The holiday season is upon us and so is the rush for deals and thrills. Consumer dollars can speak volumes to corporations about what we support and value. Consider using your dollars to support BIPOC owned businesses and creatives while also getting something thoughtful, beautiful, and meaningful for the loved ones on your list!
Curated by Regional MAR Directors, here are a few of our favorite things!
As a nice little bonus, the writer of the blog (who is paid an affiliate commission when you use these links to purchase items on Amazon) has agreed to donate the commission to Moms Against Racism. Win for you, Win for the BIPOC owned business, Win for MAR!
ByChari has a range of beautiful jewelry ranging from $50 - $1200. It is delicate and beautiful, and I want it all! Allow me to name drop.... she designed Michelle Obama's Vote necklace! "Handmade sustainably in Los Angeles, Chari and her team remain committed to supporting local small businesses so that each BYCHARI piece can be worn with confidence." Jamaican, Female Owned: Chari Cuthbert. You can also find them on Amazon
www.omathelabel.com "The brand was created by Neumi Anekhe, a New York based fashion stylist that started the brand in 2018, because she saw a need for more brands representing People of Color. She wanted to help diversify the markets,change the imagery and predominant representation that we see in fashion today." Her Filippa dainty necklace would be a great gift! And check out her Instagram @Omathelabel Black Female Owned: Neumi Anekhe
For wearable, affordable pieces, check out www.stellaandhaas.com. I love that she lists herself on Instagram as a Creator of: style, home love confidence, inclusion. Plus she has a shoe addiction and I can absolutely respect that! Her jewelry is beautiful and wearable for everyday. She has a tarnish free line and her 'Tis the Season Pearl Huggie Set was featured on Oprah's 2020 Favorite Things List! They offer free shipping on orders over $25 and currently offer a 10% discount. Black, Female Owned: Jenni Kaufusi
Hats and Hair Protection by https://www.graceeleyae.com Protect that well coiffed mane of yours with these gorgeous hats, beanies, berets, and wraps. Let’s face it ladies, we spend a LOT of money on our hair, and our stylists are begging us to protect it. This company sells modern and cool satin lined slap caps, winter hats, berets and even baseball hats! Her turbans and headbands are so chic. I ordered the Slouchy warm slap! Grace Eleyae sells “silk and satin lined products so you can protect and nourish your hair, anytime, anywhere. Grace Eleyae Inc. was founded on the belief that you should never have to choose between hair-care and style.” Black, Female Owned: Grace Eleyae You can also find them on Amazon
If you’re looking for handbags, check out https://www.aaksonline.com/ These bags have me feeling all kinds of Summer vibes!!! Come on Summer 2021! Using the weaving techniques from Ghana, they’re lovely and unique and vibrant. Note: they ship internationally and assured me purchases made early would arrive for Christmas. African Female Owned, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi
Cute and comfy lounge-wear and tote bags by KaAn’s Designs is offering a discount on their website right now and has some really cute holiday items. So if you’re the type of family that likes to dress in matching jammies, you won’t go wrong! (on Amazon)
Between the graphic tees and hoodies, you're bound to find something fitting for the outspoken person in your life at Power in Black. They have some great deals and even better designs.
Venus Williams’ brand of active-wear and fitness accessories is perfect for the ladies who love to stay fit. Naturally, she’s got a lot of tennis gear, but you can also find leggings and hoodies and sunscreen. (on Amazon)