So you want to start buying from Black-owned businesses…
Here’s a doable way that you can!
Start with one (1) purchase.
No matter how big or small it is, one purchase at a time is all it takes.
Why The One-Purchase-At-A-Time Method Works
Honestly, isn’t life best navigated one step at a time?
Anyway, though, I truly believe that supporting Black-owned businesses in this way, especially during these tough economic times brought on by COVID-19, is a viable way to show your support long-term.
More than likely, you’ve made purchases up to this point without thoughts about where those businesses stood in the fight for anti-racism.
More than likely you made the choice to shop from the mos accessible store instead of looking into another option.
Look, no judgment here!! 💖
I’ve done it too.
However, now that we’re both aware of how we can shop more intentionally and invest in the Black community, I truly believe that when we’re in need of the next item like sunscreen, we can make a more informed choice.
All it takes is one purchase after another 🙂
How I’ve Incorporated Black-Owned Business In My Everyday Style
Now I know that I mentioned sunscreen above, but that’s not the only way you can support Black-owned businesses.
You should also consider incorporating items from Black-owned fashion businesses into your everyday style!
Here are a few flashback photos that I’ve taken, which are really great examples of some stylish items you can purchase too.
(1) Mommy-Daughter Headwraps
(2) Print Bags
Second, I currently own two(2) amazing bags from B. Eclectic – a local artisan accessory brand in Columbus, OH that is also a Black-owned business!
The bag pictured above is the cross body travel bag option and my go-to everyday purse.
And the bag pictured below, which is now my daughter’s favorite, is a travel pouch cosmetic bag.
(3) Children’s Clothes
Third, for my daughter’s first birthday, she wore the adorable dress above from Jamison & Bexley– a local Columbus, OH kids’ clothing brand.
Since she’s grown out of it, I’ve since bought her another cute dress from this store!
Now, I own many more items that I’ve picked up from local events over time.
Nevertheless, I’m always open to hearing about new stylish Black-owned brands.
What are some of your favorite black-owned businesses, or recent discoveries?
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