Black Women-Owned Companies To Support During Women’s History Month (And Every Month)
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
March is Women’s History Month. Although every day is a good day to celebrate the magic of (black) women, here is a quick resource of some fabulous black women-owned companies so you can put some extra dollars back into our communities this month.
Melissa Mitchell is an Atlanta-based, self-taught artist, who has grown her small-business into a recognizable brand for its use of vibrant colors, unique shapes, and bold patterns. Her line is best known for its head wraps which have been worn by Lupita Nyong’o, Yandy Smith, Karen Civil, and Amara La Negra. Do yourself a favor and snag one of your own, so you can add your name to that list.
Momtrepreneur, fashion, and lifestyle blogger, Mia Ray is all about the fabulous life and that’s why she founded Glam-Aholic Lifestyle where she provides a variety of lifestyle and travel accessories, including wallets, passport holders, totes, and home decor. Their most recent release, the “Travel Like A G” duffle bag travel set was such a hit that it has already completely sold out online.
Denequa Williams founded LIT Brooklyn, a line of luxury, 100% natural candles. Each candle is hand-poured, packaged, and shipped from Brooklyn. LIT Brooklyn works hard to find only the highest quality ingredients and offers affordable prices ranging from $14 to $160 for some of the larger gift and travel sets.
Black Bourbon Society
Samara Rivers, Chief Bourbon Enthusiast and Founder of Black Bourbon Society, started the company to bridge the gap between the spirits industry and African American bourbon enthusiasts through their social media platforms, brand-partnered events, and exclusive excursions. Black Bourbon Society is a tiered membership organization open to everyone who enjoys premium spirits and is interested in gaining a deeper appreciation for America’s Native Spirit.
Made for sensitive skin, curly girls, and for women who need a better alternative to irritated legs and bikini lines, OUI razors has reduced the blades and increase the quality of the shaver. Founded by Karen Young, OUI presents a razor and skincare line designed to give women their best shave, minus the irritation.
Mess in a Bottle
Mess in a Bottle is a t-shirt company founded by Kalilah Wright with messages that come packaged in a reusable bottle. Through apparel, she has created a form of communication to start healthy conversations around important topics. The company’s mission is to give a voice to the voiceless and encourage you to wear your MESS.
Coloring Pins is here to add a bit more color to your pin game. Owner, Essence Murjani, has created a brand that represents people of color through patches and pins with spins on pop culture trends and references. Whether you purchase something or not, you will have fun just browsing this collection.