Our client base, and sales continue to grow annually, thanks to the efficiency we provide to our retailers, our story, and our ever-changing, inspiring designs. People love the functionality and are drawn to the beauty of our work. They feel the love we have for our work, and continue to seek us out to support what we do. For this, we are grateful.
Tari Zarka is AAOTE’s owner, and main artist and designer - she is the sole creator of TZ Glass jewelry and sculptures, she draws and digitizes the artwork used in our wood collections, and she designs our products that we assemble in-house.
AAOTE’s Wood Diffuser Collection is made from USA sustainably grown hardwoods. Our Wood Diffuser Collections and TZ Glass Collections are USA made, and all of our products are USA assembled in Dublin, PA USA. We offer and make a full range of display options for our collections including counter top and slat wall displays. Customized designs in the wood collections are available. Our products come packaged with no price or SKU.
AAOTE is based in Tari's family's old hosiery mill where we have the space to create and produce our work, and to grow our business. The old hosiery mill is a piece of Bucks County history. It was started by Tari's grandparents and was in operation from approximately 1960-2014. In it's busiest years it employed approximately 100 people. Tari and her family have preserved a number of the hosiery machines. Today, we are far from 100 employees, but we're growing. We love our work and are grateful for the privilege to be able to create unique products for a living.
We believe in giving back. We donate a minimum of 5% of our profits to charity annually.
We are also partnered with Whole Planet Foundation, donating .08 cents of each item sold in our WFM stores from September to December.