August is National Black Business Month in the US and August 7th is Black Pound Day in the UK, both of which have been created in order to give us an opportunity to support small black-owned businesses.  

Black Business Month:  Black business owners account for about 10 percent of U.S. businesses. The concept of Black Business Month is to shed light on, celebrate and support Black-owned organizations to promote greater economic freedom. 

Black Pound Day: Black Pound Day occurs on the first Saturday of every month, and is a campaign that encourages us as consumers to change up our spending habits and use our money more inclusively by helping to grow black-owned businesses. Every purchase can make a huge impact, and put a smile on people’s faces.

In support of both these initiatives, the BDB’s internal global committee, BAME COLLECTIVE, has curated a list of small black-owned businesses that we can all support. Check them out below.

Destiny Darcel Prints

Your next art piece that captures the beauty of diversity.

The Folklore

Your marketplace for luxury black-owned fashion and high-end jewellery.


Your one-stop weekend spot to eat, drink, manicure and shop.

Savant Studios

Your key to seasonless streetwear captured by black creatives inspired by the black experience.

Estelle Colored Glass

Luxury hand-blown coloured stemware and cake stands in a mix of jewel tones and soft pastels.

The Glowcery

Food for your skin. This is cruelty-free superfood skincare made from the freshest ingredients.

Byooti Oils

The perfect wellness essentials hair and skin subscription box for women. 

Whisk & Things

Handcrafted bespoke baked treats, cakes, and all things sugar-filled.

Vitae London

Based in London, and combines beautiful, minimalist watch design with maximal social justice. Each timepiece purchased from the classic collection sees a child through the year with two sets of school uniforms.

Nubian Skin

Last but not least is skin-tone lingerie that truly celebrates women of colour with an abundance of fabrics, sizes, and shades.

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