In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, I want to highlight some Black-owned businesses and share some information about their products. For many reasons, it’s harder for these small businesses to stay solvent, especially during COVID-19. According to The Washington Post, over 40 percent of African American business owners closed up shop permanently due to coronavirus. Show them support by checking out these businesses and products below.
Note: Since a lot of people are talking about this issue, some online stores are selling out of products. If a product is sold out, bookmark it for the future!
Beauty & Self-Care
An all-natural feminine care product line that is clinically tested and gynecologist approved. The line has organic tampons, bath bombs, and feminine washes. Their products are sold at Target, Urban Outfitters, and Walgreens.
An affordable and effective skincare line created by Desiree Verdejo. Their products are designed to help with scarring and hyperpigmentation on all skin tones.
Launched by Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde is a health and beauty brand that was created with the intention of making the wellnesses space more accessible.
Dana Jackson was diagnosed with lupus in 2011 and needed to take an all-natural approach to beauty and wellness. Her products have all-natural ingredients. If you want to try one of her products, the skin souffle is a must.
Founded by Abena Boamah-Acheampong, this clean beauty brand sustainably sources its shea butter.
Founded by Karen Young, they make reusable razors as well as body gloss, gel- to- milk- in shower moisturizer and bikini line masks.
A Boston based bookstore located in the Roxbury neighborhood. They offer online ordering and can ship to anywhere in the country.
Named after Harriet Tubman, this bookshop specializes in books by women authors. Harriet’s Bookshop is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is still working on their online store. If you live in the Philly area, you can stop in and show your support.
Angela Nesbitt is a registered behavioral therapist who created Loving Me Books to bring parents and children books with more diverse characters and storylines.
Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore.
If you’re a bookworm like me, get ready for my next post where I’ll dive deeper into books written by black authors.
Founded by former model, Chantel Davis. These swimsuits are designed to support women with curves.
You can find hosiery and underwear in 12 shades of nude. Erin Carpenter, a former Knicks City Dancer, started the line after struggling to find undergarments and tights in a nude shade that matched her skin tone.
This Detroit based clothing company sells streetwear (including face masks!) inspired by mud cloth from Mali. For each mask sold they are donating a portion to Feed the Frontlines, a community relief organization that is helping families and workers hit hardest by coronavirus.
A Columbus based Etsy shop that specializes in handmade accessories like COVID masks and beaded jewelry.
This women-owned, minority-owned, family business specializes in making delicious heirloom corn-based snacks. Heirloom corn is said to be more nutritious and environmentally sustainable than commercially grown corn.
A Columbus based bakery and coffee shop. All of their products are completely gluten free which makes their products safe for individuals with dietary restrictions.
An artisan coffee shop based in Columbus, Ohio. All of their coffee beans are roasted fresh in the shop! Their coffee tastes (and smells) amazing.
This candle company makes their candles from all-natural ingredients like soy and scented oils.
A Brooklyn based store that sells vintage literature, vinyl records, clothing, art, decor, and furniture. They thoughtfully curate their products to reflect black history.
Supporting Black-owned businesses like the ones listed above is so important and necessary for the betterment of our society.