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Words in Spanish that look very similar to English words but have different meanings! (:

colegio ≠ college → colegio = (private) school
- Voy al colegio todos los días. = I go to school every day.
- ¿Cómo te fue hoy en el colegio? = How was school today?
college = universidad; facultad
- Estudié derecho en la universidad. = I studied law at college.
Estudio en la facultad de arte. = I study at Art College.

embarazada ≠ embarrassed → embarazada = pregnant
- Mi hermana está embarazada. = My sister is pregnant
embarrassed = avergonzado/a(s)
- No tienes que sentirte avergonzado. = You don’t have to feel embarrassed.
Lo siento, estoy muy avergonzada. = I’m sorry, I’m so embarrassed.

éxito ≠ exit → éxito = success
- El proyecto fue todo un éxito. = The project was such a success
The deseo mucho éxito. = I wish you a lot of success.
exit = salida
- La salida es por allá. = The exit is over there.
Disculpe, ¿dónde está la salida? = Excuse me, where is the exit?

fábrica ≠ fabric → fábrica = factory
- Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate. = Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Mi padre trabaja en una fábrica. = My father works in a factory
fabric = tela
- Es sólo un pedazo de tela. = It’s just a piece of fabric
No me gusta la tela de este vestido. = I don’t like this dress fabric.

grabar ≠ to grab → grabar = to record
Esta llamada será grabada. = This call will be recorded.
- Voy a grabar un video con mis amigos. = I’ll record a video with my friends.
to grab = agarrar, coger (España)
- Agarra todas las frutas que quieras. = Grab all the fruits you want.
Me agarró de la mano. = She/He grabbed my hand.

grosería ≠ grocery → grosería = rudeness, swear word
- No voy a tolerar tus groserías. = I won’t tolerate your rudeness(coarseness)
- No digas groserías. = Don’t swear (Don’t say bad words)
grocery = abarrotes, despensa
- Voy a la tienda de abarrotes / la tiendita. = I’m going to the grocery store.
Tengo que comprar la despensa. = I’ve to buy groceries. 

introducir ≠ introduce → introducir = to insert, to put into, to introduce (sth)
- Introduce la llave en la cerradura. = Insert the key into the lock.
La empresa introdujo dos nuevos productos. = The company introduced two new products. 
introduce (someone) = presentar(se)
- Madre, te presento a mi novia Laura. = Mother, here’s my girlfriend Laura (I introduce you to my girlfriend Laura.)
¿Puedes presentarte a la clase? = Can you introduce yourself to the class?

letra ≠ letter (send a letter) → letra = letter (writing, alphabet)
- ¿Cuántas letras tiene la palabra “casa”? = How many letters does the word “casa” have?
¿Qué letra es ésta? = What’s this letter?
letter (send) = carta
- Te escribí una carta con mucho cariño. = I wrote you a letter with a lot of love(affection).
- Quiero enviar una carta a mi padre. = I want to send a letter to my father.

librería ≠ library → librería = book store
- Voy a comprar libros a la librería. = I’m going to buy books at the book store.
- ¿Dónde hay una librería por aquí? = Where’s a book store around here?
library = biblioteca
- Renté este libro de la biblioteca. = I rented this book from the library.
Ella pasa horas leyendo en la biblioteca. = She spends hours reading at the library.

molestar ≠ to molest → molestar = to bother, disturb, annoy
- Deja de molestarme. = Stop bothering me. 
Cuando estoy estudiando cualquier ruido me molesta. = When I’m studying every noise annoys me.
to molest = abusar/acosar sexualmente
- Ese hombre trató de abusar sexualmente de esa chica. = That man tried to molest that girl.

realizar ≠ to  realize → realizar = to perform, to achieve
El científico realizó un experimento en su laboratorio. = The scientist performed an experiment in his laboratory.
- Él realizó su sueño de ser actor. = He achieved his dream of becoming an actor.
to realize = darse cuenta
Por fin te diste cuenta. = You finally realized (found out).
Me di cuenta de que me estaba mintiendo. = I found out he was lying to me.

soportar ≠ to support → soportar = to bear, to tolerate, to put up with
Ya no lo soporto. = I can’t stand it (bear it) any more.
Esta silla puede soportar mucho peso. = This chair can bear a lot of weight.
to support = apoyar
- Las empresas debería apoyar este proyecto. = Companies should support this project.
Yo apoyo económicamente a mi familia. = I economically support my family.

Partners in trying to fix your relationship with your crush- Klance Week Day 5

So it took a while to figure out what to do for this day. @castlesl suggested Road to Eldorado but it didn’t end up working out, so with @attractivelysarcastic help I did this. Originally was going to do a Akuma fight thing I guess, but i went with this instead, enjoy.
Partners in Crime

“Alright Plagg, remember those fabrics down there take to smell really easily so don’t even think about bringing a single bit of that cheese back to my room ok?” Lance instructed to the black Kwami as he lifted the cover to the Camembert bowl, letting the steam escape. Plagg was floating nearby, a piece of bread in his hands practically vibrating in excitement.

“Alright, alright, now let me at it!” he demanded, diving down to scope up a big dollop of the cooked cheese. The bread disappeared into his mouth, leaving a blissed out Kwami to float away in happiness. “How did I live like this all these years?”

“I can’t believe no of your other heroes thought to cook it, it taste way better and it doesn’t smell as much. Alright,” Lance said clapping his hands together, “skylight is still open, don’t come down with a cheese covered bread or else and make sure no one sees you ok?”

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Wool landscapes

Artist Alexandra Kehayoglou uses leftover scraps from her family’s carpet factory to fabricate wool carpets and rugs that mimic natural textures environments. The results are stunning, it actually feels like the outdoors inside. 

anonymous asked:

fluff! you're the fashion larry right? if so, can you pls tell me why people spend $500+ on a gucci TSHIRT? are they that good of quality? i've truly never been able to evaluate one in person so i'd love if you could enlighten me ha :) x

HOO BOY you have just cracked the seal!

Designer t-shirts usually aren’t $500, they’re usually more like $300, but yeah you’re paying for higher quality fabrics made in European mills (paying their workers living wages), European sewing (again which pays living wages) and seam finishes which consume more fabric than mass market finishes but do make for a nicer or more special garment long term.

Furthermore, mass market clothing is inexpensive because they produce zillions of units at a time (creating hella waste) and strike deals with their Asian or Latin American factories to bring the price per unit way down (because it all comes out on the worker and the bosses dgaf) whereas RTW manufacturers produce MUCH smaller runs of clothing (think 1000 units per style MAX) and can’t strike those same deals with their factories.

Ready to wear (as in designer, don’t say couture, that’s a totally different thing) clothing is MUCH more expensive than mass market clothing, and honestly while it is better made, with a garment like a t-shirt its not a giant difference in quality - although with a jacket or a dress the difference in quality is off the charts.

The one thing I will say is that RTW clothing is much more sustainable. The fibers used are less processed with chemicals, and are longer wearing. There is a way lessened likeliness for there to be slavery in the supply chain because they’re buying small quantities of supplies direct from producers. The sewing finishes use more fabric and as such are more mendable, and as mentioned, because of quality and low units ordered the wages and conditions of those working in luxury manufacturing is LIGHT YEARS better than those working in mass factories/fabric mills.
Lastly, the whole designer clothing system is built on a wholesale model not a brand shop model, so the brands don’t overproduce in the way the Zaras and H&Ms of the world do. They make exactly what their stockists order plus a bit more for the few brand shops they have and that it. The RTW clothing system only presents new styles twice (some brands 4x) per year and there isn’t the same push to always have the new thing and buy dispose buy dispose. It’s considered totally normal to buy and keep and wear for decades.

In conclusion, yes the price of RTW feels crazy, but designer clothing is undoubtedly the only clothing available that’s made in a HONESTLY sustainable way and not just marketing bullshit (I’m lookin at you H&M) way. If you can’t afford it new, buy it used. Designer stuff is the same price as Zara on eBay, you just have to dig and have patience.



What is FabHub?

FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.

You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.

Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround. However, with the rise of technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and CNC Machining, their integration with the Internet and digital communication technologies, more and more designers, makers and product companies are using digital fabrication techniques to produce specialised, bespoke, customised and personalised products.

In many cases, makers and digital fabricators can help refine designs, make sure they’re structurally sound and makable and / or finish and arrange delivery. This often includes engineering and CAD work to fix and analyse 3D models, file conversion and / or post production and finishing work (like sanding, polishing and applying a finish or coating to the raw product coming off the machine).

Current services offered include: 2D Colour Print Media, 3D Film/Video Production, 3D Printing, 3D Print Post-Processing, 3D Scanning, Architectural Model Making, Assembly, CAD Modelling & File Conversion, Casting, CNC Lathing, CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Routing, Concept / Block Model Making, Concept Design, Construction Services, ddd (d), Design, Design Analysis, Experiental 3D Production, Fabrication, Finishing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Guidance, Joinery & Cladding, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, Laser Processes, Laser Welding, Materials, Media & Print, Metal Casting / Die Casting, Metal Coating / Plating, Metalworks, MultiJet Modeling (ZCorp) (MJM), Polishing, Polyjet Matrix (Objet), Powder Coating (Powder Coating), Printing, Product Scale Model Making, Rapid Injection Tooling (RIT), Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM), Scale Model Making, Scanning, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Sheet & Film Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Spray Painting, Stereolithography (SLA), Technical Services, Tube Bending (Tube Bending), Turnkey Build Projects, Vacuum Casting / Vacuum Forming, Vinyl Printing & Application, Waterjet Cutting.

Current locations include: Alicante, Allegheny County, Antrim, Antwerp Province, Atizapán de Zaragoza Municipality, Auckland, Aveyron, Azor, Bāra Banki, Barcelona, Batatais, Birmingham, Biscay, Blackburn with Darwen, Boroondara, Braye, Brisbane, Bristol, (Bruxelles-Capitale), Buckinghamshire, Butler County, Cambridgeshire, Canterbury, Cape Town, Capitale-Nationale, Carapicuíba, Catania, Catoosa County, Central Administrative Okrug, Charleston County, Clackmannanshire, Colombo, Colón, Cook County, Cook County, Copenhagen municipality, Cornwall, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Daerah Johor Baharu, Darwin, Denver County, Departamento de Rosario, Devon, Diadema, Dublin City, Duval County, Eaton County, Fayette County, Finistère, Florianópolis, Forsyth County, Fort Bend County, Frederiksberg Kommune, Fremantle, Frunzensky District, Garfield, Gateshead, Gemeente Amsterdam, Gemeente Baarle-Nassau, Gemeente Diemen, Gemeente Groningen, Gemeente Leeuwarden, Gemeente Rotterdam, Gemeente Skarsterlân, Gemeente Tilburg, Gemeente Woensdrecht, Gemeente Wormerland, Gipuzkoa, Gironde, Glasgow City, Grand Traverse County, Grays Harbor County, Greater London, Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt, Haute-Savoie, Hauts-de-Seine, Hertfordshire, Hobart, Horowhenua District, Hubbard County, Hyderābād, Islamabad, Kam Tin San Tsuen, Kotamadya Jakarta Selatan, Kotamadya Surabaya, Leeds, Lehigh County, Leon, Liège Province, Limburg Province, Loiret, Los Angeles County, Madrid, Merkez, Mexicali, Milton, Montérégie, Monterrey, Montréal, Moreland, Nassau County, Neblo, Nelson City, New York County, Norfolk, Northampton County, Okres Louny, Okres Ústí nad Orlicí, Orange County, Oslo, Oxfordshire, Palermo Soho, Paris, Parramatta, Partido de José C. Paz, Philadelphia County, Phillip, Ponte de Lima, Portsmouth, Province of Batangas, Provincia de Santiago, Provincia di Potenza, Pulaski County, Ramsey County, Rhône, Rockingham County, Salt Lake County, San Francisco County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Secondi Takoradi, Seville, Sheffield, Shibuya-ku, Slough, Solano County, Somerset, Somme, Southampton, St. John’s, St. Louis, Stoke-on-Trent, Suffolk, Suffolk County, Taipei, Tarragona, Tlalpan Borough, Toronto county, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tsuen Wan, Ubaque, Union County, Valencia, Vancouver, Vienne, Walloon Brabant Province, Warwickshire, Westmoreland County, Wigan, Worcestershire, Xochimilco Borough, Yel’nikovskiy Rayon.

Current materials worked with include: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic / Perspex, Acrylic textile, Aluminium, Aluminium Composite / Coated, Aramid textile, Ash, Aspen, Birch, Birch-faced Plywood, Brass, Cardboard, Cedar, Cherry, Constructional Timber, Corian, Cork, Corrugated Plastic / Coroplast / Correx / Twinwall Plastic, Cotton, Decorative Wood Veneers, Denim, Dibond / Alu-panel, Elm, Engineering Plastics & Sheets (Thermoplast), Epoxy Resin (semi-transparent), Felt, Ferrous Metals, Fir, Foam Polymers, Glass, Hardwoods, Hazel, Laminated Plywood, Leather, LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber, Mahogany, Maple, Marble, MDF Medium Density Fibreboard, Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals & Composites, Nylon, Nylon textile, Oak, OSB Oriented Strand Board, Other construction materials, Other Organic Materials, Paper, Particleboard / Chipboard / MFC, PET Extruded Sheets, PETG, Pine, Plaster, Plywood, Polycarbonate, Polyester textile, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, POM Polyoxymethylene / Delrin / Celcon / Hostaform, PTFE Sheets and solids, PVC, Rubber, Slate, Softwoods, Spandex / Polyurethane textile, Spruce, Stainless Steel, Stone & Ceramic, Suede, Teak, Textiles, Thermoset Plastics, Walnut, Wax, White Resin (3D Printing), Wisaboard Laminated Plywood, Wood / Timber, ZOTE Foam / Polyethylene Foam.

Current file formats supported include: ACIS SAB (.sab), ACIS SAT (.sat), Adobe Illustrator AI (.ai), AutoCAD DWG (.dwg), AutoCAD DXF (.dxf), AutoDesk 3D Studio 3DS (.3ds), AutoDesk Inventor .iam (.iam), AutoDesk Inventor .ipt (.ipt), CATIA (.catia), CATIA V4 (.model), CATIA V5 .CATpart (.catpart), CATIA V5 .CATproduct (.catproduct), CorelDraw CDR (.cdr), Creo / Pro Engineer ASM (.asm), Creo / Pro Engineer PRT (.prt), Designer MGX (.mgx), EPS Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), GFX (.gfx), IGES IGS (.igs), NX Unigraphics PRT (.prt), OpenRP (.rp), ParaSolid X_B (.x_b), ParaSolid X_T (.x_t), PDF (.pdf), PROE (.proe), Rhino 3D 3dm (.3dm), SketchUp SKP (.skp), SolidEdge ASM (.asm), SolidEdge PAR (.par), SolidWorks 3D Assembly Model (.sldasm), SolidWorks 3D Part Model (.sldprt), SpaceClaim (.scdoc), STEP STP (.stp), STL (.stl), VDA (.vda), Vision VX (.vx), Wavefront OBJ (.obj).

anonymous asked:

why are all the binders so expensive???? 50 dollars for a binder???? not to be rude, but it seems like a little much

Hello there Anon!

Every once in a while we get this question from someone, and though you can find it in our archives, we like to answer it anyway because we like to remind all of our customers of just what level of business they’re dealing with when they order a binder from us.

The short answer to this question is that all of the binders we sell are custom sized and hand-made.

The longer answer, so you really have an idea of who we are, is that we aren’t a big business.  We don’t have offices, or employees.  We don’t have the resources to outsource our production to a factory or to buy fabric in bulk.

It can take an automated factory line a matter of minutes to cut, sew, turn, and finish a garment.  We are two people working out of our home; we do all of our cutting, turning, and machine sewing by hand, and that time adds up; so we generally get through about 8 or so binders a day, working full-time hours.

Companies that sell a high volume of garments also generally have the resources to buy fabric in bulk direct from the fabric factories, which usually means they’re spending $1 USD or less per yard of fabric; so they don’t have to mark their garments up very much to cover the cost.  But most of these places require a minimum order of 1,000 yards, and we just can’t afford to drop $1,000 at once on anything.  So when we order fabric, we’re buying it from the same public fabric suppliers that every joe schmoe on the street has access to, usually 10-15 yards at a time, at, on average, $13 a yard.

So when you buy one of our binders, most of the cost is going towards materials and labor.

But we understand that not everyone can afford our binders, so we also do our best to make them absolutely worth the cost.

Because we are entirely handmade, there are things we can do that factory-dependent binder companies simply can’t:

  • Custom Sizing: We don’t run on a cookie cutter “XS-XL” type sizing system; we’ve developed our own sizing system where the difference in individual sizes is measured in ¼ inches, and it doesn’t stop anywhere.  We are not and do not limit our sizes on either end of the spectrum, and everyone pays the same price.
  • Custom Lengths: You may have noticed that we don’t have a “crop” or “full length” option.  That’s because we understand that every person’s body and needs are different and we would rather you be able to choose yourself what would be the most comfortable length up to 20″ (though for a bit higher cost you can get a longer binder).
  • Custom Arms: Like above, we understand that everyone’s bodies and needs are different; so while we have a standard for arm hole width and strap width that seems to work for most people, we also can customize the entire arm area to suit your individual needs at no extra cost.  So you can customize the size of the arm holes, the size of the straps, and how close or wide set the straps are.
  • Free Refittings: Custom sizing over the internet is an iffy thing that’s not always perfect the first time around.  So if you receive your binder and, within 30 days, realize there’s something off about the fit, you can send it back to us for the cost of shipping it to us, and we’ll fix the issue and send it right back to you.

You won’t get those options or services from Underworks, GC2B, Flavnt, LesLoveBoat, or any other factory-produced binder company.

But even when that’s not enough for people to be able to spend the money, we also have sales, and regularly run giveaways.

At the end of the day, we’re not here to gouge the trans community – we’re a part of the trans community.  We’re just trying to price our products fairly for the amount of materials, time, work, and passion that go into them.