Applying for a Wholesale Show

I applied and was accepted into a wholesale show for May but unfortunately it was cancelled. I thought for quite awhile on what to do next. It was to be my first wholesale show. I decided to apply for the American Craft Retailers Expo(ACRE) in Las Vegas and it turned out to be one of the best business decisions I've ever made. Matt and I found out we got into ACRE and immediately planned out our timeline. We had 62 days to make it happen. Product, displays, line sheets, plane tickets, hotel reservations... the list goes on. I love Vegas so of course I wanted to add a few days to our time their to play as well (I'll tell you all about that in another post.) I made one of every item I make and Matt photographed them all. Matt designed our line sheets and I designed the displays. Everything we did was a team effort. I could not have done my first wholesale show without all him. At the end of the show we signed up for ACRE Philly and next year in Vegas again.

A quick shot during set up.

A quick shot during set up.