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meet the black women

black Friday, november 25 - new york city

AcARRE

AcARRE Founder, CEO, and Chief Chemist Tracey is an esteemed chemical engineer who has worked in product development and marketing for over eighteen years. In response to requests from friends and family, Tracey developed a product with multiple uses for skin and hair. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, the decision to begin her own company was a natural one, and soon AcARRE was formed. AcARRE multi-use bioactive products made from natural ingredients for balance to the microbiome for healthy scalp and skin, for the beauty minimalist.

Learn more and shop at AcARRE.co.

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BeUTee Bath and Body

As a research scientist with 20+ years of experience, Tyana is no stranger to the dangers of harsh chemicals. Having also lived a vegetarian lifestyle for over a decade, it was only fitting that she created products that were vegan, palm oil-free, and packed with the finest plant-based ingredients! In 2015, BeUTee Bath and Body was birthed as a way to share her handcrafted creations with her friends and as a vehicle to institute social change! Through her company, Tyana seeks to support the efforts of local domestic violence centers through her 10% giveback mission and annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Soap Drive.

Learn more and shop at BeUTeeBathAndBody.com.

Dejha B Coloring

Dejha B is the founder of Dejha B Coloring, a mom, a publisher, a recording artist, and a Senior Business Analyst. While looking for ways to reduce stress, she discovered the benefits of coloring books for mental health. The coloring book market lacked diversity and inspiration, so she created her own line of coloring books. Now, she wants to give back to her community by creating coloring books that will spark inspiration, creativity, motivate, and help de-stress.

Learn more and shop at DejhaBColoring.com.

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Hustle & Hope

 

Ashley Sutton is on a mission to help women level up in their career, mindset, and spirit through her motivational greeting card company Hustle & Hope. As a lover of stationery, and a marketing professional with over 13 years of corporate experience, her goal was to channel her career experiences into a product with purpose. Then, Hustle & Hope was born, the first motivational greeting card company to include a free downloadable resource guide with topics ranging from salary negotiation, resume tips, self-care advice, budgeting, and more, with every single card.

Learn more and shop at HustleAndHopeCards.com.

Mahogany Brown Candle Co.

Established in 2020, Mahogany Brown Candle Co. is a Black Woman and Veteran owned business hand-poured in Grayson, GA. Deloyce, the owner, is a firm believer that scents are the triggers to memories, relaxation, comfort, and promotes anxiety reduction. As a result, she took the time to carefully craft and test her formula to ensure each scent carries an amazing smell, a long extended CLEAN burn, all while remaining environmentally friendly by using only natural products.

Learn more and shop at MahoganyBrownCandleCo.com.

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small business saturday, november 26 - chicago

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Herbal Accession

Brittney is a Southside of Chicago native that has always carried a passion for providing peace to others, through counseling, support and care. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, in hopes of providing mental health services to young adolescents and she also received her Master's in Health Communication to teach others the importance of health. Positive well-being and maintaining a sense of peace of mind has always been a leading initiative for her. After working 15 years in various regions of social service, Brittney decided to devote her life to making a bigger impact on her community and began Herbal Accession in 2020.

Learn more and shop at HerbalAccession.com.

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small business saturday, november 26 - new york city

AcARRE

AcARRE Founder, CEO, and Chief Chemist Tracey is an esteemed chemical engineer who has worked in product development and marketing for over eighteen years. In response to requests from friends and family, Tracey developed a product with multiple uses for skin and hair. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, the decision to begin her own company was a natural one, and soon AcARRE was formed. AcARRE multi-use bioactive products made from natural ingredients for balance to the microbiome for healthy scalp and skin, for the beauty minimalist.

Learn more and shop at AcARRE.co.

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BeUTee Bath and Body

As a research scientist with 20+ years of experience, Tyana is no stranger to the dangers of harsh chemicals. Having also lived a vegetarian lifestyle for over a decade, it was only fitting that she created products that were vegan, palm oil-free, and packed with the finest plant-based ingredients! In 2015, BeUTee Bath and Body was birthed as a way to share her handcrafted creations with her friends and as a vehicle to institute social change! Through her company, Tyana seeks to support the efforts of local domestic violence centers through her 10% giveback mission and annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Soap Drive.

Learn more and shop at BeUTeeBathAndBody.com.

Dejha B Coloring

Dejha B is the founder of Dejha B Coloring, a mom, a publisher, a recording artist, and a Senior Business Analyst. While looking for ways to reduce stress, she discovered the benefits of coloring books for mental health. The coloring book market lacked diversity and inspiration, so she created her own line of coloring books. Now, she wants to give back to her community by creating coloring books that will spark inspiration, creativity, motivate, and help de-stress.

Learn more and shop at DejhaBColoring.com.

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Flex-N-Fly

Youmie Jean Francois is a transformational speaker, Corporate wellness consultant, and Founder/CEO of Flex-N-Fly. With Flex-n-Fly she is bridging the gap between travel and wellness. Flex-N-Fly is a travel wellness company that provides stretching, yoga, and relaxation classes to travelers before they board their flights at airports. Youmie created and designed both of Flex-N-Fly's best-selling minimalist travel products The Flex|Bag and The Flex|Mats. You can catch her splitting her time between New York City and Colombia as she continues to expand the face of wellness.

Learn more and shop at FlexNFly.com

Mahogany Brown Candle Co.

Established in 2020, Mahogany Brown Candle Co. is a Black Woman and Veteran owned business hand-poured in Grayson, GA. Deloyce, the owner, is a firm believer that scents are the triggers to memories, relaxation, comfort, and promotes anxiety reduction. As a result, she took the time to carefully craft and test her formula to ensure each scent carries an amazing smell, a long extended CLEAN burn, all while remaining environmentally friendly by using only natural products.

Learn more and shop at MahoganyBrownCandleCo.com.

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new york city - sunday, november 27

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BeUTee Bath and Body

As a research scientist with 20+ years of experience, Tyana is no stranger to the dangers of harsh chemicals. Having also lived a vegetarian lifestyle for over a decade, it was only fitting that she created products that were vegan, palm oil-free, and packed with the finest plant-based ingredients! In 2015, BeUTee Bath and Body was birthed as a way to share her handcrafted creations with her friends and as a vehicle to institute social change! Through her company, Tyana seeks to support the efforts of local domestic violence centers through her 10% giveback mission and annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Soap Drive.

Learn more and shop at BeUTeeBathAndBody.com.

Dejha B Coloring

Dejha B is the founder of Dejha B Coloring, a mom, a publisher, a recording artist, and a Senior Business Analyst. While looking for ways to reduce stress, she discovered the benefits of coloring books for mental health. The coloring book market lacked diversity and inspiration, so she created her own line of coloring books. Now, she wants to give back to her community by creating coloring books that will spark inspiration, creativity, motivate, and help de-stress.

Learn more and shop at DejhaBColoring.com.

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Flex-N-Fly

Youmie Jean Francois is a transformational speaker, Corporate wellness consultant, and Founder/CEO of Flex-N-Fly. With Flex-n-Fly she is bridging the gap between travel and wellness. Flex-N-Fly is a travel wellness company that provides stretching, yoga, and relaxation classes to travelers before they board their flights at airports. Youmie created and designed both of Flex-N-Fly's best-selling minimalist travel products The Flex|Bag and The Flex|Mats. You can catch her splitting her time between New York City and Colombia as she continues to expand the face of wellness.

Learn more and shop at FlexNFly.com

Mahogany Brown Candle Co.

Established in 2020, Mahogany Brown Candle Co. is a Black Woman and Veteran owned business hand-poured in Grayson, GA. Deloyce, the owner, is a firm believer that scents are the triggers to memories, relaxation, comfort, and promotes anxiety reduction. As a result, she took the time to carefully craft and test her formula to ensure each scent carries an amazing smell, a long extended CLEAN burn, all while remaining environmentally friendly by using only natural products.

Learn more and shop at MahoganyBrownCandleCo.com.

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The Tea Experience

In the course of a 16-year entrepreneurial journey, Leslie Allicks has proven to be a successful saleswoman and business owner. Leslie is the proud small business owner of The Tea Experience (TTE)-- a full-service and mobile tea party catering business that has an online presence for the retail sale of over 35 organic loose-leaf teas, accessories, and gifts. TTE also offers a Tea of the Month Subscription Box product known as SimpliciTEA.

Learn more and shop at TheTeaExperienceNY.com.

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new york city - saturday, december 3

It's Seasoned

Having a family history of hypertension and learning that nearly ½ of American adults suffer from hypertension, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in America, sparked Whitney Frederic's desire to do something about it. It was here that It's Seasoned was born. At It's Seasoned they curate high quality seasoning blends with the customer’s health in mind: low sodium, flavorful blends without the fillers: no msg. no gmos. no artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes.

Learn more and shop at ItsSeasoned.com.

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Kindred Paper

Savannah Stephens started stationery brand Kindred Paper in 2020 when she decided to lean into her passions and turned what was once a hobby of designing cards and invitations into a full fledged business. There is a notable lack of representation in the greeting card aisle and Kindred is filling the gap with vibrant and witty cards that hit home and authentically represent Black culture. They believe in the importance of being intentional about making our people feel seen and feel loved and they're doing it in their own words.

Learn more and shop at OurKindredPaper.com.

MLP Media

Dr. Mamie L. Pack is a military wife, momma, educator, and founder of Mamie L. Pack Media. Founded in 2018, Dr. Pack launched MLP Media creating stationery with purpose designed to help women prioritize their mental, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. With over 20 years experience leading, teaching, and mentoring, Dr. Pack uses her professional knowledge and personal experience  to disrupt the narrative telling women we must do more and be more in order to have worth or a meaningful life. Her stylish and functional stationery is designed for women of all ages and stages of life.

Learn more and shop at MamiePack.com.

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Oasis Soul Scent Co. 

 

Owner Lola Pyne founded Oasis Soul Scent Co. as a way to encourage self-care and well-being not only in others, but also in herself and her family. Having spent 20 years in the marketing, outreach, and web development sectors, Lola set out to start a business that didn't involve spending long hours commuting and in offices away from her son. Today, Lola runs Oasis Soul Scent Co. full-time, taking great pride and joy in offering products that help people care for themselves in mind, body, and soul. 

Learn more and shop at OasisSoul.com.

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new york city - saturday, december 10

Effie’s Paper

 

Kalyn Johnson Chandler is the founder and creative force behind the signature paperie, Effie’s Paper :: Stationery & Whatnot. She’s extended her intrinsic fashion sense into a distinct lifestyle brand focusing on desk accessories and travel products, named after her grandmother, Mrs. Effie Hayes.

Learn more and shop at EffiesPaper.com.

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Flyest

 

Shanae Jones is an herbalist and the founder of Flyest, a Hip-Hop inspired tea company. She loves Hip-Hop, tea, plant medicine and Gucci Mane. When she’s not making teas, she’s at the nail salon. Nails gotta stay fly.

Learn more and shop at DrinkFlyest.com.

LAMIK Beauty

 

Southern belle, seasoned makeup artist, licensed esthetician and member of the Cosmetic Executive Women, Kim Roxie experienced firsthand how multicultural women have been overlooked in the clean beauty market. At the age of 21, with a $500 investment, she opened her own makeup shop that catered to multicultural women in her hometown, Houston, TX. After running it for 14 years, in 2020, Roxie launched LAMIK Beauty as an e-commerce clean beauty company making LAMIK the first black-owned clean makeup brand carried by the major beauty specialty retailer, Ulta.com- changing the clean beauty game in Houston, Texas and beyond.

Learn more and shop at LAMIKBeauty.com.

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Taupe Coat

Bethany is a sister, rich auntie, philanthropist and the Founder of Taupe Coat, a nail care brand creating non toxic beauty products to promote physical wellness and encourage self care. She also owns JP Operations, an order fulfillment center and warehouse servicing other woman owned brands. A former attorney, Bethany left the practice of law after experiencing a health crisis due to burnout. She’s driven by her desire to encourage other women to make regular deposits into their wellness banks.

Learn more and shop at TaupeCoat.com.

VigorWicks Candle Co.

As a passionate creative with over 20+ years in various innovative industries, Lee began to create the brand that would become Vigorwicks in 2019. Vigorwicks lends itself to the appeal and personality of many homes by creating an experience for you through aromas strategically blended and guaranteed to ignite your senses. This is done by layering premium fragrance and essential oils with love and integrity.

Learn more and shop at VigorWicks.com.

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los angeles - saturday, december 17

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conditionHer

Wendy Rose Berry and Eugenia Marshall are LA based “employed entrepreneurs,” mothers, and besties juggling and balancing demanding corporate jobs and building an intimate skincare brand as co-founders of conditionHER. With the help of a phenomenal woman with a PhD in biochemistry, these two out-of-the-box thinkers developed a product that helps address issues that most people are uncomfortable talking about. conditionHER is a Black Woman-owned business, operated by a diverse group of women from around the globe. all-women team, including the biochemist and packaging designer.

Learn more and shop at conditionHer.com.

Dirt Don't Hurt

 

Dirt Don’t Hurt is an all natural oral care + beauty & body care brand focused on detoxification. All products are 100% earth + plant based, vegan, and cruelty free, using only the best activated charcoal, earth clays, essential oils & herbs. Women owned, Black Owned & Sister owned, Dirt Don’t Hurt offers fun, eco-friendly products to elevate your personal care routine. Sometimes you gotta get dirty to get clean!

Learn more and shop at DirtDontHurtMe.com.

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Perfectly Cordial

With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Rhonda Cammon left a 20 year nursing career to  pursue her passion to create three distinctive companies all with a focus on food and beverage. Perfectly Cordial, an award winning, fruit first, female founded and female sourced beverage company. Perfectly Cordial has been praised and consumed by celebrities like Mickey Guyton, Brett Eldrige, and Cardi B to name a few. She continues to be a loud supporter and champion for all women in the beverage industry.

Learn more and shop at PerfectlyCordial.com.

SUNNY&TED

Jasmine is the Founder and Creative Visionary for SUNNY&TED. A Navy Spouse to Don and mom to Sunday (Sunny) and Theodore (Ted), Jasmine has always had a passion for people. Before becoming a full-time business owner and work-from-home mom, she received her B.A. in Sociology and worked in Social Services. Jasmine enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Her favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree as a family. She currently resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.

Learn more and shop at SunnyAndTed.com.

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los angeles - sunday, december 18

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Be You Candles

Shemeka Wright is the founder and CEO of Be You Candles. Be You Candles is not just a candle brand, it is an experience. The motto: YOU are worth celebrating! This comes from Shemeka being very intentional about her moves to ensure that they align with her authentic spirit and she wants the same for all that encounters her. 

Learn more and shop at BeYouCandles.com

conditionHer

Wendy Rose Berry and Eugenia Marshall are LA based “employed entrepreneurs,” mothers, and besties juggling and balancing demanding corporate jobs and building an intimate skincare brand as co-founders of conditionHER. With the help of a phenomenal woman with a PhD in biochemistry, these two out-of-the-box thinkers developed a product that helps address issues that most people are uncomfortable talking about. conditionHER is a Black Woman-owned business, operated by a diverse group of women from around the globe. all-women team, including the biochemist and packaging designer.

Learn more and shop at conditionHer.com.

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Copper and Brass Paper Goods

A self-taught entrepreneur, Ariel Young started Copper & Brass Paper Goods in 2018 after noticing a lack of diversity in the paper goods industry. She started with wrapping paper and put her company on the map with a Black Santa gift wrap. In its beginnings, the brand offered wrapping paper, gift bags, and tags; however, as the vision expanded, so did the line of products. Now the product line includes greeting cards, notebooks, accessories, and other small paper goods. 

Learn more and shop at CopperAndBrass.net.

Dirt Don't Hurt

 

Dirt Don’t Hurt is an all natural oral care + beauty & body care brand focused on detoxification. All products are 100% earth + plant based, vegan, and cruelty free, using only the best activated charcoal, earth clays, essential oils & herbs. Women owned, Black Owned & Sister owned, Dirt Don’t Hurt offers fun, eco-friendly products to elevate your personal care routine. Sometimes you gotta get dirty to get clean!

Learn more and shop at DirtDontHurtMe.com.

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DMC Original Art

 

Danielle M Chery is a self-trained artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of  award-winning home decor business DMC Original Art, creating one of a kind pieces of functional resin art for homes and workspaces. Danielle turns to nature for inspiration and uses a fluid art technique to create earth-toned designs on wooden and ceramic materials. Some of her creations include coasters, jewelry dishes, serving trays, tables, and wall paintings.

Learn more and shop at DMCOriginalArt.com.

Junie Bees Butta

 

A Los Angeles native, wife, and mother, Jennifer has always been attracted to a natural and holistic lifestyle which inspired her to start handcrafting body butters to heal her daughter's skin from eczema and other skin concerns when she was a baby. With a science background, Jennifer was successful in creating an effective clean formula that rejuvenates and illuminates the skin. Due to high demand within her friend circle and beyond, Junie Bees Butta was born! Beyond the Butta, Jennifer enjoys traveling, baking, and playing the violin.

Learn more and shop at JunieBeesButta.com.

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Perfectly Cordial

With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Rhonda Cammon left a 20 year nursing career to pursue her passion to create three distinctive companies all with a focus on food and beverage. Perfectly Cordial, an award winning, fruit first, female founded and female sourced beverage company. Perfectly Cordial has been praised and consumed by celebrities like Mickey Guyton, Brett Eldrige, and Cardi B to name a few. She continues to be a loud supporter and champion for all women in the beverage industry.

Learn more and shop at PerfectlyCordial.com.

SUNNY&TED

Jasmine is the Founder and Creative Visionary for SUNNY&TED. A Navy Spouse to Don and mom to Sunday (Sunny) and Theodore (Ted), Jasmine has always had a passion for people. Before becoming a full-time business owner and work-from-home mom, she received her B.A. in Sociology and worked in Social Services. Jasmine enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Her favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree as a family. She currently resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.

Learn more and shop at SunnyAndTed.com.

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