Concierge Sourcing: Start to finish scouting for exclusive, handmade product


What is Concierge Sourcing?

This bespoke service is catered to wholesale and retail clients looking for the most exclusive, original, and ethical handmade products from around the world. With AOW Handmade, your sourcing process couldn't be easier.

Annie Waterman saves you time and travel by serving as a personal buyer and local scout.

Our process includes:

  • Working with your aesthetic and sales goals in mind

  • Hand-selecting and carefully vetting suppliers

  • Providing ongoing product trends and concepts

  • Managing orders from start to finish (upon request)

  • The opportunity to join Annie on a guided buyer trip (upon request)

By sourcing handmade products that few have seen, AOW Handmade gives you the competitive edge.

Pricing:
Annie creates a custom quote for each client. Please inquire about pricing.


Or Request a Guided Buyer Trip

Are you a designer, wholesaler or retailer who’s inspired by travel, new cultures and the thrill or discovery?

AOW Handmade has developed a new service just for you. We offer customized, guided tours to the artisan meccas of the world. Meet artisans, visit markets, and discover a whole new world of resources for your business. We’ll help you navigate regional trade shows, visit artisan workshops, and introduce you to vetted, reliable, export-ready suppliers. 

How it works:

  1. We start with a preliminary discovery call of up to one hour, during which we’ll establish your priorities, interests and specific requests.
  2. We suggest that you follow up with a mood board or product photos to give us a clear understanding of the type of product you hope to find. This mood board should include general price points, if possible.
  3. Together we will determine availability and schedule the trip.
  4. AOW will confirm all details and appointments and provide a compete itinerary prior to the trip.
  5. AOW and client will arrange a time and place to meet in the country. AOW will arrange drivers if the client so desires.

What does your trip include?

Based on the number of days requested, we provide the following activities:

  • Visits to regional trade shows and artisan markets;
  • Visits to local design-oriented retail and shopping districts;
  • Working visits with artisan workshops;
  • Reservations at unique local restaurants;
  • Visits to local cultural institutions (museums, galleries, etc.);
  • A fun and productive time!

Pricing:
Annie creates a custom quote for each client. Please inquire about pricing.