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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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