The coat manufacturing boot camp, benefiting needy children of New Mexico ended on Monday. There remains work to be done on the jackets -such as top stitching (call me if you want to learn how to do it, we could use the help!) but we’re still on deadline. The delivery deadline is October 1, 2015 (yay me for building that into the timeline). We still don’t have a final coat tally (after final inspection) but we’ve got about 130 coats which is 33% higher than we promised. The charities will each get 10 more coats than they’d anticipated. Always under promise and over deliver. I’ll tell you more about it later but for now, some photos!
Tanner Ennis from Calgary Canada. He was our best sewing line supervisor.
Our sewing supervisors, heading out from Austin TX this morning.
Here’s a run down for this first ever event, we have participants coming from as far away as Calgary AB Canada, and with financial support from cities like London and Hong Kong!
2- Albuquerque NM 1- Espanola NM 9- Austin TX 1-Bloomington IN 1-Buffalo NY 1- Calgary Alberta Canada 4- Centerville MO 1-Detroit MI 1-Farmington UT 2- Hackensack NJ 1-Houston TX 1-Los Angeles CA 1-Norristown PA 3-Oakland CA 1-Portland OR 3-Richmond VA 2-San Marcos TX
Texas is the clear winner with 12 residents attending.
It’s pretty amazing that this event is happening at all, it’s the first time it has ever been done, anywhere, ever. Oh, a buddy of mine and I used to do 3 day manufacturing boot camps events in the late 90’s (in Missouri) but it was nothing like this. Each person only made one item. This time, we’ll be making over 100 fully lined coats to donate to needy children.