Celeplated was founded by Chicago native’s Crystal Thomas and Shonta Connolly. Affectionately known to family and friends as Crys and Tae, this dynamic duo has managed to create some elaborate yet pretty dope experiences in the non-profit, hair care, fashion and entertainment spaces. The next best project entitled, Celeplated will be one of the dopest things they’ve ever done for the culture.
Celeplated seeks to provide products that celebrate African American culture, heritage and values in a way that’s exciting, unique and inspiring. As you join us on this journey, we hope to make you feel proud, thought of and connected along the way! You’re not just customers, you’re family and Cuz we’re so happy you’ve decided to come along for the ride!
A meeting of the minds, Celeplated is the brain child of Crystal Thomas and Shonta Connolly.
In years past, the two have fused their backgrounds in hospitality, sales and marketing to create strikingly unique and memorable branding experiences for local and national consumer-facing brands through their marketing agency entitled, Agency Brand U.
At the onset of 2020, ABU projected rapid growth and expansion, however due to the series of events involving COVID-19, the company found themselves facing much adversity and uncertainty. The beauty of this dilemma ultimately birthed a different type of business known as eBash Box. This innovative idea allowed individuals to remain connected and celebrate life’s special moments from the comfort and safety of their homes with their virtual and interactive party boxes.
While creating content for eBash Box and realizing that social distancing celebrations were nearing an end, Crys and Tae found themselves at crossroads yet again.
Saddened and frustrated with the events surrounding Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others, the duo realized Black America was in need of something better. Something that celebrated the impact the community has had on American heritage and wanted to celebrate it in a way yet to be seen with Celeplated.
Celeplated and its printed line of products uniquely fulfills a need and a gap that reminds the world just how special and rich black experiences will forever be throughout history.
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