We are proud to employ adults on the autism spectrum.
We work closely with the Autism Society of North Carolina to ensure that we provide a positive work environment and ethically manufactured products.
We believe in supporting our community and in the advancement of creativity.
Oowee is dedicated to bringing people together with classic, functional and stylish products. We strive to support the community and our partners by creating products that unite people over common interest and values.
All of our products are handcrafted in our Asheville, North Carolina facility using natural materials and sustainable business practices.
WHY WE DO IT
- We love creating. Love what you do and never work a day in your life.
- Our products are intended to unite people over common interest and values.
- We provide opportunities for hardworking individuals.
- Natural products made from wood or leather are abundant in our region, and can be used sustainably.
Oowee was born from the love of handcrafted goods and our founder, Gabriel Hargett’s creative ability to transform leather into something we can use daily. Oowee launched in 2009 with the simple concept of bringing class, style, and function to the age-old tradition of having a cool refreshing pint to round out your day.
Our original product – the classic leather pint sleeve – is one of our best selling items and remains one of our most popular products today. This patented product is what Oowee was founded on. The immediate popularity of our leather pint sleeves allowed the company to grow and prosper into what we are today.
We have always offered our products co-branded with our client’s logos and available for purchase in bulk. This made our leather beverage sleeves an excellent promotional item with a demand for large volume production.
We started working with the Autism Society of North Carolina in 2011. This partnership was a real turning point for Oowee, as it allowed us to employ adults on the autism spectrum to hand sew each of our leather beverage sleeves. We are proud to provide employment for these individuals and rely on them to help package all of our products.
We worked closely with the Autism Society of NC to ensure that we were providing a happy healthy work environment in which our employees with intellectual disability can excel.
This partnership allows Oowee to be much more than just another company that makes stuff.
We are able to make high quality products but more importantly we are also supporting our community and filling a social gap.
We feel this an important part of our business and hope that our clients can appreciate this fact and feel good about putting their logo on products that are responsibly produced.