Supporting sustainable brands to help you shop sustainably and ethically is important to us.
Now more than ever is the time to support and elevate sustainable companies created by women of color to show off their brand, products, and hard work. These companies bring a unique and fresh voice not only to the sustainability industry, but to all industries including the ones they may have been excluded from in the past.
We’ve compiled a list of 5 sustainably owned brands by women of color and you won’t want to miss out on these ones!
1. GOLDE, Beauty + Wellness
Co-owned by Trinity Wofford in 2017, Golde was founded with the goal of making ethical products that “look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self” while of course, bringing good vibes to the wellness industry. Golde offers products like face masks, turmeric latte blends or even a make your matcha kit! Each of their products are organic, vegan and cruelty free - with transparent and cute packaging (we love that)!
You can purchase Golde at retailers such as Sephora or Urban Outfitters, or on their website https://golde.co/!
2. Arrow + Phoenix Swim, Swimwear
Arrow + Phoenix Swim was founded by Kayla Bell, with the intention to “inspire people (especially women) to love themselves and to uplift others”. Arrow + Phoenix represents the woman without fear who’s always by the water and of course values functionality.
Their swimsuits use an eco-friendly fabric that is recycled and made with chlorine resistance, sand resistance, shape retention and UV ray protections. Additionally, their swimwear is made in the US, and is created out of plant based ingredients, using 30% less energy, while releasing 63% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustainable swimwear? Yes please!
3. Born Indigo, Food-grade coconut wax candles
Born Indigo candles are made using a blend of sustainable, non-GMO food grade certified coconut wax, alongside lead-free cotton wicks to provide the cleanest burning candles. The fragrance oils are natural and man-made, free of parabens and other toxins. While using man-made ingredients, they use a small amount, to protect the earth from over-harvesting endangered plants and avoid using animal products. These candles protect the earth and your body while burning and have super cute, yet minimalist packaging.
Founder Camille Leonard, created Born Indigo to “encourage everyone to express and embrace their natural beauty and glow from the inside out.
4. The Honey Pot Co., Natural Feminine Care
The Honey Pot Co was founded by Bea Dixon, who had been suffering with bacterial vaginosis for months and couldn't get relief. She decided to utilize the power of herbs to help women protect and heal themselves from infection. The Honey Pot Co products are biodegradable + cruelty free and made with 100% natural herbs. The Honey Pot Co embraces products made by women for women, to feel confident and content with their bodies, most importantly, their honeypot.
The Honey Pot Co be purchased at Target or on their website https://thehoneypot.co/
5. Galerie.LA, Clothing and more
After recognizing the gap between sustainable fashion and experiences in lifestyle and entertainment, Glaerie.LA was founded by Dechel Mckillian. Galerie.LA’s mission is to “bring social conscious fashion to the masses.” Galerie.LA puts a focus on making smart buying decisions, while supporting local, artisan and trendy products.
Shop the online store at https://galerie.la/ or stop by their Los Angeles store near ROW DTLA.
Shopping sustainably reaches far more than making an impact on your environment. It can make a difference to local entrepreneurs and those who have worked so hard to see their visions come to life. By supporting these businesses, you’ll empower others to stop shopping fast fashion and unethical organizations, while supporting women of color.
What are some of your favorite ethical and sustainable brands owned by women of color?
Let us know in the comments!