OCT 2022, ISSUE #2
In the month of August, I was taught the most valuable lesson in regard to conducting business in another country. In theory, any credited and experienced manufacturer should be able to produce high-quality products. Originally, we planned on working with a US-based manufacturing company; however, when we resumed discussions about working together, I was told they moved all leather production to China. In order to ensure our pieces are designed by the best, I began looking for manufacturers in Europe and found one in Ubrique, Spain. A highly credited and experienced company, I was sure the pieces would turn out beautiful. There were only two aspects to this business relationship I did not expect: disrespect and untrustworthiness.