wholesale orders

Having a great business daaay

1. My fav shop in town put in a big wholesale order and will probably continue putting in big wholesale orders

2. Got a really fun new freelance client that’s paying a good price for fun work, will also probably become a long time partner

Babysteps to full timin’ it 👊

For Those Who Might Ask About the UW Shop

Over the last couple of days I have been getting a heap of messages and emails asking me when I am reopening my shop. This is definitely a jump in number, as I will get the odd one every once in a while. So thank you to whoever recommended me, that is very kind!

With that said, the shop has been closed down for about a year or so and I have been only doing a few orders here and there, replenishing supplies of old customers and doing some wholesale orders. As of right now, I am still not really ready to open up the shop due to lack of time and restricted access to some ingredients that are a necessity to what I make.

One of the most requested products lately has been my Mistress of Stags incense and one of the ingredients {sweetfern} I am running low on again. I do have a friend up north who harvests some for me, but I will not be able to get a decent amount until I go back and visit my old patch up there. I hope to do that some time this summer.

At this point I can’t say for sure when my shop will open again, but if you are interested in something, just drop me a line and we can chat. And as before, I am always down for swaps in lieu of traditional payment. :)

Sláinte!

Laurel

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LEMON & KET

by Natalie Andrewson

  • ISBN: 978-91-87325-17-5
  • 13,9 x 17,5 cm
  • 40 pages, Risograph, 2 Colors, Blue & Orange
  •  70 SEK  ≈ $8.50
  • Published by PEOW!
  • May 2015

Ket is a young fighter on a tropical island who occasionally protects her village from trouble.  Alas! A strange slimy bad guy turns up and starts robbing the town of its special soil. It’s up to ket to get stronger and save the day. An adventure story about justice, friendship, and a mystery of lemons!

Natalie Andrewson lives in New York, working as a freelance illustrator, with clients including the New York Times and Boom Studios. The only thing she wants to do is draw angry girls. Lemon & Ket is her debut published comic, and a fine one at that.


email to shop (at) peowstudio (dot) com to order and for wholesale prices. 
Also, available for us wholesale order from big planet comics sooon.

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Is Hip-Hop Culture Finally Re-Embracing African Culture?

Oct. 29, 2015

This has been the first year since the 70′s in which black mainstream celebrities have been openly embracing the fashion of their African cousins, actually starting trends of cultural behavior like the rise in sales and export of authentic dashiki and Anhkara print clothing and material.

Superstars like Chris Brown, Beyonce, and Lance Gross have all been seen recently sporting the modern urban version of the West African style on red carpets, in concerts and just out and about. Celebrity endorsements like these have caused the formerly unaware population of urban hipsters to seek out and inquire about the authentic versions of these replicas and has been an amazing business booster for the tailors and textile traders of the African continent who say they welcome the new attention.

Back in the 70′s everybody wore dashikis as they were closely associated with the hippy and black power crowds of that era but once the 80′s devastation with drugs, broken communities and the increasing promotion of derogatory entertainment, the styles of Africa became less prominent in black communities. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Nautica and others took over our fashion scene leaving us looking in the wrong direction for style.

Now in 2015 with the largest united black movement for change since the Civil Rights Movement, we are looking directly to Africa and our ancestors for a better direction. Realizing we have our own style and fashion without being sold new identities from European brands. We are realizing that when we represent Africa in our style and appearance we carry her on our backs with pride. It is becoming evident that the African continent needs our support and when we purchase directly from her we are empowering our homeland.

Programs like the Made In Africa Project vow to work in efforts to expose authentic African businesses and craftsmen to the unlimited buying power of the Diaspora. The online export portal offers inexpensive clothing, sculptures, leather goods and even some herbal holistic remedies but nothing sells better than the Dashiki style clothing says Buss, one of the lead tailors in Senegal. The past few weeks he has been hard at work sewing up custom orders including bulk wholesale orders for a U.S. based boutique named Diaspora Africa.  The boutique owner Shalair visited Dakar Senegal earlier in 2015 to collect authentic prints and fabrics to start her own online store business.

Many others are following suite in Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and more. Bridging the gap between the diaspora and really hot back in the Motherland. Now we have taken the first steps in connecting and uniting our people. Its not just clothing, it’s culture!

Learn more and shop directly from African tailors and artisans at MadeInAfricaProject.com

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For a busy man, André Mack is remarkably chill. He runs two companies, designs labels and coloring books and wine pun T-shirts (one reads “Beaune Thugs”), is in an upcoming documentary on minority winewakers in Oregon, and does some wristwatch modeling on the side (it’s exactly what it sounds like). Oh, and he has two kids under 10, with a third on the way. “I woke up today, so that’s plenty to be thankful for,” he tells me when we talk.

When it comes to winemaking, Mack is refreshingly brassy toward a notoriously buttoned-up business: “At the end of the day, it’s just grape juice,” he says. “No one needs anything that I make. The last thing we need is another wine on the shelf. So that just makes me grateful for the people who do enjoy it.”

Mouton Noir (“black sheep” in French), Mack’s first company, opened for business in 2007. His grapes come from six different vineyards in Oregon. Right now, Mouton Noir sells 13 wines. The bottles, originally designed to be served in restaurants, are now available in stores, online and for wholesale order in the United States and 11 countries around the worldfrom Spain to Japan. Mack’s latest venture, Vine and Supply, is a “Pinot Noir-centric” wine producer that’s set to open in early 2016.

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wine? A Q&A With Winemaker André Mack

Photos: Sash Photography

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‘Tis the season for:

long hours under a fluorescent bulb, the scent of epoxy fumes all through the house, splinters and slivers of all shapes and sizes, sliced open fingertips, gluey pants and sleeves, moss and tree bark all over every surface it can come in contact with, picking bits of metal and glass from the soles of my feet, a gigantic mess on my work table (which is the most painful part of the entire process for a neat freak like myself), piles of receipts and invoices buried underneath it all…the list goes on and on.  

I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love ornament season.

So I work in an optical center at a wholesale club store. I order glasses and contacts and give general help to people with bad eyesight. I had a patient come in today and I’m my usual respectful and cheerful self. She says she’s just looking so I let her look around. After finding some frames, she asks how much a set of glasses would be and I tell her I’d need to see the prescription to give her a definite answer. She starts getting frustrated and saying she just wants the frame so I tell her that the price is on the frame in big font “$77.” She goes on looking at other frames and asks about lenses so I again have to ask for her prescription since anyone with glasses knows that the prescription dictates what material we can use. She says she just wants a general price for a progressive (which is a no-line bifocal) so I say it starts at $180 because that’s where it starts. She starts asking why I can’t give her a direct answer for exactly what she wants and I tell her that I’d need to see her prescription and then I can discuss lens options and prices. She rolls her eyes and practically yelled, “CAN I GET SOMEONE WHO CAN GIVE ME A PRICE FOR THESE GLASSES?” And I look at her and say I’d need to see her prescription and if she’d allow me to see her current glasses. (Progressive lenses have a water mark on them that allow us to see the type of lens so we can see the quality and material it’s made out of). She finally hands it over and while I’m looking for the water mark she asks what I’m doing so I tell her I’m trying to find the mark to get the lens type. She snatches the glasses from me and said, “they’re progressive polycarbonate with transitions and all the coatings or whatever” and stuffs them into her purse. That just tells me the material and that they darken in sunlight which means that the quality and name of the lens is still a mystery to me. I’m ready to get her out so I tell her the starting lens which is $180 and I’m trying to explain what already comes included with them like coatings and warranty and she cuts me off saying she doesn’t need the coatings (EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD THEM ON THE GLASSES SHE HAS). So I quote her for the most basic plastic progressive lens that we only use for safety glasses since regular lenses don’t comply with the requirements for the companies. She leaves and warns me that I better not sell that frame to anyone else until she gets back later this week. It’s a modular frame meaning we have a huge stock in our warehouse. I hate patients who think they know everything about their glasses. If you know what you’re doing, then order them yourself online and not be assholes to us just trying to work

anonymous asked:

I've noticed in your shop that you don't have any large shirts... Since I assume these are not all previously worn shirts of yours, I was wondering if you planned to get large shirts as well? Thanks for answering!

yah!! so basically my first wholesale order i ordered mostly smalls because that’s my size and i was like “well if this is a total bust and no one buys anything from my store at least i can wear the shirts”, and now that people are actually supporting me which i never thought would happen i’ve started to place orders with a whole span of sizes and ive actually had larges in almost every one of my shirts in stock and they’ve just sold out!! so yes they’re coming slowly but surely :)

I just have so many feeeeeeeeeeeelings and I’m excited to share that urban outfitters has ordered these wholesale AND THEYRE GONNA BE IN FUCKING STORES THIS SUMMER and it’s so crazy and I had to sit in my apartment putting the little barcodes on the little packages so if you see it in your local store just know I touched that shit with my own two hands 🙃 http://shop.adamjk.com if you wanna snag one of these from me directly!

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