Workshop at Macy’s Celebrates Diverse Beauty Brand and Fashion Founders

The wine flowed, hors d’oeuvres were nibbled, and colorful fabrics abounded. The iconic Macy’s at Herald Square celebrated its latest class of diverse beauty and fashion entrepreneurs at the Workshop at Macy’s event on Wednesday.

Fifteen brands from around the country and Puerto Rico showed off their fashion and skincare products. The brands included:

Mare Cheia, a swimwear brand by Lorel Torres.

Footnanny, a skincare brand by Gloria Williams

Gunas New York, a vegan handbag brand by Sugandh Agrawal.

SUNDÃRI, women’s skincare.

Chen Burkett, an Africa-inspired fashion line

Chen Burkett (Photo: Kent Miller)

Parisian Pet, pet apparel

Solo Noir, men’s skincare

Frères Branchiaux Candle Co.

Tayion Collection, men’s suits.

Jo Handbags

Fe Noel, women’s clothing

Fe Noel (Photo: Kent Miller)

Nager by Nic Hyl, women’s apparel

Earth’s Nectar, haircare

MAIR, fragrance

The Workshop at Macy’s is a program the retailer launched in 2011. Its purpose is to diversify the supplier pipeline in the retail industry. Many of the brands that participate in the program have gone on to have their products sold at Macy’s.

Macy’s was recognized on Black Enterprise’s ‘50 Best Companies for Diversity List.’