Amazulu Collections – Charita Powell, owner. Seven days a week and for nearly 30 years, this popular Reading Terminal Market stand has represented artists from all over the world and lived the motto, “where cultures meet.” For sale: handmade folk dolls, original paintings, body care, cultural clothing—including Urban Karma, Powell’s pattern-rich clothing collection for women and men—and her signature sterling silver jewelry of her own design, made by Indonesian artisans.
Started in 1985, Amazulu Collections is best known for its retail operation located in Philadelphia's historic Reading Terminal Market. As founder and designer, Charita was designing jewelry and selling her designs as a street vendor prior to opening in Reading Terminal Market. She specializes in the design of unique, high-quality sterling silver jewelry, but has expanded her craft to designing home decor under the "Chaya Origins" brand. She imports items throughout the global village and collaborates on individual designs.
12th & Arch Streets, (215) 627-8667, @amazulucollections
Philadelphia Black-Owned Business Guide - Philly is rich with black culture, heritage and history. The tradition carries on in Philly’s array of black-owned and -operated shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Need some serious comics? Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Looking for a top nightclub? Reserve. Date night? Take a trip to West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum.