Black-Owned Businesses You Should Be Shopping Now and Forever
Spend your money more conscientiously
After you’ve signed petitions, donated to protest and recovery efforts, called your local officials and demanded criminal justice and police reform, read books about antiracism, spread awareness on social media — what else can you do to support Black people? Well, you can shop at the businesses they own. And not just now while everyone’s talking about it.
Below we’ve highlighted Black-owned businesses where you can shop even in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, from coffee to fitness apparel, home goods, whiskey, jewelry, food, grooming products and more.
Blk & Bold
What they sell: Micro-roasted specialty coffees and loose-leaf specialty teas. And are currently offering care packages for Father’s Day that’d make a damn good gift.
What They Sell: Fitness apparel and gear.
What They Sell: Hand-crafted, Hudson Valley-sourced Somali hot sauces.
What they sell: Non-toxic cleaning supplies from laundry detergent to multi-surface cleaning powder.
What They Sell: Contemporary menswear and womenswear.
Ten To One Rum
What They Sell: White and dark Caribbean rum.
What They Sell: Grooming, shaving, hair and skincare products.
What They Sell: Superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty.
Rayo & Honey
What They Sell: Bags, pennants, keychains and other small goods with positive intentions.
What They Sell: Books! The DC-based bookstore specializes in “books written for, by or about people of the African Diaspora.”
What They Sell: Award-winning whiskey. You can find a list of more black-owned distilleries and drink businesses here.
Black Pepper Paperie Co.
What They Sell: One-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces of jewelry featuring wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods and apparel influenced by black and African cultures.
What They Sell: Curated home and lifestyle products.
What They Sell: Sex toys and other adult items.
Brooklyn Body Butter
What They Sell: Creamy, smooth body butter, baby.
Fine Apple Vegan
What They Sell: A flavorful, 100% vegan cheese sauce you can put on everything.
What They Sell: Honey and beeswax candles.
What They Sell: Ethically made, handcrafted shoes and handbags from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya & Morocco.
Not Work Related
What They Sell: Ceramic home goods.
What They Sell: Gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, crazy-delicious cookies.
What They Sell: The black female-owned brand sells calming, good-looking CBD products.
Fear of God
What They Sell: Streetwear clothes and accessories.
What They Sell: Clean, ethically sourced skincare products.
Black-Owned Etsy Businesses
What They Sell: Everything from candles to T-shirts, jewelry, body butter, art and tons more.
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