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With Cyber Monday and Black Friday this week, we were inspired by our community member, Zarina Citlali, to put together a small business gift guide. Small businesses need our help now more than ever. Our list takes minorities and important missions into consideration:
This #IndigenousOwned beauty brand’s mission is to serve its community. Their streams of giving include product donations, monetary donations, or project-focused donations. Cheekbone Beauty has donated over $56,000 in total to a wide variety of causes!
You can follow them on Instagram @cheekbonebeauty
This #LatinaOwned beauty brand is on a mission to celebrate the diversity and power of the Latina and Latinx community. The founders are first-generation Latinas and created Vive Cosmetics to combine their love for all things beauty and cultura in one place. Their best-seller lipsticks include ‘amor eterno’ and ‘luchadora’.
You can also follow the on Instagram @vivecosmetics
Candid Art is a #BlackOwned artisanal Jewelry, Home décor and Kids Lifestyle brand influenced by the modern African Diaspora and cosmic geometry. Each jewelry piece is handcrafted and is created for the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word. They also make reversible quilted jackets and quilts for kids using sustainable materials.
You can follow the on Instagram @candid_art
Cadena Collective is a #LatinaOwned and #VeteranOwned marketplace for artisan women and women-owned businesses. In this marketplace, you can find jewelry, stationery, clothing, pet accessories, and more!
You can follow them on Instagram @cadenacollective
This small business’s mission is to empower all women all over to embrace their own beauty as well as their heritage. They want people to learn about Mexico’s beautiful culture and the women that create accessories as their every day job to support their families. Their most popular accessory is the mochilita!
You can follow them on Instagram @shopmexicoenlapiel
This #LatinaOwned business sells handmade jewelry via their Instagram @shop.gem.eye . You can place an order by DMing them to get a personalized response!
Co-Founder Alicia Williams champions self care, and believes in the importance of clean beauty. NASH + PINO is a Black owned wife and husband team, creating toxin free nail lacquers. They are cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan and made responsibly in the USA.
You can follow them on Instagram @nashandpino
They are a vegan bakery that specializes in making your favorite sweet treats taste really, really good. Black owned, women owned, and based in Los Angeles.
You can follow them on Instagram @saltnsprinkles!
This small business not only offers healing jewelry but also offer healing services. Their purpose is to empower each person to access and express their creative nature.
You can follow them on Instagram @soul.rich.society!
Hija de tu Madre celebrates the beautiful mess that is being Latina and Latinx. Each piece of art and clothing is inspired by my cultural crossroads.
Hija de tu Madre creates fashionable statements of identity by celebrating the beautiful mess that is being Latina and Latinx. These accessories are ‘for the girl that takes her culture everywhere’! If you want to let people know you’re making major #Jefamoves moves, you can show them with Hija de tu madre’s stickers and accessories! They are currently offering their popular Jefa necklace for FREE with orders of $100 or more!
You can follow them on Instagram @hijadetumadre
Wasi is a Bolivian-American clothing brand based in California that focuses on sustainability. Wasi Clothing’s mission is to put Bolivian culture on the map as well as elevating and creating a safe home for people of color and allies to shop. Their products include clothing, accessories, and prints!
You can follow them on Instagram @wasiclothing
This small business is great for home and gift items made by women overcoming homelessness in downtown L.A. What started as an opportunity for women to express their experiences and creativity through product design has turned into an opportunity for hands-on job training.
You can support them on Instagram @madebydwc
This Indigenous Owned business creates unique hand-beaded jewelry to empower women! You can get her beautiful designs on her shopify.
You can follow them on Instagram @carmencreations
Suvi Marissa Jewelry is a woman owned and created business, based in the Bay Area, CA. Vibrant colors, stones of the earth, and groovy mixed materials are combined into one-of a-kind jewelry styles designed to spark empowerment. The Snowball Wealth community gets 25% off all Suvi Marissa Jewelry! Use code SNOWBALL at checkout.
You can follow them on Instagram @suvimarissajewelry
This Latina-Owned company focuses on embracing curls, community and culture! Their best-seller is their limited edition Smashbox x Rizos Curls “Glow-Getter” beauty box + Ticket to Jefocon on 12/5.
You can follow them on Instagram @Rizoscurls
This Family-owned tequila company makes 100% USDA-certified organic tequila, and was recognized as the best tequila in the world. They also donate 20% to nonprofits! Is there really a better gift that describes 2020?
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