In honor of the amazing black-owned businesses out there, this month we’re celebrating a number of incredible women who are leading game-changing brands that we LUV!
Chantel Davis launched her luxury body contouring swimwear brand Castamira after struggling to find silhouettes that enhanced her curves and made her body feel beautiful. Eco-friendly fibers and Green packaging also mean that the brand has a reduced impact on the environment, supporting their mission of conscious luxury.
Aya Paper Co. launched in 2019 by SaVonne Anderson is a card, stationery and candle company that reflects SaVonne’s advocacy for environmental justice by using 100% recycled materials for all paper products. Aya’s collection is defined by neutral earth tones, modern typography and minimalist illustrations.
The Honey Pot is a natural feminine care brand, founded by Beatrice Dixon. After problems with her own ‘honeypot’, Beatrice got the idea to start her own feminine care product company, but with a twist: all herbs and natural. Her products are non-toxic, made from natural herbs from the earth, and made for women by women. The Honey Pot has a wide variety of products such as tampons, pads, and washes.
Blavity Inc, created by Morgan DeBaun, is a portfolio of brands and websites created by and dedicated to black millennials. With a focus on content and providing representation in the media for black millennials, Blavity receives millions of unique visitors each month.
Nancy Twine, the founder of Briogeo Hair, created her first hair care formula at the age of 5 with the help of her grandmother. Although Briogeo Hair didn’t get founded until about 15 years later, Nancy brought some of her grandmother’s natural hair recipes with her. After moving to New York City in her twenties, Nancy realized that the 'natural' hair care products she bought from the store didn't perform like she’d hoped. She knew she needed to make a change, and created Briogeo. Free of sulfates, parabens, and harsh chemicals, there is a hair care product for every hair type: your hair will be left feeling great and looking vibrant.
Plum Perfect, started by Columbia grad Asmau Ahmed, uses an app to scan users’ selfies to find the perfect makeup for their skin tone. Focusing specifically on women of color, Ahmed is passionate about leveraging innovation to create business value by responding to acute needs in the marketplace.
BYCHARI is a beautiful luxe jewelry line, with pieces from simple everyday wear to head-turning luxury necklaces. Chari Cuthbert founded BYCHARI in 2012, prioritizing simple yet luxurious jewelry pieces. Chari wanted to include her own style that’s subtle but alluring, by creating jewelry that is simple but of the highest quality. BYCHARI is made sustainably in Los Angeles, and is the perfect addition to expressing your personal style (plus, you may have seen Michelle Obama rocking one of her necklaces last week).