Shopping small supports so many small-owned businesses especially in the BIPOC community. When it comes to BIPOC owned businesses they receive half the amount of investments compared to white-owned companies.
According to Gosite, a small business and resources platform, there is a significant amount of economic inequality, especially in recent decades. The site reveals:
“A report found that Black and Latinx families are twice as likely to have zero or negative wealth—meaning their debt is higher than the value of their assets—compared to white families,”
In honor of Juneteenth (a holiday celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US.) Recess is highlighting a few BIPOC businesses that you can support by shopping their offerings.
If you love beauty without all the toxins then you will love this site. All the items are carefully selected by their panel of black health experts making sure to choose all-natural products that are high-quality. Products range from sunscreen to a tongue scraper!
Problk was founded by a couple that wanted to find a way to support and give back to the black community. Addressing the health disparities within the community the couple's primary focus was to promote health in the mind, body, and spirit. The brand offers resources like a vitamin deficiency guide and an array of supplements to support your lifestyle.
Mikaela Pabon is a Wardrobe Stylist, mother of two, and Hawaiian dancer. Her line offers colorful items for summer that you can wear poolside or hitting the gym. From athleisure hoodies to cute one-pieces you are able to scoop a few fun must-haves for the season.
The idea that you will never have another "bad hair day!" sounds fabulous to most! These hats can be worn inside and outside of your workouts. They have fun designs that allow you to express your style on your next run or day at the beach. The lining inside the cap is made of satin which helps to prevent hair breakage.
Nice Scent is an Atlanta-based company that offers chemical-free candles made by hand. Incorporating some of these candles regularly can help to keep you relaxed whether it is during meditation, a journaling session, or taking a relaxing bath.
An expressive line of clothing that weaves in African culture, history, and traditions into the brand. They have something for the entire family!
Pru Apparel was created with the drive to offer the community continuous love and empowerment. In addition, it supports and empowers women of color to be heard, seen, and celebrated.
Whether you are making a purchase, sharing with friends, or following on social all these actions are ways you can support these businesses while exploring new ways to shop.