As we wrap up Black History Month, I wanted my last post of the month to highlight a few black-owned brands I’ve been loving this year. Although several list posts popped up in mainstream media after last summer’s tumultuous events, you can never have too many posts highlighting black creators. In 2019, I wrote a similar blog post focused on brands owned by black women. If you missed it, I highly encourage you to read it after this post. Similar to the original, this post features brands that I recommend purchasing based on how often I use the products in my daily life.
More Black-Owned Brands to Add to Your Cart
I’m sure this first brand is on your radar, but I can finally add it to the list of brands I use and love after purchasing my first Telfar at the end of 2020. If you aren’t familiar, Telfar is a handbag and accessories brand founded in NYC by Telfar Clemens. The handbags come in 3 signature sizes and an array of different colors, but you have to be quick if you want to snag one! The key is to join the e-mail list so you know when each color releases because the limited stock will sell out within a few minutes. If you manage to get your hands on one, you won’t regret it!
Inahsi Naturals (& TGIN)
Next on the list is a brand that isn’t new, but it is new to me. I have been trying several different haircare brands over the past year and while most didn’t work out, Inahsi Naturals has been a breath of fresh air. Founded by Rhonda Marshall, Inahsi Naturals is a haircare brand specifically targeted towards naturally curly hair. I’ve been using the products for about a month now and have loved the results on both my natural curls and heat-styled hair. The best part is that you can pick up mini collections to try out at a fraction of the full-sized price, which is a great way to figure out which products work best for your hair.
I also want to shoot an honorable mention over to TGIN because it’s another brand I’ve been trying out and loving so far. I haven’t been using the products long enough to give my full opinion, but I did want to call it out as another option for haircare if you’re looking.
Be Rooted is an inclusive stationery shop founded by Jasmin Foster. I received some of her notebooks as a Christmas gift this past year and just loved how thoughtful and personal the gifts were. As someone who loves stationery, it’s always a joy finding decorative journals that align so closely to my personal style. It’s hard to find journals and other office supplies that feature black illustrations, so definitely check out Be Rooted if you want to step up your notebook stash!
Last but not least is my newest addition: a candle shop. I found Lindsey Created on Twitter and immediately placed an order after seeing a coffee candle scent that sounded right up my alley. I’ve only recently started drinking coffee again after giving it up for a little over 3 months, so I’m pretty sure that’s what inspired my purchase. As much as I’ve loved getting into tea, there’s something soothing about the subtle smell of coffee in the morning that jumpstarts my day. The soy wax candles are the perfect size for an at-home office desk, and the scent is surprisingly strong.
Although I have a running list of brands to try out in the future, clothing brands are still the hardest for me to discover. When searching black-owned clothing brands, I tend to land on shops that are either very niche or high-end luxury. If you have had luck finding black-owned clothing brands that fall under the high-street style and price range, I’d love to hear about them!
What are some of your favorite black-owned brands?
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