We always try and look for suppliers that are akin to our brand, so we’re working together and growing together—SupplyCompass is a great example of this. Ideally, we look for smaller players rather than massive producers, and those that have big ambitions that we can partner with.
We have worked with Patch since 2017, where we guided them through the process of launching their own plant accessory product—a Patch-branded, wooden plant stand made of FSC-certified, responsibly sourced acacia wood.
We set out to create this collection with Patch by matching them with our manufacturing partner in Delhi, India as we recognised strong alignment between both businesses. We now continue to work with them on managing production for this line, looking after order management, forecasting, quality control and logistics. Since launching the product, it has grown into an accessory range that now comes in four sizes and is a consistent top-seller.
Our manufacturer in India produces a variety of products from tables, shelves, and chairs to upholstered pieces such as sofas, armchairs, and poufs, in metal, wood, rattan, glass and jute. We picked them because they offer a large variety of products and services that are consistent, reliable and fully meet their customers’ needs and expectations. They are also excellent at communication, have a strong merchandising team and are certified by Sedex, FSC and India’s Vriksh certification for wood, making them a perfect match for Patch.
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We find it very easy to work with businesses that are similar to us – young and ambitious. Without SupplyCompass, we couldn’t manage all the production on our own, as we don’t have the resources to travel, connect with factories in India, and compare production. To be able to access the SupplyCompass network is what we need at this stage of our business.