Fresh Stock was founded by Benjamin Stock in Kobe, Japan in 2008. The original goal was to foster international collaboration between Japanese and western creatives and creative companies. From branding, to logistics, to translation, to overall strategy, Fresh Stock has met a wide variety of consulting needs. If you're an English-speaking entrepreneur interested in building a bridge to Japan or a Japanese creative looking to expand your reach to the West, please feel free to contact us.
In 2014, Benjamin and his wife, Rebecca, took Fresh Stock beyond consulting and started a retail endeavor: a web shop offering a variety of boutique Japanese stationery and office supplies, many of which are not easily found outside of Japan. The shop was founded in Kobe but has since been relocated to Chicagoland, and orders are shipped from there around the world. From the beginning, the vision was to start with stationery and eventually expand to include other home accessories and lifestyle products. This is still the plan, so if you are a Japanese company offering a product with a modern esthetic that you think is a good fit for Fresh Stock, we hope you will contact us.
While we aren't officially wholesalers of any of our products, we have informally supplied certain items to a number of retailers in the United States and in Europe. Please contact us if you are interested in adding our products to your lineup, and we would be happy to get a conversation going.