They All Have Stories To Share and They Make Amazing Goods

  • Caitlyn- Lemon Water Studio

    Caitlyn- Lemon Water Studio

    Caitlyn is the owner and creator of Lemon Water Studio, located in Astoria, Queens.  She started her small business in 2020 in order to follow her passion of creating and designing handmade accessories, clothing and decor. Sustainability is very important to her and she strives to incorporate earth friendly packaging through compostable mailers, plantable seed earring cards and recyclable boxes.

    I came across her lovely handmade earrings on my artist date throughout Astoria where I ventured into many small businesses run by women.  I was inspired by Caitlyn's story to follow her dream, her hustle and her process in creating beautiful pieces.

    Her lovely earrings can be found in the 'Feel Pretty' box as well as the 'Feel Pretty 2.0' box.   Both boxes can be found under the WOMEN OWNED section of the site.

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  • Shenai, Jah, and Bella of Planet Sis

    Shenai, Jah, and Bella of Planet Sis

    They are the makers of Planet Sis! I found this amazing team by wandering the through Astoria while going on an artist date.  Inspired by the community, their story and obviously the NAMES of each candle, I reached out to start a maker relationship. Shenai, Jan and Bella felt that growing up Black and Puerto Rican in a low income community, they didn’t see their unique bodies or voices represented authentically society .  This trio dreamed of propelling their lives forward by using their creativity and charisma to speak to the heart of their community.

    Planet Sis takes pride on creating “good for you” products at affordable prices. The goods are cruelty-free and free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, petroleum, paraffin, GMOs.

    A message from the sisters:

    We respect our planet, our community, and most importantly ourselves.

    "At Planet Sis, we are healing the world united as sisters. We put in the work to create a positive platform and community that empowers women to be the most flourishing and influential version of themselves, regardless of their race or economic status. We hope our brand inspires you to radiate love, live your truest self, and heal at your own pace."

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