About us

Munjo Munjo is a Latinx artist owned-and-operated brand and retail shop, in the heart of Downtown Raleigh NC.

chris facey photograph of munjo munjo

In addition to Munjo-branded gear, the studio produces and stocks products from various local independent artists and creators, especially highlighting women and BIPOC artists, through collaborative works, live art events, and other opportunities.

Originally formed in 2016 by decade-long bffs and collaborators Jaime Radar (left) and Amber Echevarria (right), the brand started out with pop-up pizza parties, and the general goal of nurturing our inner child through nostalgic, inclusive experiences.

Read our SEO-fueled story by clicking [here].

This page is being revised; check back later for more on our history, or visit some press/media features below.

[photo by Chris Facey, plushie by Fujibee]

[for access to official press assets, contact us directly]
Jan 19 2024 - Triangle Business Journal,"The Art of Retailing" by Connie Gentry.
Nov 2 2023 - The Howler,"Art and Community Converge at Munjo Munjo" by Levi Holland.
Apr 8 2023 - Skate Raleigh,"All A-Board: Contributing Artist Spotlight"
Feb 28 2023 - This Is Raleigh,"15 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month in Raleigh" by Caroline Makepeace.
Jan 10 2023 - This Is Raleigh,"Mom and Teen Daughter Afternoon" by Caroline Makepeace.
Oct 28 2022 - 2 1/2 LLCs Podcast, ep 55 "Pay Your Taxesft Munjo Munjo.
Oct 20 2022 - Walter Magazine,"The Whirl: CreativeMornings 10 Year Anniversary Bash" by Unknown.
Oct 14 2022 - Ral Today,"CreativeMornings RDU celebrates 10 years" by Cat George.
Aug 15 2022 - WUNC - "Win Walks and Hops: A New Initiative" by Jason deBruyn
Aug 9 2022 - Level Up Artists Podcast, ep 69 "Creating a Creative Retail Space" with Amber Echevarria.
Jun 15 2022 - IndyWeek, "Best of the Triangle 2022" by public vote.
Winner: Best Local Instagram. Finalist: Best Local Brand, Best Place to Buy Local Art, Best Kept Secret.
Apr 23 2022 - Creative Mornings (Raleigh Chapter), part of a series on "Kismet."
Sep 15 2021 - Spectrum Local News - "Shopping on the Rise in Raleigh" by Kaitlyn Connolly
Jul 14 2021 - IndyWeek, Vol 38, No 26, "Best of the Triangle 2021" by public vote.
Winner: Best Local Brand by public voting
Mar 30 2021 - Your Back Yard Raleighinterview w/ host Robert Courts
Feb 14 2021 - ABC11, "North Carolina COVID-19 hospitalizations dip" by Michael Lozano
Dec 30 2020 - Triangle Downtowner Magazine, Issue 158. "A New Shop Proves the Resilience of Raleigh's Creative Spirit" by Antino Art
Jan 6 2020 - Business and Brews, interview w/ hosts Ryan & Gevin
Nov 30 2019 - CBS17 - "Shoppers Flock to DTR Stores for 10th Annual Small Business Saturday" by Bridget Chapman
Nov 20 2019 - WRAL - "Business Owners Tout Reasons to Shop at Stores Like Theirs" by Adam Owens
Sep 9 2019 - NC State University speaking engagement, "Pro Series - All About Merchandising"
Jun 14 2019 - Raleigh Magazine feature, "Retail Therapy"
Nov 7 2018 - IndyWeek, "Fantastic Local Shops and Brands" by Indy Staff
Apr 17 2018 - The Green Monkey, Facebook Live interview by/at The Green Monkey
Jan 25 2018 - Raleigh Baton takeover on @rdubaton
May 2 2017 - Offline Raleigh + Durham, "25+ Insta Worthy Murals in Raleigh"
Jan 30 2017 - News & Observer"Hair Sacrificed for Big Fundraiser" by Johnny Whitfield


A Letter from Munjo
This project was created in the spirit of new life.
Abandoned and dirty, out of hope and out of time.
In a moment of empathy, eventually saved,
dropped at a strange doorstep, with the littlest of faith.
Over time, it sinks in... now, I'm home.
And now I want to give back to stories like my own.

Give creative ideas a place to call home.
Where someone might see them, and make them their own.
Help artists make art, give life to ideas
and give the people a chance to own one of their own.

For as long as we're here, pursue something you love.
Do fun things. Make awesome stuff.
Create an environment to inspire and create.
Where you find a creative will, help find a creative way.

Dictated but not read,