It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, And These 17 Brands Deserve Your Support Now And Always

Maggie Griswold
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, And These 17 Brands Deserve Your Support Now And Always
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Let’s cut to the chase: The best way to support non-white communities is by donating to and volunteering for organizations and charities that benefit them directly. For example, the United We Dream network supports DACA recipients and immigrants who are facing deportation. If you’re seeking out additional ways to be an ally to the Hispanic communities during Hispanic Heritage Month, making an effort to shop from Hispanic-owned and founded brands is a good place to start.

Supporting these smaller business is important now more than ever, given that so many of them have faced financial strain during the Coronavirus pandemic. The prices at these spots are similar to what you’d find at larger retailers, only these pieces have been handcrafted by local artisans or designed by talented creatives, making them that much more special. During Hispanic Heritage Month (and forever, of course!), we recommend opting to spend your hard-earned coin at a Latinx-owned business or two. There are so many from which to choose—as you’ll see if you keep reading—and the products are simply unmatched.

Whether you’re in need of some beautiful decor for your home, a new vibrator, a few new accessories for your desk set-up, gifts for someone special in your life or a little treat just for yourself, these Latinx-owned lifestyle businesses have it all. Consider snagging your next accent pillow from one of the vendors below, or buying a bath bomb for your next self-care night in. Frankly, you might as well just bookmark this page to come back to again and again—and you’ll want to once you see what these brands have to offer.

If you’ve never purchased items from a Latinx-owned brand before, start here. Below, you’ll find some must-shop Latinx-owned lifestyle businesses to support now, tomorrow and forever. Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 through October 15, but these talented folks should be celebrated—and shopped—year-round.

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Hedley & Bennett

The Wake Up & Fight Mask

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Wake Up & Fight Mask

Founded by Elizabeth Bennett, the brand known for its high-end under-$100 aprons also makes equally as impressive (and protective) face masks. They were developed with the help of an orthopedic surgeon, so you know these coverings are the real deal.

Imusa

Imusa Black Stone Caldero

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Black Stone Caldero

Founded in Colombia in 1934, this beloved kitchen brand has come a long way from selling one kind of aluminum pot. You can now shop the iconic cookware practically everywhere you shop from, including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, and, of course, Imusa’s own website.

Sitos

 

Sitos Black Lives Matter Print

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Sitos Black Lives Matter Print

Make a statement for what’s right with this print by Sitos. The hand-designed print is just one of the many items we’ll be shopping from this brand. Also on our radar? This wicker phone stand.

Maude

Maude Drop

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Drop

Maybe you know Maude for its No.1 fan, Dakota Johnson. But you should also know about its founder, Éva Goicochea. Originally a legislative aide in healthcare, she wanted to use her knowledge to help spread a better understanding and education about all things sex. Now, after raising over $10 million in VC funding, her company Maude is the gold standard for sex toys. The Drop vibrator, a non-gendered pleasure toy, is one of its must-have devices.

The Honest Company

The Honest Company Truly Calming Lavender Shampoo Body Wash + Conditioner Bundle

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Truly Calming Lavender Shower Bundle

Not sure if you’ve heard of her, but Jessica Alba has this little-known company you should check out (kidding, obviously). The Honest Company is a titan in natural home goods, toiletries, and children’s essentials. Our fav produce? Its shower bundle. Usually we’d advice against using a 2-in-1 shampoo, but this lavender one is so good, we’re making an exception.

Casa Chiqui

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Puyao Woven Pillow Tiger Design

Founded by Colombian socialite Chiqui de Echavarria, Casa Chiqui is a collection of both home goods and accessories discovered in locations all around the world—like Bali, Morocco and South America. From swoon-worthy decorative objects and woven baskets to glassware and essential home decor (like this unique tiger pillow), Casa Chiqui is truly a one-of-a-kind place to shop.

GRL Collective

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You Are Powerful Notepad

GRL Collective describes themselves as a “Latina-founded lifestyle brand for grls that give a f*ck,” so feel free to add everything to cart. From apparel and jewelry to cards, stickers and seriously cute desk accessories, you’ll be coming back to GRL Collective again and again.

Mandana Blvd.

Mandana BLVD Large Apothecary Jar

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Mandana Blvd. Large Apothecary Jar

There’s no doubt about it: Your home needs a piece or two from Mandana Blvd. Cristina Ramos and Nu Goteh founded the brand due to their struggle with finding exquisite home decor at prices they could afford. Now, the two offer stunning kitchen-ware, incredibly unique pillows (They’re all sold out right now, but keep your eyes peeled. This pillows are that good.) and other home essentials.

Ceremonia

handwoven hanging jonote basket trio macetero

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Ceremonia Handwoven Jonote Basket Trio

If it’s gorgeous home decor, spa-like bath and body products or stunning accessories you crave, head on over to Latinx-owned Ceremonia, where pieces are handcrafted in Bali by local artisans. The brand also creates beautiful dreamcatchers—from which, 20% of the proceeds go to supporting local organizations in both Bali and Los Angeles.

Peach Box Co.

Sunshine Peach Box Co.

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Sunshine Box

Treat someone you love (or yourself) with one of the incredible gift boxes from Peach Box Co. Whether it’s a gift for a wannabe chef, someone who needs a calm day (Their “Sunshine” box is gorgeous!) or a treat for a new bride, you’ll find curated sets for each and every occasion in your life.

Barrio Letterpress

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Manifesting Magic Kit

While Chloe, the owner of Barrio Letterpress, actually specializes in creating stunning stationery for weddings, brands or just for yourself, she also has a small shop on the site where you can snag a few goods—like a Manifesting Magic Kit. For all things stationery, Barrio Letterpress should be your new go-to.

Lila Suds

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Lila Suds Foaming Bath Bomb

Give yourself a mini spa day with one of the foaming bath bombs, bath salts or seriously gorgeous artisan soaps from Lila Suds. Everything is handcrafted with an eco-friendly initiative, so go ahead and stock up on some items for yourself (and a friend, if you’re feeling generious).

Valfre

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Valfre Monochrome Print

If you’re not already a massive fan of Valfre, let this be your wake up call. The brand features the coolest art prints (along with accessories, apparel and even home decor), and you definitely need a little (OK, a lot) of it in your life.

 

Centinelle

Poppy and Polka Cat Cushion Cover

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Poppy and Polka Cat Velvet Cushion Cover

Centinelle founder Cristina Rose-Guizar describes the brand as the “neon-flavored icing on the vanilla cake of life”—and honestly, it’s a mood. The designs are all influenced by Rose-Guizar’s Mexican heritage (where she was born and raised), her Northern California home and her love of Japan. And can we just talk about how perfect this cat pillow cover is?!

Lucky No. Candles

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Courtesy of Lucky No. Candle.

No. 5 La Playa Candle

You can never have too many candles, folks—which is great news, because once you see all the beauts from Lucky No. Candle, you won’t be able to resist buying each and every one. With scents like La Playa (citrus, spice and sweet notes), Floral Blanca (floral and sweet notes) and Smolder (neutral and woodsy notes), there’s something for every nose.

 

COVEDOZA

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Courtesy of COVEDOZA.

I’m the CEO Phone Case

Do yourself a favor and snag a new mug, t-shirt, face mask (!), some stickers or a gorgeous phone case from COVEDOZA as soon as possible. The brand seeks to empower women artists who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) by giving them a platform on which promote their businesses.

Rogative

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Garita Luggage Tag

Rogative, founded by Gloriana López-Lay in Puerto Rico, was inspired by López-Lay’s travels and experiences living outside of Puerto Rico. The brand has joined with local artisans and craftsmen who create stunning bags and travel accessories (like this adorable luggage tag) to help break the cycle of poverty in Puerto Rico.

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