9 Apr 2010 hands   » (Master)

Debian Tartan, in time for DebConf10

It looks like we have just enough interest for a second run of Debian Tartan. If we get it ordered in the next couple of weeks there will be time for kilts to be made in time be worn at DebConf10.

The only issue at present is that it would be rather cheaper if more people were involved. For short runs the cloth costs £ 26.00 GBP per yard, and one also needs to find £ 400.00 GBP for the loom setup. Once you get to an order of 80 yards, the weavers will swallow the setup cost, and only charge £ 24.00 GBP per yard.

In other words, if we're making only 46 yards (which seems like the current level) it's going to cost £ 10 GBP extra per yard, which is frustrating, as that then means that buying the remaining 36 yards to make it up to 80 yards will only cost another £ 365.00 GBP or a tenner a yard.

If I wanted to make a profit out of this, I suppose I could speculate on the spare cloth, and then knock it out for 150% profit, but I have no desire to make money from my fellow developers, so while I'm chivying, and talking to the weavers, I'm not going to be underwriting the order like I did last time.

So if you're even slightly tempted to join this cheerful clan then mail me now! Every extra kilt, skirt, tie, or other item ordered not only results in you owning a beautifully crafted item, but it also does your fellows good by making their orders cheaper too.

At an order of 60 yards, the prices cross over, at which point there is no point in not making the full 80 yards, which can then be sold to late-comers to recoup costs for the early-birds.

Go on -- you know you want one.

Update: not sure what happened to the spam unfriendly mail link - use this: phil at hands dot com

Syndicated 2010-04-09 16:49:39 from chezfil

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