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If you’ve donated to absolutely every anti-racism organization you can think of, I’ve got good news—there’s still more you can do. Next time you think about buying some home decor, a new piece of jewelry, or virtually anything else, consider buying from a Black-owned Etsy shop and supporting Black entrepreneurs and creatives. In fact, Etsy has a featured page loaded with Black-owned Etsy shops to choose from, all of which are owned by immensely talented vendors. Why not place an order or two?
There are hundreds and hundreds of Black-owned Etsy shops to choose from, but I rounded up 15 of my favorites below. For stunning, one-of-a-kind macrame pieces, Candice Luter and Studio nom. have a unique range of pieces like no other. For jewelry, some of my go-tos are The Pink Locket for minimalist hammered metals and Vintage Royalty for standout statement earrings. As for talented artists? Etsy is chock-full of them, from Mirlande Jean-Gilles to Lou Lou Art Studio.
If you’re a frequent Etsy shopper, prioritize Black-owned businesses next time you scroll through the site. If you’re not already Etsy-obsessed, now’s the perfect time to explore the site. Etsy makes it easy to search for exactly what you’re looking for, and supporting independent sellers will make you feel even better about your purchases. Plus, you won’t end up with the same jewelry/decor piece/cloth face mask all your other friends bought at Target. Just saying!
With that, read on for 15 wonderful Black-owned Etsy shops that absolutely deserve your business.
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1. Blue Mint Studios
If you find yourself on an interior-design kick in 2021, Washington D.C-based shop Blue Mint Studios has you covered. My favorite piece is this mint green candle holder that comes individually or in a matching set.
2. Candice Luter
A piece of home decor from Candice Luter will run you a couple hundred dollars or so, but her macrame designs look far more luxurious than that. Seriously, this is the kind of stuff I lust over on Pinterest, only to find out it actually costs more than a month’s rent in the apartment I want to put it in. The Ebb Wall Hanging is my personal favorite, but check out her full shop for tons of gorgeous options.
3. The Pink Locket
I love buying my jewelry from Etsy because I can usually guarantee no one else I know will have the same pieces. The Pink Locket is a personal fave for minimalist hammered metal pieces like this Gold Cuff Bangle With Chain. Oh, and the best part? Almost everything is under $100.
4. RHYII By Richele
If you’re in need of some new hair products look no further than RHYII by Richele. This San Diego-based shop specializes in pure, chemical-free cosmetics and uses ingredients like flax seed, mango butter and grapeseed oil. Her best-selling Black Magic oil fights dandruff and dryness to keep itchy scalps at bay.
5. Vintage Royalty
Vintage Royalty is a shop that specializes in statement-making earrings, but since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve added gorgeous patterned cotton face masks to their repertoire, too. My favorite piece in her shop is The Pam Earring, but honestly, it’s a toss-up—they’re all pretty darn beautiful.
Mirlande Jean-Gilles runs her namesake shop Mirlande on Etsy, and there you will find truly breathtaking collaged canvas artwork that celebrates Black women. “I create collages using paper from magazines and books. I enjoy going through the pages and finding just the right images for my pieces. I am old school that way,” she says on her shop’s homepage. Support her art by buying one of her colorful prints.
7. Studio nom.
Studio nom. has to be one of my very favorite shops on Etsy. Known for unique contemporary fibre art, they carry tons of wall hangings and decor, but their vases are my faves. Pieces like one of these woven wall decorations. They’re sold individually, so you can create your own customized arrangement in your apartment.
8. Blade + Bloom
Chicago-based shop Blade + Bloom is a great option for anyone looking for high-quality natural beauty products. Many of these items are long-lasting and dual-purpose, and their simplistic formulas are made without any fillers or water. I’m eager to try one of their Aromatherapy Oils, like this “Good Vibes” option that smells like pink grapefruit, peppermint, and fir bergamot.
9. Lou Lou Art Studio
In addition to custom abstract paintings and art, Lou Lou Art Studio also offers instantly-downloadable digital prints, many of which celebrate the beauty of Black women, like the Sisters Digital Art Print, which can be yours for under $10. Just place your order, download your piece, and print it out at home or at a printing store near you. Buy a few, frame ’em up and create your own gallery wall!
10. Breezy Tee
Next up on our list is Breezy Tee, maker of towel wraps, satin-lined beanies, headbands and scrunchies designed to fight frizz and protect hair from damage. Their T-Shirt Hair Towel Wrap is a curly girl must-have, as are pretty much all their products, TBH. Why order something similar on Amazon when you could support a Black female entrepreneur?
11. Omi Woods
If it’s gorgeous gold and silver jewelry you’re after right now, please take a moment to peruse everything Omi Woods has to offer. This Etsy shop is chock-full of coin necklaces that are not only stunning, but incredibly unique. Whether you snag one for yourself or as a gift for a friend, Omi Woods’ jewelry is a must-shop.
12. Pepper Palm
For all you plant-lovers, Pepper Palm has the perfect homes for all your plant babies. Forego the plastic pot that your succulents came in, and replace it with one of these gorgeous hand-painted pots. Even if you have no green thumb, you can still place your faux plants in these gorgeous pieces!
13. The Everyday Print Co.
Apartment in need of a quick refresh? Go ahead and snag one of the gorgeous modern Afro wall art pieces from The Everyday Print Co. and watch as your space is magically transformed. I particularly love this abstract print, but there’s a little something for every design style in this Etsy shop.
14. Accented By Grace
Spruce up your kitchen or dining room table with any of the pieces from the Accented by Grace Etsy shop. A mother/daughter duo creates the most stunning table runners, and your tablescapes will never look the same. Whether you love florals, bold prints or classic stripes, you’re sure to find the perfect addition to your home.
Give yourself a mini spa day with the handmade products from Aromaology. With bath, body and home fragrances, you have everything you need to create a relaxing environment wherever you are. The shop has individual serums, scrubs, butters and room sprays, so you can treat someone you love (or yourself).