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Showing support for the Black community can take many forms. You can volunteer and join protests. You can regularly donate to social justice organizations. But you can also make a difference every time you pull out your wallet.
Supporting Black-owned businesses is one of the most simple and straightforward way to make a difference. Putting dollars directly into these businesses, many of which have struggled disproportionately throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is something you can do across all categories from beauty products to restaurants.
If you aren't sure where to start, or want to do more to amplify these voices, remember that you have power when you consciously decide where to put your dollars.
Here are some of our team's favorite Black-owned businesses to support right now (and always):
The Black Doula: Black women are at greater risk for pregnancy and birth-related issues. Founder Sabia Wade offers coaching, workshops and more to help women from birth and beyond.
Brooklyn Blooms: A Brooklyn-based florist that uses fashion, nature and art as inspiration to create stunning arrangements, hand-delivered in the NYC area.
Canvas Beauty: Founded by hair stylist turned business mogul Stormi Steele, Canvas Beauty's premium hair care consistently earns rave reviews for their effective, all-natural formulas. (Check out their best-selling Hair Blossom serum to help regrow natural hair!)
Golde: Health and beauty products crafted by superfoods. Think: Face masks and smoothie boosters.
Love Notes Fragrances: Deliciously scented soy candles that look great sitting anywhere. You'll want one of each.
Mae Health, Inc.: Pregnancy and postpartum support, tailored to the needs of Black women.
Mahogany Books: Founded in 2007 to "meet the literary needs of readers nationwide in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora," this online independent bookstore also has a brick and mortar in Washington D.C.
Marcus Books: The nation's oldest Black-owned bookstore is filled with titles to inspire.
Matrescence: Clean skincare developed especially for motherhood.
McBride Sisters Wine Collection: Two sisters with a passion for wine created a delicious wine collection. Even better, join their wine club.
Mented Cosmetics: Non-toxic, free of parabens and full of rich pigments, this makeup brand is made for a variety of skin tones.
Milky Mama: Created by Krystal Nicole Duhaney, RN and lactation consultant, Milky Mama has a full product line of tasty treats and supplements that promote milk production.
Nubian Skin: Skin tone lingerie and hosiery for women of color.
Oh Happy Dani: You've likely seen (or shared) her doodles on Instagram, promoting conversations around justice, inspiration and faith. You can order one of her cards through her shop.
Ojai Lingerie: Gorgeous (and comfortable) bralettes and loungewear.
Pattern Beauty: Hair care created by Tracee Ellis Ross specifically for curly, coily + tight-textured hair.
Pear Nova: An award-winning luxury nail lacquer brand that bridges the gap between fashion and function.
Perry Boyce: Luxurious home scents that create the ultimate sanctuary.
Pipcorn: Heirloom snacks that taste amazing, are nutritious and environmentally sustainable. Win-win-win!
PUR-HOME: Non-toxic household cleaners and laundry detergent.
rayo & honey: Handcrafted pieces with affirming phrases and a minimalist feel from pennants to hang on the wall to totes and keychains.
Ruby Love: Inclusive period apparel brand created by Crystal Etienne. Think: leak-proof underwear, swimwear and kits.
The Wrap Life: Gorgeous headwraps and headbands made with premium fabrics.
WSEL Bags: Stylish but utilitarian diaper bags that dads will want to carry.
Unsun: Founded by Katonya Breaux, whose mission was to develop skin-safe sunscreen for every ethnicity and skin tone.
Undefined: Clean, conscious, and inclusive beauty and wellness products that harness the power of plant magic.
AX Puzzles: Engaging puzzles that feature diverse and inclusive imagery.
Black Girl Sunscreen: Reef safe, vegan, water-resistant for 80 minutes and leaves no white residue. (And yes, it's great for mamas too!) Shop online or at Target.
Earth Henna: Fun, safe and easy kits to create natural temporary tattoo designs
The Eco Baby Co.: Natural baby products, including cloth diapers, toys and meal time items.
GOODEE: Marketplace of selection of kids items from minority artisans from around the world. (Don't forget to check out their home picks, too!)
Harperiman: Beautiful handmade dolls that illustrate different shapes and styles. You can even order a custom doll to look just like your little one.
Jonah's Hands: Founded by 14 year old crochet-expert Jonah Larson, these easy-to-follow kits and tutorials are perfect for aspiring crocheters!
Just Like Me! Box: A subscription box that features books with characters of black children.
Kids Swag: A marketplace for baby and kid products that feature black characters.
Little Likes Kids: Founded by a mama who wanted toy options that reflected her son and his friends' experiences. Screen-free play, like puzzles and memory games.
Lovely Leaps Dance Studio: Teach your kids to love movement and dance with their virtual classes.
Lucy Lue Organics: Organic baby clothing with a beautiful minimalist feel, from baby gowns to rompers.
Muffincakes Baby Boutique: High-quality baby products that reflect the diversity of beauty in children from quilts and blankets to wrapping paper.
Ozzie + Olive: Cozy t-shirts for kids that make a statement.
Royal Nation: Gender-neutral streetwear with a story to tell.
TinkyPoo Diapers: The first intentionally diverse diaper company, TinkyPoo diapers feature art showcasing babies who are Black, Brown, Asian American and Pacific Islander. Their natural, high-quality diapers care for baby bottoms while reflecting a child's beauty and encouraging healthy self image.
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