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Brand Story

TCTLE is  a place for WOC makers of all kinds to feel supported while trying to navigate spaces not built for us. We're a brand that empowers women to learn from their peers and nurture their careers, serving as an incubator for new makers and designers, providing a space for their talent and expression. And, all the while, building a community to lean on and learn from. 

About the Founder

Portrait of Deepa Shanbhag who is wearing a black long sleeve shirt and red wooden earrings in the shape of a comb pick. The handle is in the shape of the silhouette of a Black woman. Deepa's hair is in braids and she wears glasses.
Deepa Shanbhag is a graphic designer and an educator based in New York. She has worked primarily in-house with notable fashion brands to help market their collections and often found that she was one of the few, if not only, WOC on her creative team. She was inspired to build TCTLE to help alleviate other women of color from feeling like the "other" in the creative workplace. Deepa is also the maker behind all the TCTLE Exclusives.

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