Who is The Creative Brown Girl?
Hello new friends and old followers!
My name is Hatiná Netsai and I am the CEO and Director of Design for The Creative Brown Girl.
TCBG is a Black woman-owned gifts and paper goods online boutique. I craft bookmarks, greeting cards, journals, home decor and accessories celebrating the beauty and brilliance of brown skin. My motivation is authentic representation, elevation and cultural relatability.
I pride myself on delivering a beautiful and custom designed product for each person who shops with and supports The Creative Brown Girl.
I started this journey as a labor of love crafting personalized planners. I was enjoying making beautiful planner products than represented the diversity of women who like to plan. Then the pandemic hit, and no one was planning anything. There was nowhere to go!
I took my love of paper crafting and decided to expand into greeting cards and journaling. I realized that I was filling a void with my products and have since continued to make beautiful items that put OUR faces, black and brown women’s faces, on everyday gifts and drinkware and more.
And make it NORMAL NOT A NOVELTY.
“When black women and girls see themselves fully, beautiful, vibrant and in every shade of brown imaginable, a light is turned on. The Creative Brown Girl reflects that light.”
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I am a former IT professional, but also a self taught cook and baker, writer, blogger and designer.
BUT my most important job and role in life is being a single mom to my 4 heartbeats: Jadyn, Kemani, Kendi and Laila. They are my legacy and my “why”.
As The Creative Brown Girl, I craft bookmarks, greeting cards, journals, paper accessories and unique home decor celebrating the beauty of brown skin. I have always been a “pen and paper girl,” hoarding stickers and cards and writing paper since I was a kid. This business is truly an extension of my childhood dream.
Thank you for coming along with me!