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Products from Abroad is the direct wholesale importer and distributor of La Stephanoise, Mediac, and Bonfanti Buttons for the United States market. Our clients include retail fabric stores, needlework & yarn shops, craft shops, clothing manufacturers, designers, boutiques, and florists. Our unique product selection offers high quality, fashion trims, laces, ribbons, frogs, buttons, buckles, tassels, fringes, appliques, flowers, and more. Great items for the creative mind.

 

Meet our team:

President/Owner: BOB HERZ

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Bob Herz
Saint Louis, Missouri
Sales@productsfromabroad.com
866-410-9706



 

 

Western Region Sale Representative: ANDY JACOBS (NM, AZ, UT, CO, CA, NV, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, AK, HI)

                                       
Andy Jacobs
San Carlos, California
mrbutton@pacbell.net
                  

 

Northern Sales Representative: Christy Pyles (WY, ID, MT) 

                                         Christy Pyles
1016 E. Washington Ave.
Riverton, WY  82501           

 

 Midwest Sales Representative: MARC JACOBS   (OH, IL, WI, MI, IA, MO, KY, KS, NE, ND, SD, MN)

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Marc Jacobs
Chicago, Illinois
Marc Jacobs grew up in Long Island, New York and moved to Chicago in 1993 to become an independent sales rep. His career began selling buttons exclusively. These days he can be a good source for ribbons, trims, fabric and buttons. He can always be found at either of the two international Quilt Markets during the year.  He also displays his wares at local rep shows. Twice per year in  Bloomington, Illinois.  Three times per year in Shipshewana, Indiana as well as the Holmes County Fabric Show in Ohio every July.  During periods when he is not accumulating ‘steps’ on his fitbit - he travels the midwest visiting his customers.

 

Northeast Sales Representative: BOB SHALLER  (NY, CT, MA, NH, VT, MA, RI)

                                          
Bob Shaller
Nanuet, New York
bobssalesinc@aol.com
917-885-3563

 

Northeast Sales Representative: (PA)

                                         
Brenda Watson
717-917-3195
brendawatson525@gmail.com

 

 
Northeast Sales Representative: Now Hiring (NJ, MD, DE)
 
 

 Northeast Button Sales Representative: JIM JAGT (NJ, NY, PA)

                                         
Jim Jagt
Ringwood, New Jersey
jljagt@yahoo.com
 

 

Southeast Sales Representative: BOB VANN (VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, AL TN, FL, MS )

                                         
Bob Vann
Hollywood, Florida
bobbvsales@gmail.com

 


South Central Region Sales Representative: BERRY MELLMAN (TX, LA, AK, OK)

                                      
Barry Mellman
Dallas, Texas
barry@barmeltd.com
 


Puerto Rico Sales Representative: NOEL CABRERA (PR)

                                      
Noel Cabrera
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
cabreramarkpr@centennialpr.net


Sales & Marketing Director: NATALIE BOHANNON

                                         
Natalie Bohannon
Saint Louis, Missouri
Sales@productsfromabroad.com
866-410-9706

 

Customer Sevice Director: NELL SCHNEIDER

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Nell Schneider
Saint Louis, Missouri
Sales@productsfromabroad.com
866-410-9706

 

 

 
 
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