Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty Businesses to Support Now

If you’re looking for a way to support the Black community, try putting your spending power behind some of the chicest brands out there.
There are vitally important and necessary ways to make an impact and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement right now–like joining a protest, educating yourself, or contacting your representatives to enact change. It’s also a perfect time to show your support by shopping at Black-owned businesses. Meet a few of our favorite beauty and fashion brands below, from the beauty company that makes an Instagram-worthy star eye mask to the luxury fashion brand known for their beautiful embroidery and vibrant color combos.

Beauty:

GILDED is a luxury body skincare company founded by Blair Armstrong, a Dermatology Physician Assistant. Armstrong started the company because she wanted to offer luxurious products to care for the body, rather than just focusing on products for facial skincare. Learn more about the brand and shop GILDED products here.

Carol's Daughter is a beauty and personal care company that was founded in 1993 by Lisa Price. The brand is considered a pioneer of the Natural Hair Care Renaissance, and Carol’s Daughter was highlighted in an exhibit at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Learn more about Carol’s Daughter and shop their products here.

Nancy Twine founded Briogeo Hair Care with her grandmother’s homemade hair care recipes, which evolved into the high-performance but the naturally-based line of hair products available today. Learn more about Briogeo and shop the products here

Golde is a Brooklyn-based health, wellness, and beauty company that creates products with superfood ingredients, like turmeric and matcha. Trinity Mouzon Wofford is the co-founder and CEO of Golde. Learn more about the brand and shop Golde products here.

Beneath Your Mask is a luxury non-toxic skincare brand. The founder launched the brand after looking for non-toxic and safe products to heal her skin after struggling with Lupus. Learn more about the brand and shop their products here.

Lesley Thornton founded KLUR after working as an esthetician and formulator for a number of years. KLUR skincare items are clean, ethical, and sustainable, and their products are made in California. Learn more about the brand and shop KLUR products here. 

KNC Beauty made its mark by creating the first all-natural, collagen-infused lip mask. In addition tot their cult-favorite lip mask, the brand is also known for its Insta-worthy star eye masks, which are infused with superpower ingredients like retinol and hyaluronic acid. Learn more about the brand and shop their products here.

Fashion:

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James in 2013. The sustainable brand produces its collections across the globe, working with local artisans in South Africa, Kenya, Mexico Morocco, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Italy, Haiti, and New York City. Aurora is one of the founders of the 15 Percent Pledge, a movement to push major retailers to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. Learn more about the fashion label and shop their products here.

Tove Studio is a contemporary clothing brand founded by London-based duo (and Topshop alums) Camille Perry and Holly Wright. The brand’s moniker was inspired by a Danish name that stands for strength and beauty. Tove’s collections feature beautifully woven fabrics that are both luxurious and supremely functional. Learn more about the brand and shop the collections here.

CUSHNIE is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, and bridal brand founded by Carly Cushnie. The brand is celebrated for its precise tailoring and sculptural lines, reflected in each collection made for the modern woman. Learn more about CUSHNIE and shop the collection here.

JADE Swimwear is a swimwear brand founded by former stylist and fashion editor Brittany Kozerski. JADE is known for its luxe fabrics and unique design details, and its swimwear pieces are made in Los Angeles. Learn more about the brand and shop the collection here.

Fanm Mon is a luxury womenswear brand founded by a husband and wife team, Kerem and Sophia Demirtas. The brand is celebrated for its beautiful embroidery and vibrant color combinations in their collections. Learn more about the brand and shop the collection here.

BYCHARI is a Los Angeles-based jewelry line founded by 2012 by Chari Cuthbert. Their designs are beautifully simple and timeless: think gold bracelets and necklaces that were made for layering. Learn more about the brand and shop the collection here.

Founded by actress and entrepreneur Draya Howard in 2011, Mint Swim launched to create swimwear pieces for all shapes and sizes. All of their products are made in Los Angeles. Learn more about the brand and shop the collection here.