Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fancy Zips and an Ethical Dilema

How cute is this decorative zip,  I got it about 6 months ago at our local patchwork/fabric shop, it was the last one.  Apparently they stocked them years ago and had trouble selling them,  this one literally had been dosing around the store for ages with no one to love it.  It was a bit pricey, I cant remember exactly how much but I remember it was a bit of a splurge.  (Maybe thats why they didn't sell well.)  
I had this fantastic piece of bunny scrap fabric I was hoarding  saving for the perfect project.  The zip really makes the bag and it is a perfect size for a small crochet or round needle knitting project.

Now for the Ethics part -

The fabric shop haven't stocked the zips again since and said they don't really have any plans to stock them again.   Which initially I thought was a good thing as it would save me lots of money.  But I kept thinking about them... needing them for my projects... then low and behold I found some on eBay.  24 X 25cm zips for $18.00 including postage, how good is that?  I feel bad buying things from china via the internet and not supporting my local shops but if I cant get them locally, surely it is ok??


  1. I love your bag; cute, cute, cute fabric!! AND....that zipper is so cool. If getting them sent from China is what you have to do...well you've gotta do what you gotta do!!

  2. Lol, I love your sentiment, it's all about the project!

  3. Please don't tell me you bought all those zips! Please say that is the ad!!!

  4. Absoultely ok... they're so divine. And yes - that zipper is just perfect for that rabbit fabric. Brilliant. Love love love!