9 Black-Owned Interior, Homeware and Design Related Brands to Support Now
Updated: Jun 27, 2020
As well as writing to your MP, signing petitions and educating yourself about the history of structural racism around the world, you can also show your support and solidarity to the #blacklivesmatter movement by getting to know, and buying from, black-owned businesses next time you are looking to shop for your home.
A A K S
Beautiful, hand-crafted (in Ghana) bags and lamp shades. The lamps are part of ‘Weaving for Change’, an initiative that aims to create fair and dignified work for refugee artisans in Burkina Faso. And they look amazing too!
BONITA IVIE PRINTS
Gorgeously colourful gifts, stationery and homeware that celebrates African culture, all designed by self-taught graphic designer Bonita Ebuehi.
GRAIN & KNOT
Beautiful, hand-crafted wooden goods by owner / maker Sophie in her home studio.
LUNA SPOT DESIGN
Stunning homeware and gifts in the forms of unique art prints, cushions, crockery and more, all designed or collated by owner Rochelle Dalphinis. As well as her off the shelf range she will also take commissions.
MIND THE CORK
We are huge fans of cork at Owl Design, not only for its environmental credentials but for its warmth and varying organic textures. Formed from the belief that we don’t need to destroy the world to make our homes beautiful, Mind the Cork aims to make the most of one of the world’s most underrated materials.
MODULAR BY MENSAH
Interlocking modular pieces of furniture designed by Kusheda Mensah. The connecting pieces represent ‘the mutuality, connection and closeness shared between humans, as well as the human form itself’ as a ‘reaction to the ever-growing rift social media continues to create between individuals and the way in which we bond’. The forms and playful and fun and can’t help but bring a smile to your face.
OUR LOVELY GOODS
A family run business who are passionate about creating products that are good for you, your home and the environment - whilst being beautifully designed too. On their website you will find handcrafted natural wax candles, botanical skincare and a selection of homeware made by talented artisans in Nigeria that they work closely with.
London’s first boutique solely dedicated to cacti and succulents. The shop, the brainchild of award-winning photographer Gynelle Leon, in Dalston, East London is impossible to leave empty handed!
YARD AND PARISH
Eco-Luxe Heritage Brands by the African Diaspora. Beautifully curated focus of back-owned independent brands offering affordable luxury and championing everything natural and conscious. Find everything from candles to cushions and bags to beauty products.