Until everything that happened since the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, we have come to notice the lack of black influencers and businesses being recognized.
After listening, learning, and educating ourselves, we wanted to follow black voices making a difference in the way we shop. So, in this article, we will share black owned sustainable businesses to support with you.
We need to diversify our feeds and support black-owned businesses. Not just now, not just while the worlds on fire but for the rest of our lives. We believe a huge way to continue to support our black brothers and sisters moving forward to make sure that we’re shopping from their businesses as well.
You might not think it matters what skin color the owner of your favorite shop is, and we are not saying your favorite shop can’t be owned by a white person. But along with everything we have discussed in regards to conscious consumerism, it’s important to diversify the brands we choose to support.
Black Owned Sustainable Businesses:
BLK + GRN is an all-natural market place by all black artisans! In this marketplace, you can find home decor, skincare, menstrual care, hair care, and more!
Using the power of herbs, Bea Dixon founded the honey pot co for people with vaginas. The products focus on vaginal and menstrual care including products for mothers-to-be, cleansers, soothing products, menstrual cups, pads, tampons, and MORE! Their product formulas are also cruelty-free and biodegradable!
This small team in Seattle founded Peak and Valley in 2018 with the mission to bring wellness products to the world! Their ingredients are always organic, vegan, and ethically sourced.
They make plant-based elixirs including stress blends, skin blends, and mind blends chalked full of adaptogens!
Founded by Issey Kobori and Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde is based in Brooklyn and focuses on creating superfood boosted essentials for health and beauty. Their products are simple, natural, and beautiful.
Klur’s values include clean, inclusive, and ethical beauty. But more than that it’s about human connection, simplicity, and usability. Founder Lesley Thorton is an esthetician and formulation making sure the brand has only the best skincare for everyone.
Handmade 100% natural skincare designs to make your beauty routine a little more minimal and less complex.
Beauty products made with clean and ethically sourced ingredients, Hanahana was founded with the intention to disrupt the beauty industry and make healthy, all-natural skincare, and wellness products accessible to everyone. Shea butter is at the heart of their ingredient list and is sourced fairly through Katariga Women’s Shea Cooperative in Ghana.
Lotus Moon Skincare is cruelty-free, plant-based, and made in the USA. Lake Louise founded the brand with the idea to blend nature and science. They support fair labor practices, ship their products using recycled materials, and use recycled packaging when possible.
Honeydipped is another all-natural brand that sells 100% natural cleaning products and skincare taking all the guesswork out of finding the safest products for you. Founder Ashli Goudelocke had a passion for natural products and wanted to create a catalog of products that she herself felt comfortable using and that’s exactly what she did. All of the ingredients used are top-tier organic!
PUR home was founded by Angela Richardson who is the formulation and product developer of the brand. PUR is a natural line of eco-friendly and toxin-free household cleaners and laundry detergents that are biodegradable and plant-based. Their product packaging looks similar to that of Seventh Generation expect PUR is much more sustainable: every part of their packaging is recyclable. Their products are safe for you, your pets, and mother earth and are leaping bunny certified cruelty-free!
54 Kibo makes contemporary African designs including home decor like pillows, blankets, furniture, wall art, table linens and so much more! They also have accessories like bags, jewelry, and skin-care! Founder Nana Quagraine was raised in Ghana, South Africa, and loved the designs of items she found there and wanted to make them accessible globally.
UNWRP offers sustainable gift wrapping options from wrapping paper to fabric wraps to greeting cards, stickers. and more!
Naked Clay Ceramics creates black stoneware and white porcelain tableware that are handcrafted and one of a kind.
Founded by Kristin Rose, The Koop makes and sells handcrafted candles poured by 1 of their four-member team!
Elan is a multidisciplinary artist and textile designer in Florida. Influenced by cultural commonalities and their use of woven textiles, architecture, and materials she’s put together a unique brand that sells art, collages, wall hangings, and prints.
Founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, A A K S was created with the goal of introducing Ghana weaving techniques to the world and creating sustainable jobs in Africa.
Fashion & Jewelry Brands:
Sisters Not Twins Co is an Instagram shop that makes handmade, hypoallergenic, one of a kind clay earrings!
This vintage store may be small but it carries the most stunning vintage wedding dressed and is currently selling reusable face masks for COVID-19!
Created by Gina Stovall, two days off is a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically and sustainably made clothing. Their fabric is headstock fabric, fabric that is unused and otherwise would have ended up in a landfill, and are made to order.
All screen-printing and embroidery are done in house by founder Adele Jackson. They sell sustainably made clothing and accessories including enamel, stickers, patches, and more!
Being a conscious consumer is vital and very important now more than ever! Moving forward that means making an effort to include a range of diverse businesses with founders and creators of all ethnicities. We hope this list gives you a place to start! And we plan to add to this list, if you know of any ethical or sustainably owned black businesses, please leave a comment.