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OUR STORY


 

Qemira.com was founded in 2019 to provide a large choice of natural, organic and vegan Afro-ethnic products. We partner with brands that are dedicated to promoting sustainable choices for hair care and beauty, and who craft their products with care and a commitment to quality, excellence, and responsiveness to customers.

Our values are grounded in our dedication to sustainability, community, creativity and innovation, all of which are driving today’s vibrant, high-growth natural, organic and vegan Afro-textured hair care and the Afro-ethnic beauty industry. We are diligent in supporting and promoting the talented entrepreneurs, innovators and creators who are pioneering the growth of this industry, in particular, the many women who work effortlessly to produce quality products specifically suited for Afro-ethnic and Afro-Latino customers.

Qemira.com doesn’t stop at promoting hair and beauty brands. We aim to be the go-to platform on the web for information and knowledge about natural, organic and vegan beauty lifestyles. Through blogs, articles, tips and tricks and other knowledge resources, we provide valuable information to inform and inspire both businesses and customers alike about sustainable choices in beauty.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to preserving the earth’s natural resources by promoting sustainability as a business value to promote economic opportunities and to empower communities.

 

Our Philosophy: Beauty Engineered By Nature


We are committed to environmental sustainability and innovation. Our brands only include products that are natural, organic and vegan, and are free of chemicals that are harmful to human health. The products we market are in compliance with US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

The entrepreneurs, innovators and creators of the products that we market work in harmony with nature, crafting their products with natural ingredients provided by nature’s bounty. Our uncompromising commitment to all that is natural means that you will find only the most wholesome products created with natural plants, herbs and extracts that make you beautiful in mind and body, and that do not negatively impact our environment.

 

Our Mission


We support entrepreneurship and promote environmental sustainability by being the one go-to site on the web that provides access to quality-crafted natural, organic and vegan afro-ethnic products, information and knowledge resources.

 

About the Founder


Marie-Hélène Vanderpool is a Haitian-born African-American. She is the mother of three children, and grandmother of two, and she is pursuing her passions and living her dreams and values through Qemira.com.

After leaving her home country, Haiti at the age of 7, she was raised in New York, and educated in Washington DC and Geneva, Switzerland where she earned degrees in Law, Political Science, International Relations and Business Administration. She has spent her entire 25-year career promoting economic development in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, providing policy advice to governments and technical assistance to traders and companies to enable them to integrate in global value chains. Her work has covered international trade, export development and foreign direct investment promotion, always with a focus on women’s economic empowerment.

The creation of Qemira.com was a natural extension of Marie-Hélène's professional experience, which led her to establish her company, Qemira, LLC in New York City in 2019. Qemira.com is also a very personal project for its Founder. It reflects her commitments to environmentalism, empowerment, opportunity and community. Qemira.com became a vehicle to create impact by promoting African-American entrepreneurship and business. To achieve this, she devised a business model that focused on making Afro-ethnic products more accessible. That meant eliminating some of the major impediments to buying products online, in particular high shipping costs. It also involved building a stylish, world-class marketplace website to showcase vendors’ products and to highlight their value to customers. 

Qemira.com joins the growing number of businesses that are creating a legacy of excellence and commitment to quality and service to make the Afro-ethnic beauty industry the mammoth force in business that it has become today, and that is projected to remain on a path of strong, continuous growth.

 

C.C., I thank you for inspiring me, and for motivating me so many years ago. I will never forget your kindness and generosity.

OUR STORY


 

Qemira.com was founded in 2019 to provide a large choice of natural, organic and vegan Afro-ethnic products. We partner with brands that are dedicated to promoting sustainable choices for hair care and beauty, and who craft their products with care and a commitment to quality, excellence, and responsiveness to customers.

Our values are grounded in our dedication to sustainability, community, creativity and innovation, all of which are driving today’s vibrant, high-growth natural, organic and vegan Afro-textured hair care and the Afro-ethnic beauty industry. We are diligent in supporting and promoting the talented entrepreneurs, innovators and creators who are pioneering the growth of this industry, in particular, the many women who work effortlessly to produce quality products specifically suited for Afro-ethnic and Afro-Latino customers.

Qemira.com doesn’t stop at promoting hair and beauty brands. We aim to be the go-to platform on the web for information and knowledge about natural, organic and vegan beauty lifestyles. Through blogs, articles, tips and tricks and other knowledge resources, we provide valuable information to inform and inspire both businesses and customers alike about sustainable choices in beauty.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to preserving the earth’s natural resources by promoting sustainability as a business value to promote economic opportunities and to empower communities.

 

Our Philosophy: Beauty Engineered By Nature


We are committed to environmental sustainability and innovation. Our brands only include products that are natural, organic and vegan, and are free of chemicals that are harmful to human health. The products we market are in compliance with US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

The entrepreneurs, innovators and creators of the products that we market work in harmony with nature, crafting their products with natural ingredients provided by nature’s bounty. Our uncompromising commitment to all that is natural means that you will find only the most wholesome products created with natural plants, herbs and extracts that make you beautiful in mind and body, and that do not negatively impact our environment.

 

Our Mission


We support entrepreneurship and promote environmental sustainability by being the one go-to site on the web that provides access to quality-crafted natural, organic and vegan afro-ethnic products, information and knowledge resources.

 

About the Founder


Marie-Hélène Vanderpool is a Haitian-born African-American. She is the mother of three children, and grandmother of two, and she is pursuing her passions and living her dreams and values through Qemira.com.

After leaving her home country, Haiti at the age of 7, she was raised in New York, and educated in Washington DC and Geneva, Switzerland where she earned degrees in Law, Political Science, International Relations and Business Administration. She has spent her entire 25-year career promoting economic development in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, providing policy advice to governments and technical assistance to traders and companies to enable them to integrate in global value chains. Her work has covered international trade, export development and foreign direct investment promotion, always with a focus on women’s economic empowerment.

The creation of Qemira.com was a natural extension of Marie-Hélène's professional experience, which led her to establish her company, Qemira, LLC in New York City in 2019. Qemira.com is also a very personal project for its Founder. It reflects her commitments to environmentalism, empowerment, opportunity and community. Qemira.com became a vehicle to create impact by promoting African-American entrepreneurship and business. To achieve this, she devised a business model that focused on making Afro-ethnic products more accessible. That meant eliminating some of the major impediments to buying products online, in particular high shipping costs. It also involved building a stylish, world-class marketplace website to showcase vendors’ products and to highlight their value to customers. 

Qemira.com joins the growing number of businesses that are creating a legacy of excellence and commitment to quality and service to make the Afro-ethnic beauty industry the mammoth force in business that it has become today, and that is projected to remain on a path of strong, continuous growth.

 

C.C., I thank you for inspiring me, and for motivating me so many years ago. I will never forget your kindness and generosity.