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10 Black Female Owned Businesses to Support

Change starts with all of us. It’s so important to continue the conversation on antiracism, spread awareness of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and educate ourselves on white privilege to shine a light on racial injustice. Spending power is just one of the ways we can support black communities. Start with this list of 10 black female owned businesses, but find hundreds of others to support on Forbes, Marie Claire, and Vogue.

custom collaborative

Custom Collaborative is more than an online shop. Based in NYC, they offer an entrepreneurial and workforce development program that trains and supports women from low-income communities to pursue careers in fashion and business.

Get involved in this amazing organization by donating, or support their programs by purchasing an item from their shop, like a reusable face mask, bag, or silk scarf.

harriett’s bookshop

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Harriett’s Bookshop is named after heroine Harriett Tubman, with a mission to celebrate women activists, authors, and artists.

pipcorn

Heirloom popcorn that’s landed on Oprah’s Favorite Things not once, twice, but THREE times. We’re talking popcorn flavors like truffle and vegan caramel, as well as other snacks like cheese balls, crackers and corn dippers. Pick up Pipcorn at Whole Foods Market, or visit their online shop.

the lip bar

The Lip Bar is an amazing source for vegan, cruelty-free make up. The brand is also extremely inclusive; the thought process is “There is no standard! You are the standard.” Couldn’t love that more.

effortless composition

Based in Los Angeles, California, Effortless Composition carries a curated collection of home decor, that’s handmade by local artisans.

golde

Golde is an independent wellness brand that originated in Brooklyn, New York. They boast health and beauty products like superfood face masks and detox kits. If you’re a matcha lover, check out these pure matcha kits to whip some up at home.

black pepper paperie co.

A Washington, DC based home decor, art, paper goods, apparel and jewelry brand. Black Pepper Paperie Co. carries modern pieces inspired by African culture, ancestral memory and western design.

castamira

Castamira is a luxury swim brand founded by Chantel Davis, a former model, who designs swim pieces that highlight and embrace the sensuality of a woman’s body.

the black home

The Black Home is modeled after founder Neffi Walker’s outlook on life; to highlight the undervalued or overlooked beauties in the world. Here you can find a hyper-curated selection of tableware, candles and other home goods.

little likes kids

Founded by a mama in 2018, Little Likes Kids carries games and toys for children aged six and under. Specializing in screen-free play, collections range from beautifully illustrated puzzles, to memory games, playing cards and other sweet finds for little ones.

other resources

Color of Change

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Elijah McClain Memorial Fund

Black Lives Matter Global Network