Buy Black While Being Sustainable This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is approaching this Sunday and maybe you don’t have a gift yet?

Don’t panic! ESSENCE Magazine has you covered with these amazing Black-owned brands that are coming to inspire, slay and make your mothers (or your own) day!


CIVIL – Signature 125 Lariat Necklace

Give your mother something Civil, so to speak. This brand, founded by Blakely Thornton, gives 20 percent of its proceeds to “underrepresented founders” and is proud to craft jewelry using an “environmentally sound diamond creation process.”


$295 BUY


Kreyòl Essence – Haitian Moringa Line

Kreyòl Essence’s body products, are produced from natural ingredients from Haiti. Yve-Car Momperousse’s beauty brand makes sustainable jobs and boosts women up in the country. Her products are on the Kreyòl Essence site, there are also Mother’s Day bundles, and also through Ulta.


$22-40 BUY


DIARRABLU – Finetti Mules

A present-day lifestyle brand founded by Diarra Bousso, DIARRABLU magnifies the work of local artisans in Senegal, and uses natural, sustainable fabrics. 


$135 BUY


Eu’Genia Shea – Shea Butter Bundles

Eu’Genia Shea is a family-owned business by mother and daughter that donates 15 percent of their proceeds back to the female workers they have work for them in Ghana.


$61 BUY


A A K S – Nowa Bowl Bag

Designed and made in Ghana, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi’s A A K S bags are not only breathtaking, but they create sustainable jobs for amazing basket weavers in the country.


$165.80 BUY


Jungalow – Papyrus Hook Pillow

For the items purchased from Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow brand, two trees are planted. So when you purchase your pillows, you are helping Mother Earth in the meantime.



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