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Growing Garifuna lifestyle brand prepares to launch new cultural e-commerce shop

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'The Garifuna Market' is now inviting entrepreneurs and artisans of the Garifuna, Central American and Afrodiasporic cultures to join marketplace

NEW YORK - eTradeWire -- An emerging lifestyle brand celebrating the unique Garifuna experience announced today that they will be extending the brand through a cultural e-commerce brand and marketplace slated for launch this holiday shopping season.

The Garifuna Market is a first-of-its-kind marketplace created to highlight the stories and traditions of the Garifuna people. The Garifuna, plural Garínagu, are a people of African and indigenous Caribbean descent hailing from the island of Saint Vincent.

The new site, which will sell jewelry, accessories, and other items representative of Garínagu pride, pre-launches December 15.

To prepare for launch, the online marketplace is now welcoming small business owners and artisans of the Garifuna, Central American and Afrodiasporic cultures to join a waitlist starting today to be notified when the next quarterly application period opens Tuesday, November 10. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 30.

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Qualifying businesses must sell products including but not limited to apparel, accessories, home, office, kitchenware, health, and beauty products. Approved vendors will enjoy increased visibility before the growing brand's tens of thousands of followers.

The movement's founder, Siria K. Alvarez, is a Bronx native of Garifuna descent born in Honduras. She launched the lifestyle brand in 2019 to connect Garifuna-Americans to be inspired and informed by content that reignites Garifuna pride.

"Our goal is to modernize and digitize Garifuna representation by building a convenient platform for incredible products to be sold, stories to be told, and a long lasting community to grow and thrive through the generations," Alvarez said. "We are sending a message loud and clear around the world that #GarifunaLivesMatter while lifting up and celebrating the Garifuna experience."

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Alvarez is a visual storyteller, curator, and branding expert who created the Garifuna Market to help preserve her rich and rare culture. As such, she is also exploring ways to support Garinagu brands with her marketing expertise while providing job opportunities as part of her long-term strategy for growth.

Garínagu artisans and entrepreneurs can learn more about The Garifuna Market and sign up for the vendor waitlist at https://thegarifunamarket.com.

Follow the Garifuna Market on Instagram (@thegarifunamarket), Twitter (@garifunamarket) and Facebook (@thegarifunamarket).

Sadae D. Williams, Media & Press Manager

Source: The Garifuna Market
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