Just got off the phone with Wendy (aka Wen Wen) in Shanghai. So happy she was there at 8:00 AM her time. We had a short conversation, but it gave me another piece to the puzzle.
I found Wendy through Handbag Designer 101. I was reminded of this site after reading a tweet from Rosa Alfonso who runs the Twitter account for American Express Open. This lead me to search the site again. After reading the Jobs & Services section I found The Bag Trading.
Loved the site at first click. It was approximatly 453% better than any other manufacturing site I’d seen. It’s like they were marketing to me.
They also have all the services I need – sampling, sourcing, manufacturing, design and quality control. How awesome would it be to have everything done under one roof?
After speaking with Wendy tonight I’ve realized I need a professional Spec Sheet. I have a pleather prototype and a CAD sketch of the front and back of the bag. Now I need the other piece to the puzzle – and I found the clue in Shanghai.