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28 Sustainable Black Owned Brands to Support Now and Always

28 Sustainable Black Owned Brands to Support Now and Always

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Last Updated on April 28, 2021

One of the things we often talk about in the zero waste movement is voting with your dollars. You don’t just vote at the ballot box, you vote every day with your actions and purchases.

Every day you get to choose the type of world you want to live in with your choices, and one way we can begin to make the sustainability sphere more inclusive is by supporting eco conscious BIPOC owned businesses.

I wanted to round up a few sustainable Black owned brands that you can support now and always. This shouldn’t be a trend, but a consistent practice because supporting these businesses is a step towards closing the racial wealth gap.

According to Forbes, “A Federal Reserve Bank report in 2017 indicated that Black-owned businesses apply for credit at a rate that is ten percentage points higher than the rate for white-owned businesses, and yet their approval rates are 19 percentage points lower.

‘This means Black business owners are more likely to encounter financial hurdles and have a harder time obtaining credit in comparison to white business owners.”

So, check out these sustainable and eco friendly Black owned brand that are trying to make a positive impact in the world. This is by no means an exhaustive list so please feel free to share more in the comments!

black owned brands for your bathroom:

oui the people 

  • Sustainable shaving and skincare brand
  • Stainless steel safety razors
  • Refillable and recyclable razor blades
  • Razors made for sensitive skin 

/ OUI THE PEOPLE /

blk + grn 

  • Sustainable beauty + skincare marketplace
  • Non-toxic products
  • Carefully curated
  • Quality tested
  • Low waste brands and artisans

/ BLK + GRN /

reel 

  • Tree-free toilet paper
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • Subscription, conveniently delivered
  • Bamboo paper
  • Charitable, provide toilets to those in need

/ REEL /

luv + co 

  • Natural makeup brand
  • Nontoxic ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Made with certified organic ingredients
  • Cruelty-free

/ LUV + CO /

blade and bloom

  • Sustainable skincare brand
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Plant-based
  • Made in small batches
  • Glass bottles

/ BLADE AND BLOOM /

ruby

  • Reusable period underwear
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% maximum leak-proof protection
  • Adult and teen underwear
  • Period proof swimwear, sleepwear and activewear

/ RUBY /

klur

  • Vegan skincare brand
  • High-end products
  • Plastic-free
  • Made in the USA 
  • Cruelty-free

/ KLUR

black owned clothing brands: 

paskho 

  • Clothing made in America by craftsmen near you
  • Basics and essentials
  • Uses 43% reclaimed fabric
  • Fair Labor association
  • Charitable, 1% for the planet

/ PASKHO /

thrilling 

  • Online secondhand and vintage marketplace
  • Adult clothing, shoes, accessories, and bags
  • Shop by era, material, price, size or color
  • 95% of their stores are women and/or POC owned

/ THRILLING /

baxter wood 

  • Vegan adult raincoats and rain boots
  • Raincoats made from 22 plastic bottles
  • Rainboots made from hevea tree rubber
  • Offers rubber boot recycling take back program
  • Charitable, partnered with the Green Board Organization

/ BAXTER WOOD /

vintage + soul 

  • Online vintage store
  • Women’s attire
  • Handpicked pieces highly curated with love
  • Woman owned 
  • Small business

/ VINTAGE + SOUL /

hope for flowers

  • Sustainable clothing brand
  • Women’s attire
  • Natural fabrics
  • Woman owned
  • Charitable, 10% of sales go to Detroit Dirt

/ HOPE FOR FLOWERS /

arrow + phoenix

  • Sustainable swimwear brand
  • Made from recycled materials
  • Take-back program
  • Made in the USA
  • Body positive

/ ARROW + PHOENIX /

aliya wanek

  • Sustainable handmade clothing brand
  • Women’s attire
  • Natural fibers, locally dyed
  • Made in USA
  • Ethical production

/ ALIYA WANEK

black owned brands for your home:

fillmore wasteless

  • Zero waste refillery
  • Low waste home, kitchen, body, travel and pet products
  • Refills come in compostable bags, reusable pouches, or spray bottles
  • Products utilize all natural and organic ingredients
  • Offers Better Bin Composting drop-off service

/ FILLMORE WASTELESS /

pur home 

  • Laundry detergent brand
  • Plant-based ingredients
  • HE safe
  • Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Zero waste refill program

/ PUR HOME /

linoto

  • 100% linen bed, bath and home products
  • Made in the USA
  • Shipped in plastic-free, recycled packaging
  • Offers a certified organic linen
  • Zero waste program repurposes leftover linen into new products

/ LINOTO /

good vibes all purpose cleaner 

  • All-natural ingredients
  • Concentrated
  • Plant based
  • Cleans floors, counter tops, windows, cars, laundry, walls, etc.
  • Offers refillable glass spray bottle and coconut husk scrubber set

/ GOOD VIBES ALL PURPOSE CLEANER /

eco vibe style

  • Lifestyle brand offering home goods, apparel and plants
  • Supply sourced from local, minority, family-owned businesses and makers
  • Low waste, sustainably made, ethically sourced products
  • Sustainable garden supplies, plant pots, and stands
  • Charitable, 1% For The Planet

/ ECO VIBE STYLE /

bolé road textiles

  • Eco-friendly household textiles
  • Designed in Brooklyn
  • Handwoven in Ethiopia
  • Natural fabrics
  • Offers rugs, pillow, fabrics, mats, curtains, towels, throws and wall hangings

/ BOLE ROAD TEXTILES /

the koop

  • Handcrafted and hand poured candles in Brookyln
  • Coconut, soy and vegetable wax blend
  • Toxin-free
  • Glass candle holders
  • No dyes or additives

/ THE KOOP/

clare 

  • Toxin-free paint brand
  • Zero VOC paint & colorants
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified
  • No hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or toxic air contaminants (TACs)
  • Paint containers, trays and liners are made from recycled materials

/ CLARE /

black owned brands for your kitchen:

zero grocery

  • Zero waste online grocery service
  • Delivers to Los Angeles and Bay Area
  • Plastic-free
  • Vegan and Gluten-free options
  • Sourced locally whenever possible

/ ZERO GROCERY /

diaspora co.

  • Low waste spices from India
  • Fresh, heirloom, single-origin spices
  • Packaged in glass jars
  • Offers turmeric, pepper, coriander, cumin, saffron, etc.
  • Sustainable agriculture

/ DIASPORA CO /

zach & zoe sweet bee farm

  • Wildflower honey brand
  • Family-owned business
  • Raw and unfiltered superfood infused honey
  • Packaged in reusable glass jars
  • No pesticides or additives

/ ZACH & ZOE SWEET BEE FARM /

trade street jam co

  • Vegan, low sugar jams
  • Packaged in reusable glass jars
  • Woman owned business
  • Made by hand in small batches
  • No pectin or preservatives

/ TRADE STREET JAM CO /

me and the bees lemonade

  • Lemonade made with bee honey
  • Glass bottles
  • No preservatives or additives
  • Teenage female founder
  • Charitable, 10% of all sales go to Healthy Hive Foundation

/ ME AND THE BEES LEMONADE /

sol cacao

  • Vegan chocolate bars
  • Founded by three brothers in the Bronx
  • Nut-free
  • Sustainable organic farming practices
  • Ethical sourcing for their raw ingredients

/ SOL CACAO /

Which of these black owned businesses are you most excited to try? Feel free to add some of your favorite Black owned brands in the comments too!

Guest Post: Ariana Palmieri is the founder of Greenify-Me.com, a blog dedicated to zero waste living and sustainability. Her work has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Green Matters, The Penny Hoarder and several other publications. Get her free e-book “10 Ways to Reduce Trash” by signing up to her newsletter and learn how to reduce your waste today.

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  1. This is such a great and helpful post! I bookmarked a lot of these so I’m looking forward to support these businesses

  2. This was super helpful, thank you! I had a question about the bullet points for Blade and Bloom – one of the things you included was that their products are made in small batches. How this is eco-friendly? I’d think making things in larger batches to save energy would be better for the environment, but I’m a zero-waste beginner, so I’m not very educated yet 😂😂 Thanks!