Our reporters spoke with a number of cannabis entrepreneurs at the 2019 CWCB Expo in New York. In this installment, we speak with Rachael Basoco, Founder and CEO of Vabe Salon, the first retail shop and spa/salon with a commitment to women and cannabis. Basoco is hoping to create a space for women and collective of brands that are women-founded. The Vabe Collective is a community of female- founded and focused brands that share resources, collaborate, and sell at Vabe salons. Vabe Collective members believe in collaboration over competition, opening up spaces for more women and people of color, and focusing on the health and wellness benefits of the plant all while educating our consumers. All Vabe Collective members receive a seal to put on their website, product, and social to show that they are a part of something larger than themselves.
Vabe is in the process of raising capital to provide pop-up stores during Fashion Week in NYC, with a longer vision of a brick-and-mortar shop in 2020. For more information log to www.vabesalon.com