Celebrate National Black Business Month with us by buying Black! Here are some of our favorite fellow Black-owned businesses that only provide excellent products, but make meaningful impacts in their communities.
You may recognize Kanda Chocolates from the Superhero cookie in last year’s Black History Collection. This Black-owned, woman-owned chocolate company focuses on partnering with the source. Kanda Chocolates are grown, processed, packed, and posted straight from Ghana with 100% Ghana Cocoa beans.
Our favorite: Extra Dark Chocolate (6 bars)
Frères Branchiaux Candle Co. is a home fragrance company created and managed by 3 brothers: Ryan (13), Collin (16), and Austin Gill (11). In addition to designing scent experiences that are unique and one of a kind, 10% of their profits are donated to homeless shelters nationwide.
Our favorite: This Woman’s Work Candle
A woman- and Black-owned business founded by Ashley Rouse, Trade Street Jam Co. offers unique and flavorful small batch jams. The products are procured through local vendors and farmers, supporting their local region in every way that they can. Limited sugar and vegan, these tasty spreads are perfect for everyone.
Our favorite: Plum + Rose Jam
Healthy On You is a gourmet organic spice and salt blend company founded on the goal of making healthy, flavorful, meals easily achievable for all home cooks. The company’s goal originated from the cooking classes Samantha (Sam) Binkley, Founder of Healthy On You, began in her home. She aimed to inspire others with her passion for healthy cooking and teach her students how to make healthy substitutions to their favorite dishes.
Our favorite: Here Comes the Yum
Rooted in forgotten history and elevated by powerful Black-women taking over a male-dominated spirits industry, Uncle Nearest is a must-try whiskey. The brand is named after Nearest Green, the man understood to have taught Jack Daniels how to make Tennessee Whiskey and Green’s great-great granddaughter hold the title of master distiller.
Our favorite: 1884 Small Batch Whiskey
After owner, Jasmine, spent months searching for a Santa mug that she could see herself in and leaving every store disappointed, she decided to create a line of Santa mugs that reflect the beautiful shades of brown she saw in my everyday life. Her products now include a variety of holidays products in addition to an inclusive merfolk line of plates, cups, mugs and blankets.
Our favorite: Soul Food Tee
Illustrated Melanin was birthed from a desire to show more representation and focus on wellness and intention. The artist, Elisa Summiel, is a San Diego based visual artist with a background in graphic & communication design. With Black women as her subject matter, she highlights them in joy and love. Creating prints, journals, and greeting cards to bring affirmations and purpose to life through illustration.
*Post updated August 2, 2023