Susan Inglis is a trailblazer. For 20 years, the North Carolina native
has worked across boundaries and borders around the world to
supply connections and production capabilities that leverage the
power of the global business platform.
Today Inglis develops, sources, and manages production of high
volume wood casegoods, home accents, and textiles that are
handmade in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ghana, Madagascar, Uganda and
other international locales.
Inglis specializes in producing home furnishings that are
- Connected to the greater world, and
- Affiliated with green industries.
Working in partnership with long-trusted producers, including those in smaller facilities, Inglis can offer
- quicker turnaround
- careful protection of intellectual property
- realistic quotes and timelines.
For buyers with significant percentage contracts, she can offer resources dedicated upfront, and exclusive distribution programs.
In two decades as a global producer, sourcing agent and broker, Inglis has developed and sourced home, gift, fashion, and natural products for some of America’s most innovative companies, including
- Red Egg
- Bob Timberlake
- Sundance Catalog
- National Geographic Catalog
- Egg by Susan Lazar
- ABC Carpet & Home
She has also served as business development consultant and trainer for
publically-funded development organizations, including
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- Inter-American Development Bank
- Association for Enterprise Opportunity.
Inglis holds a degree in anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill. Her
professional affiliations include the Fair Trade Federation, The Crafts
Center, Women in the Home Industries Today, and she is executive
director of the newly formed Sustainable Furnishings Council.