I can’t thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support when we asked for recommendations of black-owned businesses (see our IG post here). As promised, we have been busy pulling together a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit. This is part of our ongoing commitment to dedicate at least 15% of the products we feature to black-owned businesses.
You can see our full Black-Owned Business Directory here. It’s a work in progress, so as we learn of more businesses, we’ll keep adding them in.
(psst! You can find the directory under our ‘Shopping’ menu.)
My Favorite Products From Black-Owned Businesses
I highly recommend that you check out the complete directory (linked above). However, if you’re curious as to what I already own, are wondering which pieces got me clicking ‘add to cart,’ or the products I’m seriously considering…here ya go.
Wait!! One thing I almost forgot to mention: This current directory is mostly focused on fashion and accessories…but other categories are coming soon, like…FOOD. I’m pretty darn excited about these freaking vegan macaroons by Mari. Philly-based, but will ship.
Just ordered. This absolute freaking gem of a shop is sustainable, and since products are made-to-order, many of them have cool customization options. For example, this dress comes in two lengths (regular and tall), and you can choose a lower or more modest neckline.
I went with the modest one.
(HA! Of course I did NOT.)
I picked this up at a Private School Club event in Philly. I LOVE these cool tees: I have the ‘mastermind’ tee, but there’s Visionary, Icon, Legend, Genius, Scholar and others. Hoodies, too. If I remember correctly…Jovan started making these tees to encourage young girls she was working with to dream outside of societal norms. Love it.
3. Face Mask
If you haven’t yet checked out the brand Detroit vs Everybody…well. I mean…their signature tees, ’nuff said. But for those of you who don’t have the soft spot for Detroit that I do…Detroit vs Everybody also has cool hoodies that say things like, Racism vs Everybody or Injustice vs Everybody. And…this mask. Which is maybe the most clever (and current) way of reminding us that we’re all one big ‘ol human race.
I had a small pair of silver ‘XO’ earrings, but realllllly wanted them in gold. So, SO pretty. This talented designer’s jewelry runs on the pricier side, but it’s delicate and gorgeous.
I swore by this stuff for detangling my boys’ crazy hair when they were little. The whole line is great (and sold at Target, too).
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect daytime smokey eye palette (I swear it’s the secret to looking younger in your 40s….) and ANYWAY, this one looks like a winner. Especially perfect for summer, and the brand shows it on a wide range of skin tones.
This is making me nostalgic for college…when Mike always smelled slightly of beer and cigarettes. But there’s a whiskey or bourbon soap as well, which might be the more current eau d’Mike. Anyway, there’s a ton of drink-inspired soaps that might be a fun little father’s day idea: Mohito, mimosa, Negroni, just to name a few. (Actually, the Negroni has been Mike’s drink of choice lately…hmmm…decisions, decisions.)
UM. OK. You guys, this gorgeousness can be worn on or off the shoulder and is literally retailing for $125. The entire Philly team was DYING over this one.
The hoodies I picked up for my boys!! I know I featured this Philadelphia-based company some time ago, but in case you need a reminder: this is the one started by the 13-year-old kid. He used his birthday money to start SPERGO.
10. Crew Neck Tee
If “Detroit Is The New Black” wasn’t genius enough…they also printed it in FRENCH. OMG so much freaking YES.
I am SO intrigued. This company makes an applicator that is supposed to change the whole foundation game. It looks like the secret to truly flawless foundation, and I’m excited to try it.
I DO love his glasses, guys. It was literally the first thing I noticed about him. I don’t know if this could be considered a Father’s Day gift for Mike…but it does make me happy every time I see it.
The other mug in the collage? The one that says, “PER MY LAST EMAIL….” that’s for Gwen. 🙂
13. Cloud Earrings
I ordered the cloud earrings. I did. Yes, I DO realize that I do not have that gorgeous, swan-like neck but WE WILL SEE. I also ordered these (safer) earrings and this necklace, which will look so cute with all of my t-shirts.
Oh geez — just saw that the necklace is completely customizable. Whoa. I might have to go back for a ‘Shana’ necklace. Or ‘nerd’. Same-same.
OK, gang! Your turn! We’d love to hear what brands (and products) you are loving from black-owned businesses…