Photos from Our WESA Trip

Last September, Will and Mike attended the WESA (Western and English Sales Association) convention in Denver.  The western market is broad and varied, covering everything from horse tack to rhinestone studded shirts.  WESA is an opportunity for vendors and small shop owners to get together twice a year.  For us, it was a chance to present Akubra hats and Karaka whips. 

 

Since this was our first show, we didn’t know what to expect.  But everyone was very welcoming and cordial.  We met attendees from all over the world. 

 

Some may not know this, but David Morgan is also the distributor of Akubra hats and Karaka whips to the North American market.  We sell to retailers throughout the country.  Our goal is to give as many people as possible the chance to put an Akubra on their head and crack a Karaka before buying.

 

Though Mike and Will were kept busy inside of the Denver Merchandise Market, they managed to get out into the hills to surrounding sites.

 

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Prairie Dogs all about town.

 

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The Chatauqua Historical Center in Boulder.  One of the earliest educational centers, it is now a hotel and restaurant.

 

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Mountain Wildflowers.

 

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Aspen grove in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

 

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A surly elk in Estes Park.

 

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Mount Rainier.  Almost home