THE ALBI STORY
Albi has been exciting its customers by creating style in the home for many years. We are a leading supplier of homewares and kitchenware in Australia and New Zealand, whilst also exporting to countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
Since its formation in 1985, Albi has grown substantially - year after year. We offer a wide range of skus, whilst also providing the option of customised solutions. Albi is not limited to one market sector - our product capabilities range from high-end to mass market across retail and commercial supply. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver the best quality products backed by customer service that is second to none. Our expertise in kitchenware, lifestyle products, home décor, fashion accessories and artificial plants and flowers has allowed us to become a unique type of business in the market - one that offers a 'one-stop' buying experience. We at Albi look to establish lasting business relationships with both suppliers and customers. By working with Albi, you will reap the benefits of our vast industry experience and passion for creating beautiful things. At every level of the business, we'll bring you our best.
The acquisition of Albi by Marlin Brands in 2016 was testament to its growth, standing and success. In 2017, niche kitchenware wholesaler VGM joined forces with Albi – meaning as one entity, we can reach more customers through more resources and an enlivened gusto.
WHAT WE DO
Our product developers and buyers are always on the hunt for stand-out home and kitchen products that set us apart from the competition. This lets us offer customers a unique and exclusive collection of products. By keeping abreast of international trends and understanding the needs of the Australian homewares and kitchenware markets, we have the expertise needed to develop on-trend ranges that will cut through a highly competitive market. Forward thinking and skilful business practices keep Albi a step ahead.
Our expert in-house design team gives Albi a competitive edge. Across our brands, many products, ranges and concepts are created by us - using our knowledge of what will appeal to the market. Our graphic and industrial designers work alongside our buying team to develop stylish servingware and homewares products for the market. We pool our skills to tell stories with colour, shape, pattern, theme and function. In Albi's Rogue division, our specialist floral design team craft exquisite faux arrangements. Our creative capabilities also allow us to develop eye-catching packaging for our in-house brands.
OUR IN-HOUSE BRANDS
Created by us, with you in mind:
Academy Home Goods, Accura, Amalfi, Anya, Davis & Waddell, EcoGlass, Emporium, Leaf & Bean, Maverick, MasterPro, Rogue, Savannah, Society Home and Vignette.
OUR LICENCED BRANDS
We have partnered with some of the biggest names in food and entertainment, to bring you products that are highly sought-after and unique to their brand:
Australiana featuring Andrea Smith, Finlayson, Grand Designs Home Collection and Stephanie Alexander.
Albi has collaborated with Kendra Dandy - illustrator and creator of Bouffants & Broken Hearts. Based in Philadelphia, the talented artist has previously teamed up with brands such as Bobbi Brown, Vans, Anthropologie and Cotton On - just to name a few. Albi is thrilled to bring you a range of products that feature Kendra's exciting and fun designs.
OUR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS
Albi is recognised as a leading distributor of international brands from around the world. We are constantly investigating new and dynamic brands to bring on board. Our current international brand portfolio includes:
André Verdier, AnySharp, CrushGrind, EKO, Euroscrubby, Garcima, NoStik, Royal Leerdam, Ulster Weavers, WOLL and Zeal.