Finding and keeping a USA manufacturer was not an easy task. I started looking in 2014. Sewing is mostly done in poor countries with cheap labor. The goal was to contribute to homeland jobs and fair wages. The other goal was to start up manufacturing without borrowing. It was slow going using available cash and learning the process. Now there are six tool belt designs as seen in this website store that are ready for mass production. This is the first time I have carried a modest inventory and the first time I was able to ship 80 tool belts on the same day it was ordered! Awesome feeling! Now to work on reaching out to other companies who don't know HipNotions is here to help keep their work force organized.
I sold out of the Small Tablet 4 Pocket Tool Belt and part of the Small Tablet 9 Pocket inventory today. It was designed to hold small tablet computers or mini tablets as well as smartphones and other tools.