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Be Happy you have a good stash.

Old 09-19-2018, 06:51 PM
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Dharma sent me an email that the 10% tariff on Chinese textiles started today. It also mentioned the possibility of it going to 25% in January...but talks are in the works.

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....just letting you know to be aware of price rises in the textile industry.

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Old 09-19-2018, 07:10 PM
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Wow, I will count my blessings..I do have a stash of good quality fabric. I just hope I don't have to buy very many to complete a project.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:19 PM
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You are so right. I have been shopping my stash for the last 5 years -- fabric has gotten quite expensive without the tariff. I was blessed to buy fabric I liked when I had an income so now I have a bunch.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:22 PM
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thankfully many batiks come from Pakistan and Japan produces many fabrics too--but a 25% increase is a real hit on the bank account.
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Here in the UK fabrics are already at least 1/3 higher than US so looks like we may end up more in line! That’s why our stash’s aren’t as big lol
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:09 PM
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And I've been worrying that I have way too much stash!! Lucky me!!
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:05 AM
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Maybe, just maybe, our textile industry will be revived!
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by quilterpurpledog View Post
Maybe, just maybe, our textile industry will be revived!
Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?
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Fabric is the one thing I don't think I'll ever run out of
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I had a feeling. A while ago Joanne Fabric sent an email petition to sign regarding the tariffs so you know they are Very concerned.

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