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#37 apropos

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

I'm not sure if that website is run by Dugdale. The higher prices may reflect the fact that you are purchasing through a middle man who adds a mark-up.

So who exactly do we contact to purchase Dugdale cloth?

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:35 AM

sales@dugdalebros.com

You will typically hear back from Robert or Carole

I believe if this is a private purchase, you need to let them know you come from the Forum :)
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:36 AM

BTW, not heard from Robert in a while, perhaps we have boosted their sales :)
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:39 AM

So what is the difference when I go to http://dugdalebros.com and I click on online shop, then I end up in http://www.huddersfieldcloth.com

Is that not the same? Dugdale Bros. have also a counter where I can buy in person?

So what is the right move? Should I have a look once I am in Europe?
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:58 AM

I have just confirmed huddersfieldcloth.com is their new trade portal.

I am waiting to hear back if we should continue to go through Dugdale proper or the new site.

Jason

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

Ok, it's been confirmed, continue to order direct from Dugdale for now.

Once everything is sorted Robert will make an announcement here.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:54 AM

Aren't the prices in the portal higher than buying from Robert via email?

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:15 AM

Yes they are, this is to cover admin, site maintenence &tc. &tc.

In MY opinion, this is intended to make purchasing easier for all involved, especially the home sewers.

There is more, but I am not at liberty to say, we will have to await Roberts announcement :)
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:16 AM

I bought cloth from dugdale and it got here very quickly. it's 9-10 oz. cloth and its got a luxurious hand; in the future i look forward to both making this up and purchasing more cloth. dugdale is top notch.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:56 AM

I finally contacted Dugdale today. International customers (trade included) now have to use the portal (and everybody will have too soon).

Rian Taylor, the Sales Director, is someone very nice, it will be a pleasure to do business with Dugdale. :yahoo:


I find the portal very easy to use, Rian told me about some improvements to come in a few weeks, we will then have all the service we have from "Big Names", with all that we like in Dugdale. :hi: :clapping:
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:40 AM

Pricing is always a tough one for a business our size. Either extreme can leave you with little meaningful business. I suppose the "Big Boys" have big expenses in terms of marketing and design which does allow them to produce some of the most exquisite cloths. Our world is a little simpler although I do hope and believe that as we develop more of an international audience we will keep expense to a minimum which will reflect in good pricing.
I suppose owning the business helps as I can keep a tight control on our expenses and after 20 years pretty much understand our costings. The team is small and hardworking and we pretty much regulate ourselves so we don`t need a big management team.
Yarn spinners, weavers, finshers, bunchmakers,are all very local and if I haven`t grown up or worked with them the older members of my family will. Therefore my relationship with my suppliers is vey personal. This does not lead to any special favours just a more informed discussion as to how to acheive best effect, be that in price or the physical nature of cloth.
I think that probably covers the key points. I suppose the fact that the original Dugdale Brothers always advertised as "The House for Value" as soon as they opened their doors in 1896 has rubbed off where "Value" is more synonomous with the larger equation rather than a statement of pure price. It must do because our cloths still find favour with the finest tailors.


Problem solved. After misunderstanding my 9 x 3.5m arrived in excellent condition, very nice fabric, excellent, fast shipping.

Edited by Der Zuschneider, 06 November 2010 - 01:02 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

What is this last post exactly about? I do not see any linkage with the previous discussion

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:38 AM

What is this last post exactly about? I do not see any linkage with the previous discussion


Nor do I...
I like working with Dugdale, the website makes things easy, Rian Taylor is a very pleasant guy, I got real support from their part, and the cloth is great. And I always got the feeling they stand by their word. I really don't understand what this is about.
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:06 AM

Problem solved. I have edited the other post in order not to produce more confusion.

After misunderstanding my 9 x 3.5m arrived in excellent condition, very nice fabric, excellent, fast shipping.

Today was my happy day.

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Edited by Der Zuschneider, 06 November 2010 - 05:46 AM.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:39 AM

I am pleased that it all worked out :drinks:

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:28 PM

Der Z, could you kindly list, from top to bottom, which cloth are they...which book etc....especially the top 5

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:12 AM

This is the top 9 not 5!
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 04:47 PM

Sorry, I meant from your deck of 9 cloths...what are the corresponding Dugdale cloth books & numbers for the first 5 out of the 9?




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