06 Jun, 2020 · · 8 comments
Black Owned Businesses You Can Support Today
06 Jun, 2020 · · 8 comments
Anjie + Ash is in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement. No justice until we are equal. We look forward to systemic, lasting change, and we will work to be a part of the solution. If you are interested in supporting the black community, then consider shifting your fashion and beauty buying to black-owned businesses.
Here are some of our favorite black-owned beauty businesses:
This is a women-founded and women-led organization that offers products and spa services that focus on holistic wellness. It was co-founded by two black women. Start with their Botnia Renewing Face Wash and get ready to fall in love.
Not all make-up is created with inclusion in mind, which is why Lip Bar works to provide products for every complexion, age, and skin type. They even make it a point to advertise their products with inclusive imagery. They can help anyone and everyone achieve a strong red or subtle nude lip! So check out their Boy Trouble Liquid Matte Lipstick - it comes in 17 different shades!
Curly hair requires more maintenance and attention than straight hair, which is why this black-owned company peddles natural products for natural hair. They even offer a hair type guide to help guide you in finding the right product and have products for curly-haired babies as well!
This nail polish company takes luxury to the next level, and the entire endeavor was inspired by the incredible talent and art in Chicago. Start with one of their classic neutral shades, like Dianna Boss, and pretty soon this will be the only polish you want adorning your nails.
While melanin does protect against some UV rays, it doesn’t protect against all of them, which is why Black Girl Sunscreen was launched in 2016 in the incredibly sunny city of Miami, FL. So purchase their SPF 30 and never worry about white residue on dark skin again, even for the kiddies!
And here are some of our favorite black-owned fashion businesses:
This sustainable clothing line was started by a geologist and earth scientist who was horrified at the environmental impact of the fashion industry. When you buy these clothes, you can feel confident that they are made sustainable. We love the Haruko Dress. It is perfect for summertime.
Nothing can bring a little joy to your day like a bright, flirty earring...which is why The Tiny Tassel was founded. Each tassel earring is designed by hand. We say that when it comes to fun jewelry, go big or go home, which is why we recommend the signature tassel earring - just choose your favorite color!
Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to refresh your swimwear collection. These suits were designed using luxe fabrics and with versatility in mind. If you can’t decide between their bikinis and one pieces, then go with the Bond One Piece, since it is basically a hybrid.
If you are into innovative fashion then this brand is for you. The stable accessories are designed for the everyday, eclectic woman. Dip your toe in with the Anita’s earrings out of their Black Glamour collection.
This forward-facing brand provides fashion for the women-identifying community. The brands they features have been personally vetted and offer nothing but the best. There is a lot to discover here, which is why we recommend that you start by exploring the designers T.A. works with.
Remember, something as minor as changing your shopping habits can have an impact on the black community. Look for ways to support any way you can.
I choose to stand with the black community and will continue to educate myself to become part of the solution. The time for change is now.