Find & vet artisan suppliers.
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Annie has been our go-to resource for scouting new geographies and artisan partnerships. She’s done a great job connecting us with suppliers that would have taken a lot more time and research to establish. On top of all that, she’s also a pleasure to work with. I always look forward to our conversations and hearing the additional insight she brings from years of experience working in the artisan sector.
Working with Annie and AOW has been a godsend for my business, she has a wealth of knowledge and resources that are invaluable in my search for artisan sources. She is incredibly buttoned up and professional and always has excellent suggestions and guidance, but I think that what I value most are her listening skills and taste level. She has saved me significant time and expense by connecting me with incredible makers and is wonderful at staying involved through the order and delivery process. I feel very comfortable knowing that she does a great job vetting the artisans she works with and I look forward to a long, prosperous and positive relationship with her!
I have known Annie for several years and have always been impressed by her wealth of knowledge on all things artisan related. We recently had the pleasure of working with her on a sourcing trip to Portugal. She did a fantastic job putting together an itinerary and connecting us with potential suppliers. She is a tremendous resource and we will not hesitate to retain her services in the future.
Annie ensured the partner she set us up with not only met our needs in terms of the type of product we were sourcing but also took the time to make sure they would be able to deliver the quantities and costs we needed. The partner was thorough, professional, and their sample met our expectations. The different tiers of service Annie provides offer a great opportunity for people just starting out and needing guidance throughout the development/production process to people who only need an introduction to a new vendor. I would highly recommend working with Annie.
I have had the honor to work with Annie Waterman for 4+ years to grow global handmade businesses through our Artisan Resource section of the Market. Annie has been an essential part of the growth of the Show. Throughout the years working with Annie I have watched her encourage and mentor artisan groups in order to be successful within the market. Whether through product design feedback or help with pricing of products for the US market, Annie was always willing to provide her expertise to ensure each group joining the Show had all the tools needed to succeed. She has a true talent for discovering new artisan groups and nurturing them to bring their products to a design driven level needed to participate within the US market.
Working with Annie has been a pleasure. We’ve gained artisan supplier connections that would have otherwise taken exponentially more time and money to establish. We’ve been able to offer new collections and entirely new product categories through the highly skilled, capable groups Annie connected us with. Annie’s willingness to go above and beyond in communicating with artisan groups, answering our questions, and providing materials and information has made the process absolutely seamless.