The New Way to partake.experience.enjoy.
NorWest Glass is a showcase of talent, a directory of quality, and a place where aficionados and skilled artisans can come together to appreciate an alternative culture.
Who We Are
The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most talented glass artisans in the world. With the recent surge of low quality imported items from abroad, it’s important to contrast the enormous differences both in quality as well as artistic value between imported and locally-made products. At Norwest Glass we've assembled a purchasing team with over 40 years of combined experience. We employ glass blowers, machinists, and former headshop and smoke shop owners, who work together to choose only the very best products to showcase on our site.
Behind the scenes
After months of hard work our team launches the new NorwestGlass.com on April 20th. The new site features products from over 100 brands, many of them handmade here in the Pacific Northwest. Our team expands to include new customer service reps, a larger warehouse staff, and we hire a glass blowing master with over 20 years of experience to head our glass purchasing department. These additions to our team ensure that we can stay on top of ever-changing industry trends and at the same time maintain the high product quality that our customers have come to count on.
Norwest Glass leases warehouse space and expands our wholesale offerings. We also add Medical / Recreational marijuana stores to our list of happy customers. In late 2015 we hit our 200th wholesale customer, and our on-hand wholesale inventory hits the million dollar mark. By keeping inventory on hand, and here locally, we're able to cut down on fulfillment time, which means that our customers can turn a profit more quickly.
Norwest Glass contracts with 3 glass schools and over 100 local and regional glass blowers to hand create items for us. This relationship enables us to grow our business, and start wholesaling local Pacific Northwest glass to stores in our region. We continue to attend trade-shows, and build our vendor relationships.
Norwest Glass starts out by selling locally made pipes at festivals and events. Our staff doubles in 6 months, and we launch our first brick-and-motor retail store.