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#1 jokullv

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:10 AM

Hi members,

long time lurker here. I hope this is the right section to ask this question.

 

I operate a small made-to-measure business in Europe. I guess you could compare the quality to Indochino and similar operations, half-canvas suits, made in China. Nothing fancy but paying a little more attention to detail such as horn/corozo buttons, handmade buttonholes, Bemberg linings and so on.

 

Anyway, I've been offering the standard fabrics from my factory but want to step it up and offer some higher quality fabrics as well. My factory has access to fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico, but they are unable to supply me with fabric swatch books. So I'm wondering if there is any way for me to acquire those books somewhere. I've contacted VBC and they only give those books out to high volume customers which I'm not.

 

I know exactly which books I need so the only problem is to find someone that can sell them to me. Do you guys have any advice for me?

 

Best regards

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#2 Schneidergott

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:23 AM

You could try Drapers in Italy. They are retailers for VBC and have agents in several countries who might! supply you with the swatch books.

 

http://www.drapersit...it/distribution

 

If your country is not on the list (like the UK) you might have trouble getting the books.


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#3 qualityenglishfabric

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:24 AM

Are you looking for All Wool, Wool/Cashmere etc?

 

We have a stock service for Super 130s All Wool, Super 160s Wool/Cashmere and a All Wool suiting flannel.

 

Perhaps we might be of some use, Harrisons (Burley) Ltd.



#4 jokullv

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:33 AM

Thanks for the replies fellas.

 

I'm not located in a country on the Drapers list but I'll give them a call anyway.

 

Here are the books I want. 

 

http://imgur.com/HVt...Xxe3rN5,mPH0y0n - you can scroll between these 4 images

 

Do you have any of these?

 

Edit: I realized now that you're a manufacturer. I'm looking for VBC since I can get these fabrics through my factory.


Edited by jokullv, 16 September 2014 - 03:35 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:59 AM

You could tell us where you live.

 

Anyway, try also

 

fratellicaccioppoli.it

 

the have a bunch   with Vitale Barberis Canonico,  called four seasons n° 5403,  and they sell it by metrege

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:21 AM

You could tell us where you live.

 

Anyway, try also

 

fratellicaccioppoli.it

 

the have a bunch   with Vitale Barberis Canonico,  called four seasons n° 5403,  and they sell it by metrege

 

gatto

 

Thanks. I'm located in Iceland.

 

The link is broken, is this the same company: http://www.caccioppo...it/homepage.php ?






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