Tariq x Richmond Hood Company @ 827 Castleton Avenue
Tariq Zaid is a business owner, brand ambassador, and community leader in Staten Island, NY. He owns and operates Richmond Hood Co., a retail boutique and clothing brand based in Staten Island and online. Born and raised in Brooklyn, his early years were marred by the adversity and complexity of the state foster care system. He moved to Staten Island, residing in group homes there as a troubled youth. Tariq was fortunate to encounter counselors in those facilities who took notice of his creativity and potential. He credits those counselors with saving him from the path of destruction. As he grew into adulthood, he remained in Staten Island, woven now into the fabric of the borough. Tariq contributes regularly, donating clothing and merchandise to local nonprofits, and lending his voice to raise awareness. He continues to build the Richmond Hood brand, developing more business alliances and representing Staten Island in the coolest possible ways in fashion, art and culture. Through his philanthropy and community service, Tariq is determined to continue giving back, lending a helping hand to those in need.