The holiday season is upon us and I want to give you a list of black-owned brands that I have enjoyed shopping with this year just in case you too would like to support them. I compiled images and excerpts from these brand websites and social media pages to give you an idea of what they sell and what they stand for.
So, without further ado, here are my 7 recommendations:
Adrienne or as most know her Addie Rawr, is a modern artrepreneur focusing on uplifting Black Women through her visuals and products. Addie is using her skills to paint unique, vibrant, and relatable designs that she spread across an array of products.
Empowering other women to take the first steps to the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves was the inspiration for Tia Mowry to partner with one of the leading supplement companies in the market to co-found a new line of vitamins: Anser. Through accessibility and inclusivity, Anser aims to be the first step in becoming the healthier version of YOU.
What goes on your skin goes into your body. Donata's products are made to not only nourish your skin but also to transform your mind. Nourish your skin and mind with natural, vegan skin-loving ingredients.
Our goal at Faire L'amour is to create an ambiance where you've embraced your sensuality and unleashed your desires through aromatherapy. The products we offer are made of the finest natural ingredients. Whether you shop the Riche Sexe Collection or the Luxure Collection, you're sure to feel your sexiest.
Our coveted color gel is an aloe vera-based curl defining gel that adds a temporary pop of color to your natural curls + kinks. Apply it over your favorite leave-in conditioner or curl-defining cream on damp hair and style as desired. Switch up your color weekly or you can pull out all the stops for those special occasions (i.e. Afropunk)! It's okay to have fun and healthy hair!
Our all-natural products are plant-based, beneficial for all skin types, handcrafted, and non-toxic. Since the beginning of civilization herbs have aided in self-healing, so let your soap be your medicine and your medicine be your soap.
The Wrap Life
Nnenna Stella launched The Wrap Life in 2014. Her first entrepreneurial endeavor, building a curated space for headwrap products online, has created a new and flourishing segment in the retail market. Through representation, voice, and imagery, Stella has created a brand that empowers women.
We are a beauty and jewelry brand created to promote self-care, positive energy, and good vibes through all of our products, for every beautiful body! From exfoliation to hydration, calming to uplifting and energizing, or wearing something beautifully handmade on your hips, no matter what you choose, it's always going to be natural and made with good vibes and positive energy with u.me.she.her products!
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Okay, okay, if you made it this far you know that I added an 8th brand! Or maybe I was able to sneak it in without you noticing? Comment below to let me know if you caught the additional brand before I told you it was there.
I hope you find everything you're looking for on your shopping adventures this holiday season (whether virtual or in-person). AND whether you shop the brands I've recommended above or you shop with local black-owned businesses in your area, I hope you consciously decide to support the economic progression of black people.
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