This Black Friday, prioritize buying from small Black-owned businesses. In the midst of COVID, many businesses have been strained and are struggling to survive, with Black-owned retailers hit especially hard. Campaigns like #BlackOwnedFriday and Chicago's Black Shop Friday are hoping to "create greater economic equality" by encouraging shoppers to shop at Black-owned businesses on Black Friday. Shopping small helps individual businesses stay afloat, and shopping Black-owned shops helps to support the Black community.
With countless Black-owned retailers on Etsy, now is the perfect time to get a thoughtful, creative, and one-of-a-kind present for those on your holiday list. Find a gorgeous pair of handmade ivory earrings for the person who's into fashion, get an inspiring art print for the one who needs a daily pick-me-up, and give all-natural shea butter to the beauty devotee who takes time to indulge in self-care. Turn Black Friday into a day where you show love for Black-owned businesses and communities across the United States when you shop these picks from Etsy ahead.