IamA 3rd generation in a family business which produces close to 500.000 sweaters a year AMA!
Short business bio: My grandfather started the business in early 70s, buying a hand operated knitting machine somehow. He was in textiles before that too since 40s. Here we are 40 years later and now this 3rd generation is 10 cousins, the company employs more than 100 people and makes close to half a million flat-knitted sweaters per year. My short bio: I'm 22 years old finished a good college 8 months ago. Started working at the business right away. I was destined for it by my parents ever since I was conscious. I had to reject a job offer from Boeing in Seattle/WA to stay with the family business. (I don't live nor I am from the US, goes without saying) Although being one of the owners in a business is great; when family, money and non-corporate operating style meet shit storm ensues. There always were problems with parents/uncle/aunt while growing up, now we're 10 cousins and I really just want to work, don't have time or energy for trivial arguments. My Proof: Photo of one of the flat-knitting machines? http://imgur.com/ahbEYZA
Rather long intro post but I'm excited about this AMA. Shoot!
Edit: a photo from the showroom to give an idea on the style of sweaters we make. http://i.imgur.com/GVEiTmP.png
Edit2: signing off after 3 hours. I have to get some sleep as it has gotten pretty late. I love answering questions wish I could stay longer. Ask if you have questions and I answer in the morning I guess? Can AMAs work like that? Haha. Anyways guys it's been great. Good night!
Edit3: Hey guys! Back again after a good night's sleep. Thanks for the attention. I'm here for more questions if you have them.