Published: Thursday, 17th October 2019
As part of Black History Month, the Council is supporting local black female entrepreneurs to celebrate the contribution of BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) businesses in the borough.
A range of African-Caribbean inspired hand-made goods are on show at Made in Greenwich, the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency’s (GCDA) community shop from now until 27 October 2019.
Curated by the Black Female Entrepreneur Group (BFEG) the pop-up shop includes a range of clothing, jewellery, accessories, fabrics and home décor from local designers Beeellejewelry, Kitenge Designs, Luhoc Fashion and Mimi Collection.
Cllr Denise Hyland, Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Apprenticeships, said:
"As the Black Female Entrepreneur Group pop-up shop shows the Royal Borough of Greenwich is bursting with talent, individuality and culture. Visiting the shop is a great way of supporting local small businesses by buying local and supporting Black History Month too."
Lucy Isaiah, Founder of Black Female Entrepreneur Group and Chief Executive of Luhoc Enterprise, said:
"As part of the Black History Month we are celebrating black female entrepreneurs with the support of Royal Borough of Greenwich and GCDA. Our unique and handmade products from 15 entrepreneurs are being sold at the Made in Greenwich store. Visit us today to hear more about our work and our journey as black female entrepreneurs."
Black History Month is celebrated in October each year and is an opportunity to recognise, appreciate and celebrate the borough’s diverse communities. There are lots of events happening throughout Royal Greenwich this month celebrating black and minority ethnic history in addition to the BFEG pop-up shop.
Black Female Entrepreneur Group pop-up shop
On until 27 October, 10am to 5pm
Made in Greenwich, 324 Creek Road, London SE10 9SW