For the first time in 6 years we have had to raise our chair prices. We're not paying ourselves more, but we can no longer absorb the rise in shaker tape costs. We use U.S. woven shaker tape because of it higher quality. There is still one mill in the U.S. weaving it. We continue to use their tape even though there is an increased cost over imported shaker tape. Hunter Green is our only exception to the U.S. tape only policy. That color is no longer available from the U.S. producer, so we use imported tape.
Our chairs are double seated. First a jute seat is woven on the chair and then shaker tape is woven on top of it. Our chair seats will not sag with use.