I am scared! Nervous! And VERY EXCITED!!!!
I came up with an idea which I made reference to here….
I started investigating the possibilities and things have kind of gotten out of hand – in a good way. In a very good way!
At the moment it kind of feels like a steam train that I have no control over Usually when I say I am going to start a project I get all excited about it. Start investigating the possibilities and then loose focus or passion or both and it just kind of fizzles out. This time I am just getting more and more excited about it, and it the people I am asking for support are giving it to me and more.
What I want to do is not unique, in fact there are two other companies/projects making the same product in South Africa alone. However I believe there is enough space (market) for all of us. And if I can do this to benefit others (as well as myself) then so much the better. I want to take a waster material, recycle it and sew it into different items. Well, I won’t be sewing it. That is the part that I want to outsource to community skills development centres or similar places. One of the other places making these products is a church in Johannesburg, the other is a full on business. I want to combine the two?
And here in lies the problem. I thought getting the materials would be the problem. Turns out it is not too bad. As it is “junk” companies are more than willing to give it to me. The problem is finding centres that are able to sew the products. All the sewing centres that I have heard off have closed down and the ones that are still open are unable to sew the materials I want to use as they don’t have industrial sewing machines. This is obviously a problem I am going to have to figure out. I had better figure it out soon as it looks like I might have my first order… Yikes!