As a lot of you know, the garters in my shop began by all being hand made by myself day in and out, and then I started getting friends to help me sew them up later on to keep up with demand. The leggings and underwear are originally on American Apparel merchandise with graphics I prepared to be printed by a local shop onto the apparel. And as some of you may know, I am still in school for design as I run this business.
At this point, NOCTEX has gone further than I could have imagined in such a condensed amount of time, and as you may have noticed, wait times in between are long. I want to be able to provide reasonable numbers, without mass producing the hell out of everything. With that said, I have come to some new conclusions on manufacturing. Of course, I want to share with everyone because I always want people to know where the clothes they by are coming from when they shop here.
So how does Noctex Clothing work now?
In order to have my initial goal of being able to have full collections for seasons go through, I need so much more help than my own two hands.
I make the plans for the items, organize the fabrics choices, sizing, fit, design, and the samples for what I want done. I go through a testing period of wearing the items, washing, drying, etc to make sure everything is suitable for wear. Then, the items are sewn in proper numbers locally by ethical and fairly traded companies that I can be in full contact with. This way, I can always know what is going on, and have a small stockpile ready to sell when new items come through, instead of short restocks.
NOCTEX is still a small-run business despite these progressive changes. My goal has never been to have a hundred items running in the store at once in every color, or to have NOCTEX in every store. I want to keep things close enough so that I always know what is going on with the manufacturing and movement of it all. I have put that kind of trust in my business, and I want others to feel that as well when they shop from a small business.
Of course, there are still things that will be hand made in the shop. I still want to be able to make things for the store, so I have moved to making jewelry and other pieces for the future.
I have learned to grow with my business as it is developing, and I am so eager for everyone to see what I have planned for NOCTEX in upcoming seasons, as I begin to show my design abilities beyond print apparel.
Thank you again
is it weird/wrong if i think that boyfriends who forbid their gfs to wear certain clothes,do certain things(even its their gf's desires like dancing, acting etc) is wrong and just doesn't make sense? also the girlfriends who seem 'okay' with the general idea of bfs telling gfs what to do. i wouldn't know anything bc i dont have bf, i barely hv anyfriends. thats why im asking you thanks
I think anyone in GENERAL telling you they forbid you to wear certain clothes or things that are harmless and make you happy is ridiculous. not just boyfriends or girlfriends. I can never be with a guy or with friends even, who think they have control over what I choose to wear today vs what I choose to wear tomorrow.
Sometimes the metal scene bums me out so much.
I go to shows because I want to see the band, first and foremost. Yet time and time again, when reading articles against girls in the metal scene or just seeing the lack of interaction other than a direct flirt, it gets disappointing. My boyfriend points out that he likes to stick close to me at shows because he always notices guys checking me out and doesnt want me to be approached or bothered like I am sometimes when I roam alone and get the odd drunken-dude that demands a number. I appreciate my boyfriends incentive, but then it got me thinking:
Guys only talk to me when I am single, then when I am in a relationship, they back off like I have been taken as some private property who cant have a conversation with another guy. When I used to go to metal shows alone, I was there for the band and talked to some people now and then, and it was fine. Then, when back in a relationship, my boyfriend can joke around with a guy selling him a cd, but when I go to buy the merch after him, I get a stern respectful face and a handshake like I am too much of a lady. What I am trying to get at here is, I have only been taken way too seriously as a girl in general and stepped back from in the metal community, or seen as the ‘girlfriend’ of the ‘true metalhead’ guy I am with. I love my boyfriend dearly, and I know he has nothing but respect, and we both exchange bands all the time so he doesnt doubt me in anyway. But its not about him, its about the community and this double standard.
Dont get me wrong - I know this doesnt relate to everyone. I have met cool people in the metal scene that are sweet dudes, and I don’t mean to generalize anyone here. .
As far as respect or acceptance goes, I feel like girls who go for the tomboy jeans and tee type get in as a friend, but if a girl dresses up, has pictures with a metal tee and skirt or whatever else that reads feminine - they are ultimately seen as attention seeking with the abuse of metal. And if metal is a ‘brotherhood’ and guys can become buds by just seeing another in a metal shirt, why isnt there a ‘sisterhood’ ? Why do girl scoff at other girls wearing a band shirt, while the other girl does the same to you? Are girls just generally used to not being taken seriously, so in turn they dont take OTHER girls seriously?
I just dont see why girls should have to prove themselves to have respect, if guys get respect by just wearing a single metal shirt.
Has anyone noticed how vastly different tumblr is now that its owned by yahoo
Cause I haven’t
Always remember that you are not worthless, organs are extremely expensive on the black market