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7 Black-Owned Businesses To Support

dress from lemlem

from Glamour: "As people across the country demand justice for the death of George Floyd, there are numerous ways you can take action in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Apart from donating to organizations like the George Floyd Memorial Fund, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and Campaign Zero (find a list of resources here), you can also show support for black creators by putting money into black-owned businesses."

Yesterday for #BlackoutTuesday, I took the time to read, learn, and educate myself on ways to be actively anti-racist. I chose not to post a black square on my Instagram as a way not to dilute the valuable content that is actually making an impact and informing people of racism and available resources. If you are interested in finding more resources, I particularly found this blog post from Julia and this one from Kat as two great compilations of resources.

In addition to continuing to post stories on Instagram when I see them, I am committed to being an ally and actively anti-racist in my daily life. I think a great starting point is acknowledging that I can be better in terms of supporting more diverse brands when shopping. Today I want to share ten black-owned or founded businesses.

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McBride Sisters Wines
The McBride Sisters is a wine company owned by two black sisters! I'm into it. This collection of four wines is really reasonably priced. I want to order it and try their rosé this summer! They also make adorable wines in a can called "She Can" which are perfect for a summer picnic, environmentally friendly (aluminum cans!), made by women, for women, and very aesthetically pleasing -- what more could you ask for?!


lemlem
On the expensive side, but absolutely gorgeous pieces that are entirely made in Africa! The dresses and clothing are artisan-inspired and gorgeous. So much pink! Orange! Prints! Very fun for summer. "lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa," founded by Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede. (dress pictured above)


Golde
Golde makes these adorable superfood latte packs to help you glow, debloat, boost metabolism, and more. They are made with real, clean ingredients like matcha and turmeric. You can find them at Sephora, but they have masks and more products on their website, too!


Unsun Cosmetics
The Unsun tinted mineral sunscreen (with SPF 30) is amazing. Unsun is a black-owned clean sunscreen brand that is environmentally friendly! I love this product. It was my go-to for a tinted moisturizer with SPF a couple of summers ago, before I proceeded to use up the entire bottle. It's amazing... no residue, great coverage, and a nice glow, all while protecting from the sun!


KNC Beauty 
I have used the KNC collagen-infused lip masks before, and they are fabulous. KNC Beauty is another a black-owned beauty brand with natural ingredients.


Partake Foods
Partake makes allergy-friendly, healthy cookies! Denise Woodard founded the company when her young daughter had a serious allergic reaction, and wanted to make allergy-free healthy foods more accessible for families like hers. (how cute are they?!) You can find their cookies at Target or on Amazon!


Harlem Candle Co.
How pretty are these candles?! "The Harlem Candle Company is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem."

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What are some other black businesses we can support right now?
xoxo

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