School is either right around the corner, or just starting for most of us and most of us might have forgotten how to prepare after an entire year away from the buildings. From clothing to school supplies, the kids will need all new gear to be successful. You can find a lot of what you might need from black owned businesses, although there are still a lot of areas that could see some improvement. Today, we will highlight some of the businesses that off up products that are appropriate for the season.
The basis for every school lunch is the sandwich. With the Black Bread Co., you get the opportunity to contribute to the growth of a great black owned brand. You also will get some great tasting bread as well. You can order a subscription of two to 6 loaves at a time or find them in Chicago area supermarkets.
We are big supporters of Junita’s Jar here. One reason is their mission, but this brand of snack cookies fits in with our guide here today because of their convenient multipacks. You can get yourself some of their signature snacks and have them after school or pack them in with the kids instead of the big brands.
Holmes Applesauce is a black owned brand of natural apple sauce. While you can find them in the Cleveland area, you can also order variety packs or jars of their flavors and get them delivered directly to your door for an affordable price.
Oh-Mazing Granola is a great way to get your day started with the energy needed to make it through a school day. Even if you don’t want it in the morning, Oh-Mazing can be a great lunch addition or after school snack. You can get it at limited Whole Foods locations in addition to online.
Whether you’re making your own mix or buying pre-made waffles, you can still find a way to buy black. Blanket Pancakes and Syrup may be known for their pancake mixes, but they also offer up a variety of syrup flavors for you as well. Buy all three and pick out your favorite and bring something new to your table in the mornings.
Blended Designs might be the top creator of black owned backpacks for your family. They have backpacks for kids and tweens as well as collections for HBCU alums and Divine 9 members. You can also shop with this company for accessories for your crocs and laptop sleeves.
Your kids will probably be in need of some sort of deodorant if they’re in the 5-10 year old age range. You would be amazed at how funky some kids can get once they start playing at recess and gym. Play Pits offers a natural alternative to the big store brands that you are used to. With multiple scents for kids and a growing adult line, Play Pits is a viable option for getting back in the swing of things.
Your student needs notebooks and Nik Nax has an assortment of notebooks with black empowerment themes. Along with the Malcolm X version shown above there are several others including those who showcase Marcus Garvey and the platform of the Black Panther Party. These notebooks are black owned and make a statement. Get one for yourself for your own notes.
For parents, it can be hard to get your day going. A good cup of Joe can help to get you started and help you deal with the morning routine. Right here we have Kahawa 1893 featured, but you can find dozens of black owned coffee companies and roasters in our directory when you click the link up above. Go check them out and be ready for whatever the day brings you.