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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 25, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Save one for me when you get here Terrie.

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 26, 2012 - 09:29am PT
Friday morning bump for great chalk bags.

These things are works of art.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 26, 2012 - 09:39am PT
Id love to but I'm broke until November. Will it still help if I purchase then?
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Any Hawaiian print ones?
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:46am PT
I think Monkeys beat Hawaiian... snap one up before they're gone

MonkeyShines Chalkbag
MonkeyShines Chalkbag
Credit: happiegrrrl
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:58am PT
I don't need one, but they look so good ill get one eventually. I'll want a big one though, and it looks like there's only 1 available, so I hope u make more big ones.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:00am PT
i hope happie doesn't mind my mentioning this, since i got to know her quite well on my recent stop at the gunks, and am forever grateful for her local's introduction to that legendary climbing area.

fyi, happie just happens to be a world class fashion designer who gave up the new york ratrace because she'd rather be living close to nature and doing a lot of climbing. she does a share of yeoman's work for the mohonk foundation for half the year, then migrates to joshua tree in perhaps one of the longest "snowbird" migrations on our continent.

if you think happie's chalkbags have pizzazz and quality, you're right--they're conceived and sewn by one of the top designers of women's handbags. i'd buy one myself right now, but i haven't worn the last one out yet--just not doing enough climbing!

p.s. post a picture of teddy? might help with sales. he can also give cragdog lessons--there are enough canine incompetents on ST who could learn loads from him.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:08am PT
What I would really like is one made out of one of Bridwells old paisley shirts, how much for one of those?!!!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:44am PT
whole classfulls of new massage students buy these cheesy things from their school for $12-15
insulated lotion holster
insulated lotion holster
and some are quite susceptible to fashionable alternatives. many were all atwitter over my fru-fru prana chalk bag when i went through. possible crossover market for upscale lotion holsters?
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:52am PT
I was impressed with a lot of the stuff. I really like this one:

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Oct 26, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Happy, during each of my trips to the Valley in the early 80's, I made 10-12 chalk bags that I would sell for $15 apiece from a post on the Camp 4 bulletin board. Payed for my beer and *ahem...

The bags were made of a cordura top and bottom with a thinner nylon midsection (where the drawstring was located) that would hinge when you hit it with your leg and so as to not spill any precious white powder. The top was folded 1" webbing, sometimes with a stranded cable loop sewn in; both ways stayed open for red hot fast dipping action, so later models excluded the cable. At about 8" deep you could carry a lot of chalk, perfect for dipping your whole hand whilst jam cracking.

The chalkbag in these pics was made around 1981 from one of those batches. It has been my primary chalk bag for lo these many years, and I still use it every time I go tradding or sporting. I do have a smaller one that I won in a comp (old farts division)that I use for my infrequent trips to the gym.

Moby Grape on Cannon Cliff 5.8 circa 1984
Moby Grape on Cannon Cliff 5.8 circa 1984
Credit: Edge

Recompense on Cathedral Ledge 5.9 circa 1984
Recompense on Cathedral Ledge 5.9 circa 1984
Credit: Edge

Islands on Longstack Precipice 5.7 2012
Islands on Longstack Precipice 5.7 2012
Credit: Edge

Racking up for the FA of Earth & Sky on Longstack Precipice, NH 2012
Racking up for the FA of Earth & Sky on Longstack Precipice, NH 2012
Credit: Edge

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
UPDATE -

Haven't read the thread yet since I signed off yesterday. But got online and see several purchases. Wow! Thanks everyone.

BUT! Some of the styles are sold out now....I will be updating the website today to take off sold Outs and include the new ones and others which I had accidentally not put up. I expect it will be ready about 5PM EST and will post once it is ready.

My apologies to anyone who has been affected by having another person purchase the last piece of a style before they did. I wish I had more material to make another piece for them, and am hoping another piece speaks to them, but of course I will happily refund if that isn't the case.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Oct 26, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Happi,

Great to hear from you on ST. Is it too late to order a monkey bag???

Can't wait to see ya in Cali. lynne

Edit: I have not been able to post here on ST for some time due to a weird computer problem. ST, for whatever reason, can't recognize me. Thus the LL, my initials and a new handle for me, lynne leichtfuss, along with a new ST account???!!!
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
You might consider bringing along some for sales at your destination (to return back "home").

If you're passing through Bishop, "Wilson's Eastside Sports," and Mammoth's, "Mammoth Mountaineering" might front your product. And, if you're headed west out of Bishop on Hwy 168 towards the 'Milks, you might want to call on Kyle Oney, owner of Manor Mkt, a "mom and pop" market in W. Bishop.

Knowing a market opportunity when he sees one, Kyle's taken to laying in a small supply of chalk, a few climbing mags...along with selling fishing/hunting tags, etc. This is the West, after all...which is why you're coming out here, right?

We still love the store because they buy produce etc. locally. They still carry paper/credit, which helps in our local, thin, economy. He/d buy. Or, say, barter for road supplies (the store includes gasoline pumps).

Gosh, this is worse then when I used to rustle climbing partners at the front door of the Valley Climbing School.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
A light weight chalk bag with a zipper pouch to stash a petzl ELite and I'm in.
Let me know if you can offer this.
Thanks,
Jay Renneberg
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Got any plaid ones?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
PS, Nice New Rig, Gal.:D
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 26, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
just purchased a pink paisley product
for my six year old.

i suspect that she'll store
more than calcium carbonate within.

cheers, happi,
your work is beautiful.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
Okay -website is updated!

I am also going to see if I can get in one more day of sewing before heading off, but unfortunately the hurricane storm is headed our way. Won't know what to expect until it happens, but it should hit on Monday.

RE: Wholesaling - I would need to sell twice as many to get the same amount, plus of course make the effort to get meetings and make sales. I've worked in wholesale. It's not just a snap your fingers and make it happen thing. If it were, I would go to Rock and Snow and twist Rich's arm to put the bags in his shop!

The thing is - I am not a factory. The goods are not made in any semblance of assembly line fashion, but one and two pieces at a time. This is not conducive to wholesale pricing. And, if I were really marking the goods up to retail on my site what they would have to retail in a store - people would never pay the price. But - it is a good suggestion, just not workable for my situation.

Lynn - Monkey bags are sold out right now, but I do have material in the sewing room, and if I can get some done I will put them back on the website and send you a PM.

Vitaliy M. - asked about ultralite - I am not going to be able to do this this season. Ultralite has been suggested when I started out and I had intended to try it, but.... well, the line is a signature line. It is what it is. Mini handbags - hahaha. They aren't even ugly enough for many guys, I have been told!

goatboy smellz - One piece left in that material.

Edge - Yeah, the Soft and Bendy has the same effect. In these styles, the body material is lightweigh, though cotton and not nylon. The top and bottom panels are heavier weight, and create the hinge effect.

Also, because I use an elastic draw cord instead of static, the bags cinch down better when closed, which also helps reduce the chalk loss compared to most commercial styles.

Kabala Arch says "You might consider bringing along some for sales at your destination" - Yes, I bring the entire inventory on the road with me. I try to keep a good supply finished and ready to sell, but also have several dozen in an unfinished state(no draw cord, fleece insert or boning in collar yet). Those pack down well, and if I have duplicate styles, I sew them up as I sell them.

Zippers - I never did get around to doing the zippers.... Thing is, I have been b.r.o.k.e. When I had money to go to the fabric store, I usually had to spend it on fleece, boning and thread. And even then I would be like "oh my god - I spent all my money again." I also am not as great a sewer as I probably should be.... Maybe I am just not so talented but the bags each take about 2 hours each to make, start to finish. It is due to not assembly-lining things, but the thought of adding in the extra material, construction and time to put in a pocket...


ahhh - Norwegian picked up the Charise for his little one! I have that one for myself, too. Pretty paisley.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Oct 26, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Let us know what's in stock Happi. I'll get something now. We all want to help you on your way. Cheers, lynne
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