365 New Orleans: The Glitter Box

 

365 New Orleans is focused on local artists and businesses. Every single day, for one year, a new person or place will be highlighted. Follow along on Instagram: @365NewOrleans 

 

The Glitter Box is a shop space run for and by womxn in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We showcase local artists and makers, host workshops, and support social justice groups; Glitter Box aims to be a space for celebration and community action. We use an inclusive definition of “womxn” including trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are femme-identified. Thanks to the generosity of the Heymann Foundation, the Glitter Box donates 5% of all sales benefit nonprofits which seek to promote the education and empowerment of womxn in New Orleans and beyond!

 

 

1. What products and services do you offer? 

At the Glitter Box, we feature over 150 artists and makers, as well as our own line Glitter Box Goods, a collection of handmade accessories designed and created right in our studio. The line is inspired by the womxn artists, activists, and supporters that make up our little shop oasis in the French Quarter. Each item has been made with love by one of our team of imaginative and passionate femakers! This inaugural line is a collaboration with Women with A Vision in support of their advocacy programming for formerly incarcerated womxn. We’ve been lucky enough to create this line with the help of one of their program participants, Neisha. In addition to learning new skills like silk-screening, sewing, and (our favorite of course!) bedazzling, Neisha designed the signature piece from this line, the Beauty of My Struggles t-shirt. Ten percent of all sales from this tee are donated to WWAV.

In addition to our shop space, we host a monthly craft night, to encourage community and skill-building, and to celebrate the therapeutic and empowering nature of making things! We regularly host a variety of other types of workshops and lectures where we bring in specialists from the community to share their knowledge with our Glitter Box Girl Gang.

 

2. How long have you been in business? 

We opened on February 2nd, 2017!

 

3. How do people find you online? 

We have a very active Instagram account where folks from all over the world find us! If you want to check out our sassy memes and community resource posts we’re @glitterboxno. We just launched the GB Book club facebook group and are so excited to see what the Glitter Box community has to read, learn, and share!

Our website is glitterboxno.com, where you can find our Babes in Business searchable directory AND our online shop.

 

4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

5% of all sales benefit nonprofits which seek to promote the education and empowerment of womxn in New Orleans and beyond, thanks to the generosity of the Heymann Foundation.

The Glitter Box team is always looking to learn and expand our minds and mission. We learn so much from the Glitter Box community when they introduce new concepts, products, and NOLA non-profits for us to consider and work with! We want to represent and support as many womxn and fem folx as we can to make the Glitter Box a safe space to find inspiration, learn, create, and support local artists in!

 

5. Lagniappe Info. 

Our co-founder Alice McGillicuddy created the Babes In Business map and online directory, which highlights womxn-owned businesses in New Orleans. The printed map features 64 businesses and can be found in our shop. The searchable online directory features over 500 businesses, from artists to tech queens, medical advocates to maker spaces. We want this directory to make finding and supporting womxn & femmes easy. We hope it creates connections, supports makers, and provides resources for the community! 

 

Stop by the Glitter Box located at 1109 Royal St! 

 

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