Meet Our Makers

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.
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.