A new Downtown Lafayette collective is opening, called Attakapas Collective. They are located at 100 E Vermilion St. and they are a collection of small businesses and artisans cooperatively selling their goods.
As a local musician, I am excited to create a new space for creatives to work together. — Erica Fox
The business is centered around a variety of different cultures & nationalities, which make up the collective’s core.
“This is a place where artisans celebrate our heritage, our culture, and a space where they are allowed to show what they have been passionate about but didn’t have a place that honored their dreams,” says owner Erica Fox. “Here they feel safe, they can create, and in doing so, as a collective, we bring about community.”
Below is a list of contributors to the collective.
- The Natural Way
- Moore Amour Designs
- Ray-Nel’s Gifts
- Creole Heritage T-shirts
- Attakapas Jewelry
- Kreativity by Kendra
- JoHeather Creations
- LaToya Guillory (author) Empowered with Purpose Books
- Peter Nappie Collection
- Aamazing Enterprises
- Drum Circle Inc.
- Fiesta Embroidery
- Weeziana Girl Spice
- GC Studios
The tentative opening date is this coming week, but they are celebrating their soft opening this weekend, August, 14th, at Downtown Lafayette’s Artwalk.