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Business accelerator program

The Brand Lab

Introducing The Brand Lab, by A&M - a space for inspiration & empowerment for people in small business. We know how tough 2020 has been - due to COVID-19, as well as destructive and hateful crimes over the world. Our founder, Connie Nam, has set up the Business Accelerator Program, designed to help young black founders to navigate through the startup lifecycle. This is a space for us to share our amazing mentees, podcast episodes & advice from our mentors from the scheme!

The Mentees

A&M Founder, Connie, has amazing black-owned brands to take part in our Accelerator Program. Ranging from fashion to homeware to lifestyle, prepare to be inspired by their ethos & values. Find out more about some of our Mentees below.

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As well as making stunning scented candles, Selfmade share brand values with Astrid & Miyu, and are are all about giving back to the community - which is more important now than ever.Selfmade are all about getting lit, responsibly. Vegan, soy wood wick candles, hand-poured in London - with recyclable/recycled packaging, and none of the nasty extras.

We Are Kin are a slow fashion brand - meaning that they avoid fad trends and focus more on timeless styles that will stand the test of time, and be treasured pieces in your wardrobe. Founded by Ngoni, their company mission is to be sustainable & to reduce the waste that the fast fashion industry produces.

Glaize is your next favourite nailcare brand, on a mission to revolutionise how women get their nails done and what goes into nailcare products! Essentially they convert pictures of their customers hands into made-to-measure gel nails, which are delivered to your doorstep!

Kim started Sun & Day back in 2017, and since then has grown massively. Their brand mission is to provide curated, handmade pieces - which are unique & quality-led. Kim wanted to make products that will stand the test of time, and will be pieces you treasure in your home for years to come.

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Selfmade Candles

As well as making stunning scented candles, Selfmade share brand values with Astrid & Miyu, and are are all about giving back to the community - which is more important now than ever.Selfmade are all about getting lit, responsibly. Vegan, soy wood wick candles, hand-poured in London - with recyclable/recycled packaging, and none of the nasty extras.

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We Are Kin

We Are Kin are a slow fashion brand - meaning that they avoid fad trends and focus more on timeless styles that will stand the test of time, and be treasured pieces in your wardrobe. Founded by Ngoni, their company mission is to be sustainable & to reduce the waste that the fast fashion industry produces.

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Glaize

Glaize is your next favourite nailcare brand, on a mission to revolutionise how women get their nails done and what goes into nailcare products! Essentially they convert pictures of their customers hands into made-to-measure gel nails, which are delivered to your doorstep!

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Sun and Day

Kim started Sun & Day back in 2017, and since then has grown massively. Their brand mission is to provide curated, handmade pieces - which are unique & quality-led. Kim wanted to make products that will stand the test of time, and will be pieces you treasure in your home for years to come.

The Mentors

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Get to know our Mentors, and find out their business background, as well as why this program is important to them. Ranging from the leadership team at Astrid & Miyu to our friends at Ohne, our team of experts are here to help.