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Black Creatives Showcased at Brooklyn Made in Industry City

You can shop for food, candles and more goods made by Black entrepreneurs at Brooklyn Made right now.

Brooklyn Made, a shop that sells wares made by Brooklyn artisans inside Industry City, is currently showcasing the creativity and entrepreneurship of local Black creatives.

The store currently carries a diverse range of products including items for children and babies, candy, bath products, honey, candles and food. 

Participants include Victoria Williams of Sensual Society and Khareen Georges of Teazert tea; as well as Avalah All NaturalCobblestone CandiesDeseta DesignHarissa Hot HoneySK WiLBUR, LLC.The Collective at IndigoStyleYoto and Claire and Yolélé.

“We figured, what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by celebrating the incredible contributions of local Black creators?” said Gabby Napolitano, creative director and general manager at the Brooklyn Made Store. “It goes hand in hand with our commitment to creating a space where voices are amplified and artistry is celebrated, not just in February, but every day of the year.”

Featuring more than 10 different makers, the shop hosted an event last week that gave the local community a chance to engage directly with local Black-owned businesses.

“It is an honor to be part of Brooklyn Made Store's celebration for Black History Month,” said Khareen Georges, owner of Teazert Teas. “It’s an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs like myself to showcase our products and connect with the community. Events like these provide a vital platform for small businesses to grow and thrive.” 

Pierre Thiam, a co-founder of Yolélé, which makes snacks from fonio, a West African grain, said his Brooklyn roots run deep. 

“It is a full circle moment to have our company, Yolélé, honored here for Black History Month,” said Thiam.  “We hope customers will stop by and experience the joys of West African food firsthand.”