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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
[Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as aircraft, household appliances or automobiles, or sold to wholesalers, who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users – the "consumers".
Manufacturing takes turns under all types of economic systems. In a free market economy, manufacturing is usually directed toward the mass production of products for sale to consumers at a profit. In a collectivist economy, manufacturing is more frequently directed by the state to supply a centrally planned economy. In free market economies, manufacturing occurs under some degree of government regulation.
Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product's components.]
The economy of scale leaves most of us who would like to participate in the business of selling goods and/or services far behind in the dust of huge, large scale, distributors who are so powerful that, not unlike Nelson Rockefeller, have the power to keep us from succeeding.
There is a nouveau-movement going on at a grassroots level. Unable to find jobs or access higher education; many inventive, ambitious, even desperate unemployed's are finding their own way to generate a living wage. (calculate your living wage here) Some crazy-wonderful stuff is going on out there and thanks to the www we all have a voice in designing a new way to live and make a living.
It is the goal of As Sewn Around The World to create an actual physical place in it's own neighborhood so that local "manufacturing and distribution" can occur among a number of like minded movers and shakers who want to collectively create their own economy of scale by sharing and utilizing the same facility, utilities, marketing, distribution and resources.
Wiki: "In a collectivist economy, manufacturing is more frequently directed by the state to supply a centrally planned economy."
["Small pieces, loosely joined" was the mantra...What we have discovered over the past nine months are growing diseconomies of scale..."]
Things are changing. We, of the "Main Street" class need to unite. This site will evolve to do just that.
And be sure to visit Ms.SpoolTeacher and join her ConSewVation movement were everyone has fun spooling around and talking spool, were spool parties are held and where spoolboys and girls can meet and talk about the spooling of two hearts...and where you might find a bombshell in a red gingham dress?