17 Black-Owned Businesses with Unique Products Your Customers Will Love
Are you looking for new products to add to your store and passionate about supporting some amazing Black-owned businesses? Well, then we have the list for you. From candles to skincare to apparel, and jewelry we’ve combed Handshake to compile a list of beautiful products from BIPOC-owned brands bound to surprise and delight your customers.
Shop around for your business, and maybe even for yourself, all while contributing to Black entrepreneurs.
NaturalAnnie’s specializes in soy candles available in a range of delightful scents to help boost your mood. Run by owner Annie White from her studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, this fun candle brand offers deliciously scented products that you can sell in your store. Plus, the minimum order value is only $200. Want to learn more about Annie and her fabulous candles? Check out our interview.
Founded by Brittney Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea boasts a variety of flavorful teas made from high-quality ingredients sourced farm direct. Their proprietary blends are crafted by the founder’s mother, Maggie Cassidy – a folk healer and herbalist. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Aesthete Tea would be an excellent addition to any business with customers interested in natural healing or delicious teas.
Searching for unique and contemporary jewelry pieces to add to your store? Look no further than 84Gem. With natural gemstones, beads, and metals, 84Gem offers pieces your customers will love. Designer Kimone Young was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where the products are handmade with materials sourced from India, Istanbul, and parts of Africa. You can even see 84Gem pieces on model Eva Marcille, The Voice‘s Tessanne Chin, and Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps.
Offering a range of vegan skincare by humans, for humans, Pore People is a winner. Founded by Brandon Christian and run out of Durham, North Carolina, their products are gender-neutral for all ages, ethnicities, and skin types. Pore People’s range is made from advanced Aloe Vera formulations that use certified organic Aloe Vera grown in New Mexico, with other ingredients coming from ethical, fair trade partners across 68 countries. They are also Leaping Bunny Certified. Are your customers looking to keep their skin sun-damage free? Check out their BLOCK: 30 SPF Sunscreen.
Harkiss Designs is a Fair Trade company offering various jewelry, gifts, and home goods handcrafted by African artisans. Owner Harriet Zafoni was born and raised in East Africa, where she saw the impacts of poverty and women’s subordination. She founded Harkiss Designs to support artisans from her native country of Uganda while bringing gorgeous, handcrafted jewelry and home goods to the US. Harkiss Designs also contributes a portion of their profits to Lend a Hand Uganda USA. With stunning products and a great message, what isn’t to love?
Shortly after graduating college, Tiara was at an incredibly low point in her life. Out of that hardship, Botanical Stars was born. Located in Colorado Springs, Botanical Stars offers a range of skincare products for self-love and self-care with roots in witchcraft and spiritual empowerment. Their products have even been featured on sites like NBC and Yahoo! Finance. The Botanical Stars team put months of research into each item, and their site is filled with glowing testimonials. Give your customers a chance to experience the magic.
Tomara Watkins of Loza Tam started her business with the goal of making headbands and turbans less complicated. She wanted a headwrap that she could leave the house feeling comfortable in and didn’t require an entire manual to use. The Loza Tam line of headbands and turbans protects hair and come in a variety of colors and patterns to fit all styles. Made from beautifully woven silks and produced by women entrepreneurs in Ghana, these high-quality products will impress your customers. Loza Tam is based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Paper Rehab owner Tiffany McGraw is a Detroit-based graphic designer and illustrator who got her start as a print journalist. Paper Rehab was born when Tiffany wanted to fill the lack of diversity in the greeting card industry and help end stigma around mental health through her unique designs. Each Paper Rehab card features loads of bright color and beautiful prose; there is something for any occasion. With a very low order minimum, Paper Rehab’s products would make a great addition to your store.
Searching for handcrafted, all-natural soaps, lotions, and scrubs? Nyah Beauty has you covered. Based in Kearny, New Jersey, and founded by LaShonda Tyree, who began soap making as a creative outlet while working in banking, Nyah Beauty’s fantastic skincare range works for both men and women. Their line is available in a variety of colors and scents. They also offer luxe candles to complete the spa experience.
Jenny Bean Candles
Based out of Lancaster, California, this candle company has a scent for all tastes. Founder Jenny has created candles made of premium, natural ingredients creating rich aromas that your customers are sure to love. The gorgeous packaging with fun, intricate designs will also impress and instantly catches the eye. Pick some of their best sellers and make them your best sellers!
Sage and Balm
Sage and Balm is a family-owned business based in Miami, Florida and offering natural, organic skincare products. Free from fillers, dyes, and artificial fragrances, you can feel good about offering Sage and Balm’s products to your customers. From scrubs and incense to bath bombs and body oils, there is something for everyone.
Georgia-based brand, R-KI-TEKT offers gorgeous, high-quality accessories and handcrafted goods in patterns, colors, and textures your customers will adore. Owner Kel Cadet-Lyons believes that art and creativity should be shared and hopes that RI-KI-TEKT inspires you to connect with elements of African and West Indian diasporic culture.
RareGlo offers a range of organic skin and haircare products that are toxin-free and vegan. Owner Rhonda Walters has over 40 years of experience in the beauty industry, working as a professional hairstylist and colorist. She now works as a skincare formulator having trained in aromatherapy and holistic beauty. RareGlo’s products offer your customers improved skin and enhanced self-care through plant-based products they are sure to love.
Pareure aims to bring customers modern and minimalist jewelry designs created using recycled materials. Tonya Powell, a bench jeweller with 14 years experience as a designer and metalsmith, runs Pareure. Her years of experience and striking designs are sure to impress. All Pareure jewelry is hand-made in small batches in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is available in sterling silver, gold, and vermeil.
Juste Living Naturals
This Connecticut-based, family-owned business run by Sherene St. Juste supplies your customers with 100 percent natural, hypoallergenic skin and hair care products. Juste Living Naturals started when Sherene had difficulties with her natural hair journey dealing with texture and manageability. The experience of trying to find products that would work for her without causing an allergic reaction sparked the desire to create her own line of products to help herself, her family, and other folks struggling with these issues.
Built by Rashima Sonson, SONSON is a brand dedicated to providing more gift options for men and their sons. Offering bow ties and face masks in patterns and fabrics with cultural connections, SONSON’s products are sure to be a great addition to your store. Rashima was inspired to create her business when she realized how difficult it was to find a gift for her brothers who were having sons. She wanted to offer unique gifts that would impress and help cultivate that ever-important father-son relationship.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Anne’s Apothecary offers skincare for all skin types with natural and dermatologist approved ingredients. Each product is made by founder Anne who worked as a nurse before turning to the natural beauty scene. Anne’s Apothecary products are sustainable and ethical made, and have been featured on websites like Elle and BET. What’s more, they also donate bars of handmade soap to the Durham Rescue Mission, North Carolina’s largest shelter, which serves over 400 men, women, and children a day.