Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics -

Pages: [1] 2 3 4
The Boardroom / Buying a building
« on: December 16, 2019, 05:29:26 PM »
The commercial loan broker inspects your P&L, bank statements, and account history.  You're approved for a $750,000 loan.  You need 20% down.

Your $250k home is paid off.  Would you borrow $150,000 against your home to buy a commercial building?

The Boardroom / Would you use slave labor or prison labor?
« on: December 16, 2019, 02:27:08 PM »
Are there any circumstances under which your brand would knowingly use slave labor or prison labor to make parts?  Do you discern between slave labor and prison labor?

It was down for a few hours today.  Back up and running  :)

Transparency is vital for all of this to work.  If you are attached to a brand, please double check that it's listed in your signature.

Happy Sunday!

17,499 bots attempting to register were just purged.  If wish to have an account, please email gearmaker AT gearmaker DOT org with your desired screen name.

Tutorials? Open source CAD? More industry personalities participating?

Introductions / HLC Industries
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:35:09 AM »
Please offer a hearty, welcome to Peter Raneri of HLC Industries .  If you're not aware, HLC is the premiere source for Invista solution dyed yarn 500D fabric and other fabrics.  On this particular subject, Peter has forgotten more than most of us will ever know.

Thank you so much, Peter and HLC for participating.

Everybody else:  Be cool; don't scare off industry folk who might help you build a business  :)

The Boardroom / The Boardroom
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:37:02 PM »
Mr Stone requested a new subforum.  Saying, "no," as it's so absolute, doesn't leave much room for forward movement.  When folks make a well thought out request replete with a copy and paste description, why not give it a shot.  Thank you, Mr Stone for your well presented request.

Web presence /
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:31:13 PM »
From a post on SOCOM Technical Experimentation facebook page-

"If you haven't already done so, make sure you get your #technology into #Vulcan. Creating a #ScoutCard will allow all #DoD #government to see your technology & it's easier to submit to any open announcements."

Have you signed up?

Check it out on Soldier Systems

Raine is launching a Kickstarter for our MOLLE Cover for Tubesô Cummerbunds!

(Help us come up with a better name for this product. Write your suggestion in the comments section. If itís selected, you will receive one as a thank you. Use a valid email address for us to contact you if your name is selected).


From their site-

CTD Sewn Goods Workshops provide basic information about establishing a domestic textile production supply chain.

    Material Sourcing Part 1 & 2
    Design/Pattern Making
    Pre-Production & Production
    Finishing, Dyeing & Printing
    Tags, Labels & Fulfillment

Concept, design, and engineering / Preferred grommet size?
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:02:13 AM »
What's your preferred grommet size?  #00? #0? #1?  Another size?


Asset exchange / laser engraved 16oz glass $10.00
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:43:47 PM »
Numerous emails have been received requesting a PayPal donation button or similar.  Rather than accept donations, a run of laser engraved glasses has been made available.  In stock, ready to ship.

USA made Anchor Hocking pint 16oz mixing glass.  6" / 150mm tall, 3.5" / 90mm diameter at rim.  Rim tempered.  Hefty at 16oz / 450g weight.   Laser engraved with logo.  USD$10.00+shipping.  Click here to buy.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4