As part of The Mom Edit’s ongoing commitment to increase our coverage of Black-Owned businesses…we’ve put together this handy directory. Some of the businesses featured are ones that we already knew and loved, and some were recommended to us by readers (thank you!!). As we learn more, new black-owned companies will be added, so feel free to bookmark and check back.

Browse our posts below, or hop on down for our full directory (with easy jump links to get you where you want to go quickly).

ps. additional recommendations are always welcome.

Fashion

AAKS

Shop: https://www.aaksonline.com/ | IG: @a.a.k.s

“A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favourite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Handcrafted in Ghana, A A K S creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterised by bright exuberant colours.”

Andrea Iyamah

Shop: https://www.andreaiyamah.com/ | IG: @andreaiyamah

Andrea Iyamah owned by Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing brand with the most vibrant patterns and colors. It’s inspired by “colour, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.”

Beads Byaree

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Shop: https://beadsbyaree.com/ | IG: @beadsbyaree

This handcrafted jewelry line comes straight from Areeayl Goodwin’s dreams and imagination. She also has a seriously gorgeous line of clothing.

Brother Vellies

Shop: https://brothervellies.com/ | IG: @brothervellies

Designed in Brooklyn and sustainably handcrafted with artisans worldwide, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate traditional African design practices and techniques. These are one-of-a-kind pieces that will stay in your wardrobe forever.

 

Cindy Liebel

Shop: https://cindyliebel.com/ | IG: @cindyliebel

Cindy Liebel has some of the most unique, geometric jewelry out there. AND it’s at such a good price point (and has a focus on sustainable processes.) I’m eyeing a few pieces as we speak…

Detroit Is The New Black

Our commitment to black-owned businesses includes featuring fashion, beauty & home from companies in L.A., NYC, Detroit, Philly, ATL & more. Support 'em here.

Shop: https://www.detroitisthenewblack.com/ | IG: @detroitisthenewblack

“DITNB is a brand at the crossroads of culture, fashion & community. We take pride in our city and the people who go out and make it their own every day.”  And if you like THIS shirt…you gotta see it in French.  SO GOOD.

Detroit Vs. Everybody

Our commitment to black-owned businesses includes featuring fashion, beauty & home from companies in L.A., NYC, Detroit, Philly, ATL & more. Support 'em here.

Shop: https://vseverybody.com/ | IG: @detroitvseverybodyllc

Tommey Walker started Detroit vs Everybody because he was ‘fed up with the media’s continual bashing and lack of cultural recognition for a place that has contributed so much to the world and society.’  About effing time, World…team Detroit FOREVER. Also, the company has expanded into a line of hoodies and tees that say things like ‘Injustice vs Everybody or ‘Cancer vs Everybody’…and some seriously genius face masks: COVID vs Everybody.

Diva Kurves Co.

Shop: https://www.thedivakurvescollection.com/ | IG: @thedivakurvescollection

Diva Kurves Co. makes beautiful plus-size clothes and swim (size 10-30.) LOVE.

Folake Kuye Style Pantry

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Shop: https://shopfksp.com | IG: @shopfksp

FSKP is a Nigerian woman-owned clothing business located in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district. The prints are especially gorgeous, and the entire team is swooning over this romper (which can be worn on or off the shoulder).

Grant Blvd Clothing

Shop: https://www.grantblvd.com/ | IG: @grantblvd

This Philadelphia-based apparel company is committed to sustainable sourcing, and is designed and made in-house. The fashion collection is really good (think: menswear shirting made feminine and sexy), but their social justice hoodie miiiiight be our fav.

Gwen Beloti

Shop: https://gwenbeloti.com/ | IG: @gwenbeloti

Affordable jewelry you can layer for day to day. Absolutely LOVE.

Hope for Flowers

Shop: https://hopeforflowers.com/ | IG: @tracy_reese@hopeforflowersbytracyreese

**Sustainable Pick** Tracy Reese uses sustainable materials and some of her pieces are available in plus and petite sizing. I am in LOVE with her vibrant sundresses as well as her skirts and her linen pants and..and ..and…the list could go and on. – Linzi

 

ILAVA

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Shop: https://www.myilava.com/ | IG: @myilava

A brand that works to empower women and inspire change around the world through fashion, jewelry, handmade cards, and home decor.  Also…THAT DRESS.

Jade Swim

Shop: https://jadeswim.com/ | IG: @jadeswim

Brittany Kozerski created the brand Jade Swim (inspired by NY, made in LA) and we’re in love. We’ve been drooling over their brown swimsuits… some of the best we’ve ever seen. SO many other pretty silhouettes and colors, too!

Jibri

Shop: https://www.jibrionline.com/ | IG: @jibrionline

Jibri is a plus-size (size 10-28) fashion company created by Jasmine Elder. They have some seriously unique pieces for a night out or for lounging around… I mean LOOK at that sparkly jumpsuit. I die.

Jovan O’Connor

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Shop: https://jovanoconnor.com/ | IG: @jovanoconnor

Jovan’s ‘serious’ designs are gorgeous:  evening dresses, a lace top with strategically-placed panels, a dress with lace-up side detail…but we also love (so much) her line of power tees and hoodies.  SO GOOD.

Kido Chicago

Our commitment to black-owned businesses includes featuring fashion, beauty & home from companies in L.A., NYC, Detroit, Philly, ATL & more. Support 'em here.

Shop: https://www.kidochicago.com | IG: @kiyatomlin

Parents Keewa & Doug are married creatives based in Chicago. Doug is a visual artist who specializes in graffiti and murals and Keewa is a performing artist who sings jazz and plays characters. Kido is a combination of their most clever and colorful ideas and the affirmations they give to their children every day.

 

Kiya Tomlin

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Shop: https://www.kiyatomlin.us/ | IG: @kiyatomlin

Kiya Tomlin’s first collection of “re-imagined sweatsuits” launched in the Fall of 2014 and has since expanded to include tops, bottoms, dresses, jumpsuits and rompers. Made in the USA with environmentally (and super-soft) bamboo fabric, she designs with the goal of intersecting style, function, and comfort.

Maxhosa

Shop: https://shop.maxhosa.africa/collections | IG: @maxhosa

Laduma Ngxokolo founded his South African-inspired knitwear brand, Maxhosa in 2012. The designs and colors are insanely beautiful and one of a kind.

Míe

Shop: http://mie.ng/#! | IG: @the_mie

Mié offers things for home, tops, bottoms, etc BUT those dresses are to die for.

Mrs. Jones

Shop: https://www.shopmrsjones.com/ | IG: @shopmrs.jones

The entire team has been drooling over Mrs. Jones. It’s sustainable, made in NYC by @ohnichole and has the prettiest dresses.

Philadelphia Printworks

Shop: https://www.philadelphiaprintworks.com/ | IG: @philaprint | @philaprintworkshop

Maryam Pugh and Ruth Perez founded Philadelphia Printworks in 2010. This tee-shirt company is a social justice heritage brand and screen printing workshop that encourages a culture of activism and inclusion. Located in the BOK Building.

Rebel Nell

Shop: https://www.rebelnell.com/ | IG: @rebelnell

This jewelry is literally made from Detroit graffiti – Rebel Nell collects the peeling paint from the art on the walls of Detroit and repurposes it into unique, wearable pieces of jewelry. Additionally, Rebel Nell works in tandem with organizations that help women facing barriers to employment in Detroit transition to an independent lifestyle.

The Sable Collective

Shop: https://www.thesablecollective.com/ | IG: @thesablecollective

Owned by Shanti Mayers and Syreeta Scott, The Sable Collective – located in North Philly – began as a place to reflect the cultural references of Black women and WOC. Their selection of clothing, jewelry & accessories, beauty & body care, home goods, stationary, and books are composed of Black and marginalized communities of artisans and entrepreneurs.

sarep + rose

Shop: https://www.sarepandrose.com/ | IG: sarepandrose

“With designs created in the heart of New York by Liberian Founder Robin Sirleaf and leather sourced, cut and sewn in Africa, our bags honor their heritage from ideation to creation, embodying a distinctive hybrid modernity.”  

Savannah Baskets

Shop: https://savannabaskets.com/ or at Verishop

We’ve been loving these basket bags. Gorgeous.

Sheduko

Shop: https://www.shekudo.com/ | IG: @shekudo

Shekudo was originally founded in Sydney, Australia as a womens clothing brand drawing on heritage, life experience and wearable art aesthetic. Now, it moved its base to Nigeria and included footwear and accessories – shedding light on more local artisans.

Soko

Shop: https://shopsoko.com/ | IG: @shopsoko

Soko is a women-led, ethically made jewelry company with global market access to artisan communities in Kenya. They use a beautiful mix of materials — wood, brass, gold-plated, silver, reclaimed horn & bone and ceramic beads. It’s nearly impossible to choose just one piece.

Spergo Billionaire

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Shop: https://spergo.com/ | IG: @spergobillionaire

This Philadelphia-based company was started by 13-Year Old Trey Brown with his birthday money.  “I wanted to empower youth that you can do great things at any age and I wanted to combine that with a luxury urban activewear!”  Love the passion, love the ambition.  (Also love the hoodies.)

Stoop & Stank

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Shop: https://stoopandstank.com/ | IG: @stoopandstank

Graphic tees with messages of social justice.

Taylor Jay

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Shop: https://www.taylorjaycollection.com/ | IG: @shoptaylorjay

Taylor Jay designs with every woman in mind and offers a wide range of standard and adaptable sizes. She partners with an ethically sourced, fair-labor-practicing factory in Oakland, CA to produce environmentally safe garments from certified eco-friendly textiles.

The Tiny Closet

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Shop: https://www.thetinyclosetshop.com/ | IG: @thetinycloset

An L.A.-based handmade clothing brand that is working with dead stock fabric and made-to-order production to eliminate waste.

Traceys Faceys

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Shop: https://www.traceysfaceys.com/ | IG: @traceysfaceys

Tracey’s Faceys is an online store that stocks washable, reusable, non-medical masks made in Los Angeles, CA. They have some of the best prints we’ve seen.

Valerie Madison

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Shop: https://www.valeriemadison.com/ | IG: @valeriemadisonjewelry

Founded in 2014 and based in Seattle, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry is working to change the fine jewelry industry. She is taking environmental responsibility and applying it to her process while crafting jewelry that feels beautiful, modern, and classic.

Vault California

Shop: https://vaultcalifornia.com/password | IG: @vaultcalifornia

This leisure clothing and clean beauty shop is located in Livermore, California. Their website is coming soon as well as their June line.

WANT Apothecary

Shop: https://wantapothecary.com/ | IG: @wantapothecary

Want Apothecary has high-quality, timeless pieces. BRB… drooling over everything for fall on their site as we speak.

Wrap Life

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Shop: https://thewrap.life/ | IG: @thewraplife

Founded by Nnenna Stella and operating out of Brooklyn, The Wrap Life is crafting beautiful headwraps made from gorgeous textiles picked from trips to Ghana and Morocco.

ZELIE FOR SHE

Shop: https://www.zelieforshe.com/ | IG: @zelieforshe

Zelie For She is designed and produced in Los Angeles by Elann Zelie. She makes amazing plus-size clothing. Really loving their “Leisure in Style” collection right now. (All designs are made in a limited run.)

Beauty

Be Transcendent

Shop: https://betranscendentskin.com/ | IG: @betranscendentskin

Be Transcendent Skin has natural, plant-based skincare products. They even have an ingredient glossary to check out everything they include in their products. 

Briogeo

Shop: https://briogeohair.com/ | IG: @briogeo

They have the best hair products EVER. Their hair mask has been featured in tons of magazines and is widely recognized as being one of the best and CLEAN hair product companies on the market. – Kat

Golde

Shop: https://golde.co/ | IG: @golde

The Brooklyn-started brand Golde was started in 2017 by Trinity Mouzon Wofford. It’s a wellness brand focusing on making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty.

Hand Scrubs by Faith

Shop: https://www.handscrubsbyfaith.com/ | IG: @handscrubsbyfaith

Hand Scrubs by Faith, based in North Carolina, is a lip and hand scrub company with the most delicious sounding scents and flavors.

The Honey Pot Company

Shop: https://thehoneypot.co/ | IG: @thehoneypotco

The Honey Pot Company is the 1st plant-based feminine care system on the market. Bea Dixon works to make 100% natural, plant-based feminine products.

The House of Flawless

Shop: https://www.thehouseofflawless.com/ | IG: @aloreshouseofflawless

This makeup artist is currently doing free live IG makeup tutorial sessions! All of the products she shows are available through her online store. In addition to sessions-by-appointment, she stocks foundations, brushes, lipsticks and glosses, and even some online courses.

Juvia’s Place

Shop: https://www.juviasplace.com/ | IG: @juviasplace

Juvias Place is a makeup brand with some seriously amazing makeup. (Especially those insanely pigmented eyeshadows.)

Kissed By A Bee Organics

Shop: https://www.kissedbyabee.com/ | IG: @kbyab

Kissed By A Bee Organics is founded by third-generation herbalist Akilah Scott-Amos, who grows and hand-makes products based in Spring, TX. Her curation includes health and wellness products for men and women, with a focus on healing and pain-relief.

Mented

Shop: https://www.mentedcosmetics.com/ | IG:@mentedcosmetics

Mented Cosmetics provides makeup products perfectly pigmented to match skin tones from light, to tan, to dark. From their original nude lipstick to eyeshadow palettes to blushes, they strive to make each of their products work for women of all complexions. Also – all of their lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic and cruelty free.

Mixed Chicks

Shop: https://mixedchicks.net/ | IG: @mixedchickshair

Mixed Chicks is a beauty brand specifically centered on producing products for mixed women with combination hair. Their curly-hair products are lightweight, non-stick, and also work on weaves. They also have shampoo, conditioner, and tangle-tamer specifically for kids.

OUI the People

Shop: https://www.ouithepeople.com/ | IG: @ouithepeople

I honestly fell in love with this brand when I was reading their about page. “With OUI the People came a mission: The reConstitution of Beauty is our commitment to “watch our language”. No brand is just a brand. Clearly. Brands inform culture and language, as beauty has done for decades. We believe beauty shouldn’t come at the expense of our psyche. Rather than pursuing flawlessness, we aim to build efficacious products, designed thoughtfully, that help you feel great in the skin you’re already in.” Karen, the founder, tells her personal story on the about page, too and what led her to creating this brand. It’s 100% worth the read. They also have a strong commitment to sustainability.

Pat McGrath

Shop: https://www.patmcgrath.com/ | IG: @plant.apothecary

Pat McGrath is an amazingly talented makeup artist who made her own makeup line. She has the most gorgeous palettes and lipsticks. We’re kiinda obsessed. (Check out her IG for some serious makeup inspo!)

Plant Apothecary

Shop: https://plantapothecary.com/ | IG: @plant.apothecary

Plant Apothecary is a vegan, unisex, eco-friendly skincare company. There’s zero synthetic ingredients and everything is easy on the environment (including their packaging.)

Soap Distillery

Shop: https://soapdistillery.com | IG: @soapdistillery

Soap Distillery creates a myriad of unique, unisex, sustainable products. They use only sustainable essential oils and biodegradable packaging.

Urban Hydration

Shop: https://www.urbanhydration.com | IG: @urbanhydration

Urban Hydration is a collection of naturally inspired products for the whole family, and donates 1 gallon of water to a community for each product sold. They have a wide range of skincare, hair care, bath and body products that lend to a more natural, healthier routine.

Yubi Beauty

Shop: https://loveyubi.com/ | IG: @yubibeauty

Adiya Wiggons perfected the crease-free makeup finish with her original Yubi Applicator. The Buff & Blend Duo is used to apply full-coverage makeup and also blot excess. You can get the Yubi Applicator with the brush or applicator only, or opt in for one of their sets which include the interchangeable parts.

Home

Beautiful Curly Me

Shop: https://beautifulcurlyme.com/ | IG: @beautifulcurlyme

Zoe is the 7-year-old queen/CEO of Beautiful Curly Me, who’s mission is to inspire girls’ self-love by reinforcing positive images of themselves and their natural curls. Each Zuri doll comes fully dressed with a free outfit included. 10% of proceeds goes to charities that focus on literacy, education, and empowerment of young girls. They’re currently making masks in addition to their reversible satin sleep caps.

Bolé Road Textiles

Shop: https://boleroadtextiles.com/ | IG: @boleroadtextiles

A Brooklyn based design studio, Bolé Road Textiles specializes in vibrant decor for your home. All of their pieces are handmade in Ethiopia and ethically sourced.. “Bolé Road marries ancient weaving traditions, passed down through the generations to today’s master local artisans, with a modern global aesthetic.”

Expedition Subsahara

Shop: https://expeditionsubsahara.com/ | IG: @expeditionsubsahara

Expedition Subsahara provides handmade African goods for your home and your wardrobe — woven baskets, African bags and beaded jewelry. 20% of their profits are donated weekly to a different charity in  Sub-saharan Africa helping with Covid-19 relief.

Goodee

Shop: https://www.goodeeworld.com/ | IG: @goodeeworld

Goodee, started in 2017 by Byron and Dexter Peart, offers sustainable solutions for modern living. They work with artisans and products that make a positive social or environmental impact. 

Johanna Howard Home

Shop: https://www.johannahoward.com/ | IG: @johannahowardhome

Johanna Howard – first a successful clothing designer, creating looks for established people of the fashion industry, now has brought her designs to the home. Through traveling, she’s met many artisans that she not only collaborates with, but also incorporates their techniques into her products. Think: the dyers of Peru and the weaving families of Portugal, bringing these cultures together to create something amazing for the home.

Jungalow

Shop: https://www.jungalow.com/ | IG: @thejungalow

This started as a design blog run by Justina Blakeney and grew into a lifestyle brand bringing inspiration in the form of curated picks from around the world and collections design in their Los Angeles studio.

KSM Candle Co.

Shop: https://www.knitssoyandmetal.com/ | IG: @ksmcandleco

Based in Baltimore, this company is owned by Letta Moore. Here you can attend candle making classes, buy pre-made small-bach candles, or shop her other home and beauty products.

Livvy & Neva

Shop: https://www.livvyandneva.com/ | IG: @livvyandneva

LIVVY & NEVA, created by Keita Turner — an NYC based interior designer, is a vintage and contemporary pillow collection made from vintage textiles and contemporary fabrics.

Mahogany Books

Shop: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/ | IG: @mahoganybooks

“At its roots, MahoganyBooks was founded in 2007 to meet the literary needs of readers nationwide in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora.”

 

Mantra Mugs

 

Shop: https://mantramugs.net/ | IG: @mantra.mugs

Minimalist mugs to wear your everyday mantras, jokes, and quotes.

rayo & honey

Shop: https://rayoandhoney.com/index.php/shop/ | IG: @rayoandhoney

rayo & honey, started by Roachele Negron in Brooklyn was inspired by the affirmations her mother had in her home – drawing on literature, affirming quotes, and black pop-culture references. 

Rochelle Porter

Shop: http://www.rochelleporter.com/story | IG: @roporterdesign

Rochelle Porter Design is an Atlanta-based brand specializing in home decor and fashion textiles from the creator’s original artwork. Their products are sustainably and ethically made with organic cotton and eco-friendly materials.

Spoonful of Faith

Shop: https://www.spoonfuloffaith.com/ | IG: @aspoonfuloffaith | @spoonfuloffaithstudio

This Minnesota illustrator opened her shop of hand-lettered and designed calendars and other whimsical stationery products, inspired by her life growing up surrounded by women. Finding inspiration in the beauty of their differences, she celebrates the diversity of people, honest motherhood, and her faith.

SustainAble Home Goods

Shop: https://yoursustainablehome.com/ | Ig: @sustainablehomegoods

LaToya Tucciarone, the founder of SustainAble Home Goods and Accessories, says “Marginalized people groups all over the world have been creating magnificent works of art for centuries! Unfortunately, a lot of these groups live in some of the poorest places on the globe. Commerce gives us the opportunity to bring dignity and financial stability to these people groups, while also getting to have a beautiful piece of their culture in our homes.” Love.

YOWIE

Shop: https://www.shopyowie.com/ | IG: @helloyowie

YOWIE is a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. Their store is located in Philadelphia and founded by Shannon Maldonado.