Sophetic at the national 'Expo Pais' fair
On the 16th and 17th of December the second annual ‘Expo Pais’ fair took place in Quito after having been held in Guayaquil last year. The fair aims to highlight the best exporting Ecuadorian companies and give them a chance to display their products to the national market. Participating companies are all certified with the ‘Ecuador ama la vida’ logo, which validates them as quality product exporting companies in all the different areas.
Being a licensee of this certification, Sophetic (Former Sierra Blanca) was invited to participate in the fair. We brought a selection of our four collections (Toquilla Hats, Alapca scarfs, leather wallets and leather bags). We were pleasantly surprised to see how many people liked our products and didn’t hesitate to buy them despite not being familiar with our brand. It was also very rewarding to see many customers and friends who came to the fair just to visit us after reading about it on social media.
At the end of the second day we were almost out of products and had a notebook filled with contacts of customers and potential commercial contacts. We also had the chance to meet other great entrepreneurs and share insights to help each other.
It was definitely a very successful and valuable experience and we look forward to coming back again next year!