Headwater is a creative sourcing agency offering concept design, sample, and sourcing services to companies and brands who desire to seal memorable experiences with unique, high-quality, and unforgettable products. Headwater serves a wide range of clients from one-of-a-kind, world-class travel destinations, theme parks, and candy stores.
Headwater takes the guesswork out of sourcing. We have more than 30 years experience working with factories in Asia. Our sources have a deep knowledge that has allowed us to bring unique plush and plastic products to life for large multinational organizations. We have factories throughout Asia.
Headwater can bring your idea to life. You may only have a sketch or verbal description of the product you're looking for. No problem. We’ll dig in to understand your business and customer base and leverage our experienced design teams to create a product that perfectly matches your vision and price point - all the while keeping your customer in mind.
Many customers are surprised to find out how closely product design is tied to sourcing and logistics. Small choices regarding material selection, product composition, sizing, packaging, and design complexity can dramatically impact the price and consistency of the final product. For this reason, you need an expert team behind you to avoid the serious mistakes and missteps that are common to sourcing international products.
Mixed Product Sourcing
The Key to Developing a Balanced Product Program!
We help our customer by offering our mixed-product shipments. Surprisingly this is concept is uncommon in our industry. Goods are shipped from various factories in China and combined at our partner facility in Hong Kong. This allows Headwater to offer smaller MOQs than are typical in the industry allowing a wider and more diverse range of products to be tested for sale.
Project Management & Logistics
Shipping and logistics can be incredibly complicated. Our team takes care of the details to ensure your shipments get to where they need to go—even if you have multiple locations or are shipping to DC’s.
Quality Control & Safety Testing
Headwater takes quality control (QC) seriously. Our “toss ratios” are higher than average. We have a dedicated QC project manager on every run. We take a long-term view of the business and push for consistency rather than margins. Doing the right thing can be costly, but it’s the primary reason our factories have had some key clients for 10+ years.
Safety Testing is also done according to what is required by law.