This past September we did two of our first trade shows! To be honest, we were nervous at first, but it was so worth it. The experience we gained, the amount of exposure our brand charity partners got, and the new retail contacts we met blew us away!
The first show we did was the POOLTRADESHOW in Las Vegas, NV. It was held at the Mandalay Bay convention center. It was a three day show and we were so excited to be there. Thank god for the guys at Krochet Kids who provided free cold brew coffee! They were awesome and so knowledgeable. We met a new charity partner, Soles4Souls, acquired some amazing new retail accounts in the US, such as Kinnucan’s, Parke and Ronen, and we gain a lot of new exposure in the Japanese market!
The Next show we did was in Orlando, FL! It was called Surf Expo. This show absolutely blew our minds. It felt like a big party the whole time, everyone was so nice, and we gain so much great exposure for our charity partners. We Acquired new retail accounts such as Kinnucan’s, which is a awesome Southern specialty outdoor retailer. We are so excited to have met them and our bracelets will be in their store shortly! Another store that our bracelet will be carried in soon is the O’Neill stores! It was such a pleasure to meet the O’Neill team, they were all so nice and truly wanted to help our brand and charity partners. We met so many other awesome boutique shops surf shops, that were located in Throughout the US and from all over the world.
Doing shows like Surf Expo and POOL truly help our brand and charity reach grow. Our mission is to help non-profit organizations raise awareness and donations for their cause, and every retail account we acquire help spread our amazing charity partners messages! We thank everyone who stopped by our booth at these shows and we are so excited to attend again next season.
We are planning to add on more trade shows throughout the next year, and if you have any input of would like to recommend any shows that you think we would do well at, we would love to hear from you!