BLACK HISTORY MONTH: THE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS WE'RE CHAMPIONING
October marks the start of Black History Month and as a new brand, we want to use our small-but-growing platform to spotlight the black-owned businesses and platforms that we love. So, without further ado...
Our Lovely Goods
Aberdeen-based, family-run business, Our Lovely Goods specialise in handcrafted natural wax candles, ethical skin care, and more. Owners Ebi and Emmanuelle work closely with Nigerian artisans to create homemade products such as botanical body butter and hand balms. They also holds workshops — which involve creating your own candles, facial mists, and body scrubs.
Pelicans & Parrots
Pelicans & Parrots was established in 2010 and has been described by Italian Vogue as “the coolest place in London”. Owners Juliet and Ochuko sell contemporary furniture, curated houseware and Italian vintage clothing ranging from Moschino 90’s dresses to silk shirts.
Black Honey Toys
BHT, the UK’s first black-owned sex toy shop wants to change how black people are catered for by providing an online store “where shoppers feel empowered and represented.” BHT Launched in December 2019 because they think it’s important for customers to feel empowered and represent Black people.
The Honey Pot
CEO and founder, Bea Dixon founded The Honey Pot – the first complete feminine care system powered by herbs, in 2014. Bea has recently partnered with Happy Period to provide menstrual hygiene kits to homeless and low-income women.