Mother’s Day is fast approaching. What better way to celebrate than by honoring your mother or the mother figure(s) in your life with a gift made by a Black-owned brand? This year, purpose and sustainability are at the forefront as we all strive to use our dollars more responsibly and make them work a little more.
the New voice family is a community of sustainable, purpose-driven brands providing quality products that will enrich, delight and excite the moms in your life!
Taupe Coat is a vegan nail care company founded in 2016 after Bethany Jennene’s journey to post-Crohn’s disease wellness, Taupe Coat creates clean, non-toxic beauty products for daring women living their best lives. or who are in the process of doing so.
Founded in 2018 by Lianne Dobson, Gemini Naturals aims to promote self-confidence and encourage self-expression by providing safe, non-toxic vegan hair color solutions that improve hair health.
Founded by Briana Williams in 2020 and driven by a mission to “celebrate beauty in all its forms” and inspire fearless self-acceptance, LipLoveLine offers vegan and cruelty-free lip products.
Founded in 2021 by Stefanie Jones, YVONNE Beauty is a brand new company that brings boxes of black women-owned beauty products to a black female audience. Stefanie Jones is building her business with the intention of showing how the black woman’s dollar can flow to create successful businesses within the black community.
After developing severe eczema, Jessica Jade was inspired to use home remedies for skin and hair care by the women in her family – she was inspired. Founded in 2016, SunkissOrganics is deeply rooted in its family’s Caribbean traditions and formulated in black and women-owned labs in the United States. Offering simple skincare solutions, the brand empowers women of color to heal their skin.
Promoting Ethiopian Jewish cuisine and healthy eating since 2014, Tsion Cafe (founded by Telvetz) offers the opportunity for customers to take some of their Ethiopian spices home with them in their bottled sauces and spice blends.
BOûLD Ass Seasoning Co.
Providing BOûLD seasonings for BOûLD ass tasteBûDS for the past two years (established in 2020), BOûLD Ass Seasoning Co. is making waves in the barbecue world, placing 3rd in the 2022 Scovie Awards Dry Rub/low sodium category! Founded by Domonique Bouldrick, their wholesome, unique flavors are key to bringing food to life with low-sodium yet flavorless artisanal rubs!
The Rose Bakery Inc.
The Pink Bakery is a premium allergen-free baking mix company founded by Nubian Simmons using only organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and fair trade ingredients. Everything is naturally vegan and made in a facility dedicated to the best allergens. Nubian envisions a world where no one feels left out of enjoying desserts during the festive times of life due to food allergy.
Founded by Whitney Osei-Akintaju, Ethnic District is changing the way African products are created, perceived and received through quality, education and accessibility in its online marketplace of African beauty and food specialties.
Teas that make sense
Teas with Meaning was created in 2018, when its founder Kamilah Mitchell was battling cancer. She has chosen to approach illness through holistic wellness leading to the creation of an authentic tea experience that promotes wellness, self-care and community. Now cancer-free, Mitchell continues to create new tea products and experiences.
Founded in 2016 by Tequila Wheeler, T. Nicole’s mission is to create a brand that empowers women to maintain their standards of excellence and luxury while going against the grain, pursuing their dreams and going beyond against societal norms.
Founded in 2015 by Sylvester Ndhlovu and based in Minnesota’s famed Mall of America – the first of its kind to be there, RuvaAfricWear’s mission is to change the fashion narrative by creating functional everyday wear that celebrates the African history and heritage. It does this by offering bold and vibrant African prints in functional fitness/athleisure clothing. RuvaAfricWear is a tenacious Black African-owned brand that brings vibrancy, positive energy and a unique product to both its customers and its retail space.
VAVVOUNE was launched in 2016 by Valérie Blaise to conceptualize a new level of luxury, not defined by price, but by essence and intentionality. This quintessential made in New York brand embodies sustainability by using unsold leathers (leftovers from other brands’ productions) to create high-end luxury products.
A better life by Abeille Créations (ABL)
A Better Life by Abeille Creations (ABL) is a wearable art and custom design house, founded by Melissa A. Mitchell in 2019. Melissa first picked up a paintbrush to paint fine art in 2014, but moved on quickly realized that she wanted to create art in motion. ABL’s corporate focus shifted to creating an art collecting experience through clothing. The brand makes clothes for those looking to live life to the fullest. Melissa believes that once you decide to run towards your goals daily, you can truly live a better life.
RVL Wellness Co.
RVL Wellness Co was founded to provide black women with a luxury self-care experience through products dedicated to calm and mindfulness. Founder, Brittny Horne, understood the pressure on black women to be reserved and busy without prioritizing their well-being. RVL’s mission is to improve the personal and professional well-being of Black women. The brand’s mindfulness products feature curated collections by black women artists and reflect values, dreams and joie de vivre.
Candle Southern Elegance Co.
Founded in 2016 by D’Shawn Russell, Southern Elegance Candle Co. is a candle company inspired and grown by southern roots that seeks to instill the timeless nostalgia and heartwarming feelings of growing up in the south and redefines what that truly means. to be a southern company.
Mind, body and soul candle
Mind, Body & Soul Candle is a family business founded in 1972 by Sharon Solomon’s father. Solomon is the company’s current president and under his leadership over the past 18 years, the company has continued to add to its legacy of bringing a therapeutic experience to customers that is rooted in tradition and natural ingredients.
Founded amid the COVID-19 pandemic by Keta and Kaja Burke-Williams, Aspen Apothecary produces non-toxic luxury fragrances to celebrate you as you are. According to the founders, it’s a way to connect with each other, their Jamaican roots and the power of scent they gleaned from their upbringing. It gives women a different way of looking at self-care through fragrance and creating their own rituals.
MOODEAUX was officially launched in 2019 by Brianna Arps with a mission to improve the way people think about and ultimately practice self-care. The brand focuses on the connection between fragrance and emotional well-being. Their clean, skin-nourishing scents, made without alcohol, dyes or water, turn accessorizing the mood into a moment of self-care.
Best Today is a paper planner company founded by Shunta Grant who reinvented the paper planner to teach women that planning doesn’t kill itself with daily chores. They offer physical, digital and experiential resources to provide a holistic approach to how women plan their days. Their approach embraces the digital world we live in while simultaneously recognizing the proven benefits of writing down your plans and goals.
Founded in 2014 by Yarminiah Rosa to make purpose less daunting and more intrinsic. Goal Rosa does this by creating space for women of color to feel seen, led, and inspired in achieving their goal. The company aims to build a world where women of color feel more powerfully connected to their environment, to themselves, and to their purpose than ever before, as purpose is integrated into their daily lives.
START TV was founded in 2016 by Judith Norman with the intention of becoming an independent subscription streaming service featuring original unscripted docuseries and limited scripted series that highlight the entrepreneurial journeys of women of color. Currently offering web series and short books, START TV’s independent streaming service will launch in late 2022.