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Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, Made in NYC is highlighting Latinx-owned member businesses on our social media and on our website. Their stories — as both multi-generational New Yorkers or new immigrants, bakers and fashion designers, artists and visionary business leaders — reflect a dynamic, varied voice in our city’s industrial community. Take for example Salomé Egas’ fashion line, by Salo, which connects the virtue of Latina adaptability to the need for sustainable practices in fashion. Or Jazmin de La Guardia’s Franca, a ceramic design company that wants customers to break bread across cultures. Or Veronica Orocho’s Oleology Soap which sources all of their ingredients from memories of Veronica’s childhood in Puerto Rico.
These are just a small sample of the many Latinx manufacturers and makers that call NYC home and we thank them for trusting us to share their stories with the Made in NYC community. As we read through everyone’s generous narratives, one striking detail weaves throughout. It’s clear how important Latinx creators value new voices coming up in the community. Everyone is eager to open their door to lend their support for the next generation, imparting lessons on what it means to be an up-and-coming Latinx maker.