Juneteenth celebrates a vital turning point in American history—the official end to slavery in the United States and a milestone in the fight for the civil rights of all Americans—and reminds us that every day of the year should be spent celebrating the contributions of Black Americans.
In honor of this historic day, we're partnering with Black Outside, Inc., a non-profit helping Black/African-American youth reconnect to the outdoors. Nature inspires so much of what we do, and we want to ensure that everyone has safe and equitable access to the many benefits of being outside. All summer long, we’ll be donating to their program—and you can help. Just select Black Outside, Inc. the next time you check out, and we’ll donate 1% in your honor.
Follow along with us this summer on Instagram to learn more about our favorite Black-owned businesses, books on anti-racism, and all the ways we’re continuing to educate ourselves every day.
Join us in celebrating the Black business owners who inspire us every day.
An Oakland-based beauty company founded by Efiya Asabi, IYOBA hand-crafts natural, organic products for the care of your hair, body, and home. Their products don't harm animals, people, or the environment because they believe in the harmony between nature and living beings.
Lolly Lolly Ceramics, based in Milwaukee, WI, focuses on objects that are functional, unique, and handmade to last. In September of 2019, Lalese Stamps embarked on a 100 Day Project where she made 100 mugs with 100 different handles for 100 days, bringing national recognition to the Lolly Lolly name.
Dina Nur Satti is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Sudan and Somalia. Her pursuit of ceramics was born out of her studies in African art and pre-colonial African societies, and an interest in learning how ritual objects and spatial design elevate experiences.
Tiffany, Dariel, and their “intern” Elena are the family behind the Durham, NC-based candle company, Bright Black. They use scent as a medium and candles as a platform to represent the beauty, strength, joy, collectivism, and thriving nature of the Black Diaspora—and to help create a world where their daughter has access to positive representations of people who look like her.
Founded in 2014 by Keba Konte, a renowned artist and successful food entrepreneur with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Red Bay Coffee is at the forefront of the fourth wave of coffee—a firm commitment to ensure coffee production is not only high quality and sustainable, but a vehicle for diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability.
Explore what we're reading
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste both by Isabel Wilkerson
- How To Be An AntiRacist, Ibram X. Kendi
- I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing, Maya Angelou
- Beloved, Toni Morrison
- Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander