As a small business owner, I know how exciting each and every sale is. I am so thankful for my customers and supporters, and I make it a priority to support other small businesses and artists (if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me dancing in my Manners London or eating off of my East Fork Pottery plate). In the past few years especially, I have focused on using my platform to share BIPOC-owned businesses. Each Wednesday I highlight a BIPOC-owned business in my stories, and each month I send out an email to my VIPs with a wrap-up of the businesses featured that month.
In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to put together a guide to shopping some of my favorite Black-owned businesses. It's very important to make a practice of supporting Black and minority owned businesses not just during one month of the year, but all the time. This is by no means a complete list - I will keep adding to it as I discover more businesses. If you know of a Black-owned business that you love, send me an email or DM me on Instagram!
Probably the largest group on this list because I am obsessed with pottery!
Clothing from small businesses is always more fun! It feels so personal and unique.