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Factory denim

Everyone has a pair of denim jeans. Who is guilty of having more than one. They come in all sizes. They come in different shades. They even looked washed.

I think my first pair of jeans was Levis 501. Wore them until they faded and holes at the knees. By the time the holes appeared, it was an acceptable look.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

What are the basic colours you have? There’s got to be the basic blue, dark blue, carbon black. What about fit? straight? flares?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

Everyday at nepchin we get lots of emails from factory jeans suppliers ready to take orders for designers. One time, we received an email from a supplier who’s minimum order quantity (MOQ) started from 10,000 pieces per a consignment ready for export. Then if you want tags, that’s a little extra. They quoted R$350 (AUD$6.20) per a piece!

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

So if you are designing new jeans for your fashion label and looking for new suppliers, you can post on nepchin now to connect with them. Post once reach many.


Looking for Polo Shirts?

No matter what shape you are, you can always wear the trusty polo shirt. Guaranteed to make you look smart. For any occasion you can wear them out for dinner, down at the pool, perhaps a cruise on the open roads. Polo shirts are so versatile you have to a few in the wardrobe.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

If you are a fashion label catering for the main stream consumer, don’t forget to include the polo shirt in your line up. With a lot of clothing manufacturers based in Asia are you tapping into affordable stock and inventory to remain cost competitive.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Textile, Apparel & Soft Goods’ category – one form reach many

nepchin has suppliers offering factory made polo shirts from $5.75 per a piece made from cotton jersey 180-200 gsm with volume purchases. How much can you retail polo shirts where you are?

Post on nepchin your polo shirt manufacturer needs on nepchin and lets suppliers come to you.

 

 


Mad Cooking Fusions – Interview Part 2 of 2

nepchin - stained glass cookies

nepchin – stained glass cookies by Mad Cooking Fusions

Here is the final half of the tasty interview with MAD Cooking Fusions.

Lap, co-founder of nepchin, continues his food journey with Anamika!

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nepchin: “You have a great blog and featured in Huffington Posts and numerous websites. When did you know that people were interested in your food expertise?”

Anamika: “I started my blog with the intention of keeping my kitchen experiments in a journal so that when my kids grow up it can be a help to them, they should not struggle learning to cook but with time I started getting responses from various sources and that’s when I felt YES this is it for me :). I felt great seeing myself featured in Huff Post and other renowned newspapers and emazagines. Not only my food but the food photos also got recognition. Now for me it’s my passion to cook and capture Food.”

nepchin: “What are the most popular questions you get from your followers? and do they send in photos of creating your recipes?”

Anamika: “I try and keep my recipes simple, using basic ingridients and that’s what is most liked by my followers. I get various queries and it varies from person to person. For example questions like can we use a particular spice in place of the one mentioned in your recipe or what can I substitute it with. I have a wide range of collection for Navratri Indian Fasting recipes and Indian Festival recipes and my readers love trying those and share the pics and feedbacks too. I love to take both positive and negative feedback from my followers as it helps me improve further.”

nepchin - mango icecream

nepchin – mango icecream by Mad Cooking Fusions

nepchin: “Are you a food critique? and do you help restaurants with their menus?”

Anamika: “To be a food critique one needs to fall in love with the food and from that angle if I see myself then yes I am a food critique. I do provide online reviews if required for any food or food photography related projects, from whatever little expertise I have achieved through my inhouse cooking experiments but I have not started helping restaurants yet.”

nepchin: “For the budding food critique out there? what is some advice you can give to those who want to be their own MAD blogger?”

Anamika: “Chase your dreams, just be yourself, love what you cook and be MAD ( make a difference) about it and rest will follow.”

nepchin - Mango Pomegranate Parfait

nepchin – Mango Pomegranate Parfait by Mad Cooking Fusions

nepchin: “Anamika, really fantastic to speak with you and MAD Cooking Fusions. Keep MAD!”

Anamika: “Thank you so very much, I enjoyed being part of it. Happy Learning & Cooking! After all it’s all about being MAD – Making a Difference in
lives of your loved ones! Here’s Anamika signing off :)!”

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Mad Cooking Fusions – Interview Part 1 of 2

This next delicious interview is courtesy of MAD Cooking Fusions.

Lap, co-founder of nepchin, talks to the one and only Anamika!

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nepchin: “Hi Anamika, and a very warm welcome to Mad Cooking Fusions’

Anamika: “Thank You so much, It’s indeed a pleasure to be here.”

nepchin: “You have all these delicious recipes and amazingly you have no formal training in cooking! How do you go about coming up with your recipes?”

Anamika: “Coming up with a new recipe creation is much, much easier for me now. I simply go by my instinct. Since my childhood, I have always seen my Mom cook, I use to stand and see her while she use to cook for us. I now feel that helped me a lot in a way. On top of it, my husband gives me a lot of encouragement to follow my dreams.”

nepchin: “All your food is vegetarian! Where do you get your ingredients from? Do you have a special market or favourite place to go?”

Anamika: “Yes I do a vegetarian cooking and I love buying farm fresh veggies for my cooking. Sometimes I buy my ingredients online and they are delivered to my home, it is an effortless exercise but I personally feel it’s much more fun to go to the farmers market and it’s such a feast to the eyes with everything so fresh and lively. I am in my control to pick up the freshest and tastiest available vegetables and fruits. For spices I prefer using best of the Indian Brands and for few recipes I prefer grounding my own spices to make a masala mix to be used in the curry.”

Boondi Ladoos

Boondi Ladoos

nepchin: “When you put the food together, how do you go about the presentation and creative process?”

Anamika: “According to me the food platter should appeal to the eyes as much as it appeals to our taste buds. I not only love to cook but I love to serve my food in style too. It gives my food a wow factor and I honestly enjoy that moment. And when I have to blog about a dish, I start imagining about it and accordingly I do the layout, I prefer to shoot my food fresh, I love to play with the colour combinations around the main dish. I try to use less of props so that the focus in on the main dish more than anything else and last but not the least I play with my camera well keeping in mind the external light and other techniques.”

Mexican Salad with cheese and nachos

Mexican Salad with cheese and nachos

Oreo Ice Cream

Oreo Ice Cream

nepchin: “If only had one vegetable and one spice to make a lunch meal? What would it be and why?”

Anamika: “I will prefer to pick Potatoes and salt in such a given scenario. To me potatoes play a very versatile role in Indian as well as International cooking and one can really experiment loads of recipes with it. To name a few that I can think of with just two things would be – Baked Potatoes, Baked Potato french fries, Boiled Potato veggie, Potato cutlet shallow fry , Mashed Potatoes.”

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Hungry for more? The next post, Part 2, will have the rest of the interview with Anamika.

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‘I Heart Gallery’ – Interview Part 2 of 2

‘I Heart Gallery’

nepchin co-founder Lap continue his chat with M. Sunflower of ‘I Heart Gallery‘. Read Part 2 of 2  now!

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nepchin: “For your gallery, do you have works available from different artists?”

M. Sunflower : “We originally started out that way. Our shop in Newtown was a co-op with about 50 local and international artists selling their wares, but we’ve evolved into a tighter operation. Now we just sell wares from the artist(s) in residence.”

I heart gallery man with camera

I heart gallery man with camera

nepchin: “so if I was a local artist and I was starting out, or one from overseas trying to break a new market, is it possible to do some sort of collaboration with ‘I Heart Gallery’?”

M. Sunflower : “Absolutely! We’re starting to use our custom gift making skills to sell wholesale to artists and creators. We print their own images or artwork on items they can sell at their own shops or market stalls. For instance, I’ve had one lady order a whole lot of custom printed felt jewellery (necklaces, earrings, badges, bracelets and fascinators) to sell in her online Etsy shop. If anyone out there is interested in ordering please contact us at info@iheartgallery.com for a wholesale price list!

I heart gallery vintage dress

I heart gallery vintage dress

We offer some unique items that I haven’t seen anywhere else, such as custom printed doilies, gloves, and felt craft sheets for making jewellery, plushies, wallets, bags, clothing, etc.

We’re also very interested in collaborating with stores, wholesaling our own original designs, particularly our spectacular neckties. I have a long term goal of one day starting my own custom print clothing line of neckties, tshirts, dresses, skirts and leggings, specialising in plus size fashions. A girl can dream!”

I heart gallery neck tie women collage

I heart gallery neck tie women collage

I heart gallery neck tie designs

I heart gallery neck tie designs

nepchin: “What about if I liked one of the designs and I thought it would look great on a flowing dress? How would that work?”

M. Sunflower : “We can’t do that yet but we hope to in future! The machines we use aren’t big enough to print our own fabrics yet, so at the moment we specialise in smaller items.”

nepchin: “How did ‘I Heart Gallery’ come about and the name, where did that come from?”

M. Sunflower : “We brainstormed many names over a few days, from Sunny & Sons (haha!) to Artist In Residence (which I quite liked as I lived in the shop at the time), but when I heard I Heart Gallery, I said that’s it! That’s the one. I love art, I love hearts (or do I love love?) and I love the witty wordplay on “Art Gallery” in the title. It just fits.”

i heart gallery logo design

i heart gallery logo design

nepchin: “finally, have you ever had any exciting or strange requests from clients about art pieces to create?”

M. Sunflower : “We often get weird and wonderful customers through the door! They’re the best kind. To be honest though, I am probably the weirdest one in the room at any given moment. I’ve made stranger things than anyone has ever asked me to make! From embroidered genitalia and antique porn jewellery, to artworks and sculptures made from human hair, you could call me eccentric. Or you could call a psychiatrist!

I’m currently working on snowglobe jewellery, with tiny crabs claws I’ve collected at the beach. That’s quite exciting and strange.”

nepchin: “Wonderful to get to know about ‘I Heart Gallery’ and thank you for joining us here on nepchin”

M. Sunflower : “My pleasure! It’s been lovely sharing my story.”

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‘I Heart Gallery’ – Interview Part 1 of 2

‘I Heart Gallery’

nepchin co-founder Lap talks to M. Sunflower of ‘I Heart Gallery‘, about their love of the Arts, Craft and Vintage. Here is Part 1 of 2 in our interview with M. Sunflower.

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nepchin: “Hi, nice to speak with ‘I Heart Gallery‘ today.”

M. Sunflower : “Thank you, I’m looking forward to sharing the I Heart Gallery story with your lovely members!”

nepchin: “The ‘I Heart Gallery‘, what kind of gallery is it?”

M. Sunflower : “‘I Heart Gallery‘ is an eclectic variety of art, craft, vintage and curated kitsch. We’re a roving retail shop selling a heady mix of handmade jewellery, homewares, custom made gifts, clothing, artworks, vintage collectibles, rockabilly pinup style clothing and more! It’s a Smaug-esque treasure hoarde!

I heart gallery - teapot dress

I heart gallery – teapot dress

I heart gallery - penny farthing earrings

I heart gallery – penny farthing earrings

Sometimes we’re also an art gallery and events hub, having put on events in the past such as Off The Wall, a light graffiti exhibition for Fringe Festival Sydney, and various popup market and popup cinema nights.

I heart gallery - panda taking picture

I heart gallery – panda taking picture

We started out as a market stall and Etsy store, which led to opening a retail shopfront in Newtown. Then we decided to head down the south coast to Ulladulla where we had a popup shop in Rowen’s Arcade, which we used as 1/3 shop, 1/3 art/photography/film studio and 1/3 music recording studio. At any given time we had an artist painting artworks and book illustrations in the corner, a photographer using her photo studio, a dye sublimator making custom print gifts, a film and app maker working on what he’d been filming in the studio, an author working on his books, a crafter sewing or making various crafty things like jewellery, pillows or embroideries, and a musician either teaching students or recording music for albums, apps and various other media.

We’ve just ‘popped down’ the popup shop (so to speak), so now we’re back to doing market stalls and selling online again. Phew! I Heart Gallery is never boring!”

nepchin: “Are the art pieces all hand crafted? I mean what kind style does the gallery like to work with?”

M. Sunflower : “The majority of our wares are hand crafted, either by me, my friends, or artists in the local community. We also find vintage collectibles and treasures, and curate new stock that fits in with our weird and wonderful aesthetic.

I heart gallery - mug design

I heart gallery – mug design

Our style is wild and all encompassing. From rockabilly to kawaii to punk to girly to pinup to family oriented to just plain weird. We’re colourful, we’re kooky & we’re fully customisable – we can print your own photos and artworks onto various products such as: tshirts, gloves, bibs, neckties, tote bags, wallets, phone covers, tablet covers, laptop covers, mousepads, messenger bags, pencil cases, pancil caddies, mugs, beer steins, stubby holders, drink bottles, all sorts of jewellery and badges, magnets, jewellery boxes, tiles, tin signs, cushions, rock slates, doilies, plates, plaques, placemats, oven mitts, compact mirrors, puzzles, porcelain ornaments, piggy banks, coasters and more. What a mouthful!”

I heart gallery - globe doily

I heart gallery – globe doily

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That is the end of Part 1. Next month we will bring you the rest of the interview with M. Sunflower! see them also on instagram, facebook, twitter and tumblr.


What do you need? Multiline Business!

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

Where did we see those exquisite table pieces? They would look perfect on our kitchen table. Was it on our holiday? Was it on our work trip?  We did see some nice vases too, which would go well in the hallway next to the rug.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

How about our little kids room. There were some lamp shades that were just too cute to fit in the luggage. What place was that? The store was like a magical universe far far away.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

Someone tell me, those delicious pink patisserie which melt in our mouths with each bite, where did we see them! and who can forget those classic cookies with their old fashion tin design, so adorable.

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline business’ category – one form reach many

Doesn’t that just happen. You are some where and you see something you like. Then later, you can not remember the store or  the location but you want to find it!

For anything really, you can Post a need on nepchin using the one form under the category ‘Multiline Business’. This one form will notify suppliers under the following categories:
– Export
– General Merchandise
– Import
– Internet Retail

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘multiline’ category – one form reach many

If you ever try to look for something you saw but can not find, try your luck to see if any of our suppliers have it. Post on  nepchin your ‘multiline business’ needs. Post once and reach many


What do you need? Events and Entertainment!

Who likes parties? oh come on. Everyone likes parties. The excitement, great friends, music, memorable times, watching the quiet friend let loose. Perhaps the party is a bigger event – a wedding? an end of year work function? an award’s night?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

What do we need for a good event? Going to need some serious lighting. The ones that stand still or moves with the music? Disco ball? Do we need electrical generators? What about overhead structures to hold the lighting system up?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

Are there any speeches? How about the audio? What sound system do we need? How loud? How many speakers. Are we having presentations or speeches? Do we need to show anything on a projector? Where do we need the projector screen?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘events & entertainment’ category – one form reach many

We have not even talked about the food, the guest list, table and chairs or even the entertainment. Every party needs music – DJ or a band? What theme. so many things to organise, *argh* where do we start!

Alright we are going to need help with organising this event. Need to start reaching out to event planners, wedding supplies, audio technicians, decorators and anyone else to help.

Let us try Post a need on nepchin using the one form under the category ‘Events & Entertainment’. This one form will notify suppliers under the following categories:
– Entertainment Events
– Entertainment Goods
– Entertainment Services
– Event Management
– Party Supplies
– Wedding Services
– Wedding Supplies

nepchin - Post what you need to buy Events and Entertainment

nepchin – Post what you need to buy Events and Entertainment

The quicker we can find people to help organise our event, the less stressful the planning will be! Then we can spend time on what we are going to wear 🙂 and have a great time on the night! Post on  nepchin your ‘Events & Entertainment’ needs. Post once and reach many


3, 2, 1 – Happy New Year!

Who has been practicing their count down!

New year’s eve is one of the rare occasions little kids are allowed to stay up late, a chance for some to close off the last year, for others a new beginning.

We at nepchin would like to share a card to all of you. Thank you for your fantastic support this year!

Happy New Year and we will see you on the other side in 2014!

nepchin - happy new year for 2014 - a card to you our members

nepchin – happy new year for 2014 – a card to you our members

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nepchin - happy new year for 2014 - message from from team at nepchin

nepchin – happy new year for 2014 – message from from team at nepchin

“To all our great members, You Guys Rock! Happy New Year & Best Wishes.

@nepchin

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nepchin - happy new year for 2014 - message from Sachin Sharma co-founder nepchin

nepchin – happy new year for 2014 – message from Sachin Sharma co-founder nepchin

“I wish a happy and fun-filled festive season for everyone. I wish that 2014 is the year when all your dreams come true. And I wish this for your family and loved ones too. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year”

Sachin Sharma
co-founder @nepchin

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nepchin - happy new year for 2014 - message from Lapmun Leung co-founder nepchin

nepchin – happy new year for 2014 – message from Lapmun Leung co-founder nepchin

“Dear members,

Thank you for all your wonderful support, have a fantastic NYE and a prosperous 2014”

Lap
Lapmun Leung
co-founder @nepchin


What do you need? Telecommunications!

“Boss, Boss, Boss, the three way telephone call we had this morning with the major account was terrible. The line kept dropping out, the customer could not hear us, people had trouble dialling in, cell phones could not call a local number, handsets were broken, some offices only had one line to dial out and could not take calls from other customers, the internet access was not very reliable so no-one could see the presentation …..”

Does this sound familiar? Unreliable telecommunications can cost your business. When potential customers can not call you, they will call a competitor. When customers can not attend your pitches online, they will attend another. How reliable is your communications network for your business?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

How about your employees? Are they working most efficiently? Have they got enough bandwidth to work on all the applications on the internet or are they waiting around for the screen to refresh? Can they work on the internet and take inbound calls at the same time? Do you have the right telecommunication infrastructure? Do you need fiber optics? Do you need a landline?

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

How about wireless? Do we have wifi in every room for employees and guests? What routers do we need, what is a router? Are our employees mobile? What telecommunications do we need to support our employees, customers and business?!!

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

So many telecommunication options, products and services. It would be ideal to get some professional help.

To get ahead start, we can Post a need on nepchin using the one form under the category ‘Telecommunications’. This one form will notify suppliers under the following categories:
-Integrated Telecom Equipments
-Integrated Telecom Products
-Integrated Telecom Services
-Wireless Telecom Equipment
-Wireless Telecom Products
-Wireless Telecom Services

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

post what you need to buy under nepchin’s ‘Telecommunications’ category – one form reach many

The earlier you contact telecommunication suppliers, the earlier you can start solving your communication needs for your business.  Post on  nepchin your ‘Telecommunication’ needs. Post once and reach many