The roots of our sourcing company can be traced all the way back to 1957, the very same year when the renowned Canton Fair was first established.
Our founder’s grandfather, Mr. Ying, the original “Sourcing Dude,” started his own Chinese tea trading company in a town near the border of mainland China in Northern Hong Kong.
Britain’s colonial influence in Hong Kong ensured Mr. Ying was a well dressed “dude” even when travelling to the remote countryside in China in search of premium quality tea.
He set up a team of tea sourcing agents that went to different plantation bases like Puer in Yunnan province to purchase the very best tea leaves that China had to offer. His love for tea and trade helped his business expand to a point where he was selling tea globally to over 30 countries.
Sadly, his tea trading company came to an end in 1982 when he passed away. But, his legend lives on in our founder. Born after his grandfather’s passing, Arsene listened in awe to the legendary business stories his dad told him and imagined how great Mr. Ying was from his old photos.
His always impeccably well dressed grandfather inspired our founder to want to become an international businessman. Ever since attending university in 2009, Arsene has been fulfilling his lifelong dream of assisting foreign businesses to source and make products from Chinese manufacturers.
Arsene has become a “Sourcing Dude” just like his grandfather and built a sourcing company with a team of Chinese sourcing agents dedicated to helping foreign importers from all over the world.