Crystal Media stands with #blacklivesmatter and while we continue to learn how to strengthen our allyship we're starting with this resource. This is a non-exhaustive list of BIPOC-Owned Businesses for retailers to access and to consider adding to their product assortment. We will be continuously adding to this resource, so be sure to check back often!
ILERA Apothecary creates plant-based skincare products with the highest quality and ethically sourced ingredients. All of their products and scents are made in-house in Detroit, Michigan, yet their impact reaches far beyond the mitten state. Established on the founder’s Nigerian heritage, the ILERA team strives to keep West African practices and philosophies alive through delivering sustainable ingredients naturally found in the Earth. The majority of the ILERA Apothecary product line includes “Okwuma”, the Igbo term for Shea Butter, a natural plant grown in the Shea Belt of Africa.
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Golde believes that being well should feel good. That means products that look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self. Trinity Mouzon Wofford and Issey Kobori co-founded Golde in 2017 with the mission of bringing good vibes to the wellness industry. They are an independent, Brooklyn-born brand centered in making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty. Our products are always natural, easy, and (most importantly) fun.
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Crowdsourced skincare products that are easy to use and yield results through simple formulas that safely improve the overall health of the skin for immediate protection and long-term results. Their mission is to help make skincare easy for oily and combo skin types. Base Butter’s product philosophy is that the products we make are designed to nourish and protect your skin.
New York, New York, USA
Desiree Verdejo, creator and founder of Hyper Skin, set out to create this line after months of crazy breakouts while she was pregnant with her first child. Hyper Skin combats hyperpigmentation and dark spots for women of color using hyper-effective clean and natural ingredients like vitamin e, kojic acid, turmeric and bearberry that work together to brighten skin, smooth texture and drastically treat hyperpigmentation.
For Third Crown, New York based co-designers Kristin and Kofi Essel fuse their love of geometric shapes with the details found in their architectural surroundings to create their collection of men’s and women’s jewelry. The brand creates gender neutral everyday statement pieces. With their collection, the designers celebrate their mutual fascination with structure, architectural lines, and bold accents. Gold and silver plated brass are used to create a mood that’s at once restrained but full of attitude. Each piece is defined by clean lines and an understated chic, turning them into wardrobe essentials.
New York, USA
Dorcas is self taught and passionate about representing and uplifting Black people specifically Black women through illustration. At Dorcas Creates you'll find a lot of bold colours, pattern-work and references to her Nigerian heritage. All of her illustrations start out as pencil drawings which she then edits digitally. Outside of illustration she also loves lino-printing and sewing.
When founder, Denise Woodard, found out that her daughter had several food allergies she was quickly disappointed that nothing on the shelves met their dietary needs and her healthy standards. Denise set out to create her own allergy-friendly, healthy snacks. Partake Foods are gluten free, vegan, and also allergy friendly cookies. Their products are deliciously made for just about everyone - from those with restrictions to those who simply want to eat more healthfully. These cookies are Nut Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, No Artificial Flavors, No Tree Nuts, Preservative Free, Non GMO and give delicious peace of mind to those with dietary restrictions.
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Capital City Co
Capital City, LLC is a minority, family-owned company based in the Maryland suburbs, owned by Charles and Arsha Jones. Established in 2011, Capital City, LLC, was created to give a taste of home to Washington, D.C. metropolitan natives. We are a specialty foods manufacturer, based in Arnold, Maryland, and we produce a regional cult-like chicken wing condiment called mambo sauce.
Arnold, Maryland, USA
BLK & Bold
BLK & Bold creates Micro Roasted Specialty Coffees and Loose Leaf Specialty Teas that met community impact. The founders, Pernell & Rod, created BLK & Bold with a desire to make purpose popular. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
ONA is a purveyor of fine bags and accessories. Designed for and inspired by creative professionals, each ONA product is handcrafted using premium materials. Founded in 2010 and based in New York City, they take great pride in crafting timeless designs that protect your essentials while complementing your style. They use premium materials, such as full-grain leather, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware. ONA Bags sources all of their materials with great care from some of the finest suppliers around the globe, from the United States to Italy.
New York, USA
Effie’s Paper :: Stationery&Whatnot is a lifestyle brand setting the trend for the cool accessories to buy, how to travel in style and how much coffee it’s chic to drink on a daily basis. Their products are a unique mix of casual elegance, motivation and social conversation that make using them fun and engaging.
New York, USA
Pretty Please Teethers
It started with one mission in mind: to find safe, stylish, natural handmade items for Kelli’s, the owner and designer of Pretty Please Teethers, littlest one something that fit her modern and minimalist style but was functional. Product safety and quality is their number one concern; both are held to the highest of standards here at Pretty Please Teethers. All of their products are handmade and designed in Utah, are made from 100% food-grade silicone and natural beechwood beads/rings.
A Dozen Cousins
Ibraheem started A Dozen Cousins because she wanted more families to have authentic foods that are delicious and easy to prepare. Our products are inspired by traditional Black and Latino recipes from throughout the Americas. They use wholesome, easy-to-recognize ingredients like beans, vegetables and nutrient dense avocado oil while avoiding GMO's and artificial flavors.
Berkeley, California, USA
Maison Noir Wines
Maison Noir is a two-fold lifestyle project producing both a T-Shirt line and Oregon wines. Founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, both ends of Maison Noir incorporate a trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture. The wines are unique and distinctive garage wines, initially created for some of the New York's best restaurants for whom Mack was a sommelier and now available nationwide. Maison Noir apparel is inspired by WINE LIFESTYLE/STREET CULTURE of the punk and hip-hop scenes while reminiscent of independent skateboard company apparel of the 1990s
Sol Cacao is an artisan “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturer that crafts single origin chocolate bars in the South Bronx(Port Morris). Sol Cacao offers three chocolate bars that are made only from two simple ingredients: cacao beans and raw cane sugar. The Company prides itself in both the quality of its product as well as environmental and ethical social responsibilities Sol Cacao is based on. This includes sustainable organic farming practices, environmental preservation, and ethical sourcing of raw materials.
New York, USA
Symphony Potato Chips
What started off as a spice company turned into an All-Natural Gourmet Potato Chip company. Why the name Symphony? Simple, because the father and son duo believe that every bite should be harmonious!
Atlanta Georgia, USA
Southern Elegance Candle Company
Founder and CEO, D’Shawn Russell, began making candles that would honor the joys of southern living and provide a creative outlet for her sense of nostalgia. When she started giving them away as gifts, the response was so well received that she decided to take this newfound passion of hers and share it with more people. Thus, Southern Elegance Candle Company was born.
Raeford, North Carolina, USA
Rebourne Body and Home
Rebourne Body and Home candles are made with 100% soy wax that is grown in the USA and high quality fragrance oils. All of the products they offer are made by hand with love and care. The soy base allows the candles to burn safely at a lower melting point that will not burn the skin if accidentally spilled. All of their candles are handcrafted in their home to be enjoyed in yours.
New York, USA
Chanvre Naturals steps away from harsh industrial chemicals, synthetic dyes, or those big brands that advertise natural products at the expense of the environment and those that live within it.
All of their ingredients are natural and ethically sourced. Safe is versatile; candles generate massage oil as they burn, body butters gentle enough to be used on your face, or room mists that can also be effective fragrance for your body or car.
Kynsho is a Brooklyn Born and Brooklyn Made brand with a focus on designing outwear accessories with style that protects. Their name means in pursuit of personal progress in Zen Buddhism. Kynsho was founded by George Crichlow, a product designer who was looking for design solutions for his daily commute. All of their products are defined by the transitions that people make from the indoors to the outdoors.
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gwell is Welsh for better. They are a wellness company with one goal: live better.
Their food embodies this goal with only natural and organic ingredients, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, no artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers ever. They thoughtfully select their ingredients to optimize wellness benefits in under 3 bites. They are not in the business of making sacrifices when it comes to flavor. Gwell food is food you will want to eat again and again.
New York, USA
Created by a southern podiatrist (Dr. Quinton Yeldell) and his business savvy belle (Krystle Ford), they are an Indianapolis, IN-based natural foot care line that focuses on preventative care-all with a southern charm. They take pride in creating handmade products in small batches using the highest quality of ingredients. Their products are foot-focused but can be appropriate for use over the entire body.
Oh Mazing Granola
Oh-Mazing! Snackable Granola is nut free, wheat free, and made with organic ingredients. At Oh-Mazing!, they believe that every person has a purpose. They want to help you explore new ways of living every moment of your beautiful lives and not go hungry—hike a mountain, take your dream trip, start a blog, play in the park with your children, or simply add a little more flavor to your commute.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Tal & Bert
Tal & Bert is the meeting point of raw natural minerals and industrial concrete. Their designs are made from hand poured concrete that has been sculpted by hand in small batches. Their work is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, finding the beauty in imperfections. They take the cracks and breakages in the concrete and turn them in to designs inspired by minerals we mine. This company was founded by Ray & Val Talbert due to their love of mining and nature.
The London Grant Co.
London Grant is a collection of natural provisions for home and body – simple, yet beautifully crafted with love and honesty. Whether you’re caring for tiny toes or weather-worn hands, their Body Care products are safe and effective for the entire family. Handcrafted, in small batches, their products embody “simplicity without compromise.”
Paper Rehab is Inspired by all the amazing women in our lives, our message seeks to celebrate, cultivate, restore and heal relationships. They want to promote healing, compassion, support, and a spirit of sisterhood that can be counted on no matter what. Paper Rehab offers cards for every occasion, rejoicing in the best of times and coming together to offer condolences in times of sorrow and loss.
We Dream In Colour
Their studio is powered by an awesome team of women, and each and every We Dream in Colour piece is assembled by hand by their in-house production team. They use repurposed materials and earth-friendly processes wherever possible and focus on working with socially conscious suppliers. Re-imagining classics and tweaking tradition across more than 700 styles, the line holds a little something for everyone.
The Amazing Tea Company
The Amazing Tea Company specializes in the best loose leaf tea from around the world. They are family owned and operated. Their teas are available to everyone far and wide. The Amazing Tea Company proudly sells over 130 types of superior loose leaf teas made from carefully selected and handcrafted ingredients. By offering you the best loose leaf teas in Canada, you are assured of getting an amazing cup of tea each time you brew their tea. Enjoy their amazing tea hot or iced in the comfort of your home, in the office or while travelling - anywhere!
Camille Taylor, is the founder of the hilariously human, Atlanta-based greeting card company. Made of paper, fun and feels; its humor with a sense of human. Peopleisms carries a variety of funny cards including birthday, new baby, thank you, congratulations, Christmas, friendship and more!
Jam + Rico
Lisette Scott created Jam + Rico (Jamaica and Puerto Rico) to dive deeper into her love of designing and the Caribbean. Jam + Rico is a fashion jewelry company providing bold, unique and colorful design. They travel to the Caribbean and Latin America countries finding inspiration from the people, culture, music and terrain.
Their mission is to provide thoughtfully created accessories to enhance your fashion wardrobe. Their pieces bring joy to the wearer and evoke confidence and beauty to each individual.
Milked Artisan Bath & Body
Kathy Fraser, the founder of Milked Artisan Bath & Body, creates natural products that will elevate your bath time. Milked was founded with the philosophy that skincare can be thoughtfully crafted to be aesthetically pleasing, and boast a list of high-quality, natural ingredients.
West Orange, New Jersey
Culture Socks was birthed from the desire for bold and innovative sock-wear that honors culture, creativity, and consciousness. Founder and creator, Leigha Hollis' love for socks ensures each design concept is thoughtful and unique. Culture Socks allows you to be and express yourself at all times. Whether for the culture, for the cause, or for the day job, Culture Socks offers quality footwear that promotes self-expression.
Sina Zere is the founder of Buff Experts, a juicy, bold and plant-powered collection of body care products. The Buff Experts line of clean body care beauty products is crafted to pamper and protect all our gorgeous nooks and crannies that require tender care. The focus is on high-quality, plant-powered ingredients that cleanse, moisturize and protect from tip-to-toe. Their products feel good, smell good, and make you look oh-soo good.
Teaspressa tea is all natural, organic tea. Teaspressa represents a lifestyle, a way of being. It stands for good health and the courageous, unflinching pursuit of big ideas. It stands for luxurious self-treatment and serves as a reminder of individual self-worth. It stands for slowing down a little and taking time to truly celebrate life. Of course it also stands for the big, bold, delicious flavors and high quality products that it offers. But most of all, it stands for the thriving community that it serves.
Natural Skincare and Fragrances Candles. Their mission isn’t just to make you feel better but to also leave the planet a better place. All of their skincare products are created with phthalate free, premium fragrance oils and essential oils. Their candles are made with a proprietary blend of coconut and apricot wax, which is sustainably sourced, toxin free, paraben free, and phthalate free. The charming little wick candles are more than just adorable. Handcrafted with FSC Certified Wood, the eco-friendly candle wick burns clean.
Brooklyn, New York
Pretty Peacock Paperie
A Paper Goods social stationery company. For the first seven years of Pretty Peacock's life, they focused on custom wedding and event invitations, but soon decided that life was too short to not celebrate all of life's moments both big and small.
Winter Park, Florida
Butter Love by L.C.
Real skin care for real people who love to feel good. La’Crassia Wilderness Established Butter Love In 2014. Her passion was to find natural ways to heal her own damaged skin. Each product is handmade and organic!
St. Louis, Missouri
Vicky Cakes Pancake Mix
Light. Fluffy. Vegan. Delicious. The dairy-free pancake & waffle mix that people love feeding their family and friends! Vicky’s unique recipe and wholesome ingredients combined with their creative approach to your favorite breakfast item, is what sets Vicky Cakes stacks above the rest!
Everything Sara Ekua Todd makes is inspired by her past, present and future. Each piece has gone through a thought process of wanting to function—being practical but also looking aesthetically pleasing.
Her taste comes from her multi-ethnic upbringing in Belgium. Having grown up in an artistic household, she discovered the importance of individuality. Living and studying in Antwerp gave her a very keen sense of style that translates into all the objects she produces.
Los Angeles, California
Cedric Mitchell Design
Inspired by an eccentric mix of Graffiti Art, Pop Culture, Mid-Century Modern and Memphis Design. Cedric creates work that ranges from functional to decorative art, combining simplicity in design with bold colors to craft hand-blown vessels with a purpose.
Los Angeles, California
K’era is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist who currently has a penchant for works on paper and a long term love affair with textile traditions from around the world. They create art + textiles, original artwork, prints, blankets, and pillows.
K’era collaborates with one of the few remaining American mills to transform her multi-media pieces into colorful woven throw blankets, pillows and tapestries made of 100% hand-dyed cotton for home interiors. Cosy, casual and comfortable, the woven goods are an extension of K'era's affinity for textiles and functional art made for everyday use and enjoyment.
Los Angeles, California
Trade Street Jam Co.
Trade St. Jam Co. is a chef, woman and minority-owned and certified business that started in a tiny apartment in North Carolina on Trade Street. They strive to share their 10+ years of culinary knowledge in the form of a small batch jar that can be used in cocktails, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, marinades, pan sauces & more.
Cooking should be fun and reflective of the person at hand, but what it shouldn't be, is complicated.
Brooklyn, New York
Eco-Friendly, Hypoallergenic Organic Lyocell Bamboo Sheets. Prosper Heights stand firm in the belief that quality of life and quality of sleep are two things one and of the same. This is exactly why they've created their products to focus on bridging the gap between where an exceptional night's rest is "just a thought" and an absolute reality.
Avid Swim is a sustainable luxury swimwear brand based in New York City. Their brand adds a unique design aesthetic to swimwear by mixing bold graphic prints and creative cuts.
Each collection includes interchangeable separates that can be worn as Ready-to-Wear exuding the style elements of 'Sexy, Sporty and Chic'.
Brooklyn, New York
100% natural, gourmet chocolates that are handcrafted by women in Haiti.
Les Chocolateries Askanya is Haiti’s first and only premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. They exclusively use Haitian cacao to produce their chocolates in their facility located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
Designer and founder of MONOXIDE, Tyler Ferguson, aims to tell tales of authenticity, translating genuine stories through the creation of visual pieces. Inspired by writing and literature growing up, Tyler has always found storytelling captivating, and through her love of jewelry making, she is able to tell visual stories with her designs.
Using quality materials, MONOXIDE creates stylish items in short run collections or by custom order that are unique, fun and most of all tell a story; your story.
Body Butter by Kelley
A plant based moisturizer that melts in your hands, glides on smoothly and smells amazing! 5 ingredients. No preservatives.
Kelley began experimenting in the kitchen with four simple ingredients: cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil. She added essential oils for scent and finally found a blend that worked for her family.
Black Tea Hive
Created and operated by a mother daughter duo, Black Tea Hive specializes in sustainably sourced fun, flavorful, and whimsical black tea blends. The brand was established on their love for tea. Each one of their authentic blends can be used as infusers to fancy up simple beverages. Their blends are packaged with a lot bold flavor and immense love!
Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Aims Moon Paperie
For ten years, Amy found solace in journaling her day as a way to declutter her thoughts. There’s always been a powerful energy she felt when writing - no matter what the subject. Amy wants the women around her to feel this power too. That's how Aims Moon Paperie came about in 2016: the idea was to design stationery as a tool for self reflection and organization for women who want to stay connected to themselves, become confident in self-expression and organize their responsibilities in a simple, beautiful and empowering way.
Saint Louis , Missouri
Teaspressa tea is all natural, organic tea. Teaspressa tea has the body and robust flavour of coffee and some teas, black ones to be specific, have the same amount of caffeine content as well. You get the best of both worlds by enjoying the caffeine kick and body like a cup of coffee as well as savouring the enhanced new flavours of the tea and all its health benefits.
BrickHouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co.
Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co. was born with a mission to not only share delicious gourmet beverages but also create a unique and exceptional experience with every sip. Their quality gourmet coffee beans and tea leaves are hand-picked by farmers throughout the world, from the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro in Africa to the high peaks of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Columbia, South Carolina
Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong commitment to know their farmers and source only the highest quality ingredients from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics and health. All of their teas are farm direct. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea and herbal blends are created by Folk Healer & Herbalist, Maggie Cassidy, who happens to be the Founder’s mother.
Natural Pet care grooming supplies including natural shampoo bars, natural flea and tick sprays, waterless shampoos, conditioners and much more!
Non toxic, effective and natural.
Brilliant You Denim
Brilliant You Denim design, manufacture and distribute life experience jeans for women and men that are engineered for on demand comfort, fit, and versatility; empowering you to look and feel confident to live your multifaceted lifestyle. They design and manufacture custom jeans with enhancement innovation to fit your unique body shape.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Limited run products from the brain of Houston native and multidisciplinary artist, Rinny Perkins. Combining aesthetic and Equal Rights, Brownie Points offers a selection of Accessories, Prints, Candles, Jewelry and more.
Tule Fog Candles
Tule Fog founder and creator, Jacqualyn Momont, identified a need for clean burning candles at affordable prices. After taking matters into her own hands, Jacqualyn combined her favorite scents to make her own clean candles and eventually turned a weekend hobby into a full-time thriving company. Individually Crafted candles that are hand poured in the USA. Tule Fog Candles feature coastal inspired home fragrance made from soy wax and diffusers.
Affordable, handmade and vintage jewelry and accessories made with YOU in mind. Each of their pieces is designed and handmade using high quality and enduring materials, from their semi-precious stones to their chains and components. They ensure that their affordable jewelry is safe for most sensitive skins, can last through the everyday wear of their customers and will not tarnish for a long time.
FOLKUS creates sustainable stone paper gift packaging featuring Black/ethnic designs and storylines. Their stone paper goods are water/grease/bacteria/tear resistant and non-toxic featuring double-sided eco-friendly gift wraps.
Brooklyn, New York
Joyful stationery & gifts made in the USA. Cards in English and Spanish. Designed and printed in the USA on recycled papers with a kindness first policy: to you, the vendors, and the environment. Graphic Anthology believes this results in beautiful, quality products that make you feel good.
Angie created the natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare collection right out of her kitchen after a long battle with her daughter's eczema issues. Treating the symptoms of her daughter's eczema without the use of steroids, led to the development of her first all natural skincare product, Nam Eczema and Extra Dry Skin Therapy. Her aim is always to exceed the expectations of her customers by continuously providing high quality, chemical-free and cruelty-free products formulated to nourish, hydrate, and promote healthy skin.
Rolesville, North Carolina
Curls - Organic Hair Products
Curls was founded by Mahisha Dellinger after her disenchantment with the lack of natural hair products with quality ingredients and dependability. Their commitment remains to carefully uphold the principles of quality and integrity that define their brand.
Cloth & Paper
Elevated + Minimal planner inserts & accessories. Cloth & Paper offers leather planners, paper planner inserts, foiled dividers and exclusive stationery items. They aim to change the look and feel of planning through minimal design and luxe finishings.
Unisex, clean, plant based, cruelty-free & high performance body care that makes you feel good. Sade Baron is created by a mother, Sade and daughter, Rachel with one simple goal in mind: To create high-quality vegan body products packed with nutrient-rich superfoods that are good for both your skin and our planet. Skin’s amazingly intricate layers and regenerative powers inspire every one of these products.
Devi Arts Collective
Devi Arts Collective is a women-led jewelry brand born out of the inner-desire and willful purpose to connect with people. They create accessories that when worn, are an expression of the bold, the confidant, and the vibrant qualities in our truest selves. Through high quality craftsmanship their products are created by sourcing recycled and refined silver and gold, and ethical gemstones.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ardor Bin's plant obsessed founder Latrice Littleton, couldn't find home fragrances that met the natural standards that she was looking for, so she created Ardor Bin with the hopes of elevating the plant-based marketplace while promoting conscious consumerism. Inspired by the redolent scents of nature, Ardor Bin's exquisite line of natural botanical home fragrances and personal care products are designed to add a touch of warmth and tranquility to any living space.
Little Likes Kids
Founded by a mom in 2018, Little Likes Kids is “here for” a new generation of kids aged 6 and under. They are bringing to a mass market, beautifully-illustrated and lovingly designed toys inspired by—and truly reflective of—the lives of today’s kids.
Featuring recognizable and happy scenes, Little Likes Kids makes it easy for all parents and caregivers to buy toys that celebrate their kids’ world!
expressions bracelets launched January 2012 with a desire to adorn others with expressions of their life story. Crafting beaded bracelets from natural gemstones, hand stamping cuffs one letter at a time, and offering mantra accessories for the everyday woman. Created by women for women, an expressions bracelet touches the soul with healing gemstones bracelets, engraved spiritual mantras, motivational phrases or personalized message cuffs.