12 Black-owned businesses, artists to support
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
Supporting Black businesses is more important than ever, not only because of the ongoing fight against racial injustices and anti-black racism in the U.S. and around the world -- but also because COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black and brown people, women and small businesses.
Here are 12 businesses at various stages of growth in diverse industries to support -- most are woman-owned, too!
This amazing brand is Black- and woman-owned and features quality clothing with high-quality burns like "COLUMBUS WAS A MURDERER," "FUCK YOUR RACIST GRANDMA" and "PRO-BLACK, ANTI-BULLSHIT." Take a stand and look good doing it.
Swimsuits, leggings, footwear, jumpsuits, coordinated sets -- Lex Jewels has it all. If there's one thing Black woman entrepreneurs can do, it's curate a mean boutique catalog. For those from In Full Color's hometown of Jersey City, you'll be glad to know owner Dana McKenzie is one of Chilltown's own!
It just doesn't get more adorable than Hard Decora. This "aggressively cute" brand is colorful, fun and Black woman-owned! It's inspired by Harajuku Decora style with bright pastels and bows decorating everything from nails to toy guns.
Black girls have been expressing themselves through art since the dawn of time, infusing books, paintings and more with their very essence. Bree of Starly Art is no different, with original sculptures, art, stickers and zines.
Glim & Glow
Make your home a true sanctuary and find your inner peace with soy candles, incense and more from Glim & Glow. From the tropical getaway-in-a-jar Escapade to the sensual Uncommon Woman, they've unique scents that make great gifts -- for your loved ones, or yourself.
Reuseable Menstrual Pads | Etsy
For those living the zero-waste lifestyle, reusable cloth menstrual pads can be a goddess-send. Since some people with periods can't use menstrual cups, these are a great alternative that is easy to use and clean.
Cloth masks, swimsuits, stockings and more are all available at this boutique. Definitely a place to hit up if you're tired of boring, plain masks and want a glamorous way to stay healthy and safe!
Threads of Habit Vintage
Sometimes vintage and thrift shopping isn't the easiest for BIPOC, as many stores tend to favor Eurocentric fashion and sizing. This boutique, however, features bold, unique pieces that look great on Black bodies. Founder Halimea Garrett upcycles pieces to create new original designs, too!
Onyx Fiber Arts
If quarantine has got you exploring the textile arts, snatch up some hand dyed yarn from Onyx Fiber Arts! With a "focus on small batches and big color," these gorgeous creations are all crafted with care by Adria, boss babe and Jill of all trades.
Are you an entrepreneur or professional looking for help with social media, administration or even logo design? Brand development consultatn Ana'jah has got you covered!
Black nerds rejoice, Hypland has shirts, denim jackets, puffer coats, accessories and more inspired by popular anime series like Naruto, Hunter x Hunter and Bleach. These designs aren't your typical lame graphic tees, either!
Visual Art | Instagram
The amazing Hiyasmine "Queen" Gaskins creates paintings, drawings, murals and more, available for purchase and commission. They are also one of the many talented artists behind our bestselling coloring book, "Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines," contributing portraits of Angela Davis and Kara Walker. Hiyasmine's portrait of Angela was so popular, we also made it into our Stay True to You enamel pin!
Know any more amazing Black-owned businesses? Tag them in the comments below! Also, check out BlackOwnedNJ.com for more great resources.
ABOUT IN FULL COLOR
In Full Color is an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. We are leading a storytelling revolution that empowers woman-identified creators from marginalized ethnic groups to achieve the highest levels of Authentic Representation in theater, visual art, comedy, music, dance and other media. We also aim to entertain and educate audiences of all colors and genders about the need for diversity in the media, racial issues and cultural exchange. We were previously known as Thinking In Full Color. IFC is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.