Sunday, March 21, 2010
'Cause we all know art is hard
Early last week was the LA Textile Show. It's been a while since I've been because the last time I was too busy at work to attend. I still remember the first time I went to the LA Textile Show as a properly registered buyer for the company I was working for at the time and it meant so much to me. Now, it's routine. Also, it's sad to see how small it's gotten. The trim section used to be downstairs, and the textiles were upstairs. Now it's all just on one floor. This is due to our local suppliers and factories being shut down from lack of business due to the low prices that China and other countries offer. I think it's really unfortunate and would love to see the local (LA and NY) services thrive again. It means more jobs domestically. I feel it's really important. Moving on, the best part of the textile show is the massive sale at the book store in the lobby. I try to stay away from this store in general since they have everything and I can easily spend so much money there. After hours of editing what to buy, I went home with these beautiful books! So excited about them. Amazing photographs. Such a great deal.