Here at My Mag, we stand in solidarity in the fight for racial justice. One of the many ways you can support the movement is to invest your spending power in Women of Color-owned businesses. Together with our in-house stylist and lifestyle enthusiast, Samantha Costantino, we’ve gathered some businesses we admire to share with you. Each is unique, but all of them deliver beautiful messages to consumers for healthy, well-balanced, and empowered lives. Now, go ahead and browse; you know you want to click add to cart…
Felisha Noel, founder behind womenswear brand, Fe Noel, brings inspiration from her Grenadian heritage and a philosophy to make life beautiful to her brand. Fe’s passion for travel, vibrant colors, and bold prints shine through in her designs. Her pieces are just begging to be added to our summer wardrobe! Aside from her brand, Fe also started her own foundation, the Fe Noel Foundation, to help young women start their own businesses.
Co-founders KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson birthed the idea for their company in search of the perfect nude lipstick. Mented Cosmetics is specialized in creating makeup that is pigMented to match a wide range of complexions and believes that “every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty, no matter her skin tone.” Even better, all of Mented’s lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, and cruelty free. You can find your perfect shade by using their shade finder.
Brooklyn based wellness company Golde focuses on creating “superfood-based essentials for health and beauty.” Everything, from face masks to superfood blends, are natural. Between wellness kits, merchandize, and beauty products, you’re sure to become a loyal customer. Personally, we’re most excited about their Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend!
AAKS founder Akosua Afriyie-Kumi started her brand to share the weaving techniques of the women of Ghana to the world, as well as to create sustainable jobs in Africa. Each style AAKS creates is unique in its details and has been featured across Elle Décor, Vogue, CNN, Forbes Women Africa, and the Guardian UK. Their handwoven ‘Oroo’ tote is beautifully made and exactly what we need for to complete our summer style.
Founder, Nancy Twine, created Briogeo in search of a natural hair care product that lived up to its expectations. With an influence from her grandmother’s beauty recipes and the help of a natural chemist team, Briogeo was born. Briogeo brings hair care back to basics as a naturally based, high performance product. With its texture-specific products, Briogeo strives to provide hair care for everyone’s needs. Nancy believes that treating your hair means using ingredients that detoxify, hydrate, and protect it. We can’t agree more!
“Buy a Bottle, Save a Bee” has become the namesake for Me & the Bees Lemonade, founded by 15 year old Mikaila Ulmer in Austin, Texas. Mikaila is saving the bees one bottle at a time with her award-winning lemonade. Based on her Great Grandmother’s lemonade recipe, she added her own twist of subbing sugar for honey. We’re inspired by Mikaila’s passion for the future of our ecosystem, all while making it taste good! Even sweeter, Me & the Bees Lemonade donates a percentage of sales to help save the bees.