For Black History Month, we did a few Brand Spotlights on three NYC-based, black-owned businesses.
As we celebrate Black History Month this year, it's important to acknowledge and support Black-owned businesses in our communities. At PRESS Modern Massage, we are proud to highlight some of the incredible Black-owned businesses that are making a difference for the NYC community and beyond. This month, we're shining a spotlight on these businesses to celebrate their achievements, honor their contributions, and encourage our readers to support them. Keep reading to learn more about the three businesses we chose to highlight!
Telsha Anderson-Boone has designed a concept store that caters to the women-identifying community in New York City. Highlighting both established labels and up-and-coming names in the industry, T.A. concept store finds beauty in discovery and sharing it with sartorial lovers.
Highlighting both established brands and up-and-coming designers in the industry, T.a. sells clothes, jewelry, and accessories sourced from around the world.
Gooey on the Inside was created by a self-proclaimed emotional eater and food obsessed chick from Canada via the Caribbean. The journey all began for her from a 'compact' kitchen in a Chelsea apartment in NYC where she had this crazy idea that she could make the perfect cookie. One that was crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. After countless go-arounds the proverbial “Gooey on the Inside” cookie was born.
With a passion for all-things cookies, Kafi’s goal was to recreate these time honored classics and experiment with flavors and different ingredients in order to offer a unique take on an old favorite.
“We are living to make a contribution.” This simple, honest statement from the Little Pie Company’s creator Arnold Wilkerson reflects not only the man’s credo but also the thoughtful, patient work that goes into the homespun desserts made fresh in Manhattan’s vibrant theater district.
His love of baking comes from vivid recollections of his grandmother cutting up freshly fallen apples from their backyard trees for more than a few little pies of her own.
Remember when home-made desserts such as Mississippi Mud pie, pecan and classic apple equaled happiness? At the Little Pie Company, it still does. Simply good and ready to eat. Rounds of applause are optional but deliciously inevitable.
Dayanne Danier is a Haitian-American designer of the fashion lifestyle
brand called Bien Abyé (means Well Dressed). It is a collection
encompassing a style that is sophisticated and chic with a Creole flair
handcrafted by artisans in Haiti.
The brand stems from Danier’s Creole roots and expresses the importance
of looking stunning while embracing all aspects of one’s lifestyle.
Inspired by the elaborate structures of Gingerbread house architecture
and its ornate latticework design, the collection is created using a
strong attention to detail in a kaleidoscope of colors. Bien Abyé
started as an apparel collection and pivoted to include vignettes of
silk accessories for women and men, handbags, and home décor. The
collections use craftsmanship passed down through generations to create
the merchandise. Some of these techniques include hand embroidery, hand
sewing, and hand beading.
It is available online through the company’s website, nationwide
Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom online, and specialty boutiques.