Grapevine Village was built on the belief that we, as women, need to help and support each other. It is in our DNA and part of every decision we make, which has led me and my fearless co-founder, Charity Richins, to create our latest venture, Grapevine Shops. Since we are both working mothers (we met because my daughter, and her son became best friends at school!) we know personally, the one thing people can’t buy more of is time.
That is why we have tirelessly curated a selection of innovative, female, and minority owned mission driven small businesses that deliver the best in their class products. Grapevine Shops allows our customers to conveniently support smaller emerging brands, while we support our mission of giving back by donating a percentage of our total sales to various charitable organizations.
Historically, Grapevine has only worked with Fortune 500 consumer brands, such as Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch, but we have pivoted to create this division of our company to invest in small businesses, and as a way to give back to organizations that we support. Also, having been a magazine publisher and working in media for over 25 years in Boston, MA, I have had the opportunity to get to know some of the best and most creative people in the city. Due to COVID-19, many of them are entering into e-commerce as a way to grow their brands and I feel fortunate that we are in a position to help many of these companies scale and go to market quickly.
I am extremely passionate about food and spirits so you will see some of the best chocolate, spices and whiskey, along with amazing Boston-area celebrity chef food brands, while Charity has her eye on skin care, health & wellness, and fashion. Together we have created a cohesive and diverse group of brands to feature on Grapevine Shops that will have something for everyone to enjoy, while supporting our ethos of giving back.
Welcome to our Grapevine Shops!
We support small business brands by connecting them with entrepreneurial creators to bring them to market through our Grapevine Village Community.
We continuously grow our trust economy of brands, influencers, and consumers through collaboration, communication, and education.
We select small, innovative and mission driven, best–class brands and businesses to help build a better, more equitable future.