It is extremely easy to head to Amazon to shop but Black Owned businesses need our support today. Prior to Covid-19 many of these business were already at a loss due to a lack of funding. A 2020 Guidant Financial report showed that 44 percent of respondents use cash to fully or partially finance their business, cash remains the most popular small business financing method for black entrepreneurs. While cash is king, businesses need access to capital and funding and this often does not exist for the black entrepreneur.
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There are very few trust funds or friends able to finance a business. While the latest “Black Lives Matter” movement has increased support in the black community more is needed. This needs to be a constant. I have listed over 30+ black owned businesses for you to consider supporting and sharing.
1. Statements by Habibi
Statements by Habibi was created by Tahiirah Habibi, a creative visionary, entrepreneur, mother, and wine expert. A sommelier by trade, she has always had a passion for people, wine and jewelry. The Philly native wants to remind us to focus on what we can do and not what we believe we can’t.
2. Talley and Twine
Talley and Twine was created to change the watch industry realizing that most watch companies are simply emulate the most popular brands. These unique timepieces are detailed and meant to start a conversation. The name highlights a revitalized area in Virginia.
3. That Looks Like Me
Philadelphia native Jasmine launched That Looks Like Me in 2018 to create items that radiate self-respect, self-love, confidence, and respect for others. These items are perfect for the little girl who loves seeing herself in the items she wears.
4. The T|W lunch tote
No one is thinking about lunch when this insulated T|W lunch tote enters the room. Sherika Wynter & Shallon Thomas decided that an adult needs more than the traditional brown paper bag.
Identical twin designers, Dynasty & Soull Ogun use intricate designs inspired by the sciences, colour theory, numerology, religion, mythologies, magic, & fairy tales have elevated the standard durag and headwear. L’ENCHANTEUR create highly sought after unique products.
6. Rebel's Promise
Fashion designer Tehja Grayson-Fagains creates custom handmade decorated bras known as Glam Bras. Rebel's Promise has over 24 unique designs to choose from.
7. Third Crown
Third Crown is the brainchild of Kristin and Kofi Essel, a wife-and-husband team who fuse their love of geometric shapes with the details found in their architectural surroundings to create their collection of men’s and women’s jewelry.
8. Rotten Bella
Rotten Bella reminds you to spoil yourself with a wide variety of trendy and fun items. Owner Danita Crawford, continues to add conversation starters to the lineup.
Say more with less with LoquaciTee. Handcrafted items sold via etsy. Grab personalized shirts, mask and much more.
10. Historical Dream
Nina Grier founded Historical Dream, an entity designed to show an appreciation of diverse cultural leaders throughout history who've helped shape the country and the world's shared progressive interests.
11. Kind Socks
Realising sustainable fashion is not a trend but the only way forward for the fashion industry was key to the creation of Kind Socks. We have re-imagined a classic product in a fun ethical way – giving this everyday essential the love it deserves.
11. Urban Curl
Urban Curl is a modern bohemian brand specializing in hair and body care. We believe in our products being made with peace, love & quality in mind. The brand was founded to showcase the beauty of the modern day natural woman and man. Let's erase what we should be and be who we are simply and beautifully.
12. Lamik Beauty
Today’s women of color seek out clean, natural beauty products. Kim Roxie, launched LAMIK to give you what you want — and what you deserve: makeup made with safe, natural and organic ingredients. The collection reveals the beauty of women like you!
13. NATALIA ME-GAN Beauty
Natalia Me-gan Hair & Beauty, founded and owned by Schenika Quattlebaum offers a wide variety of cruelty-free hydrating luxury matte lipsticks, lip glosses, and 3D mink faux voluminous lashes.
14. Embellish Beauty
Embellish Beauty Concepts by Marcia Williams was launched as an on-location service in 2010 to create a space for women on the go to experience makeup & beauty in a new transformative way.
15. Esthetics by Elle
Licensed Master Esthetician, La Ketha Prioleau founder of Esthetics by Elle, believes everyone can achieve their skincare goals with education, commitment, and consistency. She provides customized and individualized treatments for all her clients.
16. Hazel Soapery
Hazel’s Soapery Handcrafted Skin Essentials, was created to limit the amount of harsh chemicals used in beauty products Before a batch of soap is created or a butter or lip balm made careful consideration is given as to which ingredients will make the best product for everyone.
At D’IYANU, we offer trendy African inspired fashion at great prices for Men, Women and Kids. You’ll find a wide variety of ready-to-wear bold print clothing line for the entire family. Every single garment is designed in-house and carefully crafted with the utmost attention to detail and quality.
18. Wax and Wonder
Wax & Wonder by Afropolitan has an identity immersed in a desire to share. Their aim is also to offer support to the skilled artisans of Liberia. Because – along with Monrovia – that’s where this organization’s products are authentically handcrafted. The apparel and lifestyle products you’ll find at Afropolitan embody the African culture’s unique beauty and diversity.
19. Chelsea Bravo
Brookly-born, London based designer Chelsea Bravo founded her eponymous menswear label and hasn’t stopped since. Her collections now feature womenswear and menswear that feature modern and simplistic clothing. She makes a point to use natural and sustainable materials when creating her designs.
20. House of Aama
Founded by mother-daughter design duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka in 2015, House of Aama has pieces that look like they come from a different era. The brand is described as a “spiritual expression” of the founders. The nostalgic garments are designed with the help of historical research, archival analysis, and storytelling.
Looking for a unique swimwear piece to add to your summer wardrobe? Riot Swim is a brand designed by Monti Landers featuring minimalistic silhouettes and shades that blend in seamlessly with darker skin tones. The brand has many stunning swimwear designs featuring distinctive cut outs.
Join the likes of Ashley Graham, Jennifer Lopez, and Lupita Nyong’o, and shop designer Carly Cushnie’s brand Cushnie. The brand offers luxury clothing that are eye-catching. Look sleek and stylish in any of her designs. Cushnie was established in 2008 with the desire to serve the modern woman.
23. Li Li's Creation
Li Li's Creation specializes in providing one of a kind made to measure pieces that are rich in culture and individuality. Designer Malacia Anderson created the brand to combine her custom knowledge and vintage love with a deep sense of culture.
24. Chocolate Unicorn
Chocolate Unicorn is a lifestyle brand focused on increasing the representation of unique and diverse unicorns in the world. Each of us are unique and, like us, unicorns should reflect the society in which we live and allow all children – young and mature – to believe in and channel their inner magic.
25. Lov U Aparel
Lov U Apparel is the brainchild of Erica Battle, Founder of the Natural Beauty #NOFILTERNEEDED brand. Created to encourage women to their showcase your Natural Beauty, flaws and all.
26. Soul Seed Apparel
SoulSeed is a movement birthed over 10 years ago thru which products are used to promote Black Excellence by helping to build the self-esteem of a people that have been made to feel inferior by American society.
27. Aliya Wanek
Aliya Wanek is an eponymous womenswear label that focuses on exploring the connection between one’s identity and style. Our mission is to create comfortable, stylish clothing ethically and sustainably as an extension of the wearer’s individuality.
28. Essentially Noir
Essentially Noir offers fun and inspiring items to remind you the importance of black excellence through style.
29. Mela Moore Exclusive
Mela Moore, Exclusive Appearance specializes in high quality glam footwear and accessories for women. We are an affordable luxury brand that helps individuals find their passion within, so they don’t have to follow the pack, because they transcend it. Mela’s vision is to revolutionize exclusive individuality into a lifestyle, being Exclusive while creating an Exclusive Appearance!
30. Tori Soudan Shoe Collection
Tori Soudan Shoe Collection is about timeless sophistication and sexy, fearless style. For Tori, shoes are emotional and she designs stories as she calls them that express the unstoppable Tori Soudan woman and that inspire women to look into their closet with fresh eyes.
Widescope Consulting and Contracting Services is a management and technology consulting company providing cyber security, information technology, and professional service solutions to the federal government, state and local municipalities, and the private sector.
32. Black Out Box
The Black Out Box is a simple idea between brother and sister, Seth and Simone Ellis, to promote black businesses to help them grow their customers and be supported.
33. Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner
Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner is a powerful, plant based household cleaner that comes in amazing fragrances. With scents like Frankincense & Myrrh, Sandalwood, and Nag Champa you can clean your home and change the whole vibe.
34. Pur Home
PurHome specializes in natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly detergents and cleaning products for the entire household. This brand was created by Angela Richardson and Michelle Richardson.
35. Abbey Creek Vineyard
Abbey Creek Vineyard: Oregon’s first Black vineyard owner and winemaker, Bertony Faustin began crafting his wines in 2008. The Willamette Valley bottlings range from Chardonnay to a late-harvest Gewürztraminer.
36. Jenny Dawn Cellars
Jenny Dawn Cellars: In 2016, Jennifer MacDonald, owner/winemaker, established the first urban winery in Wichita, Kansas. As the state’s first African-American winemaker. Jennifer now crafts and bottles her wines on-site, with grapes and juice sourced from the finest growers in California and Kansas.
37. McBride Sisters
McBride Sisters: The McBride Sisters’, Andréa and Robin McBride, mission has become clear—to transform the industry, lead by example, and cultivate community, one delicious glass of wine, at a time. They also created the SHE CAN professional development scholarship fund for women in the wine industry.
38. Harriett's Book Shop
Harriett's Book Shop Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman, our mission celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.
39. Vertex Financial Advisors
Vertex Financial Advisors LLC, an Independent Registered Investment Advisory, helps business owners, individuals and non-profits to implement strategies to create, grow and protect their assets.
40. Art and Soul
Art and Soul provides an artistic collection of beautiful and original pieces from local, regional, and global artists to create a unique retail experience. Our inventory is carefully curated and exudes a burst of African pride and fine artistry
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