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10 Black-Owned & Ethical Brands That Have Thoughtful Products

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10 Black-Owned & Ethical Brands That Have Thoughtful Products

We truly do not know where to begin, but we understand that we have to start somewhere. Our hearts are heavy with the injustices that have come to our attention over the past couple of weeks. We are deeply sorry for the black lives that this world has lost and for their loved ones. We are deeply saddened by the pain and outrage that those violent acts of hate have caused in our society. These circumstances have really provoked us to ask ourselves: are we doing enough? Do we show enough support for black people as a company and as individuals? Do we have enough diversity throughout our brand and in our personal lives? As consumers, do we shop and support black-owned businesses enough? We are not sure that we have been doing ENOUGH in the past, but moving forward we want to dedicate our efforts to showing that we are against racism, acts of hate and racial injustices. We want to actively show our support for black lives and the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement in any way that we can.  #strongertogether

Below, you'll find 10 Black-owned brands who's products are either eco-friendly, all-natural and/or ethically made. You can also find some educational references and links to donate towards Black Lives Matter.

1. Proclaim

An inclusive nude lingerie line made in L.A. from Earth-conscious fabrics.  Proclaim’s ultra-soft fabric is not only manufactured in the USA, but is also made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles.

 

 

2. Enbois

The name “enbois” (pronounced en-bwa) means wooden, and is a brand that creates consciously crafted accessories made from the finest sustainable materials.  For each product sold, enbois will plant one tree to help the reforestation efforts across the Caribbean.

 

3. BLK MKT Vintage

A Brooklyn-based shop with a collection of black collectibles, cast-offs, and curiosities, representing the richness of black history and the lived experience. Curated by founders and Brooklyn-natives Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart.

 

 

4. Trade Street Jam Co.

Founded by Ashley Rouse, Trade Street Jam Co. produces small batch jams that are low in sugar, vegan, and free of preservatives.  All jams are packaged in reusable glass jars with unique flavors like Blueberry Lemon Basil or Strawberry Chipotle Fig.

 

 

5. Elexiay

This ethical fashion brand is keeping the ancient skill of crocheting alive.  They aim to produce clothing that causes little to no harm to the environment.  All yarn is locally sourced and each piece is handmade in Nigeria. 

 

6. Lemlem

Lemlem is an artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, and children’s home goods made entirely in Africa.  The core collection is handwoven from natural cotton in Ethiopia and steadily expanding partnerships with additional artisan groups across Africa.

 

7. OUI the People

Start shaving plastic-free by switching to a high quality stainless steel razor that’s reusable, refillable, and recyclable. OUI’s German engineered safety razor is designed to cut through hair at a clean angle, minimizing ingrown hairs.

 

8. Alaffia

Alaffia is a social enterprise on a mission to invest in a more equitable future. Together, we’re cultivating beauty, equality and empowerment in West Africa and around the globe. Alaffia works with Fair Trade partners, environmentally sustainable initiatives and donated towards education in African communities among other initiatives.  

 

 

9. eBaata Skincare 

eBaata specializes in lightly scented shea butters and handmade soaps, using the cold-press method.  Each item is made with all natural and organic ingredients to keep your skin hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

 

10. Eat Okra 

Find local Black-owned restaurants to support in your area with this dining app. Enjoy an environmentally-friendly meal by searching for restaurants that include vegan options. 

 

#BlackLivesMatter

 

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EDUCATE YOURSELF

5 Movies to Better Understand Racism & Black History in America

  1. Selma 
  2. Macolm X
  3. The Black Power Mix Tape
  4. The Hate U Give
  5. 13th

 

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DONATIONS

 

To Learn More and Donate: 

https://blacklivesmatter.com

https://www.naacpldf.org/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd