Black-Owned Businesses To support

Black-Owned Businesses To support

 

A different kind of post!

We can’t ignore what’s going on after witnessing the killing of George Floyd, a black man, in broad daylight by a police officer in the US. This has led to protests #blacklivesmatter in response to police violence against the black community insisting on change.

How can you help

Besides educating yourself about racial injustice ( a few books listed below) immediate help would be to buy from black-owned businesses. Black Lives Matter – so let us support their businesses to help bring along a change of social injustice.

Books to read

Waiting ‘Til the midnight hour:  by Peniel Joseph

Fatal Invention: by Dorothy Roberts

A few black-owned businesses listed below.

Lagöm

Thabi Motsei, founder and creative director of Lagöm, is a home fragrance brand, using 100% soy wax, essential and natural oils, in reusable glass jars.

Briogeo

Briogeo is a beauty business and sells high-performance hair care products which are paraben-free, cruelty-free and ethically sourced.

Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah clothing line is recognised for beautiful and unique swimwear. The company is owned by Nigerian fashion designer, Dumebei Lyamah. Check out this amazing swimsuit.

Mateo New York

Matthew Harris Mateo of New York is a self-taught designer. The company produces bags, scented candles, modern and fine jewelry at an approachable price,

A.AU.

A.AU fashion brand philosophy is to empower women globally. Each piece sourced and made in Nigeria. Founded by Asiyami Gold, 10% of each sale goes to building an education bursary that will fund the next generation of youths through university. I love this beautiful piece.

 

 

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  1. 16/06/2020 / 16:16

    I love this! I am definitely on the hunt for Black-owned businesses to support! This list is awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. 15/06/2020 / 10:37

    Thank you so much for recommending these businesses. I will be checking them all out.
    Have a lovely week Yvonne.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • yvonne
      Author
      17/06/2020 / 06:11

      You are very welcome Gemma. Thank you! xo

    • yvonne
      Author
      17/06/2020 / 06:14

      This is so true, Heather. We tend to forget!

  3. 12/06/2020 / 14:31

    Great post. I am reading Girl, Woman, Other at the moment and after that I’m going to re-read Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. I’ll check out Lagom too, their candles look beautiful but they’re all sold out at the moment πŸ™ xo

    • yvonne
      Author
      14/06/2020 / 12:55

      Pity the candles are sold out. Check them out at a later date! Thanks for reading, Sarah! xo

  4. 12/06/2020 / 14:11

    Thank you for sharing these with us. It’s so important we support black-owned businesses, and there are so many amazing brands out there xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • yvonne
      Author
      13/06/2020 / 18:24

      Yes, there are many amazing black-owned businesses. Yes, let’s support them! xo

    • yvonne
      Author
      13/06/2020 / 18:25

      Yes, please share, Samantha!

  5. 11/06/2020 / 23:07

    Thanks so much for sharing these! My black colleague has recommended a few books to me too, I’ve tried to find them but it’s hard as they are selling out – so good to see though! πŸ™‚ I definitely need to educate myself more, and be more actively anti racist!

    Hope you are having a nice week πŸ™‚

  6. 11/06/2020 / 21:45

    Yes indeed there must be change and for once I think and pray that it finally does happen. I will have to check out Matthew Harris Mateo store! Thanks for the heads up. And love this photo it came out great!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  7. 11/06/2020 / 19:41

    Thank you so speaking up with your platform. You are truly amazing and exude such class and calmness!
    Wishing you the best.
    xxx

    https://ooomaye.com

    • yvonne
      Author
      11/06/2020 / 18:34

      They have beautiful things!

  8. 11/06/2020 / 15:05

    How good of you to share these! It’s horrible what has happened. I almost can’t believe that discrimination is so huge, why? We are all human.

    • yvonne
      Author
      11/06/2020 / 18:32

      It’s everywhere Nancy! Some places more than others!

    • yvonne
      Author
      11/06/2020 / 18:33

      You are very welcome, Jennifer!


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