It’s been a tough year for many small businesses as COVID-19 restrictions and lackluster federal aide have taken a big toll, especially on minority-owned businesses. So why not boost Black-owned businesses and shop for your loved ones this holiday season and beyond. Running the gamut from virtual wellness classes to vegan cookies, here are companies that you can support not only this holiday season but also in the months to come.
With many of us at home, nothing beats the aroma of a just-lit candle to help put you at ease. This line of luxurious soy- and vegetable-based home fragrances was founded in 2014 by Teri Johnson, who aimed to capture the robust, rich scents that can tell the storied history of her newfound home, Harlem. The brand’s Renaissance collection of candles nods to Harlem legends like Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, reimagining what that sensory experience was like one whiff at a time.