Black Owned Brands on Amazon

Happy Black History Month!

What a perfect time to come back with some new content for you, Femmes! It’s been an interesting few months and I will get you all caught up soon, but for now, let’s talk about how we spend our money. I’ve been a big supporter of the #blackownedbusiness movement for some time now, mostly because I strongly believe in recirculating money within my community. This really isn’t a new concept, as most communities tend to spend money within their cultural or ethnic identity (think Asian markets, Hispanic markets, Jewish markets and delis, etc). However, Black owned businesses in America saw a steep decline once segregation ended, and the Black community began to patronize businesses that weren’t “our own”.

Why is this important? Well, let’s look at this comparison from the Money Maven. “A dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!!! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black owned businesses.”

We all know that Amazon is changing the game when it comes to our shopping habits, keeping us out of stores and shopping for literally everything online. I know I‘m guilty of using that free 2-day shipping to avoid LA traffic and the general nonsense that seems to happen everyday on these LA streets. In my quest to shop from more Black-owned businesses, I realized that my Amazon purchases are the one area where I find it kind of difficult to locate Black-owned brands. It’s not like they have a “Black owned” category, and even when you’re almost positive the products are Black owned, it’ll be packaged and shipped from somewhere in Asia or owned by a major conglomerate here in America.

So, I’ve done a little research and have found a number of companies that are selling everyday products and specialty items made for us by us. I will be adding to this list as I find them, so if you know of any, please comment below so we can highlight them!

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Beauty

Buttah by Dorian Renaud skins serums and creams

Nubian Heritage soaps, deodarants, creams and hair products

Scotch Porter men’s face and skin cleansers and creams

Juvia eye shadow palettes

Mary Louise Cosmetics miracle face serum

Alikay Naturals hair, skin, and baby products

Koils by Nature hair and body products for men and women

The Lip Bar lipsticks

Fashion Fair cosmetics

Iman cosmetics

ColouredRaine lipsticks and eyeshadows

Hair

Curl Prep shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer

Naturalicious wide array of hair products

Curlmix pure flaxseed gel hair products

NaeNae’s Hair Boost hair and body butter

Glow by Daye heat cap

Kimble Beauty silk sleep cap

Oyin Handmade natural and organic hair products

Miss Jessie’s natural hair products

Eden Bodyworks hair products made with natural ingredients

Food

Vegan Smart protein powder

Southern Culture pancake and waffle mix

Joe’s Gourmet fish fry seasoning

Capital City wing sauce

MaeDay sauces and rubs

Jin-Ja green tea and natural juices

The Cookie Kahuna chocolate chip and pecan cookies

CharBoy’s bbq sauce

Clothing and Accessories

Talley & Twine (men’s watches)

Nubian Skin nude underwear and bras

CeCe’s Closet head wraps

Sassy Jones Boutique accessories

MinkeeBlue travel bag

Darlyng & Co diaper bag

Home

Mecca Candle Co 100% soy candles

True Products laundry detergent

I’ve also added most of these items to my Amazon shopping list, Black Owned Brands.