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Rahama wright

shea yeleen, FOUNDER
 

Shea Yeleen is a DC based social impact company that creates handcrafted shea butter body care products ethically sourcing shea butter from women-owned cooperatives in Ghana. Each product ensures the purest quality shea butter for superior skin and hair care while creating living wages for women in rural communities.

 
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kait dunning

12 past 7, illustrator & Founder
 

12Past7 celebrates the whimsy in life with fun and unique custom illustrations that celebrate diversity and empowerment. These illustrations are printed on greeting cards, stationary, home accessories, and art prints.

Every purchase helps support local animal shelters.

 
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JC Smith

Bailiwick Clothing, founder
 

Bailiwick is an apparel brand that artfully merges the worlds of design, culture and purpose. We make clothing that we love, share our stories with the world, and give back to the great cities we inhabit.



 
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kitiya king

mischo beauty, ceo
 

Moved to create non-toxic, yet beautiful luxury nail lacquer while pregnant,
Kitiya Mischo King founded the award-winning Washington, DC based Mischo Beauty in 2013.

 
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kemi tignor

little likes kids, founder
 

Founded by a mom in 2018, Little Likes Kids™ is “here for” a new generation of kids aged 6 and under.

We are bringing to a mass market, beautifully-illustrated and lovingly designed toys inspired by—and truly reflective of—the lives of today’s kids.

 
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sam carvahlo

harper macaw, co-founder
 

Harper Macaw is a fine chocolate maker with an ambitious yet tangible objective:
To turn chocolate into a force for tropical reforestation. We purchase beans directly to ensure farms are compensated for their extra attention to details. Our producers are at the avant-garde of cacao agroforestry, with crop maintenance and pre and post-harvest practices that not only yield tremendous quality but are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

 
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Matt Dixon

harper macaw, co-founder
 

Harper Macaw is a fine chocolate maker with an ambitious yet tangible objective:
To turn chocolate into a force for tropical reforestation. We purchase beans directly to ensure farms are compensated for their extra attention to details. Our producers are at the avant-garde of cacao agroforestry, with crop maintenance and pre and post-harvest practices that not only yield tremendous quality but are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

 
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stephanie willams

o-mazing food, ceo
 

Oh-Mazing is a DC based company that specializes in making a gourmet granola snack. At Oh-Mazing, we believe that every person has a purpose. We want to help you explore new ways of living every moment of your beautiful lives and not go hungry—hike a mountain, take your dream trip, start a blog, play in the park with your children, or simply add a little more flavor to your commute.
Yes, we sell granola (it's quite tasty), but more importantly, we want to inspire you to live your life with purpose and passion. Be Extraordinary. Be Adventurous. Be Oh-Mazing!

 
 
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hatice rosato

definition studio, Founder
 

Istanbul-DC based studio that creates and curates modern artisanal accessories for the ultimate city dweller. Our jewelry is ethically made from sustainable materials such as natural stones, glass, wood and resin. Founded on the belief that accessories should be a symbol of style and spirit, not status, our mission is to bring quality pieces at an affordable price point to the DC market place.

 
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topaz Terry

bicycle trash, Founder
 

BicycleTrash is a DC - based brand of gifts for bicycle lovers and beer enthusiasts. Durable goods and accessories are handmade by owner and maker Topaz M. Terry, using original designs from locally sourced premium quality bicycle trash.DC market place.

 
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leigha hollis

Culture socks, Founder
 

In a society that often asks you to conform, Culture Socks allows you to be and express yourself at all times. Whether for the culture, for the cause, or for the day job, Culture Socks offers quality footwear that promotes self-expression. It was birthed from the desire for bold and innovative sockwear that honors culture, creativity, and consciousness.

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Angela Palmieri

Native State Foods, Founder
 

We curate organic superfoods from around the world and make delicious breakfast and snacking products for a modern lifestyle. We engage in responsible sourcing and work to positively impact communities around the world. Through each of our snack curations - we bring you pure, unprocessed, natural goodness with exceptional flavor experiences that support our global community.


 
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Candy Schibli

southeastern roastery, Founder
 

Originally from Virginia, Candy started her company in Isle of Wight County, VA (for which the name pays homage), moving it to DC in 2017 after finishing graduate school at American University in 2008. You can find her finely roasted, specialty coffees in DC, MD, and VA at Songbyrd Record and Music Cafe, The Village Cafe, Dio Wine Bar, Shop Made in DC. Burn and Brew, Chefscape, The Dish and Dram, and Dovecote Cafe. Candy is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association Roaster's Guild and a licensed (coffee quality) Q-grader. Look for Southeastern Roastery's coffee and tea cafe, opening fall 2019 in Riverdale Park, MD.


 
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James canty

Willie coca chocolates, Founder
 

Willie Coca Chocolates was created out of life’s lessons learned! It’s a little bit of everything that I love, picked up along my life’s journey!!!  If you know me, you KNOW I love Chocolate, Photography & Design!  Willie Coca “Bean-to-Bar” chocolates are the best of all three rolled into one.  I use my love for chocolate, my culinary skills, along with my love for photography & design to create hand crafted, artisan bean-to-bar chocolates, wrapped in Art.  The chocolate bar is Art all by itself, using single origin beans from Trinidad, Tanzania, Peru and a few other locations.  The wrapping features Art from the local community. I’ve created a chocolate bar that the world can call an ART!!!

 
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curtis Thomas

The 19th DC, Founder

Born in our nation's capitol by a former Congressional staffer, The Nineteenth DC (formerly the Fashion House of Hillary) is an empowering lifestyle brand dedicated to rebranding left-leaning pols for the millennial generation, elevating conversations around progressive causes and encouraging women and people of color to run for office through modern and custom t-shirt design.