Support Black-Owned Businesses: Home Items We Love
Updated: Jun 8, 2020
The thing with supporting any small (or even some not so small!) business is that there's a person behind it. You can see their passion and aesthetic and history in everything they do. And the some of the home brands you'll find below are so imbued with rich heritage and gorgeous design, we thought we'd share them with you, too.
Check 'em out and let's put our money where our mouth is–yes by donations to important causes, but also by sourcing pieces from artisans and business owners we might just be discovering.
This Mali-made cover is from xN Studio. Founder Nasozi Kakembo is originally from Uganda and so many of the products on her shop have a story to them. She calls her shop "A lifestyle. Without borders." And we can absolutely see why.
If you've ever owned a handmade basket, you know they last forever and they are just different. These by Tackussanu Senegal are made by hand in country, and come in a variety of sizes, colors and designs.
Marie Burgos is a high-end designer out of NYC, and originally from Martinique, with an aesthetic other-worldly. The objects, furniture and lighting pieces on her site allow you to bring a little piece of her super sleek style home with you.
This. is. easily. one of the most gorgeous home brands out there. It's super well-known among in the know designers and silver lining: for every purchase they will plant two trees. You will get lost in this site and leave with something. Fair warning.
ecoBirdy Table and Chair set from Goodee
Goodee is basically like a really cool, incredibly easy to navigate marketplace full of artisan-created home and personal goods by Byron and Dexter Peart. Particularly love the ability to search by cause. This kids' table set is honestly the cutest thing we've ever seen, made of entirely upcycled materials.
Ghanaian Founder Nana Quagraine created 54Kibo with the intention of bringing contemporary African design to people everywhere. Her designs are swoon worthy, especially this woven mirror made from natural birch wood and color wax cord that I need in my living room STAT.
We'll keep adding to this guide throughout the month, let us know if you have any favorites we need to add!