Shoutout to some of our favorite Black owned brands & authors + where you can buy from them directly.
Founded by Christina Funke Tegbe, 54 Thrones is an African luxury beauty brand, "inspired by the richness, diversity, and the culture of the continent and its people." They use the highest quality, African-grown beauty ingredients and are involved deeply in every product they product, from inception, who produces it, and how.
At the heart of everything they do, Golde believes you should feel good. That means products that look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self. Founded by Trinity Mouzon Wofford and her partner, Issey Kobari in 2017 with the mission of bringing good vibes to the wellness industry. They make superfood-boosted essentials for health, wellness, and beauty.
Founded by Kristen Noel Crawley, KNC Beauty was born when Kristen was inspired by the lip masks of Tokyo's Don Quijote. The first product from KNC Beauty was the first all-natural, collagen - infused lip mask. KNC has gone on to launch other greats such as the retinol- infused eye mask and the OG Rose SupaBalm.
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her second novel, The Vanishing Half, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, longlisted for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Women’s Prize, and named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times. Bennet has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, a NAACP Image Award Finalist, and one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
Liha creates beauty products that are a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. Co-founders Abi and Liha only use top quality, 100% ethically sourced natural products.
Pretty Please Teethers is on a mission to provide your littles with some much-needed relief with natural, modern, and minimalist style. While pregnant and on bedrest, creator and designer Kelli dreamt up exactly what she would want: stylish, safe, natural, and handmade products.
Cleo Wade is an artist, poet and author of Where to Begin. Her writing, accessible yet empowering, speaks to a greater future for all women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, preaching love, acceptance, justice, peace, equity and equality.
The Koop is a Brooklyn based scented candle company founded by Kristin Rose. All candles are handmade. They are dedicated to providing subtle luxuries to everyone.
Toni Morrison, original name Chloe Anthony Wofford, American writer noted for her examination of Black experience (particularly Black female experience) within the Black community. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.