10 Black-Owned Businesses To Support For Blackout Day 2020

Today is Blackout Day, a day to not spend money except at Black-owned brands and businesses. Our collective power together can be transformative. Let's join together to lift up Black businesses today. Here's a list of 10 businesses that deserve your support today (and everyday!)

10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Day

1. Shekudo

Shekudo’s footwear and accessories are produced in Lagos, Nigeria under Creative Director, Akudo Iheakanwa. The brand aims to promote caring, empowerment and celebration among a global sisterhood of women and know that their Shekudo item was responsibly made with traceable origins. They are proud to be a socially responsible label and slow fashion advocate. With each purchase, $5 goes towards the training of at-risk Nigerian women in the art of shoemaking.

2. The alexandra winbush

Alexandra Winbush is the original self care kit that delivers a piece of peace directly to your door. Hand poured soy scented candles accompanied by a curated playlist. Heavenly!

3. JADE Swim

JADE Swim is a swimwear brand by fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski. Combining her minimalist aesthetic with chic designs, these pieces are as unique as they are beautiful.

4. BLK + GRN

Founded by Kristian Henderson, BLK + GRN is a one stop marketplace for all things natural beauty and wellness products made by Black artisans and entrepreneurs.

5. Mateo New York

Matthew Harris of Mateo was raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica until moving to the US at the age of 16. In NYC he discovered his passion for jewelry making. His beautiful line of minimal 14k gold fine jewelry was launched in 2009.


Dechel Mckillian founded GALERIE.LA in 2015 with a mission to bring socially conscious fashion to the masses. A celebrity stylist originally from Los Angeles, she boasts an impressive list of clients that include Drake, Fergie, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Lionel Richie, and The Black Eyed Peas.

7. Aya Paper Co.

Aya Paper Co. is a sustainable stationery brand that creates greeting cards and gifts to celebrate the people and moments that matter most. Founded by Creative Director SaVonne Anderson (and environmental advocate) she wanted to ensure from the beginning of it’s conception that “Aya Paper Co. didn’t perpetuate issues like climate change and pollution, which disproportionately impact communities of color. All paper products are made with 100% recycled material, and sourcing information can be found on each product page.” Her collection is defined by neutral earth tones, minimalist illustrations, and modern typography for every occasion.

8. KNC Beauty

Kristen Noel Crawley founded KNC Beauty after falling in love with lip masks in Tokyo. She created the first all-natural, collagen-infused lip mask with a deeply hydrating formula leaving your lips feeling smooth and plumped.

9. Janet & Jo

Janet & Jo was founded by Kendra Woolridge and offers luxurious 10-free vegan nail polishes. With each color, she shared a piece of her personal story and welcomes you into her family.


10. Etsy

Check out Etsy's Black-owned business selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from all parts of the world.
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