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Here are 20 Black-owned Businesses to Support During the Holidays
The holidays are a time to celebrate, but they're also a time to support black-owned businesses. From clothes and accessories to food and drink, there are plenty of ways to show your holiday spirit while also supporting the black community. To help you out, we've put together a list of 20+ black-owned businesses to support during the holidays. From small businesses to national brands, there's something for everyone on this list. So whether you're looking for the perfect gift or just want to treat yourself, make sure to check out these businesses first.
The Lip Bar
The Lip Bar is a ground-breaking beauty brand that was proudly founded and is owned by self-made entrepreneur MELISSA BUTLER. It is for the uninhibited woman who wants to set it and forget it.
Their must-have products are formulated with integrity and are designed to have a big impact with little work.
This independent bookstore based in Washington, D.C., sells books by and about people of the African diaspora.
Brown Sugar Bakery
Custom cakes and traditional sweets are the focus of this Southern-style bakery. They have been baking and serving mouth-watering treats since 1936. Visit this amazing bakery to satisfy all your sweet cravings!
This cosmetics line promotes inclusivity by offering a wide variety of shades in foundations, eye shadows, and other products, giving everyone options. To help you find the shade that best suits your complexion, they even have a "shade finder" option on their website.
London Grant Co.
London Grant Co., a company founded by mother and entrepreneur Tiffany Staten, sources its goods carefully and uses environmentally friendly packaging. You can purchase all of their skincare products, including fragrance-free butters, oils, and scrubs, at Nordstrom.
Cafe con Libros
It's not just a bookstore at Cafe con Libros. It is a bookstore, cafe, and community center for feminists where people, especially women, can feel safe and at home. Additionally, it aids readers in finding allies and deepens their understanding of the world and one another by offering book clubs that are specifically focused on feminism and women of color.
The footwear line for fashionistas, ARCH NYC, offers capsule collections of imaginative and high-quality goods with a focus on novelty features. Entrepreneur Jazmin Veney is the brilliant mind behind this outstanding brand.
Lemlem was founded by Ethiopian-born model Liya Kebede. The entire African-made artisan collection, which includes clothing for men, women, children, and the home, is available. Lemlem is renowned for its traditional African patterns and techniques that produce sought-after items that many celebrities, such as January Jones and Molly Sims, adore. Each collection features texture, lightweight dresses, and brightly colored contemporary stripes.
Maison de Mode
Hassan Pierre, a fashion designer and graduate of the Parsons School of Design, teamed up with fashion philanthropist Amanda Hearst, businesswoman and investor Carmen Busquets, and others in 2015 to launch the luxury ethical fashion platform Maison de Mode. He currently serves as the business's CEO and is a prominent proponent of sustainability in the fashion sector. Shop Maison de Mode for a variety of fashionable, eco-friendly items that support the brand's fashion for a good mission, including loungewear, beachwear, eveningwear, jewelry, and accessories.
What started as a design blog has evolved into a home décor company that offers vibrant, stunning items from around the globe to "bring good vibes home." A must-visit for holiday shopping is the black-owned Jungalow, which has everything from furniture to décor to gifts galore including a partnership with Keds sneakers.
This Christmas, kids everywhere will be ecstatic to open one of these adorable bath mitts. The stuffed animal bath toys from SoapSox, have won praise for being both entertaining and useful. Children will enjoy playing with the plush animals, and parents will appreciate how thoroughly they clean while still being kind.
SoapSox is black-owned and can be purchased at Target.
BLK and Bold Coffee
This year, better bypass Starbucks for a while in favor of the highly regarded Black-owned coffee company BLK + Bold. Customers not only laud the coffee's aroma and flavor after brewing it but BLK & Bold also donates 5% of its profits to nonprofit org that support at-risk youth.
Brother Vellies, a Black-owned shoe company, has been providing fashionable yet environmentally friendly footwear to thousands of customers worldwide since 2013. The designer shoes are handcrafted by artisans in nations like Ethiopia and Kenya, so you can feel good about your purchase knowing it supports the local economy and is totally unique.
Nope! Etsy is not owned exclusively by Black people, but you can choose from a large number of Black-owned shops on the website. With thousands of reviews on bracelets, hand-poured soy candles, and top-selling cocktail mixes. Etsy has created an entire landing page just for holiday gifts from Black-owned businesses.
Grace Eleyae, the designer of the Slap (a cap with a satin lining), is the go-to person for anything sleek and opulent. Pillowcases, headbands, and hats from the Black-owned clothing company are popular because they look good and protect your (or the user's) hair from frizz or damage.
Stella and Haas
A Black-owned jewelry company called Stella and Haas has been highlighted in, The Oprah Magazine and is praised for its pieces that are both timeless and provocative at the same time. Choose from remarkably stackable bracelets, zodiac rings, delicate initial necklaces, and more.
Cassava flour, hibiscus flower powder, and Piri Piri seasoning are all products of the Black-owned company Iya Foods that is a perfect gift for a foodie you love this holiday season. The scrumptious treats and spices are available on Amazon, where customers have praised them for their premium ingredients and mouthwatering varieties.
Few things in a man's life are more important than his shaving routine. Improve his facial grooming this year by using one of the well-liked beard care and aftershave products from Scotch Porter. Black-owned Scotch Porter is praised for its delectable scents and moisturizing abilities in everything from face wash to balms to beard conditioners.
It'll be hard for the pet owners on your list to resist the adorableness of House Dogge's custom hoodies. The Black-owned pet brand produces personalized sweatshirts for dogs in sizes XXS to XXL and was named one of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2020.
Who doesn't enjoy finding a box of mouthwatering, gourmet cookies in their supplies? Comes in Partake, a company that produces tasty cookies that are completely vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly. Pick from flavors like triple chocolate, chocolate chip, gingerbread, and birthday cake.