In February and throughout the year, Nordstrom features the stories of Black-owned and founded brands through the company's shoppable Black-Owned and Black-Founded categories. Meet a few founders highlighted this month:
Teri Johnson, founder and CEO of Harlem Candle Co.: Harlem Candle Co. is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Johnson founded the Harlem Candle Co. in 2014 as a manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem. She creates transportive, evocative candles inspired by Harlem Renaissance luminaries like Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes and James Baldwin.
"One of the things I love most about creating new fragrances is all the research and development that goes into creating every single one. I learn everything I can possibly learn about the person: what did they love? What perfume did they wear? 'Oh, you like tobacco?' Let's put sweet tobacco notes in there. We did that for our Langston Hughes candle."
Read the full story here.