To begin, keep doing what you're doing. I dig the style. I have had some incredible times on and around my tan cordaroy chair/bed since middle school. I'm 24 and now living in Macon, GA again. I went to high school here but then took my Roy up to Athens with me for 4.5 years that would blow your grandma's mind. Good times were had and my corda roy was along for the ride. I used the bed function for the entire 07/08 school year sleeping in an oddly shaped loft in a fraternity house. In the following two years the chair saw some serious sitting time in my apartment complex. This segment of time for many of my closest friends and I has become known simply as "the Whistlebury years." I've lived in two stylish pads since then and both locations have expressed some love and appreciation for the Corda-roy's presence. All in all I would estimate (roughly) that I have had around 22 people ask if they could have the chair. 17 people tell me they were going to steal the chair. 8 people ask where I got the chair. and likely 34 people say they loved the chair. Every time someone commented I was always left speechless and awkward. I would usually muster a, "yea, it's my chair." or "yea, I know." If I was feeling wild maybe I would even tell them that my aunt made them in her factory. And that brings me to one of my first questions.
Back in middle school my mom brought this chair back with her from a visit down to Camilla, Ga where some of our relatives live. My great aunts and uncles. One of my aunts used to/ possibly still own's or operates a small (possibly once/still) clothing factory. if you follow. I am unclear if this is true. I would like to think that my aunt may have once had something to do with the production of these chairs, but I don't know for sure. Do you, Corda-Roy, think it is possible that a piece or whole chair might have been assembled in a small factory near Albany, Ga?
But as I was saying, everyone seems to really love the chair. And not just sit on it and appreciate it, but go so far as to tell me how much they like it. I have always thought I could make my aunt a good bit of business just by promoting her stuff. But that thought is still pending on word if she is even involved.
A perplexing thing about these chairs and especially associated with the popular vibes I get from admirers is that I have never seen another one. Never in a store or in a dwelling. I have seen imposters and phonies, but all are also inferior in both quality and rad-ness. Why, Corda-Roy, why? Are you out there and I just don't see you or do you guys need some help? I'm sure the market has been tough for your niche of the furniture market, but the chairs are really great! I genuinely hope you are experiencing sustainable growth.
In the end, as you might have feared, I'm emailing you to ask for something free. However, it's not as bad as you might begin to think. I am working on an education in the sciences and have little interest in business. But if its all the same to you, I would love to have some business cards with your information on so that I can give them to people who ask about the chair. I don't want to feel like I'm selfishly enjoying the only Corda-roy in existance. I feel I must pass it on, share the good word (chair) and keep chilling with my own corda-roy guilt free.