Episode Summary: In this episode, Alex interviews Konark Ogra from Rural Handmade who helps budding entrepreneurs source custom-designed sustainable products from global artisan communities. 


    Zero percent commission on the first order at Rural Handmade.


    Episode Highlights: 

    Rural Handmade’s ideal client: Entrepreneurs, retailers, and wholesalers who sell online.  They also work with a lot of charities who are seeking gifts for donors.  Lastly, Rural Handmade works with Interior Designers.

    Problem Rural Handmade helps solve: Helping entrepreneurs create sustainable and meaningful brands. Supporting communities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in making and creating wonderful and sustainable brands.

    Typical symptoms that clients have before reaching out to Rural Handmade: Ecommerce businesses and entrepreneurs who try to source sustainable products on their own often lack the trust in the service company connecting them with rural communities.  Rural handmade offers a simple and transparent supply chain. The second problem relates to quality control.

    Common mistakes that folks make before finding Rural Handmade and their solution: Companies get “bitten” by the costs and they don’t do their due diligence resulting in a product arriving with defects.

    Rural Handmade’s Valuable Free Action: If you are trying to create a brand, start thinking of these important questions:

    Who is making it?

    Why is this being made?

    Why am I purchasing this brand?

    Rural Handmade’s Valuable Free Resource: Zero percent commission on the first order at Rural Handmade.


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