4 Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Right Now
Learn more about the importance of shopping Black-owned businesses.
National Black Business Month is the perfect opportunity to intentionally celebrate and recognize Black-owned businesses across the country by honoring their unique experiences, celebrating their stories and supporting their excellence. Demonstrate your support by seeking new ways to shop at a Black-owned small business. Being intentional regarding where you spend is just one way to show support for a community that has been deeply affected by systemic racism. In fact, Black-owned businesses were hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Read on to explore four Black-owned businesses that you can support in celebration of Black Business Month—today and every day.
The Village Retail
Founded by Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, the Village Retail, a curated collection of premier Black businesses and brands, is described as “the intersection of community and retail.” The marketplace features everything from fashion labels to wellness companies to accessories. The site has hundreds of brands and products to choose from, making it the perfect online marketplace for just about anyone looking to support Black-owned small businesses today and every day. Explore The Village Retail online, or shop its various pop-ups throughout the United States.
Infusion Blends’ owner Deborah Clemons turned an idea intended to help a sick friend into a nationally recognized brand. This Black-owned food brand created a line of amazing gourmet butters that are free of hormones, preservatives and artificial additives. Infusions Blends’ all-natural artisan butters are made with quality herbs, spices and fresh fruits. These flavorful spreads are extremely versatile and can be used to spice up any meal. Use them in stir-fried veggies and pasta dishes or as a rub for meats.
Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery
Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein is Oregon’s first Black female winery owner and winemaker. At Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery, wines fuel social justice. Every month, proceeds are donated to a chosen charity through #PurposeWine. Try wines such as Black Lives Matter Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir for Parkinson’s and Pandemic Relief Rosé. Show support not only for Black female entrepreneurs but also for various charities and social movements with Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein wines.
Puzzle Huddle is a Black-owned brand created by Matthew Goins, a young father of three who wanted his children to have toys they could see themselves in. He believed filling this gap would help affirm and inspire underrepresented kids across the country. Puzzle Huddle is the result of this belief, creating puzzles that reflect aspirational possibilities for children of many underrepresented backgrounds. The puzzle images largely represent themes that are important to their family: education, achievement, culture, religion and diversity. Since launching a line of diversity-focused puzzles, this business expanded to include wall decorations, T-shirts, pillows and blankets.