The kiosk periodically rotates its carefully curated mix of food and retail offerings in effort to showcase as many local makers as possible. Learn their stories and explore the products of our current makers. Navigate to the location in National Hall.
Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty
Established in 2005, Shea Yeleen International, Inc. is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering women in West Africa and the United States through the production, sale and use of shea butter products. A unique blend of grassroots organizing and business development, Shea Yeleen is a company that specializes in manufacturing high quality, organic, fair trade skin care products and utilizing a sales strategy that incorporates women’s’ micro enterprise development. Ultimately, their beneficiaries are the women producers who receive a fair price, small business start-ups and consumers get access to a guaranteed high-quality product that meets their health, cosmetic and personal beauty needs.
Harper Macaw Chocolate Makers
Harper Macaw is a fine chocolate venture founded by a Brazilian chocolate maker and a U.S. Marine Veteran with an ambitious yet tangible objective: to turn chocolate into a force for tropical reforestation. All farmers (Brazil) are paid a living wage and cacao is produced in a sustainable way throughout the whole supply chain.
Creator Hatice Rosato started Definition Studios as an Istanbul-DC based studio that creates and curates modern artisanal accessories for the ultimate city dweller. Jewelry is ethically made from sustainable materials. They support smaller artisans and craft makers while bringing unique, modern, and original accessories to the online market place.
As a mom and a professional with a degree in chemistry and licenses in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Makeup Artistry, Kitaya always imagined she would be a beauty innovator. When she was pregnant with her son, she saw the chance. Kitaya was unrelenting in her search for chic, richly-hued polish that would cause no harm to herself or her son. In 2013, she took the challenge to revolutionize a highly toxic beauty segment: nail lacquer.
Bailiwick Clothing Co
Bailiwick is an apparel brand that artfully merges the worlds of design, culture and purpose. Inspired by the pride and positive energy generated by the District of Columbia, they aim to create clothing that reflects the nation’s capital. Their shirts capture the culture with images and messages that ring true with the people who live, work, and play in DC.
Oh-Mazing Snackable Granola
Owner, Stephanie Williams, has always believed in providing “from-scratch” all natural meals for her family to promote a healthier lifestyle. Over time, she developed her own granola recipe to provide an alternative to some of the unhealthy snacks found on grocery store shelves. Product is made in small batches in Washington, DC and several varieties available that are made without wheat, nuts, soy or preservatives. A portion of batches is donated to organizations serving the homeless people.
BicycleTrash is a DC-based brand of upcycled products, utilizing used bicycle parts from local repair shops to create new items. Bottle openers, 6-pack carriers and accessories are uniquely designed and durably handcrafted to reflect a love of urban bike and beer culture.
Little Likes Kids
Beautifully-illustrated and lovingly designed toys inspired by—and truly reflective of—the lives of today’s kids. Founded by a mom and inspired by her son and the places they go, each product is thoughtfully designed to help children learn and thrive in a changing world. Made to inspire and delight kids aged 6 and under. Featuring highly-recognizable scenes, each product is thoughtfully esigned to help children learn and thrive in a changing world
Kait Duning founded 12past7, focusing on producing illustrations with minimal packaging and using recycled materials. Every purchase supports local animal shelters. Illustrations are hand drawn on a digital tablet, printed, and hand embossed. Themes celebrate whimsy, pop culture, animals, and empowerment