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join our tribe as a goldn roots vendor.

Goldn roots is a haven for black creatives, entrepreneurs, dreamers, innovators, and doers that are looking to create genuine friendships, partnerships, grow their business, and foster connections within a space that prioritizes unadulterated black joy.

Over here, cooperative economics and unity is a way of life because as people of the African diaspora it’s important that we create environments that are centered around authentic inclusion and community.

Whether you are checking out some of the dope 30+ black creative vendors within the marketplace while sipping on mimosas, catching up with a friend, making a new business connection, learning a new skill at our workshops, finishing up a project, or debating with someone about whether or not Lloyd said “Fine Too” or “5’2” during our monthly game nights — we want you to feel seen and at home.

We’re here to support you, your business, and your passions because you matter. 


We’re currently accepting vendor applications for the goldn roots black creative marketplace. As a vendor of goldn roots, on a monthly basis, your products/work will be on display within our space, and available for purchase. We accept black creative businesses within fashion (apparel, shoes, & accessories), skin care, hair care, makeup, small home decor, books/magazines, visual/digital arts, holistic health, metaphysical, and photography.

For more info about our audience, foot traffic, and goldn roots overall you can check out this PDF.

The vendor fee is $175/mo. (with no monthly commitment) and includes the following:

  • Max of 200 items at a time (as items are sold, you may replenish them)

  • Weekly sales updates

  • Weekly payouts (via PayPal, Cash App, or Venmo)

  • A max of two (2) complimentary three (3) hour in-store events/demos during store hours. 

  • Access to customer emails

  • A complimentary coworking membership (during the month(s) that your products/work are within the space)

  • Complimentary access to our monthly creative kickback

  • 15% off 1-on-1 coaching sessions w/Morgan + select workshops

  • 3 professional product photos

  • 1 professional headshot

  • Your business featured on our page

  • Complimentary access to Kindred (our online learning platform) for a year


What we’re looking for: Black creative business that falls within one of the categories listed above. You do not have to be located within the DMV area; however, if you are outside of the DMV you will need to handle any shipping fees (you’ll be reimbursed). Any items that aren’t sold will be provided at the end of the month for pick-up, or shipped to you. Unfortunately, we do not accept MLMs.

There is a 15% commission of each sale. If you choose to be a vendor for two months or more, you’ll receive 10% off your vendor fee. Thanks to our wonderful showroom associates, as a vendor, you will not need to physically be in the space.

The vendor application deadline for September 2019 is August 1, 2019. Your vendor fee for September is also due by August 1st, and you will need to have your products/work delivered, or dropped off to our space by August 21st. The space will be opening on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

click the button below to apply.

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to apply (to cover the time/logistics involved in our selection process), this fee will be applied to your overall vendor fee. You will receive an email from us within 48 business hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot us an email at goldnroots@distinctlydc.com