While justice-demanding protests and Instagram blackouts have taken center stage this week, if change is going to happen, support of the Black community can’t stop there. If you too are wondering what you can do as an ally beyond pressing the “post” button or making a donation, the answer is clear: it’s extremely important now (and always) to support small, Black-owned businesses.
We’ve rounded up 36 brands owned by BIPOC (a large majority of them owned by women)—where you can purchase health and beauty products, clothing, jewelry, home decor, spices, wine, books, and so much more. So instead of placing yet another order for these things on Prime, consider shopping at one of these small businesses instead.
Show your love and support to these Black-owned businesses:
Health & Beauty
Dessert-inspired makeup that gives back to orphanages around the world.
Natural sunscreen specifically formulated for Black skin.
Superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty.
100-percent natural and plant-based feminine care products.
Makeup products centered around being able to find the perfect nude for every skin tone.
Clean, ethically-sourced products for every hair type.
7. Curl Box
A monthly subscription box with hand-picked products for curly hair.
8. The Lip Bar
Vegan, cruelty-free, and easy-to-use cosmetics centered around inclusivity.
Sustainable body and shaving products with a mission of disrupting traditional beauty standards.
10. Legendary Rootz
Statement-driven apparel and lifestyle brand celebrating Black culture and history.
11. Melanie Marie
Custom gold, gold-plated, and sterling silver jewelry.
Apparel and accessories celebrating West African prints and handmade in Nigeria.
13. Lola Ade
Handcrafted jewelry made with love; mix of bold statement pieces and timeless classics.
Unique, nature-inspired jewelry and self-care goods.
15. Salone Monet
Offering “nude” heels for a variety of skin shades, Salone Monet is dedicated to boosting every woman’s confidence.
Handmade and upcycled jewelry with a vintage feel.
Feminine and staple accessories for the modern-day, eclectic woman.
Dainty, timeless gold jewelry for everyday wear.
Luxe and sustainable gift wrapping and home decor.
19. Dorcas Creates
Greeting cards, art prints, notebooks, bags, earrings, and enamel pins uplifting Black women.
20. Stormy Nesbit
Art prints by Stormy Nesbit, a graphic designer and illustrator.
21. Oh Happy Dani
Inspirational art prints designed to encourage faith, justice, and love.
22. Godly Gorgeous
Prints and apparel for strong, beautiful women.
23. PUR Home
Natural cleaning products that are earth and human-safe.
Home and lifestyle shop featuring independent artists and designers.
25. Rayo and Honey
Witty and affirmational flags, banners, bags, and more.
Hand-poured (and chic) scented candles.
27. Effie’s Paper
Cheeky stationary, gifts, and accessories.
Food & Drink
Delicious sauces, spice rubs, and condiments.
29. McBride Sisters
The largest Black-owned wine company in the United States.
30. Blk and Bold
Specialty coffee and tea, with a percentage of profits fighting youth homelessness.
Chicago’s only Black-woman-owned bookstore and gallery.
A Philadelphia bookstore celebrating female authors, artists, and activists.
33. The Lit. Bar
The only independent bookstore in the Bronx–doubles as a wine bar and event venue.
34. Mahogany Books
A family-owned, Washington D.C. bookstore specializing in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora.
A Philadelphia bookstore, coffee shop, and event space.