43 Black-Owned Home & Kitchen Brands We Love

updated Mar 14, 2023
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Credit: Clockwise, from top left: Tackussanu Senegal, AVEC Drinks, Ecovibe, Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm, A Dozen Cousins

I get to live out my passion for buying Black every day as co-CEO of Bold Xchange, an online shop for Black-owned brands. And while we have a growing home section, I get a kick out of searching high and low, in person and online, for even more great products from Black-owned brands. 

In my own home, every time I look around, the things that catch my eye are always gifts from loved ones, decor that took forever to find, and pieces with strong origin stories. For me, the latter category mostly includes home decor, essentials, and food from Black-owned brands.  Each time I pick up one of those items, be it a wine glass or the wine that goes in it, I’ am reminded of the story behind the brand. It’s just another reason to love the items that fill my home. 

Here is a list of 43 Black-owned brands that make home decor, kitchen essentials, and grocery items you should support now and always.


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BLK MKT Vintage

One-of-a-kind pieces are the specialty at BLK MKT Vintage, which sells a range of Black cultural artifacts in their online shop and Brooklyn storefront. Find items like vinyl records, vintage literature, and African textiles to add a special touch to any space in your home.

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Hand-carved in Asheville, North Carolina, Crafted Glory’s furniture and small housewares come in unique and modern shapes that make great additions to — and conversation starters in — your home.

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Tackussanu Senegal

Handmade items are great home decor pieces because in addition to being beautiful, they often tell a larger story about the makers. Tackussanu Senegal’s woven baskets and bowls are handmade by women in rural Senegal using traditional weaving techniques.

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Justina Blakeney originally started Jungalow in her living room in 2009, but has since expanded the shop to include her own designs, as well as goods from artisans across the globe. Trays, coasters, and other tabletop items more than deserve a place in your home.

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A community of “socially-conscious design enthusiasts” and the brainchild of twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, Goodee sells sustainably made products for the modern home. Their kitchen section includes thoughtfully-designed furniture, lighting, and dinnerware.

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Awkward Auntie

You might have seen some Awkward Auntie pieces at Madewell recently. The Austin-based crafter makes hand-dyed cement planters and decor pieces that add a nice touch to any kitchen.

Cleaning Products

Another plant-based brand, Good Vibes Clean sells all-purpose cleaners in non-traditional scents. Cleansers in Frankincense and Myrrh, Sandalwood, and Ocean Fresh varieties were chosen to add an aromatherapeutic quality to the cleaning process.

Tabletop and Gear

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Lolly Lolly Ceramics

Lolly Lolly Ceramics is a small-scale ceramics studio (a team of three people!) and the team makes pieces as fast as they can, but it also means that things can often sell out. The trick to scoring one of their super-stylish mugs? Keep an eye on restock dates on their Instagram and in email alerts (follow and sign up!). And grab yourself an itty-bitty pin in the meantime.

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Filling your cabinets and shelves with items you know you’ll keep forever often requires extra effort. But 54Kibo makes it way easier with heirloom-quality products, including bowls, platters, napkins, placemats, and more.

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In the market for new pots and pans? Browse Karibe. Their cast iron skillets and multipurpose utensils are durable and easy to clean.

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Middleton Made Knives

Middleton Made Knives might just be the most gorgeous knives you'll ever see. Every single one is handcrafted in South Carolina by bladesmith Quintin Middleton, and each knife is custom-made to order.

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Each candle from the ElonWick Candle Co. is hand-poured with 100% soy wax that's sourced in the United States. They use essential and fragrance oils from around the world (without any synthetic fragrances, phtalates, or parabens). The food-themed scents — like Georgia Peach — are some of the best I've smelled.

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Estelle Colored Glass

Colored glassware can be a polarizing topic. Do you like pouring your wine into a pop of color, or would you rather bring the brightness in with other tableware? If you align with the former, take a look at Estelle Colored Glass. Their luxe glasses, decanters, and cake stands are equal parts fun and functional.

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The Black Home

Neffi Walker uses dark tones and metals to make her housewares pop, which has become a signature aspect of her approach to design. Her collection of gold and matte flatware is stunning and will add a unique flair to any place setting.

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Linoto is all about linen. Each piece — sheets, dinner napkins, cloth coasters, etc. — is produced with the same attention to detail as a designer dress, then washed with natural soap and shipped in plastic-free recycled packaging. They’ve thought of everything, so you can just click, shop, and know their items will be great additions to your space.

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Can you really ever have enough coasters? If you answered no, you’ll probably want to browse Made By Rheal’s collection ASAP. The Etsy-based brand makes coasters out of materials like marbled glass and charcoal for a look that is equal parts luxurious and earthy.

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Karen Jai Home

This collection of home accessories is distinctly modern, as evidenced by pieces like all-black flatware, metallic serving trays, and dinner plates dripping with gold paint. Use any of these items as a centerpiece on your table, in your kitchen, or on the bar cart.

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Sustainable living is the name of the game at EcoVibe, a Black-owned shop that sources products for conscious living. Their kitchen section sells all sorts of finds like flatware, serving trays, tea towels, kitchen gear, and even barware.

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Clean Design Home

Clean Design Home is exactly what it sounds like — a shop full of simple, durable home essentials. All the items are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, sustainable, and hand-picked by founder Robin Wilson and her team.

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Reflektion Design
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In addition to items like table runners and woven trivets, Reflektion Design sells wooden utensils, napkin rings, and mud cloth patterned mugs and cutting boards. The designs are inspired by founder Anitra Terrell's travels to Ghana. The fabrics are ethically sourced around the globe, and all products are made in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Colorfull Plates

Don’t forget about the kids! Robin Oloyede started Colorfull Plates to keep her son inspired: It was initially a response to her inability to find astronaut decor that looked like her space-loving son, but has grown into a line of plates highlighting brown-skinned scientists, athletes, and other role models to keep kids excited about mealtime.


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Partake Foods

Allergen-friendly cookies that taste great and can be found in your local grocer? Sign me up. Partake Foods’ line of crunchy cookies and baking mixes uses oat and cassava flour, natural sugars, and fruits and vegetables like apples, ginger, and pumpkin.

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Do good with your morning cup. BLK & Bold founders Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson started the brand to “make purpose popular.” The company pledges 5% of its profits to organizations and programs focused on ending youth homelessness and improving workforce development. Single-origin, decaf, light roast and dark, BLK & Bold Coffee sells a range of coffee blends (Kitchn editors love the dark roast), plus a handful of loose-leaf teas.

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Misha's Kind Foods

Misha’s Kind Foods sells a slate of non-dairy cheeses in decadent varieties. Black Truffle, Smoked Cheddar, and a Lox flavor made with dill, capers, and roasted carrots are just begging to be smeared on a cracker or bagel. While all the cheeses are vegan, they clearly state all ingredients and other potential allergens to make sure it’s safe for everyone who takes a bite. Shop online or in stores along the West Coast.

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Ibraheem Basir grew up in a diverse Brooklyn neighborhood where swapping recipes with the families next door meant sampling foods from Caribbean, Latin, and Creole cuisines. That sparked the idea for A Dozen Cousins, his line of nutrient-rich, microwavable bean varieties, which include Refried Pinto Beans, Cuban Black Beans, and a limited-edition nod to New Orleans red beans and rice.

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If cocktails are more your speed, Avec will elevate your at-home bartending game. Their low-calorie, low-sugar mixers are made with fruit juices and botanicals in vibrant flavors like Yuzu & Lime, Hibiscus & Pomegranate, and Jalapeño & Blood Orange (margarita night, here I come!). Contributor Stella Totino even drinks them without alcohol because they're just that delicious.

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The ingredient that connects all Yolélé products is fonio, an ancient grain that is popular in West African cuisine, and otherwise not so easy to find in stateside. “Let the good times roll” is the closest translation of Yolélé, a term used in West and Central Africa to express that sentiment.

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Founder Trinity Mouzon started mixing Golde's flagship turmeric latte blends when she experienced skin issues after moving to New York City. She and her team have since expanded the product lineup, adding superfood face masks and, most recently, a line of supplements.

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Good products and positive impact are the top priorities at Iya Foods, which creates seasoning blends, baking mixes, and allergy-friendly flours like cassava, fonio, and tapioca. The brand works with local growers and engages in energy-efficient production practices as part of their commitment to sustainability.

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Founded by food entrepreneur and artist Keba Konte in 2014, Red Bay Coffee blends reflect an intimate understanding of the coffee-making process, as well as a deep appreciation for community and culture. The San Francisco Bay Area brand eagerly claims a seat at the forefront of the coffee industry’s fourth wave: a push for quality coffee that is not only sustainably produced, but also accounts for diversity and equity in every way.

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Essie Spice

Essie Bartel’s namesake line of spices and seasonings were born out of her love for exotic foods, which she developed growing up in Ghana. From a nutty dry rub to a tangy tamarind marinade, Essie Spice’s products are anything but ordinary.

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Created by two long-lost sisters who bonded over a common love of wine, the McBride Sisters lineup includes everything from classic Sauvignon Blanc to sparkling wine and even canned wines and spritzers. They also have a book and wine club!

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CEO Christian Sargent took her mom’s 40-year-old recipe and turned it into a huge pancake mix business. The original Vicky Cakes recipe is vegan, using no milk powders or animal products like other popular brands. Instead, it calls for the addition of milk or buttermilk when you mix it up at home, allowing you to choose whether you want to go with traditional dairy or plant-based. They also use real food for their specialty mixes — whole blueberries and whole pecans instead of artificial bits and pieces.

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Triple A sells three varieties of Chin Chin, a West African snack consisting of baked or fried wheat flour dough. Although they taste great solo, definitely try them as croutons, crunchy ice cream toppings, or alongside a strong cup of coffee.

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When founder Ivy Lawson — a non-honey lover — tried Jamaican honey for the first time, she was hooked. So much so that she left a 20-year corporate engineering career and moved with her sons to Jamaica to become a bee farmer. Thus, Ivyee’s was born. The brand sells a range of honey products because of its natural healing and antibacterial properties. But their edible honey blends are best-sellers, with special infusions like Hibiscus & Sorrel and Creamed Floral Ginger.

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If you know anyone from D.C., chances are you've heard of mambo sauce, a red, tangy condiment (almost like a ketchup alternative) that’s considered a must-have accompaniment to chicken wings and fries. The sauce used to be one of those enigmatic regional foods, found only at local Chinese carryout restaurants. So when D.C. natives Arsha Jones and her husband Charles moved to Maryland, they started toying with a recipe, and Capital City Mambo Sauce was born.

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While there may be some debate about this brand’s claims that Kansas City is the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” the quality of Pitmaster LT sauce is not up for discussion. The Kansas City-style sauces come in Original or Spicy, and are free from allergens and preservatives. They also sell dry rub blends, if you want to expand beyond the sauce.

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Trade Street Jam Co.
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Smoked Yellow Peach, Blueberry Lemon Basil, Sour Cherry Ginger — these are not your grandma’s jam flavors. Trade Street jams have very little added sugar and no preservatives, making them about as close to homestyle as you can get on the grocery shelves. Shop online or find them at a specialty shop near you.

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Even if you’re not familiar with Glory Foods, you’ve likely passed their products on the grocery shelves. They sell a range of canned foods including fruits and beans and vegetable medleys. Unlike many other canned products on the shelf, some Glory varieties come pre-seasoned. Their canned collard greens and black-eyed peas are a major cheat code for anyone adhering to the American Southern tradition of eating both with cornbread on New Year’s Day for good luck.

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For vegans and vegetarians who are looking to get more protein, the answer is simple: Vegan Smart’s line of protein powders and shakes. These shakes come in seven flavors and varieties, each with a protein blend that contains all the essential amino acids, plus prebiotics, vitamins, and minerals — all without allergens and artificial sweeteners.

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Whenever the craving strikes, pick up a pan of Mama’s Biscuits baked, ready-to-eat biscuits. They’re handmade with real butter, and none of the trans fat or preservatives. They come in sweet, savory, and vegan varieties (no butter in the vegan ones, of course).

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Michele’s Foods has been around for 36 years, with beyond-basic flavors like Butter Pecan and Honey Creme.

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Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm

Another honey option! Zach and Zoë Sweet Bee Farm was born out of necessity when the founders' youngest son, Zach, developed bad seasonal allergies. They were buying lots of local honey and seeing great results, so eventually, the couple took the plunge to become full-time beekeepers themselves.

Of course this list is just a starting point. Add more of your favorites in the comments below!