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Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love

featured image from Bolé Road Textiles

 

We’re right in the middle of Black History Month, making it the perfect time to revisit our most beloved female black-owned businesses, artisans, and makers. Here at IDCO, this month also serves as a reminder of our ongoing commitment to actively support black designers, while acknowledging our failure to intentionally spotlight diversity in the past. As we move forward and commit to doing better, we’ve made it our goal to highlight the talent, artisanship, and business knowledge of black-owned brands throughout our content on a daily basis. Today, that looks like a round-up of our favorite small businesses with talented black women at the helm. This list is but no means exhaustive, but if you’re looking to shop more intentionally, it’s a great place to start.

 

 

Female Black-Owned Businesses:

 

home + decor

 

Amy Lauren Studio

Amy Lauren Studio X Studio McGee Collection. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.Amy Lauren Studio featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

We’re in awe of everything Amy puts out into the world. She recently launched a collaboration with Studio McGee, and no surprise, those pieces sold out in a hot minute. There’s more good stuff to come, and in the meantime, you can shop directly on her site. This DeJa-Vu print happens to be our current favorite.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 

Five Suns

Ceramic pottery dishware from Five Suns. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.Online shop, Five Suns featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

Say hello to this gorgeous online shop curated by Porshia Hernandez. Her shop is filled with ethical and sustainable brands, featuring everything from homewares to ceramics to kid’s gifts and more. PS: If you’re a Durham local, keep an eye out for her brick-and-mortar location coming soon.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 

Nomadic Citizen

Neutral home decor from Nomadic Citizen featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

Anastasia was lucky enough to snag the Oval Market Basket this summer, and it quickly became one of the most versatile pieces in her home. She uses it for grocery shopping, daily errands, and keeps one by the front door to collect mail. While the baskets are currently sold out, the juju hat collection (featured above) is now available for pre-order.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 

Clare Paint

Mushroom colored kitchen by Clare Paint featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.Clare Paint Founder, Nicole Gibbons featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

You might recognize Clare Paint from Anastasia’s kitchen remodel on both the cabinets and shiplap. The amazing, Nicole Gibbons serves as the Founder and CEO of Clare Paint, and we love that their products are eco-friendly and highly durable.

 

Website | Instagram

 

Bolé Road Textiles

Bolé Road Textiles throw pillows. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.Bolé Road Textiles founder, Hana Getachew. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

Every single piece sold by Bolé Road Textiles is handwoven by talented artisans in Ethiopia. The company was started by designer, Hana Getachew, and we’ve quickly become her biggest fans. We love pieces like these Arben Napkins in black, but don’t miss the stunning pillows and throws, either.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 

 

Female Black-Owned Businesses:

 

fashion + beauty

 

ZOU XOU

Neutral flats by ZOU XOU. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

We actually found these beautiful handmade shoes on Etsy first, then stalked them on Instagram, then realized they have their own website, as well. ZOU XOU shoes are all ethically made in Buenos Aires, but rest assured, they also ship worldwide.

 

Website | Instagram

 

ROSEN Skincare

ROSEN Skincare products featured in Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.ROSEN Skincare founder, Jamika Martin. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love

The ROSEN skincare products consistently find their way into our monthly favorites posts. Not only are they beautiful branded, but their products are made specifically for acne-prone skin. You can now shop ROSEN at Target, Urban Outfitter, or Nordstrom. And fun fact: ROSEN founder, Jamika Martin, started this e-commerce brand at just 21 years old!

 

Website | Instagram

 

Tree Fairfax

Handmade leather goods by Tree Fairfax. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.Handmade leather bags by Tree Fairfax. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

Handmade leather goods with an emphasis on slow fashion? That’s what Tree Fairfax is all about. PSA: the entire collection is currently on sale, so run don’t walk to the checkout!

 

Website | Instagram

 

Two Days Off

Handmade ethical clothing from Two Days Off. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

Handmade ethical clothing from Two Days Off. Female Black-Owned Businesses We Love.

We came across Two Days Off while curating our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, and have been obsessed ever since. It’s an independently female-owned, carbon neutral lifestyle brand that sells a gorgeous collection of apparel, accessories, and gifts. Each garment is handmade in Los Angeles, and you can read up on the brand’s founder, Gina Stovall, right here.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 

Lingua Nigra

Known for her organically formed sculptural jewelry, Alicia Goodwin ensures her pieces are made with love right here in the U.S. You can shop her work on Etsy or directly on her website.

 

Website | Instagram

 

 


 

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