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UTZ THREADS

Founder Cinthya Flores

Utz means good in Maya Quiché, the language spoken by our partner weavers in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Utz Threads is a Latina owned textile brand that's born from the lively colors and cultural markers of the Maya Quiché people. Through everyday use products, we want to connect the world to the ancestral weaving practices of this living culture and to create a space for women to tell their own empowering stories.

Latinx-owned / Accessories
VALU MUZIK

Founder Desmond Moulton

Desmond is from the birthplace of reggae and dancehall music, Kingston, Jamaica, and music is undeniably embedded in his DNA. Inspired by Bob Marley, Rebelution, Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse, Jimmy Cliff and Collie Buddz, Desmond is hoping that the new set will attract airplay and chart activity as he is ready to jump on the reggae tour circuit. His long-term plan includes writing hit songs for other performing stars.

Music / Black-owned
VERTRAN TECHNOLOGIES

Founder Joseph Myers

After working for other companies, Joseph decided to put his expertise as an elevator technician and trade instructor to work in his own business. Joseph provides top-notch elevator repair and inspection services to NYC area buildings. 

Business & Consulting
VIBE IS BRIGHT

Founder Ana Jahannes

Vibe Is Bright creates vibrant brand identities and spatial experiences through web, interior and event design. Skilled at designing multi-function projects, the design studio has worked with creative entrepreneurs, cultural institutions and startups to create everything from live/work spaces to online shops. Vibe Is Bright is a collection of artists, designers and writers of color who nerd out together.

Black-owned / Books, Media, & Tech / Business & Consulting
VISCERA CO.

Founder Ari Takata-Vasquez

Viscera is an Oakland-based design house that sells avante garde but wearable pieces. Viscera strives to create functional clothing, jewelry, and body care. They’re designers and creators first and draw inspiration from cities and the people in them who make them unique.

Clothing
VISIONS OF VENUS

Founder Michéll Espinoza

After several years spent learning from some great people and helping other beauty services achieve success, it’s such a dream come true for Michéll to now be operating her own. She offers Special Event makeup applications/makeovers, facials, body waxing, eyebrow arch design and “brow rehab” along with individual eyelash extensions 2d – 8d types and styles and curls.

Beauty
Vive Cosmetics

Founders Joanna Rosario and Leslie Valdivia

First-generation Latinas, daughters of immigrants from Mexico, Leslie and Joanna wanted to do something about the lack of representation of the Latinx/Latina community in the beauty industry.

With zero connections or knowledge of the beauty industry or retail business background, they launched Vive Cosmetics, a beauty brand created to celebrate their love for all things beauty and culture in one place.

Beauty / Latinx-owned
VOICES ADVANCE

Founder Taylor Vecchio

Voices Advance is a consulting practice that taps into their expertise in Youth Development to offer dynamic Professional Development, Program Design, and Enrichment Courses to Non-Profits, Schools, Museums and Government Agencies. They provide unique enrichment classes steeped in progressive traditions. Voices Advance offers their dynamic professional development to non-profits, schools, museums and government agencies. 

Education
Vondiva Designz
HOLIDAY-BANNER-Start-Small-Think-Big

 

Founder Vondiva Designz

Handcrafted jewelry always says unique. Choose from colorful beaded bracelets, earrings, and Greek-life-themed jewelry designs.

 

DISCOUNT:

40% off each item with no minimum order total.

Nov 18, 2022 thru Dec 1, 2022

Jewelry / Holiday Gift Guide
Weby Agency LLC

Founder Santiago Luna Mantilla

Santiago's goal is to focus on elevating brands and increasing sales of e-commerce, B2B, and consumer companies. Santiago and his team keep processes simple, transparent, and customer-focused. They view their engagements as relationships—not vendor agreements. Santiago exclusively partners with brands he ardently wants to evolve. And holds his clients’ best interest at heart.

Business & Consulting
Wutoh Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Founder Kwamè Wutoh

Kwamè is a certified personal trainer and licensed martial art black belt. Now based in Maryland and working in the DMV area, he has been practicing martial arts for over 20 years and in his younger years, competed at international tournaments mixed martial arts competitions. A true motivator, he has a passion for passing his experiences and knowledge on to his students. In his mixed martial art academy, he takes pride not just in helping students achieve physical and lifestyle goals, but also in training the next leading trainers that represent and carry out the business' mission.

Health & Wellness / Black-owned
Yamini's Kitchen

Yamini packages and sells her custom Indian spice blends. Born and raised in Mumbai, Yamini started cooking with her parents when she was only ten years old. As an adult, after years of bringing lunch to work for her co-workers.

AAPI-owned
Yamini’s Kitchen

Founder Yamini Joshi

From the kaidais in her Mumbai kitchen, making lunch for a coworker, to her dishes served at tables across the globe, immigrant chef Yamini Joshi has 40+ years of cooking traditional Indian dishes.

Yamini is the owner of Yamini's Kitchen, a catering business that also offers cooking classes. Keep on the lookout, as they are planning to launch a homemade spices line soon.

AAPI-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT
YCL FITNESS
YCL FITNESS

Founder Christina Louis

Active from a young age, Christina harnesses her passion for movement to create a fitness business. She loves inspiring others to use exercise and fitness to nurture their mental and physical health. Christina focuses on HIIT and calisthenic training.

COMING SOON

Black-owned / Health & Wellness
YOSHE

Founder Markia Banks

Yoshe is a furniture and accessory showroom in Brooklyn, NY.

Black-owned / House & Home
YOUR BEST FRIENDS GROOMER

Founder Genesis Urena

Best Friends is a premiere grooming shop serving Boonton and surrounding towns. We pride ourselves in “Fun” dog grooming and it's what sets us apart from other groomers. Our free play atmosphere and limited caging philosophy keeps your pets happy and minimizes their stress while visiting us. Stop in and visit our shop and you will immediately see what makes us unique and why we are so highly recommended.

Latinx-owned / Pets
YU-project LLC

Minami is a broadway performer who started a business to help people express themselves freely and fulfill their potential through broadway-inspired exercises, lectures and seminars. She primarily focuses on a Japanese audience, and helping them communication.

AAPI-owned
YUCCA NATURALS

Founder Jennifer Joseph

Yucca Naturals is an all natural vegan plant-based supplement line soon to be available in an easy to take pill form. Their proprietary blends are being formulated for use by those who suffer from inflammatory issues and pain. These blends' special formulation target specific triggers in the body to help with inflammation and its effects on the body. 

Health & Wellness
YURI: An Asian American Education Project

Cathlin and Freda have worked for years in the education field. They are committed to centering Asian American stories and voices in today's historical narratives. To that end, Cathlin and Freda co-founded and co-direct their small business.

AAPI-owned
YURI: AN ASIAN AMERICAN EDUCATION PROJECT

Founder Freda Lin

YURI: An Asian American Education Project provides educational resources and experiences through an Asian American lens. By expanding the narratives of history, they believe knowledge can create bridges rather than division, teaching the power of coalition building to create understanding across diverse communities. 

Education
ZOOGA YOGA

Founder Antonia King

Zooga Yoga is a yoga studio dedicated to babies, kids, teens, expecting moms, parents and families. Zooga couples traditional yoga poses and elements with fun themes that include animal poses, challenging and partner poses, games and props to create a specialized brand of ‘YogaPlay®’. This approach is designed to foster confidence, creativity and imagination while keeping true to the goal of whole mind and body health.

Health & Wellness / Kids & Baby