So up to this point, finding the right resources locally, has been pretty simple. Now that our volume has begun to creep up, I’m finding myself looking for a little help. I will probably always make the one-up and limited edition straps right here in the garage, however, I just don’t have time to make all of them. So, what to do? After making a few calls, it looks painfully obvious why EVERYTHING is made in the Orient. The funny thing is, how do I know where that plastic clip came from? I bought it down at the local store, but I have a feeling, it didn’t come from Encinitas, California! I don’t want to start making excuses just yet, so I’m going to keep looking around and calling US based sewing contractors, see if there is a solution that will work for us. Meanwhile, here is a shot of Riley on an old chair we found outside Tony’s shop. Riley and I both agree, this swanky, velvety, years-of-butt-sanding-soft material belongs on a Riley G camera strap… not in the dumpster!