I’ve really been exploring the whole DIY movement lately and often, Black folks are left out of the conversation or features you see in the media. The goal here will be to feature Black artisans, crafters, and designers in a series on lifestyle30. I’ve also been on a personal quest to search for handmade natural skincare/hair products for myself and just kind of took this topic on as a writing project for myself. My goal is to highlight mostly Black DIY-ers who have businesses with skincare/haircare products, cooking, art, clothing, writing/spoken word, etc. – items that they make or create themselves, capturing the old school way that our people used to have to live off the land, using only the materials available to us, only today, they have modernized the process and have made a business out of it for themselves to sustain themselves and their families.
If you would like your craft: skincare/haircare products, cooking, art, clothing, writing/spoken word or other DIY business featured here, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be featured on lifestyle30 or the project30 (grown up creativity blog – http://project30.biz/grown-up-creativity), your business must meet the following criteria:
- MUST BE DIY/HANDMADE: Handmade items must be created by the seller (no reselling; all items must be yours with the ability to explain your craftsmanship for an interview or customer)
- CONTACT INFORMATION: You must have an accessible business website or platform like a Facebook or Etsy page, etc. that clearly showcases your products and services with the most updated contact information and opportunity for purchase for potential customers.
- INTERVIEW & PHOTOS: You must be willing to be available for an interview and/or have photos taken of you or make photo (s) of you or your place of business and products available for a blog feature.
- BLACK DIY ENDORSEMENT: Be willing to offer a sample product or service to the blogger so that she can observe the quality of your products, test them out, read and review (for books), so that she can provide an accurate hands on account and review of the quality of your products and put her “I Endorse This Black DIY” stamp of approval on it.
Again, if you would like to be featured on lifestyle30 or you know of someone who would be a great feature for Black DIY, please contact me. Thanks and happy DIY-ing!
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