Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit store with a unique maker to market movement where we create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their handmade products to our markets through fair trading relationships. We work with women, people with disabilities and others often excluded in the global economy who’s maker skills have been passed down from generations.
Lip Esteem LLC is a cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free lipstick line that was launched in Minnesota by founder Tameka Jones in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Lip Esteem brand is geared toward building self-esteem for all people, of all races and all ages. This unique, rich yet moisturizing lipstick was created to help customers feel confident as soon as it is applied.
The truth is that lipstick is a mood booster even in the midst of a pandemic. Lip Esteem at this time has 11 lipsticks, 6 lip liners and 4 Hemp lip glosses, a lip exfoliator and a Vitamin E stick. All the products are extremely moisturizing an a perfect way to protect your lips especially in these winter months.
Fair Anita is a Minnesota-based fair trade company with a mission of women investing in women. The Fair Anita team designs jewelry, accessories and sustainable products like bamboo utensil sets that are made by talented artisans who earn 2-3 times the minimum wage in their country and receive health insurance and education stipends.
Create Laser Arts is an artist-run company that creates a variety of home goods, art objects, and jewelry. Specializing in the combination of laser technologies with traditional handcraft, we strive to make objects that are functional, aesthetically pleasing and bring joy to daily life. We are eco-conscious in our process, choosing reclaimed and substantially-sourced materials from local businesses. That includes our packaging, which comes from 100% post-consumer waste materials. As we create, we carefully consider materials and design to make special, yet affordable art objects.
RighteouSouls is an online clothing company, printing motivational and inspiring messages on high-quality apparel. Our goal is to start a movement of good vibrations. When you see the brand RighteouSouls, we hope it will be synonymous with love, happiness and peace. Our products strive to help you embody a sense of connection to your inner truth, empowerment and humankind. While wearing RighteouSouls, you are a part of a movement bringing peace, love and truth to our shared humanity.
WeWannaRock represents people who love fashion, music and art. For people who want to stand out in crowds, be bold, bodacious and beautiful. Whether you are heading to a concert, happy hour, or hanging with your girls, we have dope fashion that will fit for any occasion.
TiAngy Designs, created by sisters Tinu and Angie, is a Minneapolis-based online boutique that offers a wide selection of Ankara style purses, handbags, clothing and jewelry. All items sold on the TiAngy site are authentic, custom designs handmade from Nigeria. We cater to women who have an ethnic flair, and enjoy wearing well-made purses, clothes and accessories. All TiAngy designs are handmade from Ankara fabric in Nigeria and are formed by two “sisters” who enjoy fashion and helping others look their best.
Lovely’s Sewing & Arts Collective (LSAC) is a nonprofit located in north Minneapolis, MN, established in June of 2010 out of Homewood Studios located off Plymouth and Russell. LSAC has been successfully running at Homewood for 11 years and counting. At LSAC we teach youth the art of sewing and yoga. Sewing is the foundation of the program. The kids create, sell and open savings accounts or add to their existing accounts as they learn about financial literacy and money management. Sewing and yoga are used as tools to teach patience, focus, leadership, entrepreneurship and most of all accountability.
Body Love Products is a certified minority woman-owned business in Minnesota. We sell luxurious aromatherapy hair, face, bath and body care products to everyday people who value safe 100% pure and natural essential oils and other healthy ingredients in their products. Our goal is to help with your wellness regimen by bringing the spa experience home and showing yourself love. We offer great innovative products for sustainability that are affordable, accessible and smell amazing. No matter your health ailment, let us help you, Love Yourself!