It’s very important to me that my platform be as inclusive and intersectional as possible. Many sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, and conscious brands fall well into that category already. In wake of the Black Lives Matters protests, I wanted to be sure I’m also highlighting Black-owned businesses as well.
Below are my favorite Black conscious fashion and non-toxic beauty brands. A number I’ve loved for years and some I recently learned about through social media! I’ve done a lot of research into all of them and holding myself accountable, I’m not only sharing these brands, but have made a commitment to also purchase from them all.
This sustainable shoe brand is based in Brooklyn, but handcrafted by artisans around the world including South Africa, Mexico, Kenya, Morocco, and Haiti. Their sustainability extends into their materials like recycled tires and vegetable tanned leathers.
I recently discovered this stunning, sustainable jewelry brand and have fallen in love with it! Made with conflict-free and fair trade metals, these necklaces are perfect for layering! Waiting for my next paycheck to splurge on this one!
Structured blazers, oversized button downs, and neutral colors? SIGN ME UP!!! Love every single one of these vintage pieces so much!
I’ve been a huge fan of sustainable, artisan made lemlem for years now. Everything from their scarves to dreamy beach cover ups are beautifully handcrafted and never go out of style. This dress is high on my wish list!
LE is a young brand focused on slow fashion and sustainability. They produce high quality, but low quantity so if you snag a piece, cherish it forever! Their basics are sooo sexy, I can’t wait for the next collection drop!
Every single piece from this GORGEOUS and empowering brand is sourced and made in Nigeria. 10% of all sales go to educating children in Nigeria! The dresses are sooo dreamy and the accessories bold and beautiful.
This beachy California based brand launches capsule collections with eco-friendly materials and plants trees for every sale. I currently have my eye on this dreamy kaftan.
Beneath Your Mask
One of my favorite beauty brands! Mented makes the BEST lip products I’ve ever used! My favorite is this peach set.
I’ve heard incredible things about this non-toxic New York based brand, that’s also sold in Sephora. I ordered one of their highly coveted masks weeks ago, but still waiting for it because there’s so much demand! Can’t wait for it to arrive and do an entire mask sesh on my Instagram stories for y’all! 🙂
What are some of your favorite Black-owned brands and businesses? Be sure to check out my post on how to be an ally for BLM here!