East Alley is a wholesale marketplace connecting East Asia's emerging designers and artisans with buyers from boutiques, brands and online retailers in the USA and Europe.
If you're an online retailer or boutique in the US, sourcing unique fashion and home products is incredibly hard. The buying experience on Alibaba.com is horrible. Finding premium, designer products is next to impossible (how could you in a site that sells tractor parts?).
These are huge problems: Southeast Asia exports over $137 billion worth of fashion, accessories, and home goods each year. 96% are small & medium enterprises. Many are artisans. 7 out of 10 have no e-commerce presence at all. East Alley's mission is to empower creative industries from Asia by helping them access a global market.