Black Women-Owned Brands for National Black Business Month
Celebrate these Black women-owned brands today and every day!
It’s National Black Business Month! The observance began in 2004, when Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr marked the month to counteract negative policies affecting Black businesses. While some Black-owned businesses continue to thrive, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 40 percent drop in Black business owners. Now more than ever, it’s the perfect time to support Black business.
In true Women.com fashion, we are focusing on Black women-owned businesses that you can shop and share this month to celebrate. These small boutique businesses focus on quality, ethicality, and beauty in all of their products. From swimwear to ceramics, we’ve compiled a list of 31 Black women-owned brands that will delight you with lovingly handcrafted items for your body, home, and more!
Golde is a wellness brand that uses superfoods to boost your favorite morning drinks like their Original Turmeric Latte Blend and Matcha Green Tea Powder. They also apply the same powerful ingredients to their line of face masks—wearable and drinkable wellness!
2. Fe Noel
Fe Noel is a glamorous womenswear brand started by Felisha “Fe” Noel when she was just 19 years old. Her sophisticated style is ideal for any working woman who wants to stand out.
3. Jade Swim
Jade Swim focuses on simple silhouettes and a wide range of color options for their statement swimwear. You’ll be tempted—even encouraged by creator Brittany Kozerski—to wear these pieces out of the pool and into the city.
Klur was created by esthetician and formulator Lesley Thorton, so you know the ingredients of her skincare line are safe and serviceable for your skin. Enjoy a fresh glow with their bestselling Stellar Restoration™ Multivitamin and Retinol Corrective Complex.
5. The Lip Bar
The Lip Bar is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand with bold, pigmented lipsticks and more! Check out their bestselling red liquid matte lipstick beloved by Michelle Obama herself!
6. Riot Swim
Riot Swim stands out as a swimwear brand with tons of unique styles in bright, bold colors. If you struggle to find a swimsuit shape that suits you, look no further than Riot Swim!
7. The Vintage Royalty
The Vintage Royalty makes stunning statement earrings in whimsical materials and shapes. Inspired by her childhood in the Girl Scouts, designer Meena Osei-Kuffour invents joyful and playful pieces that will turn your ears into art.
8. Tree Fairfax
Tree Fairfax is a handmade leather goods company that specializes in minimalist, natural-toned leather bags and accessories. Their dedication to craftsmanship means that every piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
9. Matte Brand
Matte Brand carries both showstopping, hot-girl-summer-ready looks as well as soft, comfortable basics like the matching bra and leggings of their Frame Collection. Loungewear and formal wear all in one place!
10. OUI the People
OUI the People has everything you need for a perfect shave: not just their picture-perfect rose gold razor, but also gel-to-milk shaving cream and ingrown hair relief toner. After you enjoy a flawless shave, relax in their aromatic bergamot bath soak.
11. KNC Beauty
KNC Beauty is home to the cutest lip, eye, and face masks that hydrate and soothe skin to perfection. Shop individual products or bundles, and check out their powerful lip scrub to start your lips on the path to plumpness!
12. Oma The Label
Oma The Label is a jewelry company with Norweigan and Nigerian influence by its founder Neumi Anekhe. Her gold-plated jewelry designs are elegant and versatile. Come for the jewelry but stay for the form-fitting bodysuits that will complement any piece with ease.
13. Black Girl Sunscreen
Black Girl Sunscreen was founded by Black women for Black women, who struggle to find sunscreens that don’t contain harsh chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate or leave a minerally white cast on their skin. These powerful, invisible sunscreens are moisturizing and nutrient-rich.
14. Sonshine Bath
Sonshine Bath was created by owner and mother Tuanieha Simms when her son was born with baby acne and she wanted to find a natural solution. Her homemade products brought her son relief, and now they bring relief to happy customers everywhere.
15. Base Butter
Base Butter is known for their Radiate Face Jelly, a top-rated moisturizer for oily and combination skin. If your search for the perfect moisturizer feels never-ending, Base Butter might be your new home base!
16. Peak + Valley
Add any Peak + Valley blend to your coffee, tea, or favorite drink to get the full benefit of rich herbs and superfoods. Stressed out? Try the Balance My Stress Blend. Need help sleeping? Try the Restore My Sleep Blend. You can bundle different options as well as sign up for a subscription which makes it easy to up your wellness and peace of mind!
17. Zou Xou
Zou Xou is an artisanal shoe brand that marries style and sensibility in all their designs. Founder Katherine Theobalds wanted to create the perfect practical shoe, and she succeeded with her vibrant collection of small-batch leather mules, flats, and sandals.
18. Beads Byaree
Beads Byaree is the jewelry and clothing company of designer Areeayl Goodwin, whose dreamlike brass pieces are distinctive and original. They pair perfectly with her apparel offerings, so you can mix and match the entire collection.
19. Aliya Wanek
Aliya Wanek is a casual and comfortable womenswear brand, with hand-sewn pieces made in the Bay Area. Shop soft denim jumpsuits, cozy sweatshirts, and well-structured day dresses for your everyday looks.
20. The Noble Brand Co.
Ethical and elegant, The Noble Brand Co. offers candles, diffusers, incense, and more in a wide range of aromas and fragrances. They also commit to carbon-neutral shipping and Leaping Bunny certified ingredients, so you can breathe easy when you smell their delectable scents!
21. Kiki The Brand
Kiki The Brand is a Miami-based clothing brand that specializes in bikinis, lingerie, and dresses that are designed to make you feel sexy and confident. Feminine and fun, these pieces will help you channel sunny Miami vibes wherever you are.
22. The Coy Collection
The Coy Collection has the cutest mugs and ceramics to brighten your home. A one-woman company, the goods are handmade and in limited supply, but the cheerful designs are well worth the wait.
23. Forvr Mood
Forvr Mood is the candle and accessory brand of Youtube star Jackie Aina. A beauty mogul and personality, Aina creates one-of-a-kind scent profiles and names them in her signature comedic style like Left on Read and Bad and Boozy. Check out their line of accessories such as silk pillows and headbands too. Affordable luxury awaits!
24. Lolly Lolly Ceramics
Lolly Lolly Ceramics is home to handmade, small-batch ceramics in artful shapes. Through 2019, designer and founder Lalese Stamps created 100 different hand-thrown mugs in 100 days. Elevate your next hot drink with one of her eye-catching designs.
25. Partake Foods
Partake Foods is an allergen-friendly snack company started by Denise Woodard after her daughter was diagnosed with severe allergies. Frustrated by a lack of snack options for her child, Woodward quit her job and dedicated herself to making her own. Their line of cookies comes in both crunchy and soft baked options and are completely gluten-free, vegan, and delicious!
hunnybunny is an all-natural soap and skincare boutique that focuses on ingredients that are good enough to eat. Founded by two mothers, each product is carefully crafted to benefit your skin and body. And, for those of us who haven’t given up hope in its existence, hunnybunny makes a highly-reviewed aluminum-free deodorant that lasts all day!
Jungalow is a one-stop-shop for all things home decor—especially if you like your home decor on the wild side! Their lush, vibrant pieces evoke all the colors and patterns of the jungle, with all the trendy touches of modern home design. For every purchase, Jungalow plants two trees, so the real jungle benefits too!
28. The Cristalline
The Cristalline is a healing and wellness company that offers gorgeous crystals in functional forms like their Rose Quartz Face Roller, and in spiritual forms like their CHAKRA Balancing Energy Palm Stone Set. They also provide classes for those who want to learn more about crystal healing.
29. Beneath Your Mask
Beneath Your Mask began when founder Dana Jackson’s life changed forever: she was diagnosed with a severe form of Lupus and suffered from symptoms that radically altered her appearance. After the experience, she realized she needed to look “beneath” her mask. She began making products that encourage others to embrace the skin they’re in, like her detoxifying Illuminate Clarity Face Mask.
30. A Rainbow in Your Cloud
A Rainbow in Your Cloud is the aptly named print and apparel shop founded by Amina Mucciolo whose rainbow style is a technicolor delight. For anyone looking to add sunshine and joy to their life, Mucciolo’s positive prints will inspire you to shine brighter.
31. BLK + GRN
BLK + GRN will allow you to discover even more Black women-owned brands with their comprehensive directory of ethically made, eco-friendly products. Their rigorous standards mean that every item on the site is tested by experts to ensure its effectiveness. You’ll find many of the brands listed here, as well as many, many more. Happy shopping!
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