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 at no additional cost to you. Win for you, Win for the BIPOC owned business, Win for MAR!
Skin and beard care by Bevel is specifically designed to prevent ingrown hairs. For sensitive skin or difficult facial hair, this has all the guys covered. Quarantine has been hard on the fellas too, they could use a little pampering with these high quality products. "This award-winning men’s grooming brand is beloved by Nas, John Legend and Magic Johnson—all of whom are investors. From shaving tools to skin care products, Bevel’s got you covered." Black, Male Owner: Tristan Walker (on Amazon)
If you really want to pamper your guy, You might want to head on over to https://chriscollins.com/ and check out his Discovery Sets. "Chris Collins developed a love of luxury and a deeper appreciation for fine fragrances. As the founder and scent storyteller behind his own fragrance brand, Collins brings his connoisseurship to create alluring and exotic scents." Black, Male Owner: Chris Collins
Activewear that’s durable and fashionable and designed for the many outdoor sports of the Pacific Northwest as well as caps, hoodies, and decals for various sporting goods. They have plenty of items for the whole family at Trickster. Be sure to check out the Salmon Hoodie and skateboards.
Another menswear option you might like to check out is BW Tribal. This 100% Australian Indigenous owned brand has traditional options like polos and ties that are splashed with indigenous designs. And, since it’s Australia based, you know that the cool-wick fabrics will actually keep you cool!
If you’re looking for slightly more subdued prints and slightly more adventurous designs, you can also check out the menswear lines over at Manaola Hawaii.