MiLES

Vivien Zepf Affiliates, Cohort 2

After enabling 140 pop-ups projects ranging from pop-up shops, experiences, and exhibitions, and working with clients including Ogilvy, Square, Queens Economic Development Corporation and over 300 artists, creatives, and small businesses, we are pivoting, with the same mission to support small businesses and creatives.

We want to form a deeper relationship around the sources, the processes, and the stories behind products and services that the consumers receive. We want to embrace the small-batch. We value the interactions between the producers and the consumers. We care about the consumers experience the journey of getting to know about their makers and why they are doing what they are doing. We want to make visible the producers for the consumers.

On the retailer side, we streamline the process for retailers to source independent and unique products locally and regionally, and provide easy tools for retailers to communicate and explain these stories to their customers.

On the producer side, we streamline the process for small-batch producers to place products in a curated network of physical retailers locally and regionally, and provide easy tools for retailers to communicate and explain your stories to their customers.

We cultivate buyers that care about not only about the products but also the story behind the products.