As we approach the holiday season, it’s essential to acknowledge and celebrate businesses owned by women and people of color especially since they often face unique challenges.
The list below is comprised of businesses recommended by AFN members and staff. Your patronage is sincerely appreciated during this giving season!
Food & Beverage
Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop tea blends are here to spread joy and inspire all who sip to be as creative and bold as the blends they drink. Along with delicious and unique tea blends, Black Leaf Tea & Culture uses their platform to engage the community and celebrate Black culture.
City Tasting Box curates a blend of packaged goods from famed Memphis restaurants and chefs, up-and-coming local food artisans, and other Memphis inspired crafts all packaged in a well-designed mailer box.
Tallio’s Coffee is a coffee roaster, beverage brewer, cafe, and retailer focusing on bringing quality, high end coffee and beverages including ginger, tea, and coffee brewing training to neglected communities.
At Three Sisters Kitchen we believe that good food, health, and economic opportunity are for everyone. Our Local Foods Shop celebrates the bounty of New Mexico with locally grown, raised, and produced foods for retail sale.
Fashion & Accessories
FOR THE FEW (FTF) is a sustainable intimates apparel brand. We provide a sanctuary for those struggling to discover their perfect size and fit, and also master our consumers’ ideal shade of nude — a longstanding plight for many black and brown women.
Nta-woven offers beautiful, handcrafted clothing and accessories sustainably made by women throughout the African Diaspora. Nta-woven seeks to connect the tapestry of women’s lives across the globe through the vibrant colors of African fabric and fashion.
Belemaa currently offers hand-crafted beaded necklaces, hand-woven straw baskets, and Kimono-style batik robes, all produced in Ghana. Belemaa’s core belief and vision is that realizing the richness of different cultures and regions will connect Black diasporans back to the continent.
Joyas Piel Canela Jewelry is a product of a leap of faith, embracing change, and my parents’ hard work and sacrifice. While education and working with teens is my calling, I decided to branch out and continue the family business of owning a jewelry store.
By selling clothing and accessories, Maison Black amplifies the innovative design of Black creatives who exemplify design excellence. Maison Black creates community, fosters unity and creates space for Black creatives to build legacies and Black heritage brands.
SONSON accessory designs are inspired by cultural celebrations, art, and personas. Our redefined fashion accessories serve as a catalyst for conversations–further building relationships from “one son to another.”
Womxn on the Moon is an LGBTQ+ Afro-Latina owned business. In addition to creating unique earring designs, this small business also focuses on uplifting female artisans and maintaining inclusive branding made for all womxn.
Ari’s Glow Candles are handmade in small batches with clean, plant-based ingredients. Each candle is made with you and your family in mind and a lot of love, using only the highest quality, sustainably sourced fragrances and materials to ensure that we are giving back to the planet we live on.
Speakeasy Candle Co. is a small batch chandlery located just 15 mins away from the Las Vegas strip that crafts hand-poured scented candles that are inspired by the delectable aromas of craft cocktails.
Wicks NOLA Candle Company is a luxury line of candles and home fragrances products inspired by ALL things New Orleans! Enjoy blissfully fragrant candles like delicious French Quarter Beignet or be transported through historic neighborhoods with scents like Bywater and Garden District.
Health & Beauty
O’dette creates quality body care products that are an accessible luxury for you to try, love and use over and over again. Our body butters are made with top quality ingredients that nourish the skin beyond the surface.
Jam Box Fitness Lounge is a boutique group fitness studio. We provide on-demand and livestreamed standard dance fitness classes and unique classes such as Pound, Hip-Hop Step, Booty Fit, Heels and Afro Beats to name a few.
Miranda Loves Books, online bookstore, reflects our passion not only for books, but for our community. The Bronx neighborhood has only one bookstore within its borders to serve more than 1.5 million people.
The ICA Marketplace features great local product and service providers from our accelerator, investment portfolio, and network. By shopping with us, you’re helping the Bay Area small business ecosystem thrive.
The REDF Social Enterprise Gift Guide features products from mission-driven businesses around the country. Each item is handcrafted by a talented individual reentering the workforce after overcoming challenges like homelessness or incarceration.
The Village Retail is a retail experience rooted in storytelling, upward mobility and a destination for Black-owned brands seeking a home for their product and shoppers seeking to take incredible products home