Amazing BIPOC Owned Businesses

Amazing BIPOC Owned Businesses

As white allies, one way that we can provide tangible support to the BIPOC community is to make the conscious effort to seek out and shop with BIPOC-owned businesses. These businesses are amazing, but their owners have to work extremely hard to make the same impact as their white counterparts. They are less likely to be able to secure investment and, particularly in the current Covid climate, are more likely to go out of business.

Here we have compiled a list of just some of the incredible BIPOC-owned businesses that you can find on Instagram. Don't blame us if you can't stop yourself from buying from them all!


    Stationery and Gifts
    • Gina Kirlew: Cartoonist who creates adorable and joyful stickers and magnets, many featuring super cute food!
    • Paisley Paper Co: Designer of cool paper goods and the mastermind of the In Color Craft Market, a craft market showcasing crafters of colour launching in September in the Detroit area. 
    • Sexyfation: Pins, patches and assorted flair celebrating curvy pin ups.


    • La Basketry: Baskets and homewares hand woven by Tabara, who also runs workshops to teach others to weave.
    • Prick: London's first cactus and succulent shop.
    • Our Lovely Goods: Scottish business specialising in natural candles, skin care and homeware.
    • We Are Nomads: Stylish homewares sourced directly from local artisans and designers from Africa and beyond.


    Clothing, Jewellery and Accessories
    • Sanchos: Clothing store in Exeter specialising in sustainable and ethically sourced clothes.
    • LeyeLesi: Sustainable, luxury accessories brand.
    • Kamso Kids: Ethical kidswear inspired by African heritage. 


    Health and Beauty

    • Tanaka Soaps: Handmade soaps using all natural, cruelty-free ingredients. 
    • Rich Skxn: Cruelty-free skincare for diverse skin.


    Food and Drinks
    • Matugga Rum: Golden and spiced rum, distilled in Scotland.
    • Island Slice Rum: Traditional rum blended and bottled on the banks of the Clyde.
    • The Good Store: Independent organic, plastic free grocery store in Edinburgh.



    • Romaine Reid: Motion Designer who has worked for companies such as Disney, Google and Samsung creating stunning visuals.
    • Too Gallus: Branding agency in Glasgow working alongside small businesses and multinationals alike. Founder Barrington Reeves was also behind the organisation of the Black Lives Matter protest at Glasgow Green and has set up the Black Scottish Business Fund.




    This blog post was written and researched by HOYFC staff member Kayleigh. 

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