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Go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania right now where we have Jesse -- the owner and designer of the Jesse being collection joining us -- Jesse.
Hi listening to you -- you are small business you aren't on the entire of them made in America label.
Just yeah back on segment is -- -- Rogers.
How is it for you to get financing to make your hand -- -- accessories and open up shops and stuff like that.
So far I'm okay I'm doing okay.
But so far we're OK OK that's good winning when you say it has tightened up fit with the bank lending what exactly does that.
-- jumping through little more -- Two to get the line of credits and loans and things than than it was when I started in 2003 it was a little easier.
And then -- some -- three -- you're very passionate about keeping your business says the US need late Friday.
Yes absolutely I feel very important about the maintenance in America label.
So much so that -- turning away some Chinese factories and wanna do business with the -- And you say well let's create more jobs particularly highly skilled young workers here in the US that they can fill my orders.
And I think you need to stay right here yes that right.
-- -- -- I I just prefer to keep it here in the US keep the jobs here keeping you know be a part of -- a small business but it's gotta start somewhere.
And I feel it's important I wanna pay fair wages I want to respect the people who are putting.
My my name my label on the product for me.
And -- I I just I feel that that's important I do get I've had many challenges with manufacturing.
Men and getting a good relationship with -- contractor to help produce my line.
In through those challenges I receive solicitations from Chinese factories almost daily.
Eager for my business and it's.
It's been it.
It's very tempting.
Because of their coming to me and but I -- I've held strong and time.
Determined to keep it made America thinking that let let's take a look at some of your products we have some images that we have some and that that you I -- to tell -- about.
-- that just to be collection is a unique line of fashion accessories and a handbags.
I focus on just a few -- classic silhouettes.
Such as a -- I guess you.
I have them here at Citi line now -- like yellow easily print on it.
Thanks that's the clutch handbag.
And that is something the silhouette that I keep every season and I just.
I just introduce new beautiful fabrics and mainly natural fibers and and and things like that I also offered two bags of various science and within Bermuda -- you have to think positive -- -- -- The -- back here have a sample here is this styles.
And that's when and a little about it and it went to Bermuda on that joking.
That's three -- periods of very nostalgic piece of calm and I'm bringing it back.
It's a product actually continually sell out.
And so finding that manufacturing helped -- to.
Grow with -- -- -- with me he has a small business has been.
A challenge but one I think that's I found one now I'm very hopeful for it new bags new -- should be coming out for this -- shortly.
OK great other I'm -- this dial that that the cover interchanges you can remove it and reverse split -- -- little -- -- where the coverage change.
Now just just I don't need -- bag and the wooden handles made in Pennsylvania handmade as well it's really nice quality.
Wanna live chat.
One of the viewers named Maria he says I love my day CD collection I haven't plus I'll -- -- -- that.
Bank and then Charles Reid says he likes the old mentality of businesses saving their own money to invest in applying from banks but he -- it's hard to save money.
If the government is taxing small businesses out yes week.
OK yeah pace of the index that -- was -- -- it yes you like them on.
This look -- -- -- -- for and then -- go about getting it.
Sure I retail.
That handle -- the wooden handle.
Is a separate piece then this reversible cover.
And that retails for sixty dollars and hand and the cut.
Just -- handle but again it's handmade it's really beautiful quality of maple.
And a brass hinges and it's it's it's a terrible piece the covers are about 3435.
Dollars and -- -- -- -- looks in one.
You can reverse them and and -- new ones are coming out scene super.
You get like -- and -- yes.
Yeah less than that yes that's not and where we find besides your own web -- Think at where we find events.
We primarily sell -- our website but we also sell through.
And then some small boutiques as well.
Thanks so yeah -- -- I was reading some of the notes I have -- on what you said he's -- did feel a little bit of a downturn in sales when the economy have a little bit of the downturn is accurate.
In the past few years there's definitely be a bit less demand placed on.
Some of my bags and and -- as far as manufacturing goes I was able to as a small business I was able to down shift.
Rather quickly and instead of taken to factory level I went the cottage industry group.
And I knew a lot of -- to us said the -- sorry.
I I know a lot of talented -- stresses.
Who work from their homes.
And they were looking for work.
Pounds I took it even more local than just in America to -- local and supported them and -- giving them my business and they helped me out a great deal by keeping alive fresh with new items.
-- did a great job.
Yeah you've been around for eight years so you obviously went through them tightest races we've lived before 2010.
DEC down from an -- -- adjusted.
I'd say the most recent two years now I was -- continually growing.
Bit by bit and done so.
It's just that the pretty much the past two years I have but now have been now it's some it's definitely changing I can feel it I ever -- that demands increase and so therefore I had to.
-- go back to factory level and and and get -- made.
How -- do you say your business has gone on average -- It's -- -- about 20% actually really.
-- and most of your bag retails for around.
-- -- they -- big varies between forty dollars to.
To less than a hundred -- And this is another style that's coming out it's that the basket.
Really need it's handmade.
In Pennsylvania man down.
Can get your money -- -- demand stuff but that's coming on the website on FaceBook we have a FaceBook page suggested the collection if you like us you can.
See when all the new stuff is coming it's coming very soon from my son.
And I -- you know I had here here's part because hearing in now he weddings are gains.
That also -- that I should say that that actually.
That also indicates market and people look continue to get married despite economic downturns that's when deployed I think means something I yeah.
-- -- We'll talk -- that back but the custom I also offers -- custom designing clutches for brides bridal parties and that also sustain my business throughout the past eight years yeah -- meantime being rough clever idea for attacking colored dress that they want eleven to the -- Where right.
Yes yes I guess it's a really great gift I work with its of one of a kind item -- work with the brighter she can let me run with that as a designer idea that often.
And and I haven't had.
One unsatisfied right yes I love -- it's a great idea honestly is I got married about.
Eight months ago and I was searching for and -- my -- would say yeah.
I had bad for the girls things are fine but that didn't she really is a little bit different getting know about -- -- That's pretty it's a shame I -- that Saddam out of love have been a part of that I've really enjoyed getting them and and I I sometimes -- make them unique for each girl from or each person.
Personalize them on the inside the outside whatever the -- reading materials instead of just that frankly you.
Sent metals are you I'm -- -- that.
I actually have not -- steered away from my -- Just my design aesthetic I guess.
So so far I haven't done that yet but I mostly -- -- silks.
Bridal parties -- actually try and steer the bride away from -- -- -- -- -- if possible because I think it's great to be able to be used it again and again bang but with something special -- you know embroidered on the inside from.
Her special day.
Something which you can always use it again and advocate -- yes OK I have some questions for -- that come from our live chat.
I mean if you're gonna anchoring -- that -- can you read it wants you know what do you think about you.
That's -- political question yeah -- I know you're talking politics before.
I'm not a posted them.
I think no I mean I want every you know.
Perhaps that they adulterous second -- everything to be fair as possible are you and balance -- also are you paying your workers a living wage.
Oh absolutely absolutely it's a challenge.
To maintain this quality this American equality it is that's not hard to maintain.
It's it's staying competitive with pricing because of the costs involved but it's one I feel.
I I I feel made America labels important but I think my target customer also.
Supports it -- I wouldn't be here.
Jesse thank you so much in debt he -- they Moneyline it was great to have you lines and -- nobody.
These and other chat.
Writer and McCain says you probably pay more in taxes as a small business and it -- block -- like General Electric and I think that is probably.
Coming on -- -- thinking thank you aren't as an okay take care but I.
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