Curated list of black businesses to support
this holiday season year around! Links to each business’s site is in the title.
Top Black Businesses
Quality skin and hair care products featuring all natural lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, you name it!
Skip Crate & Barrel this year and check out Needle + Thraed, “a fashion lifestyle company that merges the beauty of artisanal craft with modern design.” The site features accessories for your home and outfit.
We wrote about the founder of Bevel’s parent company, Walker and Company, in this post. Tristan Walker is a pioneer in the tech industry, and is breaking through the self-care market with Walker and Company, a customer-focused brand providing quality products to people of color. Bevel is the first and only end to end shaving shaving system specifically designed to reduce and prevent razor bumps and irritation – especially for men of color. Get your man (or yourself) the best of the best for shaving needs!
A personal favorite, GLOSSRAGS is a fashion line featuring tees and jackets that are sure to keep you #woke (yes, in that sense). Each piece of art lists the names of black men and women killed in the name of white-on-black hate. Say their names. Read their names. See for yourself.
Challenging current beauty standards, one lipstick tube at a time. As seen on Shark Tank, the Lip Bar specializes in gluten-free, paraben-free lipsticks. Don’t compromise your health for beauty, ladies!
You already know how difficult it is finding truly nude underwear for darker skin. Nubian Skin solves that issue! As seen in Nordstrom and other popular retailers, Nubian Skin is a black-owned business that sells hosiery and lingerie for Nubian skinned women. “A different kind of nude”
SLAPS (Satin-Lined Caps) offer all styles of hats with a satin lining, a product that combines style, comfort and functionality all while protecting your hair.
Have a younger sibling or relative, but can never find a doll that looks like them? Natural Girls United! sells dolls of limitless colors and hair styles that help children, and even adults, realize their natural beauty outside of Barbie.
Founded by Indianapolis native, Rasheed Nicholas, Sole Venture provides “dope fashion for the sneaker connoisseur.” Whether you rock the newest sneakers or not, Sole Venture has customized sweatshirts and tees for any style. Shop up!
Another Indiana native, Hollis Fullilove is the founder of Crane Financial – a new service that will “take your finances to the next level.” And in the heat of tax season, Crane Financial is the perfect opportunity to support small black businesses. Visit their site for tax preparation, book keeping, budgeting and financial statement preparation.
Know of any other black-owned businesses that should be added to the list? Comment below!