On June 17th, 2021, a bill was signed into law that cemented June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day. This now federal holiday will commemorate the end of slavery within the United States. This was a huge step for many in the black community and our allies.
As a black, and woman-owned company, we wanted to say thank you to those who have come before us and made it possible for companies like ours to be here now. Today as we say thank you to the innovators of our past, we also want to highlight black-owned companies of today that are not only helping their community but also helping our environment.
Let’s take a look at the companies that are changing the game!
“The Gracemade Sabbath Cocoon Tunic” in washed olive. $98 USD.
“Making green a bonus, not a focus.”
To have a positive environmental and social impact that is not at the expense of style and design is key. Our team is committed to scouting the most intriguing designers who use sustainable production methods to reduce their environmental footprint while taking the ethical business practices necessary to benefit people and communities. - GALERIE.LA
“Multi-Use Bioactive Dry Beauty Oil” $75 USD
“AcARRE™️ was created on the foundation of utilizing plant biodiversity to create multi-use skincare products that bring balance to the skin. AcARRE™️ is inspired by African and Pacific Islander ancestry using natural ingredients such as Baobab oil, Rosehip fruit oil, and Kalahari melon seed oil. These ingredients are crafted superior multi-use products that work in sync with the skin’s natural elements.” - AcARRE
3. Two Days Off
The “CRANE DRESS | THE YOKO CAPSULE” in mustard, sakura, and black. $295 USD.
“Two Days Off is an independently woman-owned, carbon neutral lifestyle brand committed to creating a sense of ease everyday. We believe thoughtfully crafted clothes will be loved, that loved clothes last, and you deserve the ease associated with knowing your wardrobe was artfully, ethically, and sustainably made.” - Two Days Off About Page
4. Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies Nude Pump in Eartha. $595 USD.
“Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. Brother Vellies is committed to honoring the people who make our products and the places where they are made. Because of this, we treat each step of our process with the utmost care for our artisans, our customers, and our planet.” - Brother Vellies
There are so many black-owned businesses out there that are changing the way that we see companies in our community and also how our companies affect our environment. These are just a few of our favorites, but there are many more out there and many that are soon to come.
So thank you.
Thank you to the black-owned companies/brands that are doing the work to create a better future for their community and our Earth. We will continue to support these companies and uplift those that are making a difference for this beautiful planet that we call home.
Happy Juneteenth to the past, present, and our future.
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