5 Women of Color Owned Businesses to Support
October has come to a close as we welcome November. Unfortunately, that means National Women’s Small Business Month has ended. But that doesn’t mean the support has to stop. Walker’s Legacy is proud to provide you with a list of 5 Women of Color owned businesses that you can support!
1. Cadence Candle Co
Cadence Candle Co. is a handmade candle business based in Washington DC. They specialize in three signature scents that are made to enlighten a particular mood. Each candle is inspired by music and comes with a QR code to the playlist that inspired the scent of the candle. The brand encourages individuality and “finding the Cadence within yourself.”
HarperIman Dolls was created by mother-daughter duo, Cynthia Watkins, and Kathryn Burnett with one mission in mind: “to help reinforce how beautiful and strong our children are by providing them with positive affirmations of themselves that they can identify with,” they told POPSUGAR. They went on to explain that they “found that dolls of color are underrepresented. There aren’t many choices, and the ones available do not accurately represent our different skin tones and hair textures. Our children are left playing with and trying to identify with dolls that look nothing like them. We wanted to change that.
Zou Xou was created and founded in New York City by Katherine Theobalds. Though she went to fashion school with the dream of becoming a clothing designer, her love for unique shoe designs had her taking a different route. After a trip to Buenos Aires, she was inspired by the artistry of local Argentinian shoe design and went on to launch Zou Xou in 2015.
4.Nor Black Nor White
Founded by Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar, two Canadian-Indian women, Nor Black Nor White was originally created to both honor the past creations of talented Indian artists while creating innovative pieces that reflected their own modern interests. You can see this in their bold and beautiful prints and their futuristic designs.
Inspired by lip masks she discovered on a trip to Tokyo, Kristen Noel Crawley set out to make her own, but this time she swapped artificial ingredients for collagen, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid. Since its launch, KNC Beauty has gained a huge following of beauty devotees who love the pink stretchy lip-shaped masks. The line has since expanded into star-shaped eye masks and lip balms.