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Spotlight on Other Black Artforms
Akani Designs is an online store that specializes in clothing and accessories made with African wax fabric also known as Ankara. Our garments and accessories allow people of Afro descent and those who want to celebrate the african culture to express themselves through their clothes in a unique and innovative way. Items of Akani Designs’ collections are also available in 4 physical stores in Ontario and Quebec.
We are a company dedicated to the retail sale of products such as hair products, cosmetics, leather goods and various accessories. Our specialty is based on the Afro-ethnicity of our bags, our clutches and our jewelry which are entirely handmade and come from different African countries. Indeed, our products come mainly from Kenya, Ivory Coast, Benin, Senegal and Cameroon. This multi diversity allows us to ensure the acquisition of original and authentic products for our wonderful customers. It is important to us that all our accessories can be worn for a business meeting, a chic evening or a casual outing with friends to ensure a versatile look. Our leitmotiv which is to reveal the beauty queen in every woman is at the heart of each of our creations.
Big Dreamers is a company that celebrates diversity in ethnicity, gender, and orientation through
literature, games, and art activities and supplies.
Design2shine is a company that makes organic massage care candles to feel aligned and well in your body, soul and spirit. They are made from soy wax and shea butter. Once the wax has melted, it can be applied as a massage oil. 100% natural and vegan products!
Design2Shine wants to highlight the richness of Caribbean and African products through massage candles and thus allow a return to African roots with effective care rituals. Several collections are offered to discover essential oils and their virtues on the body and mental health.
Emmanuel Ayo is a Nigerian-born artist residing in Montreal, Canada. While he began honing his artistic skills by drawing, it wasn’t until 2016 that he developed an interest in painting. He primarily works with oil paint and a mixture of acrylic, and enjoys creating paintings with the goal of emotionally influencing those who view his work. While his arresting artistic style is peppered with vibrant colours, his realism also helps create a safe, interactive space between his work and its viewers. These paintings explore an array of human emotions associated with the way each painting is presented. Emmanuel’s inspiration comes from his experiences, since he has learned much through them—both positive and negative—and they have enabled him to create beautiful pieces filled with their own unique stories and atmospheres.
Enilia’s mission is to serve women in their working lives, with a signature, trendy and minimalist design, each model has been designed to allow women to embellish their style while offering them a practical accessory.
Ettyaka is a brand of handmade jewelry, which wants to be bold and contemporary. Each of the creations is an ode to the uniqueness of women and also an affirmation of oneself. Upendo earrings, the brand’s signature jewels, are the medium. The harmonious encounter of materials and the myriad of colors of each piece are an invitation to travel to Africa, from where the brand draws its inspiration.
JaJa Crown aims to promote the reconciliation of Afro-descendants especially women with their Afro crowns and their skin. Indeed our afro hair are crowns and deserve to be valued and seen in the eyes of all. JaJa Crown Natural Cosmetics offers you quality products, 100% natural without chemical preservatives, for the maintenance of your crowns and your skin. Your afro crown deserves products that respect its unique beauty! With JaJa Crown, wear your crown with your head held high! JaJa Crown products (Scalp Balms and Serums) are formulated to help keep your hair hydrated longer, nourish it and help it grow. The balms have a 2 in 1 use, they can also be used for the body.
A Self-taught artist and freelancer who is passionate about painting and drawing. Her creation reflects a dynamic Afro-urban universe in an abstract style. With a colorful blend of African and occidental inspirations, Kissele art products will naturally fit well in your space
KRÈME ET CACAO
Krème & Cacao’s primary goal is to offer healthy skincare products while being as eco-responsible as possible. The company manufactures natural body products, such as soap for body and face as well as moisturizing creams. They are very concerned with the quality of the products that go into the manufacturing process and each one is carefully selected. Each product is designed to provide a pleasant and memorable experience and they strive to make their products feel good with every use.
MALACHITE + ÉLÉPHANT
Malachite + Elephant is proudly owned by a black / haitian owned. M+E is your one-stop shop to the highest quality, luxurious hair, beauty, skin and wellness products. We offer niche black-owned brands in the green beauty market. We offer products for the whole family. M+E’s principles include promoting ethically sourced products, offering products that are free of harsh chemicals and eco-friendly. It is of utmost importance for us to be socially responsible and to give back to community organizations, we personally do that through our partnership with the Haiti Tree Project and local community initiatives.
Mama’s Peluche is a Montreal based gift shop. We specialize in promoting the afrocentric culture by offering unique products kids and adults can identify with. We also offer personalized gift baskets, birth boxes, frames, wooden letters, diaper cakes and party boxes for your unique personal or corporate event. We ship worldwide.
Founded in July 2017, NAP Créations is located in the center core of Laval. The company operates in the business of handmade Afro-Caribbean inspired clothing and accessories. We offer a wide range of handcrafted products including clothing, jewelries, bags, beauty care products, paintings and various accessories. A clothing collection called SakPase Collection was launched in June 2019. SakPase makes modern clothing inspired by traditional Haitian clothing. Our products are made in our workshop and by our artisans-partners. Our products fill a gap in the market and are designed for all those who want to add a little warmth and color to the Quebec cold, our products are rich in color.
So my products are a blend of 12 butters and oils that after processing turns into a creamy blend that melts to the touch and softens your skin and hair for even skin and some healthy hair
NTANY AND MARIE
Ntany & Marie is an small business based in Quebec for 1 year. Our goal is to bring color into the lives of African women original, quality accessories. You will find in our shop umbrellas with African motifs and very soon scarves, sweaters. Let the magic of tropical colors put a smile on your face.
I present to you my shop Shey Accessoires. Here you will find a variety of high-themed accessories from our rich black culture. Shey Accessoires offers earrings for all occasions and for all tastes. Our earrings are lightweight, pleasant to wear and will not go unnoticed. In our wide selection, you will also find clip-on earrings. Looking forward to meeting you!