It’s that time of year! Back to school shopping is fully underway and instead of going to your big label stores to purchase supplies, clothing, and backpacks, we want to share ten Black owned businesses you can shop with this school year instead. We are creating a Master list so if we have left off any brands, feel free to add them in the comment section below and we will update our list periodically.
Blended Designs specializes in backpacks, t-shirts, tote bags, and even cute coffee mugs that would be gifts for teachers. This year they are focusing on donating a portion of each purchase to education.
Brown Girls Stationery
Brown Girls Stationery obviously makes stationary products but we are in LOVE with their backpacks as well! They have many products ranging from fidget spinners, to t-shirts, to umbrellas, and of course, stationery. We couldn’t quite figure out where to put them on the list when they have so many amazing options.
Happy Mango is a Black owned eco-friendly baby store that sells many different items, most notably their So Young back packs and lunch boxes. Located in Atlanta, GA, Happy Mango started off online and has been a brick and mortar retailer for over a year.
Moe Melanin was founded on the basic principle that representation matters. Their notebooks are a celebration of Blackness and represent all the beautiful shades we come in. They also specialize in Back To School supply kits.
Oh So Paper Co.
Oh So Paper Co. was started because of the Creator’s love of planning and organization. They sell many different items ranging from planners, to stickers, to calendars.
We all know how important back to school hair can be. Gabby Bows was created by then seven year old Gabrielle Goodwin and her mother who made it their mission to solve the age old problem of disappearing hair barrettes by creating the double face double snap barrette. Gabby’s barrettes are sold in all 50 states and in 8 countries around the world! Can we get a hand clap for this young girlpreneur?
Start the school year back with a little #blackgirlmagic. Check out these brands that specialize in back to school clothing.
For the mamas that are sending their babes to day care for the first time, Shine Cloth offers a variation of beautifully made cloth diapers for your little ones. Check with your day care provider to see if cloth diapers are accepted in their center.
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