The samples just arrived and they are not great. The colors are not what I expected and the fabric takes on an odd texture when dyed. Ironically it all looks very eco and not in a good way. In a Hemp Traders way. There are reasons to rush a collection and I actually like the state of mind a deadline puts me in. However, there is also something to be said for taking your time. Test your dye colors, give the manufacturer plenty of time to sew with precision, avoid overnight shipping costs... the list goes on and on. I am excited to be going and it will be a wonderful experience. But right now, with a runway looming before me, I am saddened to put my name on clothing that could have been better.

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