Small Business Roundup
In an effort to help out more small businesses this year and also share some knowledge I wanted to do a Small Business Guide. These are some of my personal favorites as well as some that you guys recommended. Scroll below to discover some great small businesses and brands that will always need and appreciate our support.
Baobab makes really beautiful leather bags with an edge. Chic and badass. They are made with Italian leather in USA and designed in Africa. Best part is that for every bag sold, they plant an endangered tree in Africa and they also give back to Elephants Without Borders (I love those damn elephants *crying + heart eye emoji*). I have this one here which I, without fail, always get compliments on every time I wear it .
The Hippie Shake
I Had to include this cool, retro 70’s brand. I have a few pieces from them and they are always fun and unique. If you’re a fan of all things 70’s like Penny Lane vibes, Jimi Hendrix and all things groovy, check them out here.
If cute statement earrings that you can dress up or down are your thing, check out Romy Studio. Black owned businesss that creates small batch and limited release statement earrings. They are all so quirky and cute. I really love the colors she uses.
I couldn’t do a small business round up without sharing our own business John and I launched smack in the beginning of COVID. This business has a special place in my heart. These 100% wool rugs are handmade and woven by a womens collective in tiny city outside of Oaxaca, Mexico using their traditional weaving techniques. If you need some rugs to add some spice and style to your home, check us out here!
This Latina-Owned, Cruelty-Free nail polish business was created by Fashion Designer/ Illustrator Jessica Resendiz. Loved the colors they had on the website especially the fun glitter ones. I haven’t tried them out personally yet but it looks super cute.
I’m always a fan of chunky knitted cardigans and sweaters during the colder days. They are so cozy and always add the perfect texture. If you love some color and funky, playful, happy pieces (you know I do!), definitely check them out. I adore the designs (like this flower detailed one above) this Turkey-based, knitted shop has on etsy.
Love this small business so much! This Hawaiian women-owned brand has beautiful boho, effortlessly flirty pieces that are perfect for any warm weather vacay. I always take a dress or top from them whenever I head somewhere tropical. They have great sets that look great together or separate. Those are always my favorite to mix and match with other pieces in my closet. ( Instagram here)
I’m including this Female, Black-owned brand because a few of my most coveted skate jeans are from this girl. She custom paints all her jeans with some fun and funky designs. They are super comfortable, stretchy and all custom hand painted. I asked her make me a pair of custom jeans with detailed butterflies on them which I adore. You guys loved them so much that she made it available for everyone as well in a very similar design and named it “the Franky”.
(Instagram page here)
Dado Dado Designs
I recently got the cutest hanging disco ball planter from here for my office and I’m INLOVE. It adds the cutest little flair to my space. Not to mention also makes for a dope light reflection and sets a mood. I wanted to share this small Etsy business incase anyone else wanted an adorable planter to spice up any space. Check out the Etsy Shop here.
Classic Rock Couture
Another retro lovers brand that you can’t miss. This brand started as a women-owned Etsy shop with a great selection of curated vintage and a few new designs that look like they are from another time. I especially love their bombers like this one here.
I found this cute brand while just browsing the web one day and thought it was so cute! If you like elevated hair accessories, check her out! She has hair ties, headbands, scarves all made from 100% silk. (instagram here)
I just found out about beautiful Dreamy Moons and I want all the things. This business is owned by an artist who makes beautiful art pieces, journals, card decks, yearly planners, bookmarks, coloring books and more. I just bought the 2022 Planner because it looked so pretty /well organized. Check her out.
Summer School Shop
Summer school has beautifully-crafted, handmade housewares like vases and mugs. They are all so unique and definitely statement pieces. I absolutely love their mugs and loved this match bowl ( its sold out unfortunately). You can check out more of what they have here.