Black-Owned Businesses to Support
August is National Black Business Month and we wanted to highlight some amazing black-owned businesses that you can shop at, not just this month, but all year long! In hopes to support POC within our communities, it is important to diversify your shopping habits if you are able to.
Everyone can do their part to help close the racial wealth gap and strengthen local economies by shopping at Black-owned businesses. We challenge you to support and encourage Black-owned businesses within your own community, whether this is at a store or local restaurant. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of some rad businesses that you can check out.
As always, please let us know any additional Black-owned businesses or creators that you love in the comments below! Here at Dime Bags, we value your opinions, and diversity!
For those of you who are interested in self-care and wellness we encourage you to check out Golde. Born out of a 1-bedroom Brooklyn apartment in 2017, co-founder and CEO, Trinity Mouzon Wofford launched her first product: The Original Turmeric Latte Blend! But it didn’t stop there, Golde has come a long way from the beginning and continues to share affordable superfood essentials. 🥑
Goldes' products vary from superfood lattes (and delicious matcha!) to clay masks, but you can always count on them being loaded with 100% natural and vegan-friendly ingredients. Treat yourself on the inside and the outside with these affordable goodies. Picture this: you put on your Papaya Face Mask, drink some Destress Ade, and take a toke. Sounds like the perfect kind of self-care, right? 💆♀️
You can shop their full selection online, or even find some products at Target!
100% Recycled Stationery and Gifts : Aya Paper co.
Looking for the perfect, unique birthday card for your best friend? Aya Paper Co. is a Black female-owned sustainable stationery brand that serves you beautiful greeting cards for all occasions. And better yet? They are all made from 100% recycled materials and shipped with eco-friendly packaging!
Aya Paper Co. started just a couple of years ago and has already been featured by Allure, Architectural Digest, E!, and more. In addition to their selection of cards, they also sell candles and journals! We have a sneaking suspicion that you might like this card for your sesh pals.. 😉
Home Decor: Jungalow
If you’re into boho style and feeling good about purchasing, look no further than Jungalow. This homegoods shop started as a design blog in 2009, but since then, founder Justina Blakeney has turned Jungalow into a well-curated selection of home decor. You can expect colorful, good vibes when shopping here as well as sustainability! With every product purchased, 2 trees are planted with Trees for The Future. 🌳
From ceramic planters, to prints by featured artists, you can find everything you need to elevate the vibes in your home at Jungalow. If this isn’t your style, maybe it’s one of your friends! Send them this blog and tell them you were thinking about them. 😘
Recycled and Eco Friendly Home Necessities: REEL
What’s something we all need and use everyday? Hint, it was sold out everywhere in early 2021… 👀 TOILET PAPER! It’s a necessity in our society and something that is also causing a lot of waste. Thankfully, Reel has revolutionized the world of toilet paper and paper towels by creating a tree-free, 100% bamboo toilet paper!
Started by Livio Bisterzo and Derin Oyekan, Reel paper was started in hopes to reduce waste and encourage conscious consumerism. Well, why bamboo, you might ask? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and uses 30% less water than hardwood trees. Not just this, but it’s strong and much softer than other recycled paper alternatives. Reel is sold at Target now, but also offers a super convenient subscription so that you never run out of toilet paper! 🧻🎍
Stoner Lifestyle and Goods: Jane Parade
Jane Parade is a cool lifestyle brand based in Brooklyn, NY and designed for the modern stoner. With their “subtle concepts and playful approach”, Jane Parade is designed with the female cannabis connoisseur in mind. This being said, there are plenty of goodies for any stoner to enjoy at Jane Parade and it would be a great place to shop for gifts.
Started by Janelle Benjamin-Grant in 2018, Jane Parade has quickly grown in popularity on social media and we aren’t surprised! From aesthetically pleasing stoner accessories, to cheeky cannabis inspired clothes, you can find some unique items here. Oh - it gets even better! They also have an online smoke shop where you can find all your stoney necessities like fun rolling papers, beautiful joint holders, and much more. 🍃
Relax with Organic CBD: Buena Botanicals
Using CBD can be a great way to relax yourself, on the inside and the outside! Buena Botanicals was founded by 2 twin sisters, Coral and Rah, who have a love for the natural world and a passion for healing others holistically. All Buena Botanical products infused with are Organic Full Spectrum CBD oil made from eco-responsible and ethically grown hemp! 🍃
C’mon, you deserve to give yourself a spa day with these amazing, cbd infused bath bombs, moisturizers, and Elixir! Also, you can feel great about purchasing your CBD goods from a family-owned small business.
Since Dime Bags headquarters are based in Colorado Springs, we wanted to add a special mention for some local Black-owned businesses! If you’re local to the area, or planning a visit, you can check out this extensive list of Black-owned businesses to support on Springs Native Blog.
Let us know what your favorite POC-owned businesses are in the comments! We would love to check them out and possibly feature them in a blog some day! 💚