Their commitment to diversity and inclusion is unparalleled. Mariah and I are so grateful to have experienced the Magic of the Workshop at Macy’s. We look forward to their partnership, and will remain forever customers of Macy’s.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
Nene Leakes may be out…but the real housewives of Macy’s are now in. Fresh from their meeting with Macy’s executives in New York City, entrepreneurs Lake Kelley and Mariah Huq of Jewel and Jem Multicultural Bedding and Décor introduced their lifestyle bedding line to the retail giant at the inaugural Workshop at Macy’s held earlier this month.
From attending business development classes to meeting with celebrity entrepreneurs Russell Simmons, Damon Johns of FUBU, and Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter, the five day workshop prepares potential vendors to do business with Macy’s and help them succeed on a larger scale. Selected from over 12,000 companies, Jewel and Jem was just one of 21 female and minority-owned retail businesses chosen to participate in the vendor development program.
Designer and CEO Lake Kelley is thrilled at the opportunity to be part of such a prestigious program. “Their commitment to diversity and inclusion is unparalleled,” Kelley said. “Mariah and I are so grateful to have experienced the Magic of the Workshop at Macy’s. We look forward to their partnership, and will remain forever customers of Macy’s.”
Highlighting companies with strong operational potential and innovative products, Macy’s goal is to find and nurture talented, high-potential vendors that will keep them at the forefront of retail innovation and diversity.
Bringing the hottest, freshest looks into the home, the luxury bedding line has been turning heads since its debut. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks recently chose to use Jem and Jewel to decorate son Ayden’s bedroom, featuring the décor in an episode of the hit reality show.
About Jewel and Jem
Jewel and Jem features fine fabrics and images that uplift unite and inspire children of all ages and cultures around the world. Specializing in custom creations allows Jewel and Jem to offer exquisite bedding from crib to king, window treatments, and customizable art work. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit Jewel and Jem, call (800) 257-1230 or email info(at)jewelandjem(dot)com.
About the Workshop at Macy’s
The workshop is a comprehensive retail vendor development program designed to give select high potential multicultural and/or women business owners the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry. Founded by Shawn Outler, Group Vice President of Multicultural Merchandising and Vendor Development, the program strives to promote diversity, and is anchored in the philosophy that inclusion benefits business, associates, suppliers, communities and customers. Visit the Macy's website to learn more about the Workshop at Macy's.