Mrs. Aitch's new saddle bag.
Holds an epi-pen, and that's important. Also fits in the 2nd bottle cage when you're on less-than-epic adventures, and that's nice.
A little loop on the lid for a blinky light, and that's smart.
Thanks for the enthusiams.
Pricing is such a tricky thing as you know. Locally produced can rarely compete based on price alone but we have been very conscious about not pricing ourselves out of the market so soon.
With many of the listed products we have started with a handful made in house to get a sense of labour and material costs then worked in wholesale pricing while trying to keep the retail price as modest as possible.
Regarding the saddle bags, many bags out there are selling for half if not less than what we've got but we're banking on these having something special to carry us over. The margins are slim, no doubt. These bags are very complex to produce and we have spent much time working out the details and the sewers don't love making them.
Pricing for these and some of our other products will likely come up to something more sustainable but getting a foot in the door can be a good starting point. We're also set up for online and in shop sales and hope to be able to grow that side of the business as we progress. In this case current pricing is more sustainable though that sort of growth can be slow and requires much more leg work, media attention and so on.
Would love to hear more of your thoughts.
I'll be testing the tubular compatibility shortly. Report at 11:00.
Rides bikes, makes 'em too.
Butted Ti Road, Reynolds UL, Di2, QuarQ, Conour lite, SP Zero
Steel Cross, X-7, Crank Bros, Concour Lite, Nemesis, Grifo
Steel Piste, D-A Piste, PD-7400, Concour lite, Zipp 404
Shortest TFC Member (5'6 3/4") & shrinking
Some recent Carl&Rose news:
We were given a small feature in the Globe and Mail last month with a focus on our constructed planters.
This week the quarterly magazine Design Lines came out and we have been given a larger feature here. Not my favourite photo of us but the work looks good. We haven't picked up a print edition yet. It's also nice that the bike life gets some attention too.
Buy Local: Carl & Rose | Designlines
We can also be found in the most recent edition of Momentum for a couple cycling related products.
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I am very pleased with the work we are producing. I know it's not all bike stuff and I hope you consider something of ours for upcoming Mothersday or if you just want to get something nice for you or your other.
Things are coming along. No holiday for us.
Thanks for your attention,
Can't even comprehend how that is even possible.