Roslindale Business Profile: Saffiyah Botanicals Holistic Care

Profile: Saffiyah Botanicals Holistic Care

Saffiyah Botanicals Holistic Care is owned by Rédgine Saffiyah Armand. Inspired by her own experience with natural remedies and a search for an effective yet safe hair care product, Rédgine launched her own home and body care product business in 2010, opening a store in 2014.

“I wanted products that were suited for my hair type, with good moisturizing properties yet all natural,” said Rédgine. Owning her own store allows her the space and freedom to formulate the products and customize as she goes; she makes all her products in her shop and can provide customers with “transparency around toxic-free ingredients.”

The Saffiyah Botanicals line contains a full range of hair care, skin care, bath and body, and home products. Products are formulated with natural, naturally derived and certified organic, Kosher and Eco-cert ingredients. 

The support Roslindale provides makes this all possible, and Rédgine loves being a part of this “family-oriented community” where residents are “all about supporting local business.” Her message to Roslindale residents? “Thank you! I appreciate your business, support, and referrals you have been sending my way. With your continued support, I will be able to remain delivering products that many of you have come to love.” She welcomes customers to visit her shop and would love to increase foot traffic, and eventually offer workshops to the community.

In addition to her store, you can often find Saffiyah Botanicals Holistic Care at our Summer and Winter Farmers Markets!

Saffiyah Botanicals Holistic Care

4182 Washington Street, Roslindale


Sunday – CLOSED

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Seeking: Photographer for RVMS

RVMS Hiring a Photographer

Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) is soliciting bids for the position and designation as the “Official Photographer of RVMS.” 

Details for the bids are outlined below.

This request for proposal will be open for bids until 12:00 pm EST, March 15, 2017 and must be submitted to with “Photography RFP” in the subject line.

Responses to this RFP should:

  1. Include a cost estimate, considering that RVMS is a non-profit organization, with an annual budget of $200,000.
  2. Include biographies of all photographers and event staff.
  3. Include at least three professional references.
  4. Itemize are any potential outside cost estimates

RFP relates to the RVMS events described below produced by the RVMS and partnering organizations, as well as a general overview of life in the Village, as seem by residents, business owners, employees and visitors alike.

Signature events

  • RVMS Annual Meeting (March)
  • Egg Hunt (April)
  • Tree Lighting (November)
  • Holiday Market (December)


  • Summer Farmer’s Markets, every Saturday 10-2 Jun-Nov
  • Winter Farmer’s Markets, every Saturday 10-2 Jan-March
  • Business locations and personnel
  • General Roslindale Village everyday life

The Term of the contract will be from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.  This contract may be extended at RMVS’s option for a one year by notifying the Photographer before September 1, 2018.

RVMS will own the exclusive rights to these photos, and all photos will be the sole property of the RVMS.

Any and all opportunity to provide credits for any photos will be exploited, in print and/or electronic format.

RVMS reserves the right for RVMS staff, contractors and/or volunteers to shoot additional photographs at any time during these events.

Photographer RFP Guidelines:

  1. Shoot all event go-rounds, finals, award presentations, banquets and other activities.
  1. Images may be static photographs and/or short video, left to the discretion of the photographer.
  2. Provide all photo files to RVMS on a USB 3.0 hard drive no later than Monday afternoon following the conclusion of the event, saved as Camera raw / raw footage as well as possessed shots.  RVMS will use these for editorial and promotional purposes including distribution to media outlets.


Property Update: Vinfen’s Webster House in Brookline is Moving to Roslindale

Vinfen’s Webster House to Move to Roslindale Spring 2017

RVMS has received confirmation that Vinfen’s Webster House in Brookline is moving to Roslindale Village, taking over the old Bob’s Pita Bakery/Droubi Brothers space at 748 South Street. Webster House is a Clubhouse that provides day services for adults with mental illness, with supports geared toward employment, education, life skill development, housing, connecting to community resources, health and wellness, arts-based rehabilitation, and advocacy. The focus of Webster House is on self-help, peer support, and empowerment of its membership, with staff and members working side-by-side to manage all of the Clubhouse operations and governance. 

The Webster House has been around for 29 years, and their move will bring 12 staff members to Roslindale Village. They are planning on an open date of Late Spring 2017 (potentially in May). 

Liz Graham-Meredith

Clerk & Resident

Liz Graham-Meredith has served on the Roslindale Village Main Street Board since 2016 and is the Farmers Market co-chair. Liz has a passion for education and has spent just shy of 15 years working on advancing technology as a means of helping students learn. Liz is currently a director of Product Management at Pearson and moved to Roslindale with her husband Brian in 2009 from San Francisco. It was Roslindale’s diversity and walkable square that attracted them to the neighborhood, though the strong sense of community is what Liz loves most about living in Rozzie.