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Monday
Nov262012

800+ Creative Black Women You Can Support on Cyber Monday - Black-Owned Etsy Stores

Um Happy Cyber Monday! In a beautiful display of the diversity and creativity of Black women, Lucette Jefferson compiled a  list of 36 Black-owned Etsy stores.   Even though it originated over at Huffington Puffington, the list was too good to pass up because the list is comprised of some amazingly talented Black women (and men). While Lucette got the list going, the comments section exploded with even more links.

Turns out there is a group called Etsy Artists of Color( EAOC) the also have their own EAOC blog and they have at least 800 Etsy Artists of Color in the group. I'm inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and beauty. 

For those of you gravely disappointed in Lisa Price's Carol's Daughter, a number of the stores contain various hair potions. Let me know if you purchase any. I'm partial to the artwork. My comments are in italics. 

 

 

  1. that Artista - LOVE! The artist is Philece, she lives in Atlanta and she has a sale going on today. 
  2. Dope Crochet - Crocheted accessories
  3. Shevon Gant Ceramics- Handmade pottery. 
  4. A Holey Moley Lyfe:Stud earrings
  5. Azuha: Handmade Crochet Accessories & Semi Precious Stone Jewelry
  6. lkdKids: Children's accessories From crib quilts to onesies to dolls.
  7. LifeOrganics: All Natural Skin and Hair Care Products
  8. Three Little Birds Tees - T-shirts with a positive message. 
  9. Au Naturel Diva: Natural Hair apparel- yes, I'm going to buy a bucket load of these. 
  10. Haute & Low
  11. AfriqueLaChic:Jewlry and natural hair accesories
  12. Indigofera - Real Plant Based Hair Care
  13. De-Mes'tiks New York
  14. By EA: vegan knitwear and accesories by Elizabeth Antoinette - Didn't know this existed. 
  15. BoutiqueDeBandeaux - Thick, Curly, & Natural Hair Accessories!
  16. QuellyRue Designs -handmade tote bags, hair accessories, African jewelry, contemporary jewelry, crocheted hats and scarves, brooches, tech accessories and more.
  17. Diggs Design Studio - Art Prints, Note Cards and Necklaces
  18. Calabash Creations - an eclectic mix of handmade cards, art, and gift items
  19. nlVibez: Crochet Garments, Accessories.
  20. Skinfolk - Mother Nature's Raw and Exotic Fruit Body Butters
  21. 2 Chic Designs - Handbags, clutches, wristlets, accessories
  22. My Junky Trunk - Original Canvas Paintings, Prints, T-Shirts, & More!
  23. Onion
  24. Nzingah Designs
  25. Amani at Home - unique pillows are inspired by African cultures mixing traditional with modernism.
  26. Urban Heirlooms - Leather Bags & Accessories Featuring Antique Keys
  27. Marcus Kwame - Prints
  28. Yes Lioness - Original Paintings & Illustrations, T-shirts, Journals, Keepsake boxes, Cards
  29. Brown Butter Beauty - Natural Hair & Body Products
  30. Beija-Flor Naturals - Organic skin care and natural hair products
  31. PEACE IMAGES - Jewelry
  32. thepairabirds - Amazing prints by artist Tabitha Bianca Brown.
  33. Primrose Press - Eco-friendly letterpress stationery that connects sender and recipient in more meaningful and personal way than everyday electronic correspondence.
  34. Flowers From Fatima - Flower Hair Clips and Accessories for All Occasions
  35. Junkprints - Clothing, Accessories, Art and General Dopeness 
  36. Shadra Strickland Illustration

 

Well ths list keeps growing because folks are shouting out their etsy stores  in the comments section. So Why stop. 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SassyEars?ref=search_shop_redirect

There are several African American Quilters on Etzy, such as Aisha Lumumba,http://www.etsy.com/shop/obaquilts, and O.V Brantley,http://www.etsy.com/shop/OVBrantleyQuilts.

My shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyJewelryThings is Black Owned.

Please check out Kedul jewelry supply Etsy shop.. Happy Creativity!http://www.etsy.com/people/KedulKreation?ref=pr_profile

Save 10% storewide at JenSan Home and Body now through Cyber Monday.https://www.etsy.com/shop/JenSanHomeAndBody?shopname=JenSanHomeAndBody

This list is awesome! For exquisite, handmade leather journals crafted from reclaimed and repurposed leather, check out this black owned business: www.etsy.com/shop/artfuladdie
Order this weekend and get free shipping by using the coupon code ARTFULLY2

Thank you :-)

My shop, www.etsy.com/shop/brooklynbydesign, is Black Owned. Thanks so much for this post!

Use code BLACKFRIDAY20 to get 20% off of your order at http://jazjewelz.etsy.com

My shop is black owned. I just opened it approximately 5 days ago.I make and sell dolls and quilts. Checkout http://www.etsy.com/shop/JYCCRAFTS. Thanks


My shop of Spiritual Gemstone Energy Jewelry is Black Owned ...
Please visit my shop and like me on facebook ;-)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KaiaCouture

This is my shop ... it is Black Owned ;-)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/KaiaCouture

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimonesBoutique

Hello, I collect African trade beads and make jewelry, my shop on Etsy is Simone's Boutique. I also sell my jewelry at various community events and festivals in the Sacramento and SF Bay Area. Save 15% off your purchase with code "SBLAUNCH" at checkout!

don't forget to add to the list - TLC Naturals on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tlcnaturals

Another black-owned etsy store
http://www.etsy.com/shop/UniqueDesignsbyZee

Even if you aren't in the mood to buy, you should definitely check out the pages, their products are works of art. 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Sep092011

Carol's Daughter and Steve Stoute Still Color Struck and Ashamed of Their Black Customer Base

We've previously noted the anti-Black-woman ranting of Steve Stoute who is the grifter who has seized control of Carols Daughter from poor Lisa Price. That 40 pieces of sliver ain't looking too shiny these days.   Steve "Polyethnic" Stoute as we've previously pointed out is OBSESSED with skin color... and not in a good way. 

What's wrong with this product description?

Paradise is at your hands with our Carol's Daughter Gelee de Soleil Browning Oil with SPF 15 . This exclusive, delicious-smelling formula protects your skin from UVA-and UVB rays as it deeply bronzes and hydrates for a long-lasting, sexy, summer tan 

Carol's Daughter's Gelee de Soleil Browning Oil with SPF 15 Features: 

  • Coconut and pineapple fragrance.
  • Key ingredients include palm kernel oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter and avocado butter. 
  • Active ingredients include Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4% and Oxybenzone 3%.
  • Made in USA. 

 
Directions: Apply liberally to dry skin before sun exposure and reapply after swimming or after excessive perspiration.

HSN is touting this as "tanning", but the label call's it Carols Daughter "Browning" Oil but the description says its going to bronze my skin. Pandering much?

 If you have far too much time on your hands, go read the consumer reviews over at HSN

 

On another color-obsessed note, Steve Stoute wants to go all Oprah on us like a true narcissist and has launched  "Tanning of America."  

In any regard, Black folks can get skin cancer too so stay out of the sun, especially if you're greasing yourself up with olive oil and herbs and roasting like a pina colada flavored turkey with a paltry SPF 15.  

Why not just come out with a tanning line, a bronzing line AND a "browning" line? Use the same formula and a different label. Iman sells to a wide range of women and she doesn't do crazy stuff like this.