materials & process
rayo & honey pennants and totes are hand crafted from natural sustainable materials. I have intently chosen to work with natural 100% Cotton canvas because it is my favorite textile. Grown from the from the earth, harvested and spun into the soft fabric we know and love, cotton is biodegradable and returns to the soil, enriching it when our use for it comes to an end.
Totes and pennants are constructed to wear well over time. Each piece is hand cut, pieced, pressed and machine sewn in small batches.
The same black 100% Cotton twill is used for both hang strings on pennants and zipper pulls on totes.
Letters are die cut felt that are affixed with heat. Hang sticks are hand cut and sanded Baltic birch wood sourced from sustainable and renewable forests in the USA and abroad.
Abigail Bereolam, Shondaland
The pennants she sells have been spotted on the Instagrams of Tracee Ellis Ross and the Women’s March, and in the background of a New York Times photo of Deana Haggag. They’re on the walls of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, and even featured at the Schomburg in Harlem. In other words, Negron’s work has The Range, and people are catching on.
modern affirmations for every day
Roachele has a way with words.
This special sort of alchemy involves transforming phrases from literature, affirming quotes, and pop-culture references that inspire her, into hangable and wearable artworks. Cultural consciousness is at the core of her practice, alongside a clear, uncluttered aesthetic, stripped down to the essentials. With rayo & honey her canvas pennants & totes are hand cut, pieced & sewn. Glass, wood & acrylic goods are etched and hand painted all resulting in “goods with positive intent” that are soulful art with a timeless aesthetic.
Don’t Sleep! Gifts for the Newly Woke on Black (AF) Friday, Angela Helm, theroot.com
Let your banner be your billboard, and hang these “goods with positive intent” any and everywhere.
50 Women-Run Small Businesses You Can Shop Today, girlboss.com
Rayo & Honey’s clean design aesthetic has made their meaningful pendants a hit.
Author Tayari Jones, The Strategist/NY Magazine
I have this right above my desk. It’s made by a woman artist in her home, so the very existence of it is inspiring.