On Sunday, April 11, the Warriors will host a Thrive City Marketplace spotlighting 30 women-owned small businesses from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Thrive City. By following health and safety protocols, customers will have the opportunity to indulge in a variety of art boutiques, unique apparel and self-care brands, food and beverages, accessories, and more.
The Thrive City Marketplace will be a complete experience for people to shop at their favorite vendor booths and get to know a variety of the female entrepreneurs from around the Bay Area. The plaza will feature live entertainment by Michelle Miller, better known as DJSHELLHEART. The Richmond, CA native managed to build a strong fan base in the Hip-Hop and LGBTQ community. Shellheart has been on five U.S. tours and two European tours, performing alongside top artists such as Rexxliferaj, Mr. Carmack, BAS Of Dreamivlle, P-Lo & Marc E. Bassy.
What better way to start the new week than supporting small businesses at the Thrive City Marketplace? Check out the list of vendors, categorized by business type:
Amigas Muralistas - A collective of women muralists who have found each other in the painting world, they are following in the work of the Bay Area's Mujeres Muralistas from the 1970s. They started collaborating to paint murals in our communities. All women picked up art from different walks of life, and they all are supporting one another to create murals and various expressions of art that illustrate their stories, heal communities, and create change.
Atelier Le Roux - Atelier Le Roux is an Art studio that focuses on the creation and fabrication of conceptual, decorative and functional glass pieces using the techniques of glass painting, leaded, fused, cast, slumped and silkscreen.
Atelier Le Roux opened in 2000 and has shown work in the USA, France and Canada.
For more information, visit atelierleroux.com.
Soothi LLC - Soothi is a D2C gift & stationery brand that brings to market classic literature-inspired products designed in collaboration with artists, writers, and poets. Their products are all handmade and manufactured by artisan communities that work with recycled, upcycled, and salvaged materials.
For more information, visit Soothi.com.
Zoë Boston - Owner Zoë Boston is an artist and muralist, and has a passion for selling merchandise, prints and original paintings as well as mural work.
For more information, visit zoebostonart.com.
Lemon Twist - Owner Danette Scheib has been designing and producing women's clothing in San Francisco for 20 years. The company started with the idea of 'making clothing we want to wear'. Scheib started as a wholesale company and now has a storefront in the Mission in addition to an online store.
For more information, visit lemontwist.net.
Le’Sweetz Boutique - Trendy, comfy, classy women clothing boutique.
For more information, visit lesweetzboutique.com.
Gratitude LLC (afrocentric gifts) - Gratitude opened in February 2016 in a underserved community in downtown Richmond. Their products are culturally centered and intentionally curated to fulfil the community's demand for African inspired products. Gratitude is a one of its kind afrocentric gift store in Richmond, featuring black angels and figurines, African apparel, jewelry, books, and body care products. A source for gifts and products that reflect African-American heritage, culture and faith.
For more information, visit facebook.com/gratitudeshowing.
Dabire Aroma - Dabira Aroma is a lifestyle brand that focuses on bringing luxury handmade products that use non-toxic ingredients to curate body and home products. Dabira Aroma infuses African Grown Ingredients to create luxurious body products through partnerships with co-ops in Ghana and other African countries.
Their vision is to bring awareness to the importance of self-care and self-love while also infusing philanthropy. For each product purchased, part of the proceeds are donated to a Nigerian children’s orphanage.
For more information, visit dabiraaroma.com.
sowd therapy for skin - Hannah Sowd Skin Care is a skincare studio in San Francisco owned and operated by Hannah Sowd. Hannah opened her business in 2012 and later that year launched her skincare line, Sowd therapy for skin. During the last year, Hannah launched an online skin care boot camp as well as virtual consultations to serve clients during the pandemic.
For more information, visit hannahsowd.com.
m’Chel Haircare - m'Chel Haircare is a San Francisco based clean haircare company. Their products offer convenience to the modern day woman to benefit her busy lifestyle.
For more information, visit mchel.co.
Skincare by Feleciai - Natural, handmade skin care products including soaps, creams, scrubs and body butters. Made with yummy ingredients including organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, coco butter and scented with essential oils.
For more information, visit skincarebyfeleciai.com.
Umber By J. Lenay LLC - At Umber, they provide a solution to help women who struggle with unwanted facial hair. Their users are ensured to have all-natural high quality products to reach desired results for hair reduction. Umber is dedicated to minimizing the efforts it takes to maintain and remove excessive hair, eliminate ingrown hair, improve hyperpigmentation, and clear hormonal acne.
For more information, visit umberjlenay.com.
Urembo Asili - At Urembo Asili, they tap into the very essence of those deep-rooted African rituals, to create luxurious skin care products using a thoughtful blend of modern science & Africa's most powerful, unique ingredients.
Urembo Asili's powerful, plant-based formulations are thoughtfully curated for savvy, bodacious and urban-minded women who seek time out of their busy schedules to reconnect with themselves and develop selfcare routines through beauty rituals that are intentional and keep to a green & clean lifestyle.
For more information, visit uremboasili.com.
Candy Queen SF – Raylina "Nina" Joseph is better known as the Candy Queen! Over the past decade she has built her business and grown her passion for providing homemade and handcrafted sweets and treats. She currently specializes in couture caramel apples, candy apples, and couture chocolate dipped strawberries and turtle clusters.
For more information, visit CandyQueensf.com.
Casablanca Market - With the finest collection of authentic, hand-made home décor, and delicious Mediterranean food goods— we welcome you to Casablanca Market!
Their goal is to connect you to an ever-growing array of the finest food wares and home décor from around the Mediterranean. Steeped in years of culture and tradition, these products are all produced with an eco-conscious adherence, and provide our artisans with a stable customer base that they can count on.
For more information, visit casablancamarket.com.
Kasa Indian Eatery - Bringing vibrant Indian flavors to San Francisco since 2008, Kasa specializes in lighter, heathier and delicious Indian food. Best known for their Thali plates, Kati rolls and the best chai in SF.
For more information, visit Kasaindian.com.
Kuali - An Artisanal Mexican salsa business based in Oakland, CA. The Latino-owned business is known for their small batch Salsa Macha.
For more information, visit instagram.com/kualisalsas.
Progeny Coffee - Progeny Coffee was built with the mission to bring Colombian coffee farmers out of poverty. Their unique sustainable coffee chain is allowing Progeny to control the entire chain while delivering impact & quality.
For more information, visit progenycoffee.com.
Teas with Meaning – Kamilah Mitchell is a founder, educator, and author committed to doing everything in life with meaning. With Meaning, LLC was founded in 2010 as a diverse platform for people inspiring purposeful change within their communities. In 2018, she expanded her brand with Teas With Meaning following a cancer diagnosis the previous fall. It was on the land of Mount Shasta, California where she realized all the herbs and magic she needed to heal were at her fingertips. Every herb in each tea blend was intentionally created to include medicinal properties.
For more information, visit withmeaning.org.
Yvonne’s Southern Sweets - Inspired by her late grandmother Vermell Hines, Yvonne Hines has been living out a family legacy of serving mouth-watering homemade southern sweets since 2003. Yvonne is known for her specialty desserts such as ol’ school butter cookies, sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, and cakes for small parties and social gatherings at the request of family, friends and local community organizations.
For more information, visit yvonnessouthernsweets.com.
A Blessed Cookie Boutique - Owner Andrinna Malone started her very own boutique to pass on the legacy of being an entrepreneur to her granddaughter. She has featured collection of shoes, bags, sunglasses and more!
For more information, visit Ablessedcookieboutique.com.
AgapeHome Decor - Owner, Jasmine Penney, makes home décor accessories to add the perfect touch to living spaces. Some of those items include coasters, trays, throw blankets, baskets and more!
For more information, visit esty.com/AgapeHomeDecor.
Billie Marie - Lake Taylor, owner, designer and maker behind Billie Marie, runs a one-woman leather goods production studio in San Francisco. She focuses on designing uniquely modern bags an accessories for everyday carry. Dedicated to high quality leather goods, each item is produced using old world french leatherwork techniques and the intense attention to detail that small batch production allows.
For more information, visit billiemariegoods.com.
COCOACENTRIC - Cocoacentric was founded by owner & designer LaToya McInnis in 2017. Cocoacentric was born out of a desire for self expression and to tell visual stories through fashion. The goal is to remain true to their unique style, identity and diverse culture. “I wanted to live a meaningful life filled with art, wholeness and creativity.”
For more information, visit cocoacentric.com.
OAKPOPAPERCO - OakPo Paper Co offers natural and eco-friendly alternatives for common, everyday items that often contain plastic or synthetic materials. It is more than recycling, biking, and flicking off lights! Some items offered include 100% natural sponges and kitchen goods, washable facial makeup wipes, recycled leather artisan journals, and other gifts crafted by hand, and heart for the planet.
For more information, visit oakpopaperco.com.
Utz Threads - Utz means good in Maya Quiché, the language spoken by their partner weavers in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Utz Threads is a Latina-owned textile brand that weaves Maya Quiché culture into everyday use products. They serve as people’s connection to the ancestral weaving practices of this living culture and create space for women to tell their own empowering stories.
For more information, visit utzthreads.com.
Parties By Drea - Owner, Andrea Smith, loves to plan parties, create beautiful candy displays and also does graphic design. Parties by Drea grew out of a little project for her daughters 2nd birthday party & they were off!
For more information, visit partiesbydrea.wixsite.com/partiesbydrea.
Nzilani Glass Conservation, Inc. – Nzilani is an award-winning firm known for custom architectural glass design, fabrication and preservation based in Oakland. Founded in 2003 by Ariana Makau, a Kenyan-American who holds an MA in stained glass conservation from the Royal College of Art in London; Nzilani is dedicated to making the profession more equitable by being accessible to underserved communities. What started as a small, one-woman studio has expanded to include a full-time core crew of glaziers, artists, project managers and interns.
For more information, visit nzilani.com.
Reflections of Me - Owner, Roanae Kent, has been a Health Coach since 2013, helping her clients throughout the San Francisco area achieve their wellness goals. She specializes in creating personalized plans and providing the necessary tools and resources to guide, support, and assist people in achieving their desired goals.
The essence of her work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify your core mind, body and spirit challenges, so that you can overcome them with confidence. Only then, will you be able to fully embrace who you are and start living a happier and healthier life.
For more information, visit reflectionsofme.net.
Please note that all attendees are required to fill out a form upon arrival to ensure COVID safety. To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 guidelines, click here.