With February being Black History Month, there is a renewed spirit of supporting Black business on a more regular basis. Many people are making the commitment to try and only buy black, or to increase their black owned purchases this month. For this to build and continue to be more than just a moment, and a true movement, we need to be aware of variety of the black business experience. There are plenty of regular items that black owned businesses make that are sometimes overlooked. Here are 10 Black Brands to buy on a regular basis. Once you’re done here with this list, check out more in our directory.
The True Products
One of the most well known companies in the retail space is The True Products Company. This was one of the first companies I ever found that was in one of the categories that gets overlooked, especially since they aren’t in the major retail chains. What they have been doing lately, is partnering with other black businesses in major metro areas to become distributors. While most of the companies on this list have a web presence, the ability to contact a local black business and get yourself some detergent is a major move in empowerment.
Pur Home Clean is not only a Black Owned Brand, but it is also eco-friendly. From recyclable packaging to natural ingredients and reusable containers and concentrate, Pur Home is looking at every way to keep your home clean while reducing waste and environmental pollution. Keep your eye on this brand as well as the owner has been making announcements about their growth and future availability via their Instagram page.
We all need and use trash bags and right now, Sawaa’s is the black owned brand to give a try in your kitchens. Supporting a brand like this can lead to great strides in the growth of black business. Order yourself a couple of boxes every month to make sure you don’t run out.
Robin Wilson Home
The Bed room is more than candles and clothes. Bedding is an important part of our lives and Robin Wilson Home has a line of premium sheets, duvets, and bedding accessories to make sure your bed is both beautiful and functional. But that’s not it, this lifestyle brand also has bath towels and bathroom accessories, as well as plates. If you operate an Air BNB you can get hospitality towels in bulk as well.
Natural Smile Products
Everyone knows that Oral care is important and Natural Smile Products exists to help you take care of those pearly whites. These products are non-toxic and the toothpastes come in an assorted variety. You can even sign up for recurring shipments so that you never miss out on having enough on hand.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Garner’s Garden might be the black owned brand for all of your Health and Beauty Care needs. They have products for every segment when it comes to skin and body health, from deodorant to toothpastes and soaps. If you want one stop shopping, Garner’s Garden might just be your choice.
Body and Soul Naturally
If Garners Garden is a bit too traditional for you, Body and Soul Naturally is building a growing line of skin and hair care products that are all all-natural. They are also attempting to make their line more sustainable as they move into eco-friendly packaging for some of their lines.
Gold and Water Co
Gold and Water is a bath and body line that not only makes effective products, but products that look great in your bathroom and have style to them. You can also get a bath bomb to drop in your water to help to relax you and your muscles.
Love and Nudes
There are few things more every day than undergarments. Love and Nudes provides everyday essential underwear and bras for women. Their bras are wire free and come in a variety of shades to match the different skin tones of black women.
We will continue to tell you all about Drawlz. There are few brands that focus on men and especially men’s basics. Drawlz satisfies that daily need for men with their premium boxer briefs. Look good and feel good when you upgrade your underwear collection to Drawlz.
Silk Starr Toilet Paper
Everyone needs toilet paper so why not support this black owned brand. Silk Starr is a growing brand that you can order online as well as in a growing selection of retail locations. They are also expanding from the mega rolls to smaller sizes to become more readily available in dollar stores across the country for when just one roll will do. Give them a try today and put in your regular order on silk starr toilet paper.
I can say this from personal experience, you should make sure you have some of these on hand before you need them. Ujamaa Lighting is the premier black owned light bulb company. Replace your normal incandescent bulbs with these and save yourself some money as well. The LED lightbulbs are app enabled and allow you to bring some ambiance to your room as well.