An innovative partnership & program to help connect product companies founded by POC with retail buyers.

Bridges is a collaboration between Built Oregon, Hacienda CDC, Soul District , APANO and Naya to bring awareness and opportunity to underrepresented consumer product companies through a retail partnership with Tender Loving Empire and Green Zebra Grocery. The idea is to provide invaluable retail experience, feedback, and exposure – all of which helps give them a foundation upon which to build.

The program launched with the the following incredible companies: