Recognizing the challenge and strain on women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color, as the holiday season approaches this year we would like to highlight some of our members’ favorite businesses.

The following list is made of businesses submitted by AFN members and staff. Thank you for considering supporting these and other small businesses during the season of giving!

Are you an AFN Member with a business to share?  Fill out our form.

Welcome to 4KINSHIP, a Diné (Navajo) owned sustainable artwear brand dedicated to producing handmade, one of a kind, restored, repurposed and lovingly upcycled, artisanal and small batch products.

Baldwin & Co.

Baldwin & Co. is a black-owned independent bookstore and coffee shop located in New Orleans, LA. Baldwin & Co. also stocks numerous regional titles as well as cards, journals, and gifts.

Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop

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.

Chicago French Press

Chicago French Press (CFP) is a coffee destination aimed to connect java drinkers to quality, healthier coffee options and vital philanthropic endeavors for them to support. Freshly roasted in the Windy City, CFP delivers premium fair-trade, non-GMO coffee to coffee lovers nationwide.

EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore

EyeSeeMe, is the only children’s bookstore devoted exclusively to promoting positive African American Images and African American History while advocating for Academic Excellence.

Freres Branchiaux

Frères Branchiaux Candle Co. is a home fragrance company based in the Washington, DC Metro area created and managed by 3 brothers, Collin (15), Ryan (12), and Austin Gill (10).

Garden Girl Foods

We grow organic, Non-GMO foods and preserve them for you to enjoy anytime. We also teach children to garden and cook.

Gifted By Freefrom

Gifted by Freefrom sells gifts and stocking stuffers with a goal of survivor wealth. If we want to end the generational impact of domestic violence, we need to invest in survivor wealth.

Goods That Matter

Goods that Matter creates everyday design goods, with extraordinary impact.

Jambox Fitness

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.

Love Iguehi

Love Iguehi is a custom clothing and apparel company located in Oakland, California. We are a “Made-in-America” brand that uses strikingly beautiful bold African Ankara prints.

Maison Black

As a global retail destination 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.


Nooworks is a woman owned, women run business. We make limited edition textiles with artists we love in cuts to make you look and feel good. All our garments are produced in California.


Omsom let’s you cook restaurant-quality Asian dishes in under 30 minutes with our starters. MEET YOUR NEW PANTRY STAPLE!


Pop-Up Makeke is an online marketplace that centralizes hundreds of Hawaiʻi’s small businesses and showcases their talent and unique products for the world to enjoy.

Posh Candle Co.

Posh Candle Co is a one-woman owned small business built from the ground up on the Founders passion for craft, design, entrepreneurship and desire to create a life she loves.

Premier Flowers

Premier Flowers offers delivery in the Memphis and the surrounding areas. We also send out throughout the United States to those near or far.

The Village Market

The Village Retail is a curated collection of premier black businesses.

Three Sisters Kitchen

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.

Womxn On The Moon

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, maintaining inclusive branding made for all womxn, and community engagement through fundraising for various non-profit organizations.

Joyas Piel Canela

Piel Canela 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.

Nonprofit Shopping Guides

ICA Marketplace

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.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 2020 Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide. A curated
selection of over 70 small businesses featuring unique items.

Shop the Bay logo

A stage for exceptional products from small businesses in the Bay Area, California. Find products sorted by price, type, or from businesses owned by women, Black, LatinX, and AAPI communities.

Are you an AFN Member with a business to share?  Fill out our form.