Black-owned bos. Market returns to Patriot Place for New England Revolution match day on August 13

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution and Black-owned Bos. teamed up to bring a dozen local Black-owned businesses to a pop-up market at Patriot Place on Saturday, August 13 from 3-7 p.m. ET in honor of National Black Affairs Month. Black-owned Bos. The market will be open to shoppers at Patriot Place North Marketplace near the CBS Sporting Club and Muse Paintbar. Shortly after the market closes, the Revolution will take on DC United in Major League Soccer action, which kicks off at 7.30pm at Gillette Stadium.

“Black-owned bos. is excited to return to Patriot Place for a vendor market during Black Business Month,” said Jae’da Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Black Owned Bos. “We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces.”

Founded in March 2019, Black Owned Bos. offers a variety of services with the goal of showcasing and valuing Black-owned businesses, places, spaces, and people that advance culture in the Greater Boston area. As a business consulting and service agency, Black Owned Bos. creates spaces to amplify, incubate and support. To donate, get involved, or learn more about Black Owned Bos., visit blackownedbos.com.

This is the second annual Black Owned Bos. Market organized by the Revolution as the club prepares to celebrate its game for CHANGE on August 13. Initiatives and activations for the match include the following:

  • Revolution shirts for the game will feature a CHANGE crest and will be autographed and auctioned with proceeds supporting a local social justice and equity nonprofit.
  • The Revolution Drive Series presented by Dan O’Brien Automotive Group will be collecting toiletries to support Hope and comfort.
  • Before the match, The Ammaya Dance and Drum Group will host a performance, featuring an interactive drum circle, at CVS Health Gate.
  • Revolution players will wear t-shirts from 195essential when arriving at the stadium. MLS Black Players for Change President Earl Edwards Jr., Jon Bell and Tommy McNamara helped design the CHANGE theme on the t-shirts. The t-shirts will be available for purchase at 195essential.com.

Spotlight on Black-Owned Businesses: Here is an overview of the local businesses participating in the Black Owned Bos. Market at Patriot Place on Saturday, August 13 (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET):

Ankara by Luciana Home Decor & Designs: A premier homeware store in Boston where value meets style. Since 2018, About Ankhara By Luciana Home Decor & Designs has been offering its customers a wide selection of beautiful, handcrafted luxury home products. With a huge inventory, they have something for every taste and design style. (instagram)

After Internet: An online women’s store born from the idea that just because clothes are produced at a rapid pace doesn’t mean they should be offered, styled or treated that way. After Internet provides the fashionable yet practical woman with stylish, functional and exclusive pieces in the form of collections. (instagram)

Stinky’s kittens and doggies too: Stinky’s Kittens & Doggies Too takes the time to ensure the safety of its customers’ pets by never compromising its high standard of service. Stinky’s goal is to develop a lifelong relationship with its customers and pets by providing the best professional and compassionate pet grooming and boarding services. (instagram)

Emerald City Plant Shop: The first black-owned plant store in New England, Emerald City Plant Shop believes our green thumb is on the other side of learning how to care for our unique plants. There are plants to suit every lifestyle and Emerald City’s goal is to help our customers find them. The Nordwood-based company was visited by goalkeeper Revs and president of MLS Black Players for Change Earl Edwards Jr. in May. (instagram)

ButtaH Beauty: ButtaH Beauty creates luxury artisan brand soaps, skin and body care products. The brand makes products based on natural and organic ingredients, aimed at people who are interested in an easy and affordable way to preserve the body’s largest organ, the skin. All-natural products are made from sustainable resources. (instagram)

ZDoneBeads: Started by Zangar Freeman, ZMakesBeads is a handmade jewelry company that produces necklaces, bracelets and necklaces made from semi-precious stones and other natural and unique beads. ZMakesBeads is constantly creating new designs based on life experiences. (instagram)

Moss by Cee: Moss By Cee offers tasty blends of wellness products made from sea moss and other natural ingredients that support a healthy lifestyle. (instagram)

Soft glamor: Sweet Glam believes its customers can look good while they eat by combining cosmetics with baked goods. The company is proud to believe that it offers its customers the best products and services. With the hashtag #lookprettywhileyoueat, Sweet Glam encourages customers to stay sweet and glam. (instagram)

how to be human: How to Be Human showcases intersectional feminism, fandom vibes, and handcrafted designs through its jewelry, tie-dye, charms, and other accessories. How to Be Human encourages customers to add their names in the notes section when submitting an order to receive a personalized message. (instagram)

arts and crafts house: With a lifelong passion for art and craft, a devotion to wellness, and the encouragement of friends and family, Steysy Clark founded House of Art and Craft in 2016. She started the business to create truly clean and transparent home products, made with organic raw materials, that enhance mood and life experiences. House of Art and Craft’s mission is to change the way people think about the ingredients and products they bring into their homes. (instagram)

Clarke’s Cakes and Cookies: Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies is a family business that started with a passion for creating healthier desserts for kids. After sixteen years of perfecting its trade, the company launched its bakery. Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies hopes to share, in our humble opinion, delicious plant-based baked goods made with lots of love. (instagram)

ABOUT THE CHANGE
The New England Revolution Collaborative Players Fund is one of the pillars of the club’s CHANGE platform, committed to addressing social injustice and racial inequality in the local community. CHANGE stands for Converse, Help, Amplify, Nurture, Galvanize and Educate. Learn more about the CHANGE platform at Revolutionsoccer.net/change.

ABOUT BLACK BOS.
Officially launched in March 2019 as a platform and resource to showcase and promote Black Owned businesses, places, spaces and people that are advancing culture in the Greater Boston area, Black Owned Bos. (pronounced “boss”) has transformed and grown into a powerful business services and consulting agency. As a community-focused company with a for-profit mission, Black Owned Bos. creates spaces to amplify, incubate and sustain through strategic partnerships, intentional projects and curated retail opportunities. For more information, visit www.blackownedbos.com, follow @blackownedbos on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, and Black Owned Bos. on Facebook.

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