Pride Month 2021: Four Fabulous Entrepreneurs
Bianca is a Queer Latinx artist and owner of the very fun independent small business, Bianca’s Design Shop. Her amazing shop offers a huge assortment of inclusive pins, patches, stickers, apparel, and other wonderful accessories. Officially launched in 2017, Bianca created this online store in Queens, NY. Not only has she been mentioned in countless articles and gift guides as the go-to source for funky pride & inclusive accessories, but she is dedicated to using her voice and store to give back to the community. On her website, she has a donations page with lists of organizations to which she donates proceeds. For more information, you can find her website at biancadesigns.co
Robin “Robbie” Williams
Robin is a native of Bronx, NY and the incredible owner of Bowtie Behavior. Filled with bright colors and fun patterns, her store offers a wide array of bow ties, pocket squares, and even suspenders! Started in 2014, Bowtie Behavior happened because “when I was in search of a bow tie for my best friend’s bridal shower. I could not find one that both fit my style and was affordable so with no formal education in fashion or design, I taught myself how to sew and made my own,” says Robin on her website. As if creating her own business and teaching herself how to sew from scratch was not impressive enough, she is also a business coach, real estate agent, and community leader. You can find out more about her at her personal website, thisisrobin.com or through her business, bowtiebehavior.com
Named after the 18th Amendment that enacted prohibition and then the 21st that repealed it, this flavorful small business provides premium custom cocktail mixers that will change your happy hours forever! The owners, married couple Missy and Kristin Koefod, carefully developed their process using only the best, raw ingredients to make the most unique concoctions. Visit 1821bitters.com to purchase the perfect addition to your bar set!
Is anyone else over the fake pocket and boob gap trends? So is WILDFANG – an inclusive online clothing company on a mission to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion. WILDFANG was launched in a studio apartment in Portland, OR after the co-creators cashed in their 401ks and quit their corporate day jobs to pursue their dreams of real pockets! There certainly is something for everyone between their rompers, tops, bottoms and accessories! They proudly support many nonprofit organizations and are committed to a sustainable future. Visit their website WILDFANG.com or one of their stores in PDX or LA to find the perfect blazer – with pockets!