5 Black-Owned Brands to Support for Juneteenth
An eco-inclusive skincare brand with skin-barrier-strengthening ingredients founded by Esthetician Lesley Thornton’s Klur.
House of Aama was created by mother and daughter design duo, Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka. The brand explores the black experience by incorporating historical storytelling and nostalgic references.
David Raysse, the former lead designer at FILA, founded Brandblack in 2012. He created a new brand to create a footwear and apparel collection that integrates high fashion.
Diarra Bousso founded Diarrablu, a contemporary lifestyle brand. Her mission is to create sustainable fashion while highlighting the African continent’s rich colors and unique patterns.
Míe, launched in 2018, is a lifestyle brand that focuses on resort wear. The entire brand is made with natural and biodegradable fabric that is locally made in Lagos, Nigeria.
How to Celebrate?
President Biden recognized Juneteenth as a federal holiday by signing the bill in 2021. Now people are celebrating the holiday all over America. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting events to help educate and share historical stories of African American ancestors. CNN will also be broadcasting a marquee event: Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom starting at 8pm EST. The best way to celebrate the holiday is by supporting black artists, brands, authors, small businesses, etc. If you’re looking for more ways to support the black community for Juneteenth, check out this list of organizations below:
I hope this helped you learn more about the Juneteenth holiday. Happy Juneteenth!