10 Black Businesses That Stand On Love

10 Black Businesses That Stand On Love

These 10 Black Businesses will help you celebrate love this Valentine's Day while also supporting your community for Black History Month.

February is not only home for the celebration of love that is Valentine’s Day, but it is also a monthlong event to showcase honor and pride in Black History Month. While the holidays are catered to different elements of life, choosing love is choosing to celebrate Black history as well. Showcasing your love for your significant other, community, family, and friends can be felt in a variety of ways, but uplifting Black businesses can be a stand-out way to take part in both celebrations.

These Black businesses, in particular, are grounded in the value of love through their passion and inspiration for their venture. These entrepreneurs continue to promote care, harmony, and fondness with their products; they are exceptional gift ideas for someone special while remaining true to supporting Black business. Even better, many of these companies continue spreading love through Black History Month promotions to spark new customers. From floral designers and hand-crafted jewelers to specialty coffees and silky lingerie, here are 10 Black businesses that are all about love.

Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Memphis-based chocolatier Phillip Ashley is the Black Willy Wonka of one’s childhood fantasies. However, his chocolates are of premium quality with sophisticated twists, immersing Southern flavors such as bourbon caramel and fried chicken into his bite-sized delights. His All Hearts Collection is the perfect choice to blend one’s effort to support the Black community while indulging in decadent chocolate fit for Valentine’s Day.

Evelyn Rose Studios by Chanell Angelique

These innovative floral installations are a unique way to give the traditional gift of flowers on Feb. 14. Angelique is an expert in botanical and interior landscaping who boasts monthly and quarterly site installations through her studio, Evelyn Rose. Skip the grocery store for a quick bouquet and gift something beyond beautiful this season.

Anya Lust

Featured in Elle and Vogue magazines, Anya Lust is for those who want to take their lingerie to the next level. If you have late evening plans for this year’s love fest, this Black-owned lingerie brand has the perfect silhouette, or gift set, for your partner to exude the confidence and sexiness you see in them all year.

Moody Treats

Look no further than this Queens, New York, favorite if your lover has a sweet tooth. With innovative takes on beloved classics, such as their signature banana pudding pie, Moody Treats has all the delectables to make dessert the main event.

Camille Rose

Camille Rose haircare products are growing within the beauty industry, and their support of Blackness everywhere is part of its exponential rise. With new partnerships with singer Victoria Monet and a campaign of #BuyBlackEverywhere to support diverse entrepreneurship, you cannot go wrong in maintaining your crown with the help of its hair tools.

LYS Beauty

For the makeup gurus, LYS (which stands for Love Your Self) is a game-changer for its affordable price points and shade-inclusive products to help those of all skin tones accentuate their beauty. Its “Love Letters” campaign with Kultured Misfits is all about encouraging self-love to its customers, which is something that should be celebrated not only on Valentine’s Day but throughout the year.

Fitness Snob

Fitness Snob seeks to change the way fitness is promoted. As a Black-owned, nonjudgemental company, it is all about boosting confidence in one’s health and wellness journey. Being unapologetic about one’s love for life and one’s body is key to its mission, making it a go-to option to score some fabulous crew socks along with a positive mantra.

Luv’s Brownies

We could not include a company that didn’t literally stand on love. Luv’s Brownies is a national bakeshop that goes beyond brownies, including cheesecake and little bites of goodies. Even better, a portion of their sales goes toward their “Grit Award” scholarship fund for educational equity. What could be sweeter?!

Matriarch Coffee

Coffee lovers rejoice! This specialty coffee made from a farm in Rwanda is the perfect way to get ethically sourced java right at home. Matriarch Coffee is the story of Marie Mukamurenzi, whose coffee beans have helped aid the academics of her nine children and those of her community. A cup of this joe is good not only for the soul but also for a good cause.

We Dream In Colour

This independent, Black-owned jewelry line showcases earrings and other accessories in vibrant colors to shine bright on your loved one. Environmentally conscious and crafted within a small studio in Massachusetts, its pieces are timeless and a loving showcase of one’s passion for the art of jewelry-making.

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