The Essentials: 16 Summer Must-Haves By Black Owned Brands

Good American 


Good American, the first fully inclusive fashion brand that celebrate all body types was founded by Emma Grede. Emma also started the shapewear company, Skims, with Kim Kardashian West. You can see her on season 13 of ABC’s Shark Tank as the first Black female shark.

Juvia’s Place

Chichi Eburu, the founder of Juvia’s Place, couldn’t find makeup that matched her deep complexion. She decided to start her own makeup company that offers 42 shades and a large section of deep-colored foundations, concealers, powders, and more.

Jade Swim

Brittany Kozerski, the former fashion stylist and editor, founded Jade Swim to innovate the way women wear swimwear. It is made of luxury fabrics and custom silhouettes to compliment the feminine figure. A bonus is that it’s also a sustainable brand that uses organic and recycled materials.

54 Thrones

Christina Tegbe, the founder, left her corporate job to create 54 Thrones. The beauty brand is inspired by diversity and the sacred beauty of Africa. She works with artisans to handcraft the ingredients to maintain the authentic beauty products inspired by her Nigerian aunt.

If you’re looking for more inspiration then go to Chirpyest’s blog here.