Thursday, April 26, 2018

CONFLICTED

I have LOTS to say, but Blogger isn't really where I'm being heard these days. There are some stories I would like to tell in a longer format, for sure, but it is tough to promote what I feel is the "NEW" garment district, without scaring some people away.

Basically, it is not really easily shoppable by the tourist or casual shopper anymore.  Now, you pretty much need an action plan, and a real understanding of what materials and tools you can work with. The offerings use more industry lingo than ever before, so now you'll need a lexicon or a patient ear to guide you through. Stores are moving on, moving up, moving out, inventory is changing... but their social media presence is BOOMING!  Why?  Instagram, Facebook, and websites can be a great and relatively low cost way to show people what you've got... that is, if they're listening/looking.

What does this change for me?  Well, my map offerings remain, with updates on new locations and changes... but I think I have to create map "paths" for creatives to follow, to achieve the best outcomes. Buying fabric online is an entirely new challenge, which, when successful, if wonderful!  But when it isn't...  Well, you know.

Recent feedback from people who have long followed my blog tell me that they are looking for more of the district news, events, New York tidbits and enthusiasm I consistently shared on this blog over the years.

I can do that. But here's the deal:

If you enjoy the blog, let me know by sending me an email or commenting on the post, so I have inspiration to keep going.  Interact, please. Deal? 

Look for new map offerings shortly! By 4/30/18, for sure.

Smooches!

7 comments:

  1. I love your blog! Please keep it up. You've made the garment district more approachable, even if I don't buy anything!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! This really helps to inspire me!

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  2. ELLEN DIANA TUVENMay 6, 2018 at 5:54 AM

    I love your blog. I havet used the map and it worked. You are inspiring and I hope you will not disappear. You have av take onsdag things which is insightful and thoughtful and with due chritisism, something these days often lack.. And I am sure you don't get the aknowledgment you deserve for being the other voice.

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  3. ELLEN DIANA TUVENMay 6, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    You are "the other voice" that is needed and not necessarily heard by the masses. I hope you continue. And your insight i not only fabrics, notions, and tailoring etc. are relevant, i teresting, with due critisism, and a twist of knowledge -not just sensational gossip.
    Used the map, loved it and whish I could have taken your tour.

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    1. I am so happy that you wrote to me! Comments like your make me want to write more! I really love that people care about this strange little blog!

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  4. Really appreciate all the sharing you do, particularly in the time of transition. It matters.

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