Meet Our Makers

Harlem Candle Company: Luxury Home Fragrances Inspired By Harlem
Whether you need help deciding between a candle and diffuser or are interested in experiencing the fragrance first hand, we look forward to sharing our love for the collection with you.  
Andrea Reyes on Running a Business
Andrea Reyes is the creator of A.Bernadette: a fair trade fashion brand - featuring upcycled clothing and bags made by talented designers and tailors from Uganda who lacked a strong market to thrive in.
Why Anthony Maxwell Wants You to Take a Leap of Faith
Anthony Maxwell shared how he was able to trust his intuition and ward off negativities which helped him navigate an industry that isn’t always so kind to designers of color.
Social Change Through Fashion: A Conversation with Ngozi Okaro of Custom Collaborative
Ngozi Okaro is the executive director of Custom Collaborative, a non-profit organization based in New York, which helps women from low income and immigrant communities learn to design, sew, and sell sustainable fashion.
NiLu's Story
Harlem Gift shop. NiLu owner Katrina Parris Pinn sharing the NiLu inspiration , community and cultural.
Don’t Call It A Comeback. Black Makers Have Been Here for Years
With the news that there are nearly 2.6 millions African American-owned businesses in the United States bringing in upwards of $10 billion in annual revenue, popular news media began championing the “rise” of Black-owned businesses. The rise? We been here....
Harlem Jewelry Maker: Maiko Sukuki
Maiko, like many people, was originally drawn to Harlem because of the cheap rent for a sizable apartment. However, she fell in love with the neighborhood and explains that it simply became home over the years. “I love the small community, history behind [Harlem], and [that] we still have peace of mind here.”
Bigger Than Us: Pitch Night at Nilu (Past Event)
Pitch Night is all about creating collaboration, community, and showing genuine support to our creatives and entrepreneurs in Harlem. Read more.