African-Made and African-Inspired

Summer Simmers

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Things are heating up. Not only is summer is just around the corner, but so too is our first Pop-Up event: “Spring into Summer ‘19”! To help mellow out all the anticipation, excitement and stress click below for our Spotify “Summer Simmers” playlist! Oh, and of course, come through to the Pop Up!. Vendor Bios below:

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Esme & Olive/ The Sweetest Thing

Nyndia Diligent is a quirky creative who studied Apparel Design at Lasell College and Colorado State University. She works as a designer in NYC and runs The Sweetest Thing online shop. She creates and sells original clothes and accessories. One year ago she launched her home decor brand called Esmé & Olive, which incorporates fiber art techniques, textiles, mixed-materials, and a love of home decor. Each piece is handcrafted to express playful, modern, and unique style.

(IG: @esmeandolive)

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V.A.D Bags

“Vanessa is an experienced designer with a history of working in the luxury goods and textile industry. Skilled in Strategy, Trend Analysis, Adobe Suite and Manufacturing Insights. Vanessa completed her Master’s Degree focused in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design- The New School.”


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Adwoa Adusei (pen-name Ohemaa Serwaa) is a Brooklyn based librarian, writer, and designer. The launch of WoBusu, an online space for dialogue about the beauty and cultures of the African Diaspora in conjunction with its online store of branded fashion accessories has been the culmination of lifelong dreams. WoBusu wares include unisex satin-lined head-wraps, durags, and bow ties. Most recently, an T-shirt series was introduced with a fundraising campaign about Auto Immune Disease Awareness.

The Warrior Collection (Tshirts)