Sometimes voting with your wallet is just as important as voting for your government. It’s definitely a way of knowing you are making an impact, if the places you choose to give your money to share your values and need your business. If you decide to support black-owned businesses, you are also helping to move the economy on a level playing field. The bonus is that you also get something from this transaction, especially when you buy baby gear, kids’ clothes, books and toys that we highlight here.
Whether you are looking for baby blankets and onesies or trendy t-shirts and stimulating books, these companies have you covered. You can probably even buy something for yourself while you shop.
A graphic designer dad and jazz performer mom created this winning combo, a children’s clothing store, bookstore, and toy store in Chicago, and luckily also online.
Creation by Sonia Smith-Kang, black and Mexican-American this clothing company that allows babies, girls, boys and adults to celebrate multiple cultures with colorful outfits and inspirational message t-shirts.
If you think the name alone is as cute as we are, wait until you see the shirts, blankets, bibs, etc. this store sells for baby girls and boys.
CEO Shantae Pelt started this company when she realized how much her daughters needed to see representations of themselves in their clothes. They sell tote bags, backpacks, baby onesies, t-shirts and sweatshirts for toddlers to women’s sizes celebrating “bursts of power” and melanin.
Those cloth dolls are meticulously handmade and expensive – but they’re made to be loved, as we’re sure kids will.
J * Diza Clothing
This online retailer make some really adorable baby clothes and accessories with kente fabric and other African and contemporary prints.
Moved to see black girls calling white dolls prettier than the ones that look like them, Dr. Lisa created this company that makes fashion dolls and dolls that represent a beautiful range of hair textures, skin colors and colors. facial features.
The black toy store
This online store curators a line of toys for black children and made by black-owned manufacturers. It’s a great one-stop-shop for parents looking to make their kids feel represented.
Those Celebrating T-shirts a father’s pride in his “remix” and “still”, were actually created by a mom and dad who want their products to “tell parenting truths”.
Courageous and kind bookstore
This independent children’s bookstore in Decatur, Georgia, is a dream come true – for founder Bunnie Hilliard and for the parents and children who know him. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we can also browse its shelves remotely.
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Here are more beautiful black and biracial dolls that kids will love.