August 20, 2009
This has been a big year for Gamila: We’ve released new Teastick products, designed more for next year, rethought packaging and have taken to the road for higher profile tradeshows like the New York Gift Show (NYIGF). We were pretty excited to be selected to exhibit in Accent on Tabletop – a section reserved for premium tableware.
It’s not only pricey to rent booth space, but staying in New York isn’t too cheap either. Thankfully, we met a lot of new customers and got great feedback on how existing ones are using our products. I was able to see Ty and Chad’s great skills on working a show. It is tough mentally and physically!
It was exciting to see other North Carolina companies well represented, including our friends at Vietri and Blue Barnhouse. Overall it was a great experience, and we were happy to see the market look like it was finally rebounding a bit.