This week, which is still a day and half (Saturday mornings are spent training Yeng’s staff at NETPRO) away from being over, has been all about looking for things and people and about talking about things with people. I’ve driven around the city to all the markets, looking for someone who will import some worsted weight yarn for me. It seems not many market vendors are interested in doing anything other than what they are doing now, regardless of the opportunity for profit. This is interesting! I even told one vendor I would buy over a hundred pairs of bamboo knitting needles if he would source them for me. He yawned and waved me off.
I think I have a lot to learn about doing business in Cambodia…
I’ve spent countless hours online trying to find distributors in China (a major source of good quality yarn) but all I can get to are the factories and they need orders to be in the tonnes of yarn and I’m not quite ready for that yet.