We are beyond excited to announce our gift box partnership with My People’s Market, of which all proceeds will be donated to the Portland NAACP.
My People’s Market is a collaborative event and marketplace organized by Travel Portland and Prosper Portland that provides a platform for artisans and business owners of color. All vendors are sourced from Mercatus, a free business directory and storytelling platform that promotes under-represented entrepreneurs.
This summer’s My People’s Market has been postponed and many vendors have lost the opportunity to sell. In an effort to support businesses and keep the My People’s Market spirit alive, we are collaborating to launch the My People’s Market gift box program and are excited to share Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters with you. All proceeds from the gift boxes will be donated to the Portland NAACP.
Meet the Vendors:
Aesthete Tea is a Woman, QPOC owned organic loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand. Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics and health.
April Black is an Asian-American owned paper goods company offering art prints, stationery, tote bags, T-shirts and various gift items with a strong emphasis on illustrated elements. April is a designer and illustrator with a love for nature, riding bikes, animals, music, pop culture and yoga.
Barrelled Bee: Lee Hedgmon is a native Oregonian who loves creating amazing layered flavors with simple ingredients. She started brewing in 2004 while in graduate school and launched into brewing professionally after moving back to Portland in 2010. Lee loves experimenting with different ingredients to create flavors that enhance other foods and looks forward to bringing those creations to her customers.
Everglow Handmade is a small creative studio run by Rachel Larsen that focuses on calligraphy & design. Rachel believes that every day & every moment is sacred and should be celebrated, whether it's the everyday mundane or the once-in-a-lifetime moments. She designs goods that encourage this celebration & make it easy for you to focus on enjoying life to the fullest.
fei goods is two sisters, Felicia + Fiona, from Portland, OR. fei comes from Felicia's Chinese name, wan-fei. They blend, melt, pour, and mold by hand to create beautiful goods that fit a modern lifestyle.
HAB Sauce: A diverse family lineage and a childhood filled with the flavors of Indonesia and Latin America fueled David van Overeem's desire to create sensational sauces that could be shared with family and friends, using recipes he could pass down to my daughters. Handmade in small batches with carefully selected fruits and an array of hot peppers, HAB Sauces strike the perfect balance of sweet and heat.
Hidden Opulence is a Design House that’s focused in Apparel sustainability and upcycling. The business is divided into two factions, serving both existing apparel brands and the general public. Services such as small batch production, in-house production assistance is offered to designers and batch alterations for garments in boutiques are available for established apparel brands.
Honeybee Sparkling Lemonade: Originally served to customers with sparkling water from the window of a food cart by Andrea Wade, Honeybee Lemonade Syrups hit the shelves in 2019. Honeybee Lemonade Syrups are all-natural syrups, free from preservatives and added sugars. Working at food carts, street fairs and other special events, Andrea found that customers were returning again and again to try more Honeybee. It was the popularity and positive feedback during this time that inspired Andrea to bring her syrups to market.
Hot Mama Salsa began out of a craving for the flavors of home, Mexican inspired southwest cuisine. Out of a small production kitchen in Portland, Oregon, Hot Mama Salsa hand produces fresh salsas, hot sauces, and chili oils using traditional ethnic cooking methods and fresh local ingredients. The salsas feature recipes from the Guerrero family and are influenced by Mexican culture.
Hue Noir was founded by Paula Hayes, a product chemist and woman of color inspired by the challenge of finding quality cosmetics that complemented her complexion. With her background as a chemist, Paula began to develop makeup formulas specifically suited to women of color. All our products are cruelty free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. Since inception in 2009, Hue Noir has been run by women of color for women of color and is proud to oversee every step of production at their Portland-area location, from conception to manufacture and packaging.
Iltopia Studios is a small creative studio based in Portland, Oregon. Their objective is simple: make comics and cartoons that open doors to more understanding. Iltopia Studios is dedicated to producing engaging content that is entertaining, empowering, and educational. All books are handmade by creator Steven Christian in Portland, Oregon.
Mathilde's Kitchen is one of the only Haitian food and drink providers in the city of Portland. Her Hibiscus Ginger Brew is now offered at many retailers around the city. While her focus is still on her drinks, she still offers catering of delicious Haitian food. Mathilde Aurelian-Wilson is the also founder of the non-profit Haiti Community Support Inc., which funds an elementary school, a small health clinic, and other infrastructure projects in the remote mountains of her home village.
My Earth Goddess is a CBD wellness and skincare brand founded in Portland, OR in 2018. Joi Bonman explored the benefits of CBD for her chronic back pain and anxiety, and began hand-crafting and formulating her own recipes as a result.
New Normal 4 Now was created by Shalonda Menefee to provide a stylish tribal/African inspired print protective face mask with matching accessories. Shalonda's main company, SISTAS, was founded in 2005 and was designed to bring Black woman together to build sisterhood, share resources and create a community of support. It also provided consulting services to assist minority women, small businesses and non-profits with capacity building, organizational development, and management.
No End Of Clothing was born when a young Native Artist; Palani Bearghost, followed her dreams. NEO is a combination of Neo-Contemporary designs that weave in traditional Indigenous designs to bring you wearable art from the past, present, and future, creating androgynous pieces that both men and women can wear with comfort and style.
Soapbox Theory was started by Talton Davis in 2005. She makes greeting cards, t-shirts, accessories, home décor, and more featuring positive images of Black culture. All products are printed in a small, family owned shop and finished by hand.
The Show Sauce is a family operated business making amazing all-natural pepper sauce inspired by authentic Mexican salsas & an ode to simple, honest, taco shop hot sauce.
Tighty Whitey Soaps & Candle Co. was founded in 2015 with the goal of making simple, healthy products using as natural and eco-friendly materials as possible in order to give people an affordable, beautiful, and safe option for skincare and candles.
Tostado Coffee Roasters is a specialty small batch coffee roaster company that sources sustainable green beans, farmed in the Sierra Madre mountains of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico and roasts and packs in SE Portland. Their mission is to support indigenous communities through fair trade sourcing and creating awareness about farmer’s hard work, the impressive supply chain and all the people involved behind a great cup of coffee!
ZoeApothic hand-pours and hand-blends many of their products in small batches in Portland, Oregon, and strives to ensure that their products are free of paraben and cruelty-free and are scented with essential oils and/or phthalate-free, fragrance oils. Their main goal is to create products that help to elevate your physical, emotional and mental health.SHOP THE COLLECTION NOW