Handbag Hardware Suppliers
Being based in the UK, I find locating the hardware for my handbags takes up an inordinate amount of time. And often the cost involved means that the exercise ceases to be viable. There is a limit to the amount that I can pass on to a client in order to recoup my expenses and still make a (small) profit! Of course, supplies can be obtained from the Far East, particularly Hong Kong and China, but these have to be ordered in quantities that are framed for the mass market, not for bespoke design. Smaller quantities can be obtained from North America, but the shipping costs are astronomical. In the past I have even resorted to 'persuading' friends visiting New York to shop on my behalf.
If anybody knows of a UK supplier who can provide quality handbag hardware in relatively small amounts, and at a reasonable price, please let me know.