Artisan Sourcing Itineraries & Guided Buyer Trips


custom, In-Country Sourcing Itinerary

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You want to ensure you make the most of your time with the craft culture on your trip. We will create a customized itinerary, setting up appointments with prospective artisan suppliers that meet your specific needs.

Custom sourcing itineraries allow you to focus on what you love. We will help make the most of your experience and ensure that you maximize your travel dollars. We help expedite your in-country travel and create a custom list of appointments so that you can easily visit workshops, see products, and meet local artisans face-to-face.

How it works:

  1. We will arrange a preliminary discovery call to gain clarity on your highest priorities, product interest, and specific country requests.
  2. AOW will create a customized in-country itinerary and set up artisan appointments.
  3. Itineraries often include a list of artisanal resources (artisan enterprises, handmade shops, artisan workshops, museums, etc.) based on personal insight and field experience as a way to help navigate a specific region or city and maximize your time.

What you’ll get:

  • A productive and efficient time in-country, ensuring you meet quality, on-brand, prospective suppliers.
  • A PDF itinerary that can include top shops, museums, artisan workshops to visit, suggested places to visit for handmade goods, etc.
  • Assistance setting up in-country meetings.

Pricing:

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


Guided Buyer Trips

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.