Throughout the year, I like to attend events that are in support of black contributions, but I make an extra special effort to attend during Black History month.
It was suggested that I attend the Black Owned: Black History Month Pop Up Market by Justice Achampong – Founder of Ananse Clothing, and I took him up on his offer. The event was put on to support and promote black owned businesses in the city.
Here’s a just a few of the vendors and business owners I was able to connect with.
Designs By Yaa
I loved her collection of funky, brightly coloured earrings and chokers. Many of the designs are African inspired and can complement any outfit.
So glad I picked up this cute pair!—->
For more info, go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/designsbyYaa
I am a fan of Edible Bliss founder and chef, Amanda Hamer, and I ran up to her and gave her a warm hug as soon as I saw her at the event.
She had a bunch of delish treats on her table, but her pecan tart (pictured) spoke to me. The verdict: SCRUMPTIOUS! Loved the flakiness of the crust, but the kiss of rum in this dessert was next level yumminess. Thanks, Amanda!
For more info, go to: @ediblebliss11 on instagram
The Bacon Berry Card Co
I love stationery – actually, I love anything to do with writing (read: notebooks, pens, pencils)!
This assortment of cute, funny cards made me an instant fan. I will be checking her out at the One of A Kind Show next month.
For more info, go to: www.thebaconberrycards.com
12 Months of Melanin
Don’t you love the name of the company?
Photographer Setti Kidane, photographed an array of black women to create artistic black and white calendars. What she came up with is a true work of art.
Kinda kicking myself for not picking one up.
If you’re interested, visit her at: www.the12mm.com
Justice Achampong displayed his love for Africa in his designs for Ananse . So happy to see you fulfill your dream and finally getting to share your clothing line.
For more info, go to: http://www.ananseclothing.com/
Thanks again to everyone involved in putting on this event . I had a great time!
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