100+ Black-Owned Businesses to Shop Now and Forever (2024)

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Jump to: Beauty Alaffia Ami Colé Bee Love Beauty Stat Briogeo Camille Rose ConditionHer Danessa Myricks Beauty Eu'Genia Shea KNC Beauty London and Grant UOMA Mayvenn Brown Girl Jane Sacha Cosmetics Black Radiance Bookstores Brave + Kind Bookshop Cafe con Libros Loyalty Bookstores The Lit. Bar Semicolon Bookstore Uncle Bobbie's Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore Clothing and Accessories Ada and Edith Arch NYC Brandon Blackwood Coco and Breezy Deseri Diarrablu Fanmmon Grace Eleyae House of Aama House of Harlow 1960 Jooel Khiry Lemlem Li-Li's Creations Lita by Ciara Lurelly Maison de Mode Míe Mixed Millennial Murway Nude Barre Shades of Shades Smash Shoes SPGBK Thrilling Vontelle Eyewear Food and Drink A Dozen Cousins BCake NY Cool Coffee Clique Cup of Té Harlem Chocolate Company McBride Sisters Collection Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks Salt n Sprinkles Sienna Sauce The Grey Trade Street Jam Co. Uncle Nearest Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Askanya Chocolates Joe'y Iya Foods Health and Fitness Alvin Ailey Extension CultureFit Flyest Tea LumiBloom Supergut Priscas Art PRU Apparel Home and Gifts Be Rooted Brilliant or BS? Bolé Road Textiles Clare Copper and Brass Paper Goods Effie's Paper Estelle Colored Glass Goodee World Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner Joe + Monroe Linoto Marabou Design Show & Tell Pivet Don't Sleep Interiors Albany Park Parenting Harperlman Dolls Healthy Roots Dolls Kids Swag Miles and Milan Puzzle Huddle Darlyng and Co. Design Dua Natemia Upbounders FAQs

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Buying from Black-owned shops, stores and brands is one of the many ways to be an ally and show support to a community that has been deeply affected by systemic racism (FYI: Black business owners are turned down for loans twice as often). Your money can make a difference, especially when you commit to buying Black for everyday lifestyle staples like makeup, clothes and accessories, food and anything else you need.

A simple Google search will help you pinpoint businesses to support in your local area, but we've also compiled a list of Black-owned brands that Good Housekeeping editors and Good Housekeeping Institute product analysts personally love, all of which you can shop online right now. Plus, many of these brands are available to shop on major retailers like Amazon, meaning you can try out these goods in one convenient location.

We hope that you'll find some new favorite products here that you can continue to shop long-term — and, because we're just scratching the surface with these recommendations, we promise to continue updating this list. Ahead, get inspired to shop products from Black-owned brands across beauty, fashion, food, health and fitness, parenting and beyond. Discover even more new brands to try by checking out our favorite categories:

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Beauty

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Alaffia

Alaffia offers sustainable, fair trade skin and haircare products for the whole family, from shampoos to face and body washes, in large sizes at affordable price points. The company's products contain high-quality ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, and its Authentic African Black Soap even won a Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Award in 2019. Product sales also help fund the brand’s foundation, which gives back to the African communities that harvest their ingredients. Plus, you can even shop the brand on Amazon for fast and effortless shipping.

Ami Colé

Enhancing one's natural beauty is something that the team at Ami Colé has in the bag. All products are designed to highlight and not cover up. The brand's skin tint is a sheer liquid cream available in six melanin-rich shades and the lip treatment oil is truly flattering for all shades. Shop Ami Colé directly at the brand's website, or at Sephora and Amazon.

Bee Love

Bee Love employs formerly incarcerated individuals as a way to offer them a fresh chance at establishing a new life. True to its name, the company makes everything from honey to honey-infused skincare products like indulgent body balms and sugar scrubs.

Beauty Stat

A trusted source for beauty and skincare advice, New York cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson has channeled his passion for innovative skincare ingredients and technologies into his own boutique skincare brand. Using a patented technology that encapsulates Vitamin C to make it shelf-stable and prevent degradation from light and air, his serums and moisturizers caught the attention of the chemists in GH’s Beauty Lab.

Briogeo

If you don't know about this amazing hair care brand, you're missing out. The Be Gentle, Be Kind shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair feeling fresh, vibrant and soft. Bonus: No harsh sulfates, silicones or parabens are used in the products.

Camille Rose

Camille Rose is known for its collection of skin and hair products in an array of delicious scents and textures. Originally created to help founder Janell Stephens' kids with their eczema, the brand's products smell good enough to eat. For added convenience, Camille Rose products are available on Amazon and Ulta in addition to the brand website.

ConditionHer

Many forget that it's important to not only moisturize your hair, legs, arms and feet but all parts of your body. ConditionHer is an all natural feminine moisturizer made to help keep you hydrated without disturbing your PH balance. It also helps sooth painful chafing and irritation. Think beyond your average conditioner in the hair aisle or body creams.

Danessa Myricks Beauty

Working in product development with some of the biggest cosmetics companies, self-taught makeup artist and innovator Danessa Myricks saw a gap in the beauty industry and decided she'd fill it herself. Danessa Myricks Beauty makes multi-functional products that can be used on different areas of the face.

Eu'Genia Shea

Founded by a mother-daughter team, Eu’Genia Shea donates 15% of the profits from sales of its pure shea butter balms for skin and hair to the female workers in Ghana who produce the ingredient. The tins are cute, portable and spill-proof, too. Shop it on the brand's website and Amazon.

KNC Beauty

Take your day from drab to fab just by applying KNC's under-eye or lip mask. These luxe masks will plump and hydrate those two areas to give you a more refreshed look.

London and Grant

Mompreneur Tiffany Staten is the genius behind London and Grant Co, whose products are mindfully sourced and arrive in eco-conscious packaging. They offer skincare items like fragrance-free butters, oil and scrubs — and you can get them all at Nordstrom.

UOMA

Inclusivity is what this makeup brand offers with a vast range of shades in foundations, eyeshadows and more, providing options for every complexion. They even have a “shade finder” option on their site to help you find your perfect shade.

Mayvenn

Founded by Diishan Imira, Mayvenn seeks to offer top-quality human hair and beauty products in a seamless online purchasing experience. Mayvenn offers virgin straight hair that comes in multiple colors and lengths that'll suit all your needs.

Brown Girl Jane

Founded by Malaika Jones, Brown Girl Jane is a plant-based wellness and beauty brand with products ranging from skincare to candles to fragrances. The entirety of Brown Girl Jane’s collection is ethically sourced and cruelty-free, and you can shop directly from the brand, at Nordstrom or at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sacha Cosmetics

Sacha began its operations in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979. The original idea was to create a beauty line that helped Caribbean women get representation, but over the years, the brand has blossomed into one that's used by women of color everywhere. The Buttercup Setting Powder helps to blur fine lines and pores for a photo-ready look.

Black Radiance

The mission of Black Radiance is quite simple: to empower women of color around the world to own their unique beauty. Black Radiance offers products that celebrate self-acceptance and inner strength.

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Bookstores

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Brave + Kind Bookshop

Just visiting the Brave + Kind website will fill you with wonder. The diverse books offered largely focus on early readers and young adults, but there is an adult section that provides recommendations to broaden your reading diet.

Cafe con Libros

Cafe con Libros is more than a bookseller. It’s a bookshop, a cafe and a feminist community space where women in particular can feel safe and welcome. And with book clubs dedicated specifically to women of color and feminism, it helps readers find kindred spirits and deepen their understanding of the world and each other.

Loyalty Bookstores

Hannah Oliver Depp, the Black and queer founder of Loyalty Bookstores, started the company to bring more diverse voices to the industry and to provide a space that feels like home for marginalized people. And for those of us who seek refuge on the page, there’s nothing more necessary.

The Lit. Bar

The Lit. Bar opened on National Indie Bookstore Day in 2019 as the only bookshop in the Bronx. Today, it serves the community it calls home with events, a wine bar and a mission statement that’s as lit as the spot itself. Founder Noëlle Santos has created a space where you can find a new favorite read with a glass of something in hand, and we're here for it.

Semicolon Bookstore

Semicolon Bookstore and gallery is a Black woman-owned bookstore that also has a nonprofit arm dedicated to raising literacy rates in Chicago by providing free books to Chicago Public School students. Getting students reading and an art-filled, inviting space? Count us all the way in.

Uncle Bobbie's

This bookstore and coffee shop located in the City of Brotherly Love — founded by Marc Lamont Hill — not only serves high-quality java and impeccably curated literature, but was made to provide a safe space for people in underserved communities to access books. At Uncle Bobbie's, members of the community can attend workshops, author events, weekly story time for children and more.

Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore

Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore serves as a resource to parents, teachers and schools by providing children’s books that promote positive representation and stories about African American culture and history.

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Clothing and Accessories

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Ada and Edith

We love the effortless yet elevated styles offered by this new clothing brand. Founded by entrepreneur Ukonwa Ojo in loving memory of her mother, Ada and Edith's focus is on creating clothes for real women and adding female representation to a male-dominated industry, with an emphasis on silhouettes that feel comfortable yet easy to style.

Arch NYC

These shoes are a favorite of our Good Housekeeping Institute Senior Textiles Analyst and were selected as one of our Best Products of 2021. Arch NYC makes fun and showstopping shoes to add flair to any look.

Brandon Blackwood

One of the first bags that Brandon Blackwood and his eponymous label created was a tote with the words "End Systemic Racism" etched across it. Since then, the brand has been on the arms of celebs like Saweetie, The City Girls and Kim Kardashian.

Coco and Breezy

Twin sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson were bullied as kids, so much so that they made safety goggles to protect them from onlookers. It created an alter-ego for them. Fast forward to 2009 and Coco and Breezy Eyewear was born. They have a full collection of chic and stylish optical eyewear and sunglasses.

Deseri

This luxe brand offers a range of high-quality, Italian-made handbags and jewelry to elevate your style. Each piece is designed to be durable, functional yet chic enough to pair with just about any outfit.

Diarrablu

This size-inclusive brand is designed to combine tradition, sustainability and innovation into versatile clothing you'll reach for time and time again. It operates from Dakar, Senegal and offers sizes XS to 3XL. To minimize waste, pieces are made in small batches to minimize excess stock. You can also shop Diarrablu at Nordstrom.

Fanmmon

Fanmom is home to some of the prettiest dresses you will ever find! With fun colors and festive florals, their designs have been known to sell out quickly, so smash that "add to cart" button if something special catches your eye.

Grace Eleyae

After experiencing hair breakage caused by the constant friction from a car seat on a bumpy 8-hour ride during a 2014 trip to Kenya —owner Grace Eleyae decided she had enough. She created the slap cap, a satin-lined hat that protected her hair from friction and damage that standard hats can cause. Since its launch, the company has expanded to multiple silk and satin-lined products to help promote hair protection.

House of Aama

Mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka strive for their brand, House of AAMA, to become the next “great expression” in fashion. The label sells dresses and separates for both men and women that are emblazoned with striking patterns.

House of Harlow 1960

Did you know that Nicole Richie owns her own fashion brand? It's called House of Harlow, and the brand was founded in 2008, offering sunglasses, jewelry, dresses and other accoutrements. House of Harlow has even collaborated with Revolve on limited-edition collections.

Jooel

Looking for sophisticated yet budget-friendly jewelry with a modern edge? Shop this stunning brand inspired by the founder's Nigerian heritage and Brooklyn background. You'll be able to shop everything from earrings and rings to necklaces, cuff bracelets and more.

Khiry

Jameel Mohammed designs modern and sleek jewelry that is polished and sculptural. It's a celeb-favorite brand as well; shop uniquely designed earrings, necklaces, rings and more that are ready to ship or completely custom.

Lemlem

Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian-born model and founder of Lemlem. The entire artisan collection — which includes women’s, men’s, children’s and home — is made in Africa. Lemlem is known for its classic African patterns and techniques that create pieces that are loved by celebrities like January Jones and Molly Sims. You’ll find colorful modern stripes, light breezy dresses and enticing textures within each collection.

Li-Li's Creations

Malacia Anderson, owner and designer of Li-Li’s Creations, has a love for vintage '50s and '60s fashion. She’s combined that love with vibrant prints to create a modern and sophisticated collection full of eye-popping colors, classic silhouettes and quality craftsmanship.

Lita by Ciara

Multi-platinum singer Ciara launched her clothing line in 2021. From bodycon dresses to miniskirts and functional jumpsuits, Lita by Ciara offers something for every sartorial aesthetic.

Lurelly

Lurelly's sophisticated designs use materials like lace, jewels, tulle and more to exude elegance and allure. Whether you're shopping for a wedding dress, a co*cktail dress, a new swimsuit or something else, shop a wide selection of truly unique pieces from this brand.

Maison de Mode

Parsons School of Design graduate and fashion designer Hassan Pierre joined forces with fashion activist and philanthropist Amanda Hearst as well as entrepreneur and investor Carmen Busquets in 2015 to launch the luxury ethical fashion platform Maison de Mode. Shop Maison de Mode for a range of stylish sustainable pieces, from loungewear to beachwear to eveningwear, plus jewelry and accessories, that meet the brand’s mission of fashion for good.

Míe

For statement-making dresses, look no further than Míe. The brand was launched in 2018 and is located in Lagos, Nigeria. Local seamstresses and artisans make the stunning apparel from natural and biodegradable fabrics.

Mixed Millennial

Co-founders Ruby Herrera and Taylor Clarkson started a business and community to unite and celebrate people with mixed identities. The result is Mixed Millennial, a blog that sells gorgeous sterling silver and gold necklaces that symbolize the duality of the mixed experience and reuniting different cultures and backgrounds.

Murway

If you're not afraid of color, you'll love handbag designer Murway. Their signature MoMo Bag comes in a rainbow of colors including bright red, electric blue and baby pink, just to name a few. Each is handcrafted and can be worn as a hand or shoulder bag.

Nude Barre

Former dancer Erin Carpenter was always frustrated when she couldn't find hosiery to match her skin tone. She used that frustration to create Nude Barre, a line of tights, bralettes and underwear that come in 13 shades so you're sure to find a match.

Shades of Shades

Founder Marsha Douglas-Syndor couldn’t find a pair of sunglasses to match her complexion so she started her own company. The eyewear shade finder helps you find your perfect pair of chic glasses.

Smash Shoes

Smash Shoes' goal is to provide trendy footwear for women that go beyond the “standard” sizing so everyone can step out in style. The company offers shoes in sizes 10-14 from heels to fun and colorful flats. Their signature thigh-high boots are a favorite of our Products and Reviews Updates Editor who said, “I love that I finally have a pair of boots that I not only look good in but feel good in as well.”

SPGBK

After attending the same schools from pre-school to college, a group of childhood friends decided to take their relationship a step further and become business partners. Inspired by the love for their HBCU, spring break and the memories of their hometown in North Carolina, SPGBK designs watches in a range of beautiful colors from brights reds to neutrals for people of any gender that can be worn dressed up or down. Plus, you can shop them at Nordstrom, Macy's or directly from the brand's website.

Thrilling

Shopping sustainably is key to a healthier environment, and Thrilling is a Black-Owned vintage boutique that can help. The retailer site sources unique clothing and accessory items from over 250 independent vintage stores from across the country, including trendy sunglasses and statement jewelry.

Vontelle Eyewear

For vibrant, fashion-forward eyewear, shop Vontelle's wide selection of glasses and sunglasses. The brand was founded in 2019, and each item is thoughtfully handcrafted to pay homage to the founders' African ancestry with traditional colors and patterns. Plus, the brand offers a wide range of prescriptions and lens types to suit your needs.

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Food and Drink

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A Dozen Cousins

Beyond making flavor-packed slow-cooked vegan beans, A Dozen Cousins also provides an annual grant to nonprofit organizations working to provide healthy lifestyle education in underserved communities.

BCake NY

Is it a cake? The team at BCake NY can make just about any style of cake — whether you prefer a three-tier traditional cake or something that is a bit out of the norm, this bakery has got you covered. Created by Miriam Milord, who originally started making cakes for friends and family but after much attention and demand, she decided to start making cakes full-time in 2009 and the rest is delicious history.

Cool Coffee Clique

Entrepreneur Courtney Adeleye launched Cool Coffee Clique in late 2020. The company offers super flavorful coffees and teas in packaging that's just as pleasing. It also sells stylish coffee appliances and functional accessories like laptop cases and reusable cups.

Cup of Té

After creator and aspiring Olympic gymnast Taylor Lindsay-Noel was left paralyzed from an accident while training, she was determined to find a new dream to fulfill. In 2018, Lindsay-Noel launched Cup of Té where you can find fragrant and delicious loose-leaf teas such as noms berry delight, zesty lemon ginger or cream of earl grey.

Harlem Chocolate Company

These Spelman College classmates combined their passion for business and chocolate: the duo went from wrapping chocolate bars in their living room to running their business on the historic Strivers Row District in Harlem. There, you can find golden brownstone chocolate bars that pay tribute to the neighborhood as well as bonbons, cookie cakes and more.

McBride Sisters Collection

Enjoy a medium-bodied chardonnay, a sparkling rosé or a lively red blend from this wine brand, which was created by sisters Robin McBride and Andréa McBride-John. Some labels read "Black Girl Magic" and "Yes She Can" if you need a little inspiration while you sip.

Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks

Jeff Martin co-founded Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks with his sister, Jen, and his wife, Teresa Tsou, in 2012. Since then they’ve closed a $200,000 deal on Shark Tank, secured cross-country distribution at Whole Foods and made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list several times, all thanks to their gourmet heirloom popcorn and other tasty snacks. GH’s Registered Dietitian is also a fan, calling the popcorn "crunchy and flavorful."

Salt n Sprinkles

All of the cookies at Salt n Sprinkles are dairy-free, egg-free and totally delicious. If you're looking for an allergen-friendly treat, you've come to the right place.

Sienna Sauce

After her favorite chicken wing restaurant closed, owner Tyla-Simone Crayton decided to take matters into her own hands and started a sauce company at just 14 years old. With flavors like lemon pepper, spicy and tangy, you might want to stick to making wings in your air fryer and topping them with the flavorful Sienna Sauce instead of ordering takeout.

The Grey

Co-founded by James Beard Award winner Chef Mashama Bailey, The Grey's elevated dishes are inspired by her Southern roots and techniques she learned at culinary school in France. The Grey restaurant is located in Savannah, Georgia but some of Bailey’s delicious creations can be delivered right to your door. Using Goldbelly, you can order their flaky buttermilk biscuits, bread and butter pickles, salted honey pie and more to be delivered nationwide.

Trade Street Jam Co.

Trade Street Jam Co. is turning out excellent small-batch, low-sugar fruit spreads with deliciously unusual flavors like smoked yellow peach, strawberry, chipotle and fig and blueberry lemon basil. Spread it onto toast, stir it into vanilla ice cream, or, like the foodies in the GH Test Kitchen have been known to do, eat it by the spoonful.

Uncle Nearest

When Fawn Weaver heard that a formerly enslaved Black man named Nathan “Nearest” Green taught Jack Daniel (yes, that Jack Daniel) how to make whiskey, she knew she had to make his story known to as many people as possible. And she did just that by founding Uncle Nearest, a premium whiskey brand in honor of Nearest, the first-known African American master distiller.

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm

What started as a beekeeping passion project for Summer and Kam Johnson has become an epic brand selling raw wildflower honey. Their unique jars, blended with good-for-you ingredients like beetroot powder, matcha and ginger root, are the perfect addition to any sweet or savory dish.

Askanya Chocolates

Askanya Chocolates is Haiti’s first premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. Askanya offers chocolate bars in different cacao variations, including rich dark chocolates with up to 90 percent cocoa for a truly decadent experience. The brand also makes inventive flavors like lime and orange chocolate for those who are more adventurous.

Joe'y

Founded by two college friends, Amanda Fields and Brendan Smith, Joe'y is a coffee alternative that harnesses the power of mushrooms, adaptogens and superfoods to give all the benefits of coffee (energy boost very much included!) without the jitters that can come with caffeine consumption. Just froth it up with water to add more pizazz to your morning without getting the shakes.

Iya Foods

Founded by Toyin Kolawole in 2015, Iya Foods crafts African-inspired baking mixes and flour that incorporate African superfoods. The brand also sells gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.

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Health and Fitness

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Alvin Ailey Extension

Alvin Ailey believed dance should be for everyone, and the Ailey Extension honors that notion by offering online dance classes, performances and workshops at an affordable price.

CultureFit

CultureFit makes yoga apparel for the culturally conscious, high-performing woman. Their West African designs are made of premium DryFit material that does not pill, tear or become see-through when it gets sweaty or wet.

Flyest Tea

This “hip-hop-inspired” tea company takes its inspiration from African holistic healing, and offers up a scrumptious variety of tea blends, which include ingredients such as antioxidant-rich butterfly-pea flowers and stomach-soothing peppermint.

LumiBloom

A health-and-beauty brand that offers a variety of tasty teas full of body-and mind-boosting ingredients, including ginger (which has antiviral properties) and chamomile (which can help you sleep and soothe anxiety).

Supergut

This line of balanced nutritional shakes are made with prebiotic fiber to support gut health. They were also created with the diabetic community in mind and aim to help manage blood sugar. The brand offers both regular and vegan shake options, and the CEO Marc Washington founded the company in honor of his late sister Monica with a keen focus to support vulnerable communities. Plus, you can shop the brand on Amazon.

Priscas Art

This Afrocentric wearable art company sells a wide array of different apparel, accessories and other options. Their athleisure line means you can get sweaty while still looking fly.

PRU Apparel

This brand creates supportive and chic fitness wear for women, featuring eye-catching designs inspired by the African diaspora. The brand's Marula Bodysuit is absolutely jaw-dropping in the best way.

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Home and Gifts

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Be Rooted

Available at Target, Be Rooted features beautiful journal designs that celebrate a wide range of Black skin tones and protective hair stylings. You can get their notebooks for as little as $13.

Brilliant or BS?

This one's a fun, family-friendly and Zoom-friendly trivia game that lets you win without knowing any answers. We've all got that one friend or family member who can talk their way out of anything. This game's for them.

Bolé Road Textiles

Look no further than Bolé Road Textiles' throw pillows to spruce up a neutral sofa. Many of the global-inspired pillows, which are designed in Brooklyn and handwoven by Ethiopian artisans, feature super-soft cotton that will make your space more cozy in an instant.

Clare

Interior designer Nicole Gibbons really knows her paint, so it makes sense that she created a super-easy online paint shop to help people choose the perfect colors for their home. The interactive Clare Color Genius section of the site is a must-try for anyone who's looking to redesign or freshen up a space.

Copper and Brass Paper Goods

This brand creates some of the cutest office supplies Etsy has to offer. Adorable notebooks and empowering folders are just a few of the bestselling products from this shop.

Effie's Paper

Whether you're on the hunt for a glam coffee mug, unique stationery or a far-from-basic notebook (you can never have too many!), Effie's Paper founder Kalyn Johnson Chandler has you covered. Her Etsy shop is full of lovely giftable items that you'll be tempted to keep for yourself.

Estelle Colored Glass

Made from hand-blown glass, these elegant cake stands and glassware pieces will be the focal point at your next dinner party. The mixture of vintage-inspired and modern design incorporates bright jewel tones to stand apart from everyday tabletop pieces and are also available at Estelle Colored Glass and Anthropologie.

Goodee World

Founded by Montreal-based twins Byron and Dexter Peart, Goodee World is a one-stop destination for the most beautifully curated selection of items for your home and closet – not to mention unique, inspiring and thoughtful gifts. From handmade ceramic pieces to responsibly sourced basics (everyone needs a Goodee Hoodie!), Goodee is dedicated to making the world a better place through quality design, poverty reduction and eco-minded sourcing, along with other socially responsible practices.

Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner

Founder and CEO Ymani Efunyale learned to make her own cleaning products after her toddler son accidentally sprayed a household cleaner in his mouth. Now over 10 years later, the demand for her highly concentrated plant-based formula is stronger than ever. Fans love the short ingredient list — it’s made with water, vegetable-based soap, vinegar and cleaning salts — and beautiful fragrance options.

Joe + Monroe

Not only do they come in gorgeous packaging, but the Black-owned luxury candle brands are handcrafted with a vegan blend of fruits and infused with natural essential oils.

Linoto

Lighten up your home with Linoto’s natural linen bedding, curtains, towels and table linens. The fabric, which comes straight from Belgium and Italy, is handcrafted into heirloom-worthy pieces by artisans in Westchester County, N.Y. After each item is cut and sewn, they're washed in all-natural laundry detergent and shipped off in plastic-free packaging, so you can feel better knowing that everything’s cared for from start to finish.

Marabou Design

Brandy Brown, the woman behind Marabou Design, describes her style as “playfully refined” — and her gorgeous collection of wall art, stationery and home décor is exactly that. Every design holds a special meaning for Brown: Take, for instance, the Hocus art print, which was inspired by her daughter’s fascination with all things magic.

Show & Tell

This queer Black-womxn-owned shop sells everything from tie-dye t-shirts to quilted wall hangings. Consider it a one-stop-shop for any gifts you might need — especially for yourself.

Pivet

After working in the tech industry for over a decade, owner Michael Pratt decided to take his knowledge and invest into his own company. Pivet specializes in high quality cell phone cases. Pivet has also developed the Self-Cycle case, that according to the company is bio-available, which means when you are done with the case and aren't able to recycle, the naturally consumable plastic will decay in landfills.

Don't Sleep Interiors

For a statement piece that will prompt conversation, grab any pillow from woman-owned Don't Sleep Interiors on Etsy. The brand sells decorative pillows, mugs and art that reference historical Black American figures across literature, politics and activism.

Albany Park

Darryl and Jessica Sharpton founded Albany Park in 2017 after the couple had a difficult time buying a couch online. The brand offers sectionals, loveseats, armchairs and ottomans made of quality materials at affordable prices and with quick delivery (all of which should make your online sofa shopping experience a smooth one).

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Parenting

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Harperlman Dolls

Mother-daughter duo Cynthia and Kathryn are the women behind this brand, which creates dolls of color with a range of skin tones and hair textures — something both Cynthia and Kathryn wish they had access to growing up.

Healthy Roots Dolls

When Yelitsa Jean-Charles learned that 65% of the world’s population has curly or wavy hair but that only 4 out of 10 girls love their curls, she decided to create a doll that would help young Black girls love their curls – and make sure no kid grew up without a doll that reflected her appearance.

Kids Swag

You can find a little of everything for kids and babies at this shop: backpacks, fashion dolls, notebooks, stationery and toys, but the Super Me line is the cutest, because every kid needs to see themselves as a hero. (New moms: They also come printed on onesies!)

Miles and Milan

This brand focuses on gender-neutral clothes for babies and toddlers. The pieces are touted for being super-soft, and since they are offered in white, black and gray, they help busy parents put together an outfit easily.

Puzzle Huddle

Puzzles are a great gift for almost any age, but these puzzles from a husband and wife duo stand apart from your average 100-piece puzzle. The couple started the company with the intention of inspiring young Black and brown children of diverse backgrounds —endorsing the fact that representation matters. Their styles include chemistry girl, future engineer, space explorer puzzles and more.

Darlyng and Co.

Darlyng and Co. is an online marketplace that takes the guesswork out of picking the right products for your baby. It's a Black-owned site that offers everything from essentials like clothing and blankets to other necessities like toothpaste and bottles.

Design Dua

Founded by Coretta Owusu, Design Dua seeks to create opportunities for rural artisans through community empowerment, education and awareness. Design Dua sells beautiful handmade bassinets to showcases the true beauty of African design. They also double as an attractive storage option when your little ones aren't so little anymore.

Natemia

After the birth of their second daughter, Diana and her husband co-founded of Natemia. Their goal was to help make buying natural baby products easier for parents. That's why the Natemia team tests out products before they offer them on the site. Natemia sells hooded towels, ponchos, washcloths and bathing sets for your little bundle of joy.

Upbounders

Their jumbo puzzles, placemats and card and board games feature lovely images of kids and families being joyful. The jumbo floor puzzles are also sturdy enough to withstand heavy use from preschoolers.

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FAQs

What is the most successful Black-owned business? ›

World Wide Technology is the largest Black-owned business with $17 billion in annual revenue.

What is the world's largest Black-owned business? ›

At the top of the list is David Steward's successful company, World Wide Technology. The corporation employs about 10,000 people across the globe and brought in $17 billion in revenue last year, according to Forbes.

What is the current state of Black-owned businesses? ›

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Business Survey, there were 149,326 Black-owned employer businesses in 2021—an increase of 34,515 businesses since 2018. Yet, Black-owned businesses account for only 2.5% of all businesses in America, barely up from 2% in 2018.

What is the oldest black-owned company? ›

But over the decades, E.E. Ward came to earn an even greater distinction: the oldest Black-owned business in the United States.

Who is the richest Black business owner? ›

Aliko Dangote, $15.4 billion. Mike Adenuga, $10 billion. Robert Smith, $4.4 billion. Oprah Winfrey, $3.1 billion.

What is the number one state for Black-owned businesses? ›

Some of the most populous states also have the greatest number of Black majority-owned businesses. Florida had 18,502 such businesses in 2021, California had 15,014 and Georgia had 14,394.

What US city has the most Black-owned businesses? ›

Atlanta, GA

How many gas stations are owned by black people? ›

Currently, there are only 29 Black-owned gas stations across the country compared to the dozens that were listed in the Green Book in its heyday.

What race owns the most companies? ›

White Americans own 85.6% of U.S. businesses with employees.

Just 2.5% of these businesses are owned by Black Americans, even though they account for 12.6% of the U.S. population. White Americans account for 70.4% of the U.S. population.

What percentage of America is Black-owned? ›

By race and ethnicity of owner, 2021
Race/ethnicity of ownerPercent of all employer businessesPercent of U.S. population*
Black-owned2.7%14.4%
Hispanic-owned**6.9%19.1%
White-owned82.0%72.5%
Asian10.9%6.3%
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What is the top industry for Black-owned businesses? ›

The annual payroll for black-owned businesses is $40.5 billion. 47% of black business owners are denied business loans. Fully approved business loans for black business owners declined from 34% in 2019 to 20% in 2022. The largest sector of black-owned businesses is Healthcare and Social Assistance.

Who was the first black millionaire? ›

William Alexander Leidesdorff (1810-1848) was likely America's first Black millionaire. Leidesdorff became a naturalized U.S. citizen in Louisiana in 1834 where he became a ship captain, according to historical accounts. He landed in California around 1841.

What is the oldest Black-owned restaurant in the United States? ›

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner is a barbecue joint in Marianna, Arkansas, US, that has been open since at least the 1910s. According to business guide Black Business, it is believed to be the country's oldest black-owned restaurant. In 2012 it was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as an "American Classic".

What was the 1st black business? ›

Brian: E.E. Ward Moving and Storage Company is based in Ohio, and was founded in 1881 by John T. Ward. Between 1842 and 1858, Ward helped conduct the Underground Railroad and not only transported escaped slaves, but also provided them shelter underneath his home.

Who is the most famous Black entrepreneur? ›

Madame C. J. Walker.

One of the most celebrated and recognized African American entrepreneurs, Madame C.J. Walker made her mark on the hair and beauty industry with her invention of a line of hair products targeting African Americans.

Who is the most successful Black person in the world? ›

Key Takeaways. Aliko Dangote has been the richest man in Africa for 13 years in a row, with a net worth of around $13.4 billion, and is the richest Black man in the world.

What was the 1st Black business? ›

Brian: E.E. Ward Moving and Storage Company is based in Ohio, and was founded in 1881 by John T. Ward. Between 1842 and 1858, Ward helped conduct the Underground Railroad and not only transported escaped slaves, but also provided them shelter underneath his home.

Who are the top Black CEOs? ›

  • Top Black CEOs in 2022.
  • Craig Arnold, Eaton.
  • Rosalind Brewer, Walgreens.
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett, TIAA.
  • Marvin Ellison, Lowe's.
  • Janice Bryant Howroyd, ActOne.
  • Paul Mola, Roswell Biotechnologies.
  • Toni Newman, Black AIDS Institute.

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