a half-waist measurement. WTF?!?!?!!?
Well, looks like I have some shorts that will definitely fit the larger american market…
As requested, I’ve begun working on getting running “kilts” made. I use quotations cause these are clearly not real/traditional kilts. These are light weight fabric, NOT wool, and the pleating is not fancy or deep.
Hope to start production in December.
I am so excited that over 80 running skirts (or as some like to call them, skorts) have been pre-ordered! I have already been in touch with getting the order started, and am happy to say that I will not only have the pink camo available as well as the solid red that the pre-orders have been made for,
– but I will also be able to offer a brand new rainbow style running skirt!
There have been a number of men ordering the running skirt, and I can’t wait to see what it looks like for them! Here is a pic of me, but the skirt isn’t actually worn, just tucked into my shorts…. Fun night in Hong Kong that was!
Also, in case anyone is wondering, I am also working on getting some custom running kilts made. When that is finished, maybe I will have a new product available.
Because I have been asked by my home kennel in Houston, I have looked into doing happi coats, and so it looks like the factory I know here in Shenzhen can do some for me for a solid price.
SO not only can I offer custom socks, custom shorts & shirts, but now happi coats as well.
as these are big things with a lot of fabric, they are a bit more expensive to mail. I had to wait a few days over the most recent Mid-Autumn festival to get a quote from the boss that knows the shipping costs.
This will be the first time the factory makes and ships the coats, so the current estimate is 25 coats at $35 per coat. I hope it all goes smoothly, and that I can continue to offer the coats at this price. Something goes wrong, and the price could jump.
– not sure what the price of doing smaller number will be. Might find out soon if the comments on my facebook post is anything to go by…
OK, next on the list for places to put my socks up to get noticed: Etsy. Yup, in my plans to bring sock happiness to as many people as possible, I have a shop on Etsy. I also have my shorts up there as well.
Click here and check out the site.
I am hoping that as the weather cools down, that there will be more of a demand for my socks. And maybe by the time the holidays roll around, they will come across as a great present for folk.
Of course, if there are any local sports teams or fundraisers that need some help with making socks, or getting something special made up, I hope to be able to help them, too.
I’m currently looking into doing some pink camo running skirts.
– something like the picture.
– I posted in my Facebook and seem to have some really positive feedback. So this looks like something I will go ahead and order up.
It will be designed for harriettes (do I spell that correctly?) in mind.
And I would like to address that I do not presume all women love pink, and I do not assume its the only colour they want. However, I have also had feedback that many women like pink stuff, and buy more pink stuff.