Black History Month!
Buying from Black-owned businesses is one of the many ways to support the Black community – and not just during the month of February for Black History month, but all year long.
The pandemic has disproportionately affected Black-owned businesses, with the number of active Black-owned businesses falling by 41% between February and April 2020. For those who have been able to keep their doors open, a survey found that less than 10% would describe their business as “profitable and growing” (Forbes).
Below, we wanted to highlight some amazing, female-founded Black-owned businesses. Not only do these brands produce amazing, high-quality products, but they all strive to make a difference in their communities. Each of the brands listed have incredible stories and their own unique styles, so we highly encourage you to click through each brand and learn about the inspiring women behind them!
Tiffany Mouzon Wofford founded Golde in 2017 with the goal of making wellness accessible to everyone. They started with the launch of a single product, a turmeric superfood latte, which contains a blend of turmeric, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper – key ingredients to support the body from the inside out. Since then, she and her (growing) team have developed 13 additional products – all of which are a blend of superfoods designed to make you feel good and boost your daily routine. They also have the cutest branding and look super cute on your counter (which, let’s be honest, is a must).
Estelle Colored Glass
Estelle Colored Glass is a luxury brand of hand-blown and specialty made colored glass cake stands and stemware in a mix of jewel tones and soft pastels. Founder Stephanie Summerson Hall was inspired by her Grandmother’s love of antiquing and hopes her heirloom quality pieces help create special memories for you just like the memories she has of time spent with her grandmother.
Lolly Lolly Ceramics
Lalese Stamps launched Lolly Lolly Ceramics in 2017 as a side hustle while she was working full time as a graphic designer. Lolly Lolly Ceramics focuses on objects that are functional, unique and handmade to last. In September of 2019, Lalese started a 100 Day Project where she made 100 mugs with 100 different handles for 100 days.
Andrea Iyamah owned by Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by ethnic cultures and elements of nature. Founded in 2011, Andrea adopts design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear that celebrate her African roots and cultures beyond. Her creations are perfect for your next fancy beach vacay, any summer weddings you have coming up, or if you just want to treat yourself!
Eleven by Venus Williams
As one of the most inspiring and iconic tennis stars, brand founder Venus Williams created EleVen to give women quality activewear that allowed them to feel great and perform better. What better way to feel like a champion than by wearing fashion-forward activewear designed with attitude and confidence. Bring the fashion on and off the court!
Founded by Sequoyah Johnson and based in Austin, The Coy Collection offers a variety of ceramic wares that make you feel good - connecting functional artwork to self love and care. Each piece serves as a lil reminder that your body + home are worthy of smiles, love, and warmth. With now over 27 thousand followers on Instagram and complete sell-outs within 10 minutes of launching new pieces, the iconic smiley face sparks joy in people’s lives day in and day out.
Created in 2016 by Founder and CEO Denise Woodard when her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, Partake exists to offer a selection of delicious, allergy-friendly foods that those with and without food restrictions can enjoy and share with confidence.
P.S. Our personal favorites are the cookies! They truly make the perfect sweet treat.
Real diversity, real results, real skin—that’s the motto for this uber-effective skincare company that’s setting new standards for modern clinical skin care. After loving skincare but feeling left out of the club, founder and CEO Desiree Verdejo created a brand rooted in realness. Her OG product, a potent Vitamin C serum, has worked wonders for some of our team members’ hyperpigmentation and occasional breakouts.