SOURCING AFRICAN DESIGN TO EXPORT
Amy’s life has been nothing short of a journey. Her interest in cultures and the natural world have led her far and wide as a baker in SE Alaska to the Cape Peninsula in South Africa as 7 year owner, director and buyer of her iconic retail business Journey Lifestyle. Amy returned to her roots in the USA after selling her retail business and worked for major US retailer Urban Outfitters LTD for Anthropologie in their Home Department. Through extensive product knowledge of craft from around the globe Amy was inspired to bring her love of design and African contemporary craft back to her homeland.
Landing back in Cape Town, Amy on a journey began sourcing and curating a selection of Southern Africa’s finest local designers to export to the US and Europe. Local designers are selected for their innovative designs, craftsmanship and commitment to bringing socially responsible, fair traded, traditionally rooted African design and handmade craft to the forefront of contemporary design. Working individually with each interior designer or retailer to meet their specific requirements and budget, Amy sources exceptional local goods at affordable prices. Amy can source for a specific project whether it be an interior of a restaurant or costumes for a feature film. Anything is possible.
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Amy has 10 years experience first as an international retail fashion buyer and more recently as a costume buyer for motion pictures and television advertisements. Sourcing with a keen eye and within budget is Amy’s proven strength. She has scoured the globe on over 40 solo buying trips around the world buying in factories, markets, studios and warehouses.
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