A modern twist on the classics... Afrodesiac Worldwide offers a cultural reinterpretation of retro design.A marriage of metropolitan edge and retro elegance. Splashed with a burst of vivid color. Imprint your own personality on your look and enter the age of individuality.
SOL ARTZ JEWELRY
Nerissa Marisol Rivers-Lawrence is a Holistic Creative specializing in stone energy, jewelry making and fashion as a way to align one’s inner light to the outside image. She is the founder of Sol Artz Jewelry which offers customers one-of-a-kind pieces that bring out the unique energy field of her clients. Her jewelry can be found at The Quest Theological Book Shop in New York City. Nerissa is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology with an emphasis on Fashion Merchandising, Color Fundamentals, Fashion Trends, and Product Development and has worked giving presentations to various audiences on the how to express one’s inner light through creative art & self-imagery.
Sol Artz Jewelry has grown tremendously over the past years due to the growing demand for a natural holistic way of life that many are opting for. The concept of the Sol Artz Jewelry line is to act as a ”talisman” as in ancient times. The jewelry is worn to remind a woman that she has the power to create her own luck in society. She ensures to design all of the unique hand crafted pieces with love and intention. The jewelry is made with semi-precious healing stones and sterling silver to ensure high healing energies. Not only do her handmade pieces look attractive on the outside, they will enhance your own inner light. Sol Artz Jewelry will awaken your senses to a higher vibration.
Michele Ivey is a member of the Harlem Arts Alliance. Her wearable art can be found on tsy.com, a shop named 'The Knit Diva 1' and has graced the covers of American Baby magazine and Parents magazine. She currently lives and works in Harlem, New York City.
Born in 1969 in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Michele Ivey is a fiber artist who has been knitting and crocheting for over 35 years. Taught various methods of needlework by her maternal grandmother, she absorbed the teachings of the craft and spent countless hours over the years practicing and refining her fiber art style.
ECOWRIST, LLC we believe in a universal sustainable culture which creatively blends art, work, love and health. The company was founded by husband and wife team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden in 2008. MarQuerite's South American roots inspired the duo to reconnect with the various cultures of the vast continent. With hands in fashion, performing arts and sales the couple presents products that are works of art with dramatic appeal. Our company strives for sustainability through recycling, the use of natural materials, and minimal wastes to ensure as little effect on the environment as possible. We follow fair trade practices to make sure everyone is happy from farmer to consumer.
Gaia’s Essence is a wellness company that provides quality products for natural and organic living. We specialize in unique selections of Loose Leaf Teas and Salt Free Seasoning Blends created for their health benefits and spectacular flavors. Every new product is thoroughly reviewed by our research team before becoming part of our collection. Our goal is to provide affordable, nutritious options to enjoy a happy, healthy life.
Our Core Values: Global Respect, Natural Knowledge, Sustainability
EVA OLIVIA ORGANICS
Made completely from scratch using the cold process method, with raw ingredients and recipes created based on the craft our grandmothers and great grandmothers used to make ‘lye soap’. Our soap is hand poured and hand cut. This is soapmaking in the tradition of our ancestors.
Today, our soap is made with the same love and care that inspired our original bars of unscented soap, then lavender, then other varieities. EvaOlivia’s soap line currently includes twelve soaps, six bath & shower gels, seven body butters, exfoliating body scrubs, bath salts, gift baskets, and more to come soon.
Features four collections of fearless and fabulous neckwear. This exquisite accessories line can jazz up a plain white tee or little black dress. All limited editions, these treasures are hand-made and fair trade.Be inspired!
AMCIBE NY All Masters Creations in Blessed Enjoyment By Designer Chris Morgan
Have you ever been walking down the street and saw someone
wearing the same outfit as you?
Well at a young age I did, as an individual, this disturbed me to no end. That
was when I decided I would not wear what everyone else was wearing. No trends
for me, so I taught myself how to sew, went to various schools and became a
Patternmaker, tailor, production manager, self taught hat Designer and Fiber
I have been sewing and crafting for 47
years and I love to create wearable art utilizing the composition of different
textures to create "ONE OF A KIND UNIQUE DESIGNS” and just like me the, hats I
create are usually multifaceted (can be worn many ways)
than 40 years Aleathia
Brown has been a driven and determined artist striving at making art with
excellence. With 22 years professionally under her belt Aleathia has
made her career in the arts with numerous solo and group exhibitions, her works
have been in permanent collections as well as collected nationally and
internationally by patrons and organizations.
both tells a visual story and often translates music into line, movement and
innate spirituality is present in the collection of her art. Aleathia’s
artwork embodies vibrant color, unique style and is provocative. "Live
been another of Aleathia’s
passions exposing her viewing audience to the process and development of making
art. In this body of work Aleathia spontaneously paints in front of an
audience. The on stage experience comes alive accompanied by Spoken Word &
Live Music. Audience participation is encouraged from time to time on a canvas
hat & dress recycled from Ms. Brown’s futon mattress cover.
CREATIONS BY HANNALORE MCDANIEL
"I work with mixed materials, mostly glass beads. I like to create collage style wearable art and small sculptures."
"Burning Man” is from a collection of mine that represents the cross-cultural relationship between African American Harlemites and the wider african diaspora.It reflects the intricate subtle interplay I observe above 110th street.
Hannalore Mc Daniel resides in New York and create one of a kind beaded jewelry and wearable art.Exhibits: Germany, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Tucson and New York in numerous group shows as well as one-woman shows. Awards: 2008 second place at the international bead competition: "Celebrating Beads” in Washington DC and showed her creation at the Washington Bead Museum. June 2009 World Of Beads V111 exhibit, A 20 Year Retrospective, Bead Society Of Greater New York at the Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York (honorable mention) Dec.2009 Museum Of Natural History, New York "Kwanzaa Marketplace” August 2010 Bead And Button magazine "Your Work” 2011 and 2012 Tucson JOGGS International Exhibits one-of-a-kind, 2nd place winner November 2012 Jewelry Fair
KITTYROSE is a STATEMENT of Style, Boldness and Retro images.
Her use of Sliver & Copper Plated Wire with Plastic Beads make it very easy for women to wear Bold Accessories without hurting their ears. The Royalty Collection will focus on colors of yellow and brown, taking from the retro feelings of the 7o's Black Love Era.The woman who wears the Kitty Rose Royalty Collection knows who she is and makes no excuse for ALWAYS making Simple Statements.
PUZZLES FOR US
PUZZLES FOR US is the award-winning cultural edutainment series
that spotlights the rich historical legacy and ongoing contributions of people
of color to the global community. We specialize in the creation of exciting
activity books, puzzle books, custom puzzles, workshops and other products that
highlight these contributions in a colorful, engaging manner
One of a kind bags made from repurposed leather
Each handbag you’ll find here is lovingly hand-crafted out of re-purposed, recycled leather. When designers and distributors create bags, they almost always find themselves with a surplus of "scrap” leather. I invite them to sell or donate their extra material to me, which I then use to create 100% original bags.
I’m proud to offer products that aren’t just environmentally friendly, but also give what would have been discarded a completely new identity; one that is as beautiful as it is unique.
My notecards, artwork, and these purses are a direct result of my life’s winding path. They are my legacy, a reflection of my greatest lessons and greatest gifts.
I was born and raised in New York City. While I’ve always been an artist at heart, life took its toll on my passion. For years, I put my love of creating aside in order to make my way in "the real world.” I’ve worked in a number of spheres – as a radiology supervisor, a purchasing agent for American Express, and a counselor and match coordinator for Youth at Risk NYC, among others.
ART B JEWELED
Alyce Faye Jarrett designs original wire sculpture and art designs and one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry designs guaranteed to compliment a multitude of wardrode styles.
VISUAL ARTIST DIANE DAVIS
Diane Davis' ongoing visual exploration of the physics of the urban environment and her love for dance informs her paintings. A painting from the Dance series, Sunrise Dancers, and an earlier work from her Childhood series, Log Cabin, is in the permanent collection of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY; her work is also included in the Montclair Museum, NJ. She has exhibited nationally including Hampton Museum, Va., the MoCada Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Her exhibitions include: Scope, New York City, Knox Gallery, the Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, The Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY and The 2008 National Black Fine Arts Show, NY.
Ms. Davis’ art commissions include Affinity (formerly the Bronx Health Plan), Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Bridgefield Civics League, Bronx, NY, and the Riverbank State Park, NY.
Her work is featured in documentaries, such as "NINE BY FIVE: Nine Artists. Five Boroughs. One City”, presented on TV, and in print media, such as the New York Times, the Daily News, and the Journal of the Print World. Ms. Davis' work is published in 365 Days of Black History in Praise of Women, Psychology, 2002, and Essentials of Sociology, 2002. Ms. Davis is a participating artist in The Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Portfolio, 2000.
Diane Davis is a native of Paxton, Illinois and a longtime resident of the Bronx, NY. Currently she is an artist-in-residence at Chashama's Manhattan, NY studios.