PERFECT! Now that you have a sense of what you're creating, it's time to figure out what materials and hardware you want to use...but where do you start searching?! Sourcing for the right materials is difficult; you want to make sure it's the quality you desire and the perfect price for your budget. Here are a few tips to being a responsible while sourcing. 

1) Know your materials

  • Have you considered all possibilities?

  • Are you being conscious of how your materials will perform under various conditions?

  • Will the material change over time and ware down? How will it?

  • Do the components and materials you plan to work with require expensive tooling?

  • Are you working with materials that strike the right balance between cost and quality?

  • How easy can your materials be traced back to their origins, when it comes time to test for safety

2) Know your suppliers