"We bought a factory. We thought, oh well, this can’t be too hard…We learned pretty quickly that keeping a factory full and making money doing that is a whole different ball of wax. "
Hartstrings was successful for a number of years without any production facilities. But at one point, the company decided to get into the manufacturing of their apparel products and Peggy Hart Earle describes the results. They found that running a production facility is very different than designing and marketing products and it takes a different knowledge and skill base.