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Contributor Sarah Ditty
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On 10th June 2015, SOURCE Summit will unite business leaders from across the world, with the experts and pioneers who are at the forefront of transformative technology in retail, supply chain, innovation and design.
5 minutes with... Maxine Bédat, Zady.com
Maxine is the retail buyer and co-founder of US-based online lifestyle destination, Zady.com
There isn’t one typical way we find a new product. Every product we carry is the result of a sort of scavenger hunt. We might discover a company making the finest alpaca in Peru and they might tell us about a company making the best staplers in Germany. We’re always on the lookout during our travels or even right here in New York.
What makes a brand stand out is its integrity. Integrity touches many elements. Are the materials the very best they can be? Is the design going to stand the test of time? Is there thought behind the selection of materials? Brands that try to be trendy or are derivative get it wrong. The ones that get it right are creating product that the team behind it truly want to see in the world. That’s exciting stuff.
We are lucky that products across the board are well supported on Zady. There isn’t one criteria we look for. We just ask ourselves do we want to live with this piece for at least the next decade? If the answer is yes, it’s generally a good fit.
We are excited to introduce shoes with our friends Véja. They are a sneaker company made in Brazil that completely align with our ethics and our aesthetic. But that’s just one, we have to keep some secrets.
Of course. As a buyer you should have your eye to the future, and sustainability is the future, luckily.