I have an
apparel company employing different local tailors. We were launching our next
collection with a fashion show. The tailors said they would have all the clothes
ready by the 1st of the month, in time for the fashion show. I was totally
focused on the show and assumed all the suppliers would do what they promised.
before the show, I went to one of the tailors and learned that he had only completed
10% of his quota. I looked at the garments and there were serious quality
issues. The zippers did not work. The sleeves were different lengths and there
were not enough stitches per centimeter. I panicked.
I went to
seem some other tailors and the situation was no better. They had let me down. They all
said “but I didn’t hear from you or see you, so I didn’t think it was urgent,” or
“someone else came in with an emergency job, so I stopped working on your order.