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?