Spotlight on Indigenous and Black-owned businesses
And support these entrepreneurs
This holiday season, instead of buying from Amazon and other behemoth retailers, consider buying from small businesses. Purchasing from these Indigenous and Black-owned businesses is a great way to give unique gifts to your friends and family.
An Indigenous wellness brand that combines traditional knowledge and medicine with handcrafted quality.
A line of cosmetics that donates a portion of the proceeds to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
A collection of earrings, hair barrettes, and dreamcatchers featuring intricate beadwork patterns made from a variety of materials such as glass, acrylic, wood, and crystal.
Consisting of five organic ingredients, this line of steroid-free and anti-inflammatory products works wonders in soothing eczema, dryness, itch, and inflammation.
Local ingredients are harvested and used to craft this natural, organic line of skincare products. A standout is the Tewín'xw Cranberry Rose Antioxidant Serum, which includes cranberry seed, chamomile, rosehip, blackberry seed, and mandarin.
IBC’s formulations have a glossy yet balancing effect and come in a delightful range of skin-inclusive shades.
Hogan’s unique soaps are lovingly crafted from locally grown, natural ingredients.
A line of high-impact statement makeup, with a myriad of bold eye and lip colors to choose from.
Medicinal plants and ancestral legends feature prominently in these tried-and-tested formulations from Sequoia Soaps.
Raven Reads offers a curated subscription of First Nations books and giftwares available seasonally, bi-annually, or annually.
Culturally conscious handmade goods inspired by Jamaican- and Pan-African designs. Profits from the Black Lives Matter Fundraising Bracelet go to Love On Black Women.
A line of plant-based skincare that includes body scrubs, butter creams, magical mists, and elixirs.
Founded by a mother-daughter duo, this line of body care offers unisex, clean, and cruelty-free products.
DIY Painting Kits with a pre-sketched canvas, three brushes, paints, a palette, a water cup, and instructions.
An organic hair care shop that offers tons of handmade products, among which include their popular tea rinse which promotes hair growth and strengthens and refreshes curls.
Infused with Canadian hemp, this line of holistic natural skincare products focuses on hydration and nourishment.
A collection of vegan and cruelty-free at-home polishes in dreamy colors that produce salon-quality results.
A line of moisture-wicking wireless bras with seamless cups, adjustable straps with a built-in racerback hook, and no-slip straps.
The first of its kind, Piperwai’s Natural Deodorant is made from activated charcoal which can absorb 1000x its weight in moisture.
Inspired by diverse African traditions and cultures, Bouswari collaborates with local artisans in Senegal to create traditional leather goods with contemporary and practical designs.
If you’re not able to support these entrepreneurs financially, there are other ways to lend support that doesn’t cost a dime! You can leave testimonials and reviews on their websites or share and comment on the brand’s social posts. These acts don’t cost a thing and can go a long way in helping a brand grow.