If there were ever a time to use your purchasing power to back up your beliefs, the time is now! I’ve made a commitment to myself and this space of mine on the web to share more voices of color and highlight under-represented business owners and brands. Today we’re kicking things off with 21 Black female-owned businesses in beauty, fashion and interiors. Happy shopping!
Aliya Wanek // Handmade clothing from the SF Bay Area, the brand focuses on creating comfortable and stylish clothing that’s both ethical and sustainable.
Fanm Mon // Founded by a wife & husband team whom are American, but based overseas. These beautiful traditional-type pieces are wearable and modern.
Lemlem // This artisan-driven collection is handmade in Africa and filled with beautiful, airy pieces that are perfect for summer and warmer climates. I’ve always had a love for this brand.
Mint Swim // Swimwear created with all shapes in mind, perfect for a variety of body types now that summer is here! All swimwear is made in the USA.
Proclaim // The definition of the shade ‘nude’ is huge! So that’s why Proclaim, an LA-based line, creates an inclusive line of nude lingerie, made from Earth-conscious fabrics.
The Tiny Tassel // Handmade jewelry and accessories out of Charleston. Such happy pieces that are perfect for you or as a gift!
Salone Monet // Nude is a different shade for every woman, so that’s why Salone Monet carries 6 different skin flattering shades in their shoe styles, all made in Italy.
Beneath Your Mask // Reading the founder Dana’s, full story is a must here. After being diagnosed with a rare form of Lupus, almost losing her life and coming back from it all, Dana created Beneath Your Mask, a clean beauty line with safe, non-toxic products. Read some about my clean beauty journey here.
Glory Skincare // Personalized skincare for every hue and shade! Another clean beauty line that I’ll definitely be looking in to more.
Mented Cosmetics // Every woman should be able to find a shade for their skin tone, that’s what Mented Cosmetics strives to do for their customers. Lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes and blushes all with pigments to match skin tones.
Talula Skincare // All natural skincare, free of non-toxic ingredients for those who suffer from dry skin or eczema.
Unsun // Clean and non-toxic sunscreen that works for a variety of skin shades!
Uoma Beauty // Cruelty-free makeup that offers something for everyone! One awesome thing about the brand is they offer 51 different shades of foundation for a variety of skin tones.
AphroChic // Originally a blog, founded by a husband and wife duo, AphroChic has expanded into a lifestyle brand, magazine and shop filled with interior design finds.
Clare Paint // Paint shopping simplified! Our next home project, I will definitely be shopping Clare. Innovative color swatch technology, includes peel and stick swatches that are free of the mess!
Estelle Colored Glass // Jewels for your table, Estelle Colored Glass is a collection of hand-blown pieces including stemware, cake plates and more. I have a wishlist a mile long after perusing the website.
Harlem Candle Co. // Founded by a native-Texan, Harlem Candle Company marries the founder Teri’s love of fragrance, jazz and Harlem.
The Koop // Hand-crafted candles, hand poured in Brooklyn, New York. I ordered a few of these candles and can’t wait to receive! There’s a variety of scents in both feminine and masculine fragrances.
Modish Decor // A collection of pillows, candles and other home furnishings that fit a large number of interior design aesthetics!
Pur Home // Natural and eco-friendly home products are Pur Home’s mission. The brand offers eco-friendly detergent and household cleaners.