Wholesale In a Box Secret Podcast: Episode Three
For Episode 3 of the Wholesale In a Box Secret Podcast, we’re reminding makers that Store Owners Are People Too. I spoke with our special guest Elizabeth Hahn, owner of Philomena and Ruth, a shop in Waterloo, IL where she carries her line of socially conscious tees and accessories under the same name, as well as a curated assortment of goods from independent makers. So she’s got both the experience/perspective of a maker and store owner.
We dive deep into:
How she got her start as a store owner
What really matters to her when buying new lines
Challenges and best parts of owning a store
Advice for reaching out to shops
What motivates her as a maker and shop owner, and how she stays sane and happy on the journey
Her biggest pet peeves as a store owner
We want to hear your feedback! If you have any tips of your own on how you approach store owners, or any questions/topics you’d like to see us explore in the future, send us an email at email@example.com.