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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One Month Old African American Owned Handbag and Jewelry Company in the Top 10

— Online Shop, Teespoon Boutique, is in the running to win a brick-and-mortar store —

Teneasha Pierson

Teneasha Pierson, founder of Teespoon Boutique

Washington, DCTeespoon Boutique, an African-American owned company offering handcrafted handbags and accessories produced in Senegal, West Africa, is not letting its infancy stop the company from competing against companies that have been in operation for over five years or more.

Teespoon Boutique was born with a mission to bring high fashion Africa into everyday life. Each piece is unique and tells its own story through the intricate details and hand craftsmanship that went into its creation. Teespoon collaborates with local artisans in Senegal to create handcrafted one-of-a-kind handbags and jewelry.

The Friends of 365 is an opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to operate within 365 stores and connect with our community. 365 is a store built on access to communities in need which are owned and operated by Whole Foods Market.

Teneasha Pierson, founder and creative director has always believed in the importance of presentation and takes every opportunity to share her story through what she wears and how she adorns her life. In 2012, Teneasha joined the Peace Corps and served in Kenya for two years before extending to continue her international work with the Peace Corps’ continent wide malaria initiative in Senegal.

Every Teespoon item is manufactured locally, collaborating with the most talented local artisans and locally sourced materials. Teneasha oversees the entire creative process from start to finish, ensuring the ethical, traceable, and authentic development of each individual design.

“I love when I can help people feel more beautiful and more confident through the items they wear. I love hearing people’s stories, and helping them express themselves through fashion,” says Pierson.

Voting is ongoing until November 15th. To vote for Teespoon Boutique, please visit: www.friendsof365bywfm.com/view-entries2/

A total of 41 entries were received and considered for the Friends of 365 Project by Whole Foods Market. Teespoon Boutique proudly sits in the Top 10.


About Friends of 365
365 by Whole Foods Market will bring fresh, healthy and affordable food to more people in more places every day. We believe less is more — except when it comes to our values and standards — and we’re building a place that puts big ideas in a smaller footprint.


About Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business. We are a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. We are building a business in which high standards permeate all aspects of our company. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market.


About Teespoon Boutique
Teespoon Boutique designs one-of-a-kind handbags and jewelry that celebrate the culture and creativity of Africa. We strongly believe in ethical luxury, where a connection is made between social conscience and quality products. The products we develop in partnership with our artists convey the unique cultural and visual history of the continent, blending traditional elements with modern design. Learn more at www.TeespoonBoutique.com

For media sales and partnerships information, please contact Teneasha Pierson at hello@teespoonboutique.com