shop small: support black-owned businesses.
by victoria comment


Fanm Djanm by @findingpaola

above: @findingpaola for her company @fanmdjanm.

we’ve been off for a week or so in respect and support, and to allow black voices to not only rise up and be seen, but heard — loud and proud. while we’ve been pausing, i’ve also been thinking a lot about how i can continue to better support the black community and since it’s always my goal and literally my passion to share inspiring and uplifting stories with you, i want to actively highlight more black-owned businesses, bloggers, storytellers, designers, makers, and artists on this platform. i hope you’ll be as inspired by them as i have been in discovering them. some of these small businesses and artists we’ve shared with you before, and some i’ve only been recently introduced to via instagram and the accounts of other designers and bloggers i follow, and to that extent, i am so grateful.

House of Aama from shabakaaa

above: Silhouette Collectibles from House of Aama by shabakaaa.

I went down a serious rabbit hole of incredible design, art, styling, fashion (like and homewares (both vintage and new) from black-owned businesses the last few days as my commitment to share with you, and i have to say, it was mind-blowingly inspiring. i’m always seeking out great design to share with you and i’ve always been focused primarily on simply beautiful aesthetics, but i plan on actively seeking out diversity in design and sharing more of it here, as well as exploring how to keep supporting black lives to promote awareness and support their brands and especially small businesses. i think you’re going to find some design you’ll love and be excited to support when shopping, or simply seeking some amazing inspiration. this is just a small start and there’s much more to come.

shop small: support black-owned businesses / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r:  goodee world; adjourn tea house; denniston house; bolé road textiles; pottery by osa; mud belly ceramics; below: blk market vintage.

blk market vintage

shop small: support black-owned businesses.

clockwise, l to r:  tactile matter; clare paint; brother vellies; ksm candle co.; the zen succulent; sincerely tommy.

45 Three Modern Vintage

above: 45 Three Modern; below: aaks handcrafted.

A A K S Maker of colourful handcrafted bags in Ghana

clockwise, l to r:  nycx clothes and friends; naked clay ceramics; fanm djanm; small needs vintage; Isatu Hyde; lolly lolly ceramics;

Sincerely Tommy

above: sincerely tommy; below: grain and knot.

grain and knot: studio and shop

7 responses to “shop small: support black-owned businesses.”

  1. This is wonderful! Thank you for highlighting incredible design, art, styling, and fashion from black-owned businesses. This work is amazing and should have been featured on your site years ago. I look forward to seeing you elevate art of all cultures and communities!

    • Thanks so much, Amanda! Some of these artisans we have featured before, but I will be making it a commitment to share and highlight even more.

  2. Thank you, thank you for putting this out there. As a woman of colour and designer myself I know how hard it is sometimes to be seen.

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