Black brands to support this Black Business Month

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Brands to buy this Black Business Month

August is Black Business Month, and as it rolls on, we’re highlighting the brands to invest your black money in. This list is especially important because we would be remiss not to highlight the creativity, hard work, and success of black-owned small businesses, as African-American culture is undeniably the lifeblood of society.

In the words of Urban One President Cathy Hughes, if you aspire to be an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay true to your dream.

“[Don’t] let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision of being an entrepreneur, is something you shouldn’t be doing,” said Hugh. “What often happens is that well-meaning people, who really care about us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it.”

Congratulations to all entrepreneurs who have said “yes” to being black business owners, even amid blockages and detractors.

Check out some of our stars in fashion, beauty and more below.

Black-owned fashion brands

Brandon Blackwood

Founded by Brandon Blackwood during the 2020 civil unrest, the eponymous bag line is best known for the infamous “END SYSTEMIC RACISM” tote.

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The 29-year-old designer quickly became popular among woke fashionistas who sold out the bag within two hours. Her luxury bags have since been sported by celebrities such as Cardi B and Winnie Harlow. Luxury handbags range from $70 to $8,500.

Feben

pretty black

Rendoll Lagos

By Chari

Only Fit

The Oula Company

Danzy

White/Space

Edas

Washington Avenue

Avenue Don

Freedom

Tove Studio

Shop The Beautiful World

Boutique Chic’Dazz

Serving the greater Atlanta suburbs, Chic’Dazz Boutique offers comprehensive fashion consulting and personal styling services for men and women of all ages.

Recognized by VIP clientele, Chic Dazz has been worn by celebrities such as Spice and Trina, with the aim of putting the “fun” in functional mode. Chic’Dazz also offers accessories to complete the outfit and hair extensions and boasts that whether you’re looking for casual clothes or the perfect outfit for a night out on the town, Chic’Dazz will make shopping “easy and fun”.

Zou Xou

Rielli

Nicole Shanty

Black-owned beauty brands

bread beauty supply

Bread Beauty supply was launched in 2020 as a one-stop-shop for natural hair needs. The brand initially offered customers a simpler daily washing routine and has since expanded into scalp treatments and accessories.

KNC Beauty

Pat McGrath Laboratories

Marie Hunter Beauty

Refined Lifestyles

Epara

The lip bar

Black-owned hair care brands

TPH By Taraji

Beauty of the pattern

Hair luxury company

Hair Luxury Company is 100% black women-owned and was organized by microbiologist Dr. Tammi Taylor and cosmetologist Jennifer Lewis, based in Jackson, MS.

The 100% vegan brand is 100% organic. The brand also sells Hair Luxury Travel Kits consisting of items from their Motherland Collection created for 4c hair types; 2oz. Black Soap Shampoo, 2oz. Herbal Deep Conditioner, 2 oz. Herbal Hair Milk and 1 oz. Herbal hair growth oil.

Hair Luxury Company also offers an Intense Hydration Collection Protective Style Travel Kit for wearers of braids, wigs and natural twists consisting of 2 oz Intense Hydration Shampoo, 2 oz Intense Hydration Conditioner, 2 oz. Leave-In Conditioner/Detangler and 1 oz. Anti-itch mega growth oil.

Eden Bodywork

Alikay Naturals

Jane CarterSolutions

Organic Honey

Loops

Camille Rose Naturals

Have you purchased any of these brands? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Freeda S. Scott