In this episode, we interview Gabriel Hargett, the founder and owner of Oowee Products. Oowee is a handcrafted leather goods company based in Asheville NC. They create all sorts of custom leather products, from high-quality pint glass sleeves to leather-patched hats and more. And you know what else? They employ a hardworking team of adults that are on the Autism spectrum to help them with hand sewing and packaging up their products. If you think that's pretty rad — we agree.
In this episode, here's what you'll hear:
How Oowee products got its start (hint hint: it's connected to the brewery industry)Where the name Oowee came fromWhat it was like for Gabriel to transition from a full-time day job to a full-time business ownerWhy Gabriel decided to employ adults on the autism spectrumOowee's marketing strategyHow Gabriel is applying the concept of lean manufacturing to his businessGabriel's favorite things to do in Asheville
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Music by Commonwealth Choir
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