"People will forget what you say, they will forget what you do but will never forget what you made them feel"
The Grand Rex cinema, in Paris, hosts the 7th edition of
the Brown Sugar Days, this event that celebrates Afro-
Cascading laughter, delirious crowds, wax clothes and jewelry
ethnic galore, the mythical hall of the Boulevard
Poissonnière becomes for two days the essential place
of the Parisian Afrosphere.
15 September 2019. The Fertile City.
The Fertile City, a former freight station transformed
into a trendy and eco-responsible city, is chosen for
the 2019 edition of the Afrodescendance festival.
Taking place over 3 days, the event revolves around 3
grands thèmes : l’histoire, la gastronomie et l’entrepreneuriat.
Collective fervour, Burna Boy in the background, the black and mixed population
walks through the many workshops with
happiness and delight.
March 2020. Residence Le Carmel. Chartres
The days go by and repeat themselves. Confined,
Theo devours African culinary and wellness videos on YouTube.
"Wèèè the lemongrass, the taste of that hey!", comments a
netizen apparently nostalgic of the authentic flavors
of his childhood in Africa.
A feeling shared by hundreds of others.
3 dates. 3 highlights.
Spectators of this desire for cultural reappropriation, Annette and Théo, brothers and sisters and both in their thirties, decided to be the actors by proposing a set of services that promotes the Afro-Caribbean cultural richness.
"To (re)discover the cultural and historical diversity of black peoples."
Our craftsmen have talent!
Since 2020, we have been working with a network of skilled craftsmen. 90% of them are affiliated to cooperatives in order to ensure qualitative and structured work. The products are strictly selected, tested and approved by us. We make sure that they keep their raw character and that they are in no way refined. Finally, all our craftsmen receive a regular and fair pay.
Natural Garden is a women’s cooperative specializing in honey harvesting at the foot of Mount Oku, Cameroon.
In addition to beekeeping and various harvests, these women are also artisans, creating candles scented with flowers from Schefflera abyssinica et de Nuxia congesta
We are deeply convinced that beyond the lucrative aspect of a company, a company also builds a human, social and environmental project.
If our mission is to make people discover black cultures, then it is our responsibility to perpetuate and maintain these rich cultures.
For this reason, we are committed to donating 0.50 cents to Natural Garden for each purchase of a food or non-food product from our shop.
This money will help to purchase equipment and will help to improve the working conditions of these very courageous women.
Co-founder of Blackissime
A graduate of a business school, he is the finance specialist of Blackissime. After many years spent in the service of large multinationals, this former expatriate executive in Africa is embarking on the entrepreneurial adventure out of passion and ideology.
His adage: we are children of Africa, participate in its development.
He particularly likes singing and flea markets.
Co-founder of Blackissime
Holder of a master's degree in foreign languages, a master's degree in journalism and an MBA in communication and media relations, Annette embarked on the entrepreneurial adventure to bring people together and introduce the uninitiated to the African culture and values that have forged her character.
She is passionate about reading, film, music and travel.