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47 Black Female-owned Businesses to shop with Today: Elevating Entrepreneurs Beyond Hashtags​

In a world where unfairness still exists, especially for women running small businesses, Black women entrepreneurs are standing strong. Despite challenges, they’re starting businesses faster than anyone else. Check out our blog, “44 Black Female-owned Businesses to Shop with Today,” highlighting some incredible entrepreneurs in the Wakuda community. And hey, if you know more Black female-owned businesses, share them with us! Let’s support and celebrate these amazing women in business. 🌟

  1. Ibere Apparel

Khristinea Aworinde-Esan, founder of Ibere Apparel, launched her brand in response to a critical moment during the Black Lives Matter movements. Witnessing a lack of unity within the Black community, Khristinea, a working mother and former youth worker, sought to make a positive impact. Ibere Apparel aims to celebrate Black history and culture every day, challenging the idea of confining it to a single month. With a diverse range of products, including mugs, T-shirts, pins, and more, the brand encourages pride and self-affirmation on a daily basis. Khristinea envisions a world where Black history is celebrated consistently, transcending the limitations of designated months.

2. Butterflyy Bliss

Candice Lee, the founder of Butterflyy Bliss, started the brand out of concern for her son’s severe dry skin. From a regular home kitchen to an award-winning British brand now based in Buckinghamshire, Butterflyy Bliss offers natural, made-to-order beauty products. Recognised for excellence, the brand provides accessible, affordable luxury with a range of products including body scrubs, butters, oils, lip scrubs, and balms. Butterflyy Bliss prioritises high-quality, ethically sourced ingredients, maintaining freshness and potency through made-to-order production.

3. NJ Naturals

NJ Natural Body Care, founded by Nneka Olaleye, is a London-based haven for handmade natural skincare. From Bath Bombs and Soaps to Face Creams and Beard Balms, each product is meticulously crafted with 100% natural ingredients. The commitment to excellence shines through, delivering skincare solutions for all ages and skin types. With a history of satisfied customers and successful collaborations, NJ Naturals has gained acclaim for effective, quality offerings. Positive reviews highlight their dedication to service, and customer loyalty is their greatest reward. Join NJ Natural Body Care on a journey to embrace the beauty of naturally radiant skin.

4. I.Ingredients

Step into the world of natural culinary delights at i.Natural Ingredients, founded by Irene Amponsah. They specialise in crafting an array of homemade sauces, each meticulously prepared to enhance your culinary experience. From the aromatic ginger and garlic seasoning to the comforting warmth of ginger tea and the richness of fresh tomato puree, their offerings reflect their dedication to quality and natural goodness. Experience the essence of homemade goodness with I.Ingredients, where every sauce is a celebration of fresh, high-quality ingredients. Explore a realm where flavour seamlessly meets freshness!

5. Diaries of a visionary

Meet Desiri Okobia, an author and English Literature teacher residing in London, UK. Known as Miss Dee Ok, she extends her influence globally through her inspiring blog and YouTube channel, ‘Diaries of a Visionary.’ With a passion for utilizing divine inspiration, Miss Dee Ok empowers individuals to pursue their dreams. Join her journey as she shares wisdom and encouragement, impacting hundreds of people worldwide.

6. Unveiling Beauty

Pamela Adeyeba, the force behind Unveiling Beauty, launched this jewellery venture in August 2021. As a Forbes Featured entrepreneur, certified counselor, makeup artist, and mentor to young women, Pamela channels her creativity into crafting unique jewellery pieces.

Unveiling Beauty is more than jewellery; it’s a celebration of individuality and empowerment for women. Through her creations, Pamela communicates a powerful message of self-confidence and uniqueness. This jewellery line is a testament to her vision of empowering women both inside and out.

7. In the know: Inspiring Black figures

Tamsy Ashman, an author committed to rewriting history, focuses on representation for children of colour. In her book, she passionately uncovers the overlooked stories of black inventors, seamlessly weaving together narratives of 25 remarkable figures, from pioneers like Latimer to innovators like Boykin. Tailored for young readers, her work serves as a beacon of positive representation, providing aspirational role models and empowering the educational journey of children of colour. Join Tamsy on this journey to reshape narratives and celebrate the remarkable contributions of black figures throughout history.

8. Knights Hampers

Zaneeka Bennett is the driving force behind a family-run luxury hamper business, founded in honour of Grandma Knight. With a diverse professional background, Zaneeka’s passion lies in curating hampers that reflect Grandma Knight’s legacy. Committed to excellence and outstanding customer service, the business blends tradition with ambition. Join Zaneeka on this heartfelt journey, where every hamper is a testament to the enduring spirit of Grandma Knight and the family’s values.

9. Vibrations of Goddess

Meet Camille Denton, the visionary founder behind Vibrations of a Goddess. With a background in Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing, and Naturopathy, Camille’s passion for holistic well-being led her to create a platform dedicated to enhancing personal rituals. As the driving force behind Vibrations of a Goddess, Camille is committed to providing products crafted with love and intention to elevate the well-being journey. As a dedicated entrepreneur, she invites you to explore the online shop and be part of the community that values self-love, positivity, and holistic wellness. Powered by Wakuda, Vibrations of a Goddess is more than a brand; it’s a celebration of empowerment, self-discovery, and positive vibrations.

10. Sheabliss Natural

Introducing Adenike Adele, the founder of Shea Bliss Natural, a UK-based natural skincare company on a mission to redefine your skincare experience. With a profound passion for natural skin and hair care, Adenike meticulously selects the finest, purest unrefined Shea butter and Shea nut oil for all products. Shea Bliss Natural believes in treating your body like a temple, using only the best natural ingredients responsibly sourced from woman-run cooperatives in Nigeria. Every product is handcrafted in small batches, free from toxic ingredients such as parabens, SLS, and dyes. Experience the luxury of Shea Bliss Shea butter expertly whipped with premium Coconut oil, Grapeseed oil, and Sweet Almond oil, or indulge in the 100% natural Shea Bliss Oil sourced directly from Nigeria, offering hydration, moisturization, softening, and protection for your skin. Embrace the purity of nature with Shea Bliss Natural.

11. Bijou CREATES

Bijou CREATES is a design journey fusing West African traditional craft with 21st-century British aesthetics, spanning fashion, architecture, and independent research. Inspired by cultural richness, our creations blend British and West African styling, utilising fabrics with cultural influences. Each piece is a unique storytelling collaboration with artisans, reflecting a profound cultural narrative. Ethical craftsmanship defines our work, whether created by hand or with artisans in the UK and Sierra Leone. Join Bijou, where design is a celebration of culture and creativity, seamlessly weaving tradition into contemporary elegance.

12. Stacey-Ann Cole Art

Stacey-Ann Cole is an artist, designer, and illustrator based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK. Her primary focus revolves around providing Afro Caribbean-centered art in various product forms, aiming to address the lack of positive representation in mainstream media. Stacey-Ann’s work, including greeting cards and other products, resonates with customers who appreciate the opportunity to find items reflecting their skin color and heritage.

13. Yash

Welcome to Yash, curated by Tereena Burman, where tranquility meets craftsmanship. Their soy candles, handmade with 100% natural soy wax and wood wicks, offer a moment of relaxation with Cotton Fresh fragrance and Lavender essential oil. Embrace the unique variations in each candle, a testament to their eco-conscious commitment. Explore their yoga mats, crafted for stability and comfort in a spectrum of colours. Yash stands out with a sustainable approach — their mats are forest-friendly, created using a tapping method. Join in celebrating mindful living and well-being at Yash.

14. Itofan

Welcome to ITOFAN, where natural beauty and well-being take center stage. Founded by Fatoumata, the brand offers high-quality natural products, supports ecological agriculture, and advocates for grassroots healthcare. The mission is to share knowledge about the benefits of plants, empowering communities and preserving traditional wisdom. Through fair trade practices, remote communities are uplifted, contributing to biodiversity conservation. Join the holistic journey at ITOFAN Natural Health & Remedies, where authenticity meets well-being.

15. Beard Kings

Founded by Aminat Bashorun, the brand is dedicated to providing high-quality beard care products that redefine the grooming experience for men. With a commitment to excellence, Beard Kings offers a range of premium products designed to enhance and maintain majestic beards. Aminat’s passion for promoting healthy beard growth and grooming practices is reflected in every product. The philosophy is simple: a well-cared-for body not only boosts confidence but also communicates self-worth to others.

16. Natis Creations

Natis Creations, founded by Fatima, emerged from a heartfelt desire to address the lack of positive representation for black males in greeting cards. As a mother of two sons, two brothers, and a husband, Fatima struggled to find diverse cards, inspiring her to create Natis Creations. This UK-based, Black-owned company specialises in Afrocentric and African-inspired greeting cards for various family members and occasions. Committed to quality, Natis Creations also offers a range of gifts and stationery, ensuring beautiful images of Black and Brown people on each card and product.

17. Krafts by Kerry

Welcome to Krafts by Kerry, a haven where visions transform into uniquely crafted realities. Specialising in handcrafted art and distinctive everyday essentials, Krafts by Kerry sets itself apart with designs rarely found on the typical high street. In a world overshadowed by mass production, the founder, Kerry, takes pride in creating exclusive pieces that embrace individuality. Crafting becomes not merely a skill but a meditative escape, fostering a profound connection with the present moment and offering innovative solutions. Quality stands as the cornerstone, with each piece reflecting meticulous attention to detail and the enduring beauty that defines Krafts by Kerry. Join this journey to experience stories woven with care and precision in every creation.

18. I am Children’s books

The I Am book series is a collaborative creation by Tayma Hunte and her son 11-year-old author Isiah. Specialising in self-published children’s books, the series is dedicated to promoting positive black culture and representation. The debut book of the series, ‘I AM,’ intertwines affirmations and poetry, aiming to enhance the self-esteem and confidence of young black children. Through validating their worth and celebrating their culture, the I Am Affirmations series seeks to empower and uplift its young readers.

19. Bokoo

Zara, the founder of Bokoo, hails from the Akan tribe in Ghana, West Africa, and has always cherished and embraced the richness of Akan culture. Central to the representation of this cultural wealth are Adinkra symbols—visual expressions of proverbs, concepts, and wisdom within the Akan community. These symbols adorn fabrics, jewelry, logos, and homes, playing a prominent role in Ghanaian culture. Zara’s creation of notebooks featuring Adinkra symbols is a deliberate effort to share the beauty and cultural significance of these symbols, aiming to inspire individuals using the notebooks for various purposes, from journaling to life planning.

20. The Matcha Yard

Meet Monique, the visionary founder of The Matcha Yaad, where Japanese and Jamaican cultures harmoniously collide. Driven by a profound love for both cultures and inspired by her remarkable journey with Matcha, Monique has crafted a unique space where the bold flavors of Jamaica intertwine with the invigorating essence of Matcha. At The Matcha Yaad, Monique is on a mission to deliver beverages that not only tantalize your taste buds with flavor but also fuel your productivity with functional benefits. Join the Matcha Fam and indulge in a delightful fusion of cultural richness and functional refreshment brought to you by The Matcha Yaad.

21. Aduwham

Meet Wendy, the creative force behind Aduwham’s exquisite collection of luxury candles. Immerse yourself in a sensory journey as Wendy artfully combines Africa’s rich cultural heritage with renowned symbols, creating a truly unique concept. Each candle is a masterpiece, meticulously handcrafted to blend history, tradition, and fragrances. Picture a harmonious blend of a historical journal and a collection of perfume bottles, each candle tells a captivating story through pure and natural scents, capturing the essence of Africa in every flicker. Wendy invites you to experience the beauty of Aduwham, where cultural richness meets sensory delight.

22. Miss Nang Treats

Step into Miss Nang Treats, where Hortense crafts irresistible snacks centered around nuts and seeds with your well-being in focus. Every ingredient is carefully chosen and slow-cooked to preserve the richness of flavors. Hortense’s commitment extends beyond taste – she aims to surprise you with inventive ways to enjoy these treats, making nuts an exciting part of your daily diet. Miss Nang Treats stands for sustainability, embracing a zero-waste lifestyle, and using eco-friendly materials like wood pulp, glass, paper, and satin in our packaging. With a dedication to zero plastic, zero chemicals, and zero animal-based ingredients, Hortense invites you to explore a world of wholesome and mindful snacking.

23. Maggie’s African Twist

Operating from The Red Lion in Penygroes, surrounded by Snowdonia’s scenic beauty, Maggie’s Exotic Foods blends African culinary heritage with European finesse. With roots deeply embedded in generations of culinary mastery, Maggie’s journey began with her mother’s City & Guilds qualification in catering, laying the foundation for a new era. Inspired by her Welsh upbringing and enriched by exposure to diverse cuisines like West Indian, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, and Latino, Maggie’s passion for food knows no bounds.

24. Flo London

Maawura Totoe, founder of FLO London The Shop, merges her love for London’s dynamic lifestyle and Ghana’s rich culture in a curated collection of lifestyle products crafted from Ghana wax print fabrics. Each piece in the 2021 collection celebrates the Ahwenepa Nkasa fabric, known for its timeless designs and sustainability. Handmade in Ghana, these pieces embody durability and cultural significance, with each fabric holding symbolic meanings. 

25. Ashanti Curls

Ashanti Curls is the brainchild of a passionate curly girl. Drawing inspiration from her Ghanaian heritage, the name “Ashanti” reflects a region close to her heart, symbolizing connection and meaning. After transitioning to natural hair in 2012 and experiencing a surge in confidence, the founder envisioned a brand that would empower others with curly, coily, and kinky hair to embrace their natural beauty. Recognising a gap in the market for inclusive and accessible hair accessories, Ashanti Curls aims to be a one-stop shop for the curly community, offering a diverse range of products tailored to their needs.

26. Aroma Blends

Kiasha, a holistic therapist from London, founded aromablendsbyK with a unique vision. Combining her expertise in Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Crystal healing, she crafts products that go beyond pampering the senses—they promote spiritual health and nurture the mind, body, and spirit. With a passion for aiding others in their daily rituals, Kiasha infuses each product with love, ensuring they uplift and inspire.

27. In Ya feelings

Welcome to In Ya Feelings, where greeting cards inspired by black culture await you. Founded by Lisa, the team behind In Ya Feelings is driven by a passion for celebrating Caribbean heritage through vibrant and relatable designs. Each card reflects the warmth and humor of our community, offering a fresh take on traditional greetings. Through a unique royalty scheme, Lisa ensures that every creative involved receives recognition and support for their talent.

28. Isura

Iṣura, where treasure meets heritage. Founded by Temi, their online jewellery brand offers quality statement pieces crafted in the shape of African and Caribbean countries and islands. With a name meaning ‘treasure’ in Yoruba, each piece is designed to celebrate your roots with style and elegance. Discover timeless jewellery that effortlessly expresses your unique identity at Iṣura.

29. Rukai

Introducing Rukai skincare, where eczema and dry skin meet their match. Founded by Rukayat, our handcrafted range is meticulously formulated with challenged skin in mind. Born in Nigeria, nurtured in London, and shared with you, our products harness the power of plant-based ingredients to ignite a journey of care and well-being. Say goodbye to skin woes and hello to radiant, nourished skin with Rukai.

30. Kitoko London

Welcome to Kitoko London, where African creativity shines. Founded in 2020 by two sisters, Kitoko London is dedicated to showcasing quality, handmade jewellery from talented designers across Africa. With a focus on originality and sustainability, the curated collection reflects the vibrant spirit of African craftsmanship. Kitoko London invites you to celebrate unique and affordable treasures that make every wearer feel special.

31. Lovingly Bestowed

Meet Camille, the heart and soul behind Lovingly Bestowed. With a passion for spreading positivity and love, Camille embarked on a journey to create handmade cards filled with joy and encouragement. Inspired by the power of words to uplift spirits, she envisioned luxurious journals and paper sets, which she finally brought to life in 2021. Despite the challenges, Camille took the leap and launched her first card, marking the beginning of a fulfilling venture. Now, she takes pride in brightening special days and cherishes the trust her customers place in her creations.

32. Names Scribe

Gbemi is the creative mind behind Names Scribe. Inspired by her own childhood experiences of not being able to find personalised items like her peers, Gbemi embarked on a mission to create beautiful prints showcasing names. At Names Scribe, every product is designed and created in-house, adding a personal touch that sets them apart.

33. Kawah Coffee

Introducing Kawah Coffee, a specialty coffee brand rooted in Rwanda’s rich heritage and committed to community empowerment. Founded by Michaelle, Kawah Coffee sources beans directly from their family farm, Kinunu Agroprocessing, ensuring quality and freshness from farm to cup. With a focus on fair trade practices and sustainability, they support local farmers, particularly women, while delivering exceptional coffee to your doorstep.

34. The Shortbread Company

Discover The Shortbread Company: crafting delectable, handmade shortbread treats with love and care. Founded by Diana in her home kitchen, our mission is simple: to offer the finest quality shortbread and exceptional service, ensuring every bite brings joy. Whether for yourself or a cherished gift, indulge in our irresistible creations and experience pure delight with every bite.

35. Beautiful Roots

Welcome to Beautiful Roots, where they celebrate the rich diversity of our society through greeting cards and stationery. Founded by London-based designer Karine during Black History Month 2022, Beautiful Roots fills a void in cultural representation with artwork inspired by the community. Karine’s passion for showcasing black love and empowerment shines through in each design, catering to a range of milestones and featuring inclusive representations of deeper skin tones. With a focus on joy and empowerment, Beautiful Roots aims to uplift black culture and increase visibility in everyday products.

36. Soul Print

Meet SoulPrint, a custom fashion brand by Priscillia. They craft handcrafted clothing, accessories, and home decor inspired by Ghanaian culture. With locally sourced fabrics, they blend tradition with contemporary style, celebrating authenticity and elegance. Join the SoulPrint family for bespoke fashion that leaves a lasting impression.

37. Shairenity

Sheika is the founder of Shairenity. She takes pride in sourcing only the highest quality ingredients from nature for her skincare products. By harnessing the power of essential oils and other natural ingredients, Shairenity products work in harmony with your skin, providing long-lasting benefits. 

38. Rudor Waishe

Meet Tanaka, the founder of Rudor Waishe. With a passion for preserving linguistic heritage within the African Diaspora, Tanaka started this business to support families in passing on their cultural and linguistic traditions to the next generation. Rudor Waishe provides educational materials and toys for children, fostering a sense of connection to their roots and heritage.

39. Nina Bombina

Meet Nina, a Staffordshire-born artist now based in South London. Specialising in vibrant and maximalist creations, Nina crafts a variety of products including cards, prints, candles, and original artwork. With a passion for art from a young age, Nina finally pursued her artistic dreams during lockdown. Open to commissions, wholesale opportunities, and more, Nina invites you to explore her colorful world.

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41. Philly and Friends

Meet Vese, founder of Philly & Friends, an award-winning children’s brand promoting diversity and literacy. Inspired by her daughter, Philly, Vese creates books, dolls, and puzzles featuring diverse characters. With a background in engineering, Vese brings strategic thinking to her mission of empowering children through representation. Her commitment to diversity extends beyond her business, advocating for inclusivity in entrepreneurship and parenting.

42. Flickerwick

Meet Fran, the creative mind behind Flickerwick. Specializing in soy candles and reed diffusers, Flickerwick is dedicated to fostering tranquility and reducing stress in homes. Their 100% natural fragrances offer genuine wellbeing benefits, from promoting better sleep to boosting energy levels. Committed to eco-friendly and cruelty-free practices, Flickerwick uses non-toxic, plant-based ingredients in their products. Each candle and diffuser is hand-poured in small batches, ensuring quality and consistency in every purchase. Experience the calming ambiance of Flickerwick and unwind in a space filled with natural goodness.

43. Shhh… Menopause Wellness

Shhh… Menopause Wellness was founded by Marva Williams, a passionate advocate for women’s health. Shhh… offers small-batch well-being products crafted with essential oils and magnesium to alleviate menopausal symptoms and promote emotional wellness. Marva’s expertise in natural skincare and holistic healing drives her mission to break the taboo surrounding menopause and empower women to prioritize self-care. Join us in embracing this transformative journey with confidence and grace.

44. Bibinee dolls

Introducing Bibinee Dolls, the brainchild of Stephanie, an early years toy brand dedicated to filling the vast void in the market for soft, diverse plush dolls. With a base in the UK and a global reach, Bibinee Dolls strives to empower children worldwide to learn, grow, and love through representation and inclusivity. The name “Bibinee,” derived from the Ghanaian Twi language meaning “black,” pays homage to the founders’ heritage, evident in the dolls’ kente and ankara print clothing.

45. The Shades of Melanin

Introducing Andrea, the creative force and founder behind The Shades of Melanin. Inspired by a profound reverence for diversity and a passion for celebrating the exquisite beauty of melanin-rich skin tones, Andrea embarked on a mission to establish a brand that champions inclusivity and empowerment.

46. Akirma Luxe

Natalie is the founder of Akirma Luxe, a UK-based brand dedicated to crafting natural skincare and haircare products using only the healthiest and most nourishing ingredients. Committed to ethical practices, all of our products are vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade in small batches to ensure freshness. Natalie’s inspiration for Akirma Luxe stemmed from a desire to offer clean beauty solutions and versatile products to address the needs of individuals with sensitive skin and hair concerns.

47. All shades Cards

Meet Amanda, the visionary behind All Shades, a brand that celebrates the timeless tradition of sending cards as a meaningful gesture of connection and care. In a world dominated by digital communication, Amanda recognized the enduring value of tangible expressions of emotion. Founded in 2022, All Shades aims to broaden the representation in the greeting card industry by offering imagery that resonates with a diverse audience.

As we wrap up our showcase of these incredible 44 female entrepreneurs, we’re truly inspired by their stories and ventures. They remind us of the power of creativity, resilience, and determination. Let’s keep cheering them on, spreading the word, and supporting their businesses in any way we can. Their success is a testament to the strength and innovation within the Black female entrepreneurial community. Here’s to celebrating diversity, empowerment, and the pursuit of dreams.

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