interArt Petra Schäfer

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  • Wasserweg 13b
  • 59494 Soest
  • Germany

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The interArt team introduces itself

InterArt life with myths was founded in 2007 by Petra Schäfer together with Friedrich Schäfer, as a wholesale company and importer from mainly African countries. The projects are managed directly by Friedrich Schäfer, regularly through telephone contacts and multiple visits per year. The trading partners were partly equipped with EDP, Fotokamera and Handys from interArt, an office was established in Kisii, in order to ensure optimal communication. In 2014, interArt will finance the conversion of a workshop to optimize working conditions in Kisi. The handicraft cooperatives have their own bank connections, so interArt can make the agreed prepayments of 50% directly to the tradesmen on the award of the contract. The 2nd payment will be made after checkout in Soest within one week. The interArt customers are regularly looked after by order fairs in Munich and Frankfurt, as well as telephone calls, newsletters and personal visits by Friedrich and Petra Schäfer to the customers. Product development of the interArt range is made by the interArt team. Innovations are also discovered on the shopping trips of Friedrich Schäfer. In 1985, Friedrich Schäfer started his training as a wholesaler and foreign buyer in the original interart, and in 2003 he took over the company from the interart founder. From this time an almost 30 years of professional experience is gained in trade with the most diverse countries of Africa and Indonesia. Petra Schäfer joined the interart team in 2003 and founded the current company in 2007. Andrea Wendel (sister of Petra Schäfer) has been the third permanent member of the interArt team since 2007. A well functioning family business with a lot of "women and man power". Supported in top positions by student assistants and the own sons of the Schäfer family. Warehousing in an old barn on site and in-house bureaus allow for small cost structures, allowing the relatively small trading margins to offer a market-leading selling price for the products, and the producers can be paid above average by interArt. Advertising and catalog material are produced cost-effectively in-house.

Exhibitors at the following trade fairs

Ambiente 2017

10.02.2017 - 14.02.2017 Hall: 8.0 Stand: A 86

Tendence 2017

24.06.2017 - 27.06.2017 Hall: 8.0 Stand: A 85