10 incredibly talented, up-and-coming talents from Macy's The Workshop have an event....and you're invited!
This year is the 7th year that Macy's has conducted The Workshop--It's a retail vendor development course for high-potential minority and/or women business owners. Wednesday night at the Macy's Herald Square location, they're showcasing the class of May 2017's fantastic creations. So you need to pop by, sip on champagne and meet these intelligent, clever and creative people. It's happening on the 4th floor of Macy's Herald Square on Wednesday, April 26 from 6 to 8 pm.
10 vendors are participating. They include:
Thirty One Bits, it's a lifestyle and jewelry brand with items made by artisans in Uganda and Indonesia. Founded by Jessie Simonson, Ali Swanson and three other women, 31 Bits is available in over 500 boutiques nationwide and online.
Courtney Noelle creates sexy, confident clothing for the plus-sized woman. Celebs spotted in designer Courtney Smith's line include Mary Lambert and Gabourey Sidibe. View her designs here.
Habana serves up intoxicating Cuban-style coffee. Founded by Ramon Travieso, this custom-blend reminds him of his boyhood home. Unfortunately, you can't smell how good it is on the 'net, but you can visit his site.
Kálos Skin is a holistic and organic skin care line who partners with nonprofit groups to ensure that every bottle helps to educate, empower, and liberate girls around the world. Learn more about the brand and founder Nadia Babar here.
Lauren Cecchi is manufactured in the heart of New York City's garment district. The eponymously named line has handbags, jewelry, backpacks and accessories in all the colors (and then some) of the rainbow. View her bags here.
Liz & Roo is a luxury infant bedding line that's made in the U.S. They have everything from crib sheets, crib skirts, to minky blankets and more. Yes, there's a baby registry too. Co-founded by Caroline Eager and Carol Ann Anderson, many of their products are hand-sewn by artisans in Kentucky. Take a look at all their goods here.
Rebdolls is an online e-tailer for sizes 0 to 32. President and ex-model Griselangel Paula created the company when she noted a dearth of fashion-forward clothing for plus sized women. The company ships to over 95 countries. Enter her e-store here.
Still House is a fine jewelry company founded by Urte Tylaite that makes wearable art--in New York City--from sterling silver and 14 karat gold. Known for their unique silhouettes and stones, they've been featured in publications like the New York Times, Vogue and Refinery29. Look for yourself here.
Tejido founded by Shanti Rackley (she is also the product developer) is a luxury knitwear firm that work with master artisans from South America who preserve the areas textile skills. Items are created with hand-looms, crochet, hand knitting, and plant based dyes. Rackely's products have been sold in Free People and Club Monaco stores. Shop here.
Verona Collection co-founded by Lisa Vogel and Nadine Abu-Jubara have created a fashion line for the modern Muslin woman and for women who want to be stylish and be able to dress modestly. The collection ranges from headscarves, cardigans, long-sleeve tops, maxi dresses, active wear and swimwear. Their flagship store is in the Orlando Fashion Square and the collection can also be found online. They ship to the UK, Australia, France and other countries affiliated with the European Union.
That’s Smooth is an organic line of grooming products created by Miguel Martinez. The line includes a razor that gives a close shave but doesn't irritate the skin. The complementary grooming products are designed to prevent irritation, razor bumps that even men with the waviest, curliest textured hair can shave comfortably. View the entire line here.
Macy's Herald Square is located at 151 West 34th Street. For directions, store information and more, please visit their site. The Workshop at Macy's is a free program. Click here for more information on how you can be part of this transformative experience.