Black-owned businesses you can support from your home
The Covid-19 outbreak has made it difficult for small businesses to stay open and keep their employees, and even get the support of their community due to strict restrictions and social distancing measures. This is particularly prevalent with Black-owned businesses, whose owners typically have a harder time opening and running businesses due to obstacles they face when applying for loans, accessing credit, & gaining investments.
While going outside to support small businesses may still be inaccessible for some, the expansion of e-Commerce based businesses has made it easier for people around the world to help them stay open & running.
Here are 5 Black-owned businesses that offer their products and services online.
Get Hyper Skin
Verdejo is the creator and founder of Get Hyper Skin, with inspiration to start her business after experiencing acne outbreaks & dark marks while she was pregnant with her first child. Their product, the Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum, is a face serum that helps with brightening skin, smoothing fine lines, and clearing dark spots from hyperpigmentation. Near 5 star reviews and extremely popular — products are on backorder, but you’re still able to make a preordered purchase now. They currently only ship to the US but are working towards providing their products internationally. Follow their Instagram for updates!
- Instagram: @gethyperskin
BLK MTK Vintage
BLK MKT Vintage was created by Brooklyn-native Kiyanna Steward & Jannah Handy in late 2014. The website offers a collection of Black collectibles, highlighting their rich history and lived experiences. Their wide range of products includes vintage literature, records, clothing, art, houseware & decor, and other goods. They ship to the US, UK, and Canada.
- Instagram: @blkmktvintage
Cool & Casual Studios
Cool & Casual Studios is an LA-based company that sells collections of curated vintage & modern goods. Founder Alden Jackson was born and raised in Compton, and during high school developed a passion for fashion. They ship worldwide and have a showroom in South Los Angeles.
- Instagram: @coolandcasualstudios
Tree Fairfax is a brand that carries minimal leather goods with a mission to change how you move about the world. Each bag is handcrafted, hand-cut, and stitched using locally sourced, high-quality leather. To cut back on waste, the leather hide material used for each product has natural imperfections —making each piece truly one of a kind. Their products can be ordered through their website and ships worldwide.
- Instagram: @treefairfax
Slashed by Tia
Slashed by Tia was created by The New School graduate Teni “Tia” Adeola. Using her knowledge of art history and passion for the Renaissance period as inspiration to launch the brand, Tia began creating this brand from her dorm room in 2017. She was also recognized in Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 in 2018, amongst other media outlets for her entrepreneurship. The products on her website currently include pearl & crystal veils and gorgeous ruffle face masks. Shipping is offered worldwide.
- Instagram: @tiaadeola