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.
We interviewed Valerie Wray and Joy Fennell, the co-founders of the candle company The 125 Collection. Read on as they share how the Harlem community contribute to their success.
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.”