Getting ready for the factory!

Lindsey here!  Working hard to get my industrial chalk bag samples ready for the factory.  I've decided to call them industrial chalk bags because that's what they are, really... chalk bags for industrial applications.  Sew, sew, and sew some more.  I'm pretty sure I'm on prototype V16 by now.  Luckily, I've had enough folks use my bags to know that little tweaks are only going to improve the existing designs. 

I've been working on some fun new patterns as well, so I'm looking forward to being able to have a great, sturdy, durable bag that is also fun to wear.  There are so many great colors and patterns of Cordura that it is hard to pick.  I'm partial to the Urban Camo (black, grey, and white) and the Royal Blue Plaid, but some of the more earthy colors are fun too.  The Woodland Camo looks especially good with black. 

Part of getting ready to work with a factory is having all of the details worked out.  I know I want nylon webbing around the top rim of the bag, but then I have to decide:  nylon or polypropylene?  Solution dyed or vat dyed?  1" or 2"?  Even the same product from two different vendors can show a huge difference in quality.  I want to make sure that my bags are as tough as possible. 

Luckily, I can sew all of my own samples, thanks to a mom that taught me how at an early age.  Being stubborn about developing and patterning my own design certainly doesn't hurt either.  Finding time to do all of this is tricky with a toddler in the house!  However, I'm excited about this process and can't wait to have more products to offer you, so I'm moving forward with the process and I'll keep you in the loop about how it's going!

Lindsey Bryant

Riveted Oak Designs